Camp Counselor

Multiple Locations, CT

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for working with the Co-Counselor to coordinate unit program and participation in all camp activities.  She/he is responsible for the supervision and care of a designated number of campers, facilitating the delivery of programs within a unit, or for a patrol, and ensuring the safety and well-being of the campers by facilitating girl program following state, ACA and Safety Activity Check Point Standards with an emphasis on age-appropriate and session specific programs.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Works with the Co-Counselor and camp to coordinate unit program with overall program emphasis where applicable and camp activities; works cooperatively to enrich all-camp and Unit programs and to facilitate general camp operations following state, ACA and Safety Activity Check Point program standards.
  • Assists the Co-Counselor to facilitate unit activities and encourages girl-planning in patrol and unit program delivery.
  • She/he is responsible for the supervision and care of a designated number of campers, facilitating the delivery of programs within a unit or a patrol.
  • Participates in the coordination of unit schedule of activities.
  • Works cooperatively with the Co-Counselor for unit responsibilities/ assignments.
  • Maintains health and safety standards for campers, unit staff and self.  Reports accidents and files incident reports promptly.
  • Participates in all regular camp activities such as meals, flag ceremonies, all-camp activities, cookouts, opening and closing days and kapers.
  • Keeps records and prepares written reports as requested.
  • Reports needed repairs of equipment and facilities to the unit leader or designated administrative staff.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled meetings and trainings to ensure open and positive communication.
  • Maintains professional camper/staff relationships throughout the camp season.
  • Participates in opening and closing procedures of the camp season.
  • Keeps the Director informed of activities, problems and concerns with campers on an ongoing basis.
  • Attend one of the three overnights
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

Age 18 years or older.

Ability to effectively communicate and work with a diverse group of staff and campers to encourage full participation in Girl Scouting.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., work in extreme environmental conditions and walk on uneven terrain.

Strong oral communication skills required.

The ideal candidate will possess experience in working with children that includes the ability to develop, organize and implement Girl Scout program in the out-of-doors. Proven success in a girl leadership program is desirable.  The candidate must have a desire to work with children for extended periods of time in all types of weather.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Current First Aid Certificate or willing and able to obtain First Aid, CPR, epi-pen and inhaler administration training and certifications.