Camp Counselor

Rye, NY

SUMMARY:

All camp counselors will supervise a group of 10-15 campers, ages 3-9 (all groups being comprised of children of the same age). Counselors have at least 1 partner with whom they share their responsibilities, and camper safety is the most important of these. No camper is ever left unattended by camp staff.

DEPARTMENT: Beach Club Summer Camp

REPORTS TO: Camp Director

COMPENSATION: Hourly Compensation, non exempt

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Daily attendance and dismissal records for all campers
  • Supervision and facilitation of lunchtime activities
  • Assisting Camp Activity Directors with daily activities (including Arts & Crafts, Tennis, Swimming, Science, Cooking, Story Time, Boating, and Sports) planned for their campers, and participation in them, as needed.
  • Accompanying campers to all areas of the camp property, including First Aid, bathrooms, and activity areas.
  • Attendance at daily staff meetings, mandatory orientation sessions, and pre-season meetings
  • Daily interaction and communication with campers, co-workers, and parents
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Strong communication skills

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to positively motivate and manage children
  • Comfortable with taking direction, as well as communicating with co-workers
  • Highly responsible and well-organized in tending to campers’ daily needs
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Prior Counselor experience preferred.
  • Minimum age requirement is 16 to meet NYS Minor Law Guidelines.
  • Unexpired First Aid Certification and CPR Certifications – a plus
  •  Highly active, multitasking type of environment (group of children to direct and monitor)
  • Frequent Standing and Walking for extended periods of time.
  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors throughout the summer

JOB CODE: 1000662