Day Camp Counselor (Seasonal)

New Milford, CT

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for working with the Co-Counselor to coordinate unit/small group 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, small group 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/small group 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/small group 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/small group schedule of activities.
  • Works cooperatively with the Co-Counselor for unit responsibilities/ assignments.
  • Maintains health and safety standards for campers, unit/small group 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.