Summer Camp Counselor

Exempt/ Non Exempt: Seasonal, Summer

 

Summary: The Cabin Counselor is responsible for providing daily support and guidance to the campers assigned to their group. Cabin Counselors work cooperatively with other staff within their cabin to foster camper independence while ensuring individual needs are met. The Position pays $2200 for the summer. Room & Board is provided, as staff live on camp. Must be available to work between June 7 - August 17.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Live with assigned group of campers, assisting them with activities of daily living (ADL’s), including but not limited to showering, toileting, feeding, dressing, etc. as needed.

  • Accompany participants to scheduled programs, actively participating and engaging them. 

  • Communicate effectively with Cabin Leader, other cabin staff, Unit Coordinator and/or camp administration regarding any camper or cabin concerns in a timely manner.

  • Facilitate building camper self-esteem and socialization through positive interactions.

  • Work with Cabin Leader and other cabin staff to plan and initiate age-appropriate free time activities for the cabin group as needed.

  • Be knowledgeable regarding the individualized needs of all campers assigned to your cabin, and take initiative to communicate any concerns regarding needs.

  • Ensure camper care is provided in a way that meets all local, state, and federal health department regulations as well as ACA (American Camp Association) standards and MSDE (Maryland State Department of Education) requirements. 

  • Assist in completing Session Summaries and other paperwork in a way that meets all requirements of documentation for various funding sources.

  • Assist in facilitating camp programs, tailoring presented activities to each camper’s individual ability level.

  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Unit Coordinator.

  • Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect).

  • Operationalize the mission of The League for People with Disabilities and Camp Greentop.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Orders and organizes program supplies, within program budget and with proper administrative approval

  • Participates in in-services and seminars to maintain and improve professional skills

  • Participates in departmental and Company meetings as required

  • Shows dependability by being punctual and maintaining consistent attendance

  • Meets regularly with supervisor and direct to ensure consistency in performance and standars

  • Takes active role in leading and teaching others to appropriately lead activities

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Supports the mission of The League by creating a supportive environment for participants and staff

  • Demonstrates the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect).

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. in accordance with established safe lifting procedures.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

  • Past camp or recreational experience preferred.

  • Past experience working with people with disabilities required. 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.