Working at camp will be one of the best jobs you’ll ever have, but what’s in a Summer Camp Counselor job description?
You’ll be paid to have fun in the sun and you’ll be helping campers get the very best out of their summer experience.
We work with more than 500 camps right across America. They all work slightly differently to each other, but there are similarities.
So what does a Summer Camp Counselor job description look like?
Every summer, thousands of children from all over America head out of the city for a summer of fun in the sun.
You’ll be a big brother or sister to the campers, help them get stuck into all the activities on offer, and make sure they have fun.
As a Camp Counselor, you’ll also help more experienced Specialist Counselors run some of the activities.
The campers you’ll work with will be away from home, so you’ll sometimes be a shoulder to cry on. Everyone goes through homesickness.
As the weeks pass by, your campers will come out of their shells, take on challenges, and make new friends. There’s nothing more rewarding than that!
There’s no one set of skills that makes someone an awesome Camp Counselor. Every camp is looking for something slightly different in their staff.
That means there isn’t one Summer Camp Counselor Job Description that covers all camps… but there are certain things everyone’s looking out for.
If you’ve got any experience working with children, you’ll have picked up lots of skills that could make you a good person for a camp to hire.
That experience can be anything from babysitting a sibling to volunteering or coaching in local community groups. It doesn’t have to be formal work experience.
Camps want to hire people who are happy to roll their sleeves up and work hard. If you’re positive and willing to take on a challenge with a smile, you’re in with a shot!
We recently wrote a blog that covered what a Camp Director is looking for in the people she hires, and there’s more info here.
Ready to start the best summer of your life with the best summer job abroad? Step this way and apply now!