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Summer Camp Counselor

The most popular job at camp. Loved by everyone.

What is a Summer Camp Counselor?

As a Summer Camp Counselor, you’ll have one of the most important jobs at camp. You’ll be in charge of making sure the campers have the BEST summer!

As a Camp Counselor, you’ll be expected to take the children around camp to different activities throughout the day, whether this is to hockey, climbing, or down to the camp beach, and take part!

You’ll be getting involved in lots of different Summer Camp activities and being paid to have fun!  You aren’t expected to have skill qualifications for the activities, you’d just be expected to teach what you know and help the children enjoy them.

Camp Counselors look after the campers and become an older brother or sister to them for the summer.  You’ll be making sure they get the best out of their camp experience, and so it’s hugely rewarding.

Where would you stay?

You’d usually stay with the children in cabins on camp. Don’t worry, there will be other Camp Counselors in the cabin with you, who’ll become your new best bunk pals!

You’ll be up with the children in the morning for breakfast and flag raising, through to evening activity (for overnight camps).

Do I have to have Specific Skills?

No, not at all. This is a role catered for people who don’t necessarily have qualifications or certificates. This way, you’ll still be able to take part, help in different areas, and have a great time with the campers.

Most of the time, you’ll be assisting specialist activity leaders deliver fun sessions to the campers and getting to play all day!  So for one session you could be playing soccer in the field and then you could move onto a bit of wakeboarding on the lake and then onto the climbing/ropes area.

You’ll be helping campers learn new skills and overcome challenges. That means your days will be massively rewarding, you may even learn a thing or two yourself!

Camp isn’t all work though. You’ll spend plenty of time around camp fire and enjoying traditional camp food! Whilst you don’t have to, camp is the ultimate environment where you let yourself go, lead songs and chants, and of course you have to make sure your team wins Colour War!

How much fun can I have?

On a scale of 1-10, this job is a 100!

Every staff member at USA Summer Camp has worked at camp, so we can vouch for how important and how much fun it is.