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Summer Camp Counselor

Job details


$15 - $18 per hour

Job type

  • Full-time


  • 8-hour shift

  • Monday to Friday



Job description

We are looking for a Camp Counselor to supervise young campers and make sure they learn and have fun. What do Camp Counselors do? The most important out of all Camp Counselor duties is to ensure campers are always safe. You’ll be responsible for overseeing their activities and ensuring they don’t get lost or hurt. The job duties of a Camp Counselor include planning summer camp games, educating children and teenagers and setting up equipment. Being reliable and able to build good relationships with children are two essential traits of a Camp Counselor. You need to have knowledge around outdoor activities, like hiking, canoeing, or caving. If you’re patient, energetic but strict when needed, we’d like to meet you.


  • Plan outdoor activities or sports for groups of campers

  • Create weekly or daily schedules considering children’s age groups and interests

  • Lead recreational and educational activities (such as swimming, caving, or crafting)

  • Escort and oversee children

  • Educate campers through games and explorations

  • Set up and maintain equipment (like camping sets)

  • Resolve occasional fights between children and address behavioral issues

  • Make sure all safety rules are followed

  • Ensure camping site is clean and that campers don’t litter recreational areas or nature

  • Perform first aid or take care of injuries as needed

  • Keep accurate incident logs


  • Proven experience as Camp Counselor or similar role working with children

  • Familiarity with camping and various outdoor activities

  • Patient and reliable

  • Organizational and communication skills

  • A love for children

  • Energetic and positive personality

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (strength and stamina to follow strenuous activities like hiking, running, crouching, or carrying children)

  • First aid- and CPR-certified preferred

  • High school diploma

If you are interested in applying for any position please email your resume to

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