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Camp Counselor

Number of Staff Required: 8
May be asked to help with dish washing: No


Position Outline

To enhance the campers experience at UB Youth Camps, while taking responsibility for their health and well being. Counselors have one of the richest experiences at camp. ??It is an opportunity to connect personally with campers and develop relationships with them and have the chance to represent Jesus to them and point them to the truth, hope and life that is found in God.

Main Responsibilities

  • Live in a cabin with campers.
  • Assume responsibility for leadership and guidance of those campers in daily living, with special attention to: personal hygiene and safety, camper participation in all camp activities, mealtime behavior and habits.
  • Assume responsibility for interpreting the rules, policies and traditions of the camp to the camper.
  • Serve as a good example in personal language, appearance and health habits.
  • Assume responsibility for health and welfare of campers entrusted to his or her charge.
  • Aid program staff during activities and be an active part of all camp activities.
  • Lead cabin in participation of Camper Chapel and Skit Night (all-cabin participation)
  • Lead one team in rec. event competitions
  • Assumes all other duties and assignments deemed appropriate by the Camp Director and Program Director.
  • Be able to observe camper behavior in daily camp life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.
  • Develop a good working relationship with the program staff, nurse, kitchen staff, and camp director. Provide leadership and support to fellow counselors.

Qualifications

  • Be at least 18 years of age for Jr High and Junior Camp.
  • Be at least 21 years of age for Teen Camp.
  • Interested in working with youth in a group living situation.
  • Interested in developing personal leadership skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively with campers and staff.
  • Flexibility with ability to accept supervision.
  • Ability to relate to one's peers as well as children.
  • Organized with good communication skills.
  • Possess strong leadership skills.
  • Emotionally mature, willing to accept responsibility.
  • Exhibit the ability to place the needs of the campers and the camp above their own.
  • Team player that can relate positively to all staff, volunteers and campers.
  • Be in good health and able to perform basic physical activities.
  • Required to bring an MP3 device.