Summer 2023 | Camp Counselor | Beach Club Summer Camp

Rye, NY

Seasonal Position

POSITION: Summer Camp Counselor

LOCATION: Westchester Country Club | Rye, NY

DEPARTMENT: Summer Camp

COMPENSATION: $15.00 per hour, Non-Exempt (Overtime eligible), Benefits

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

Camp Counselors will supervise groups of 10-15 campers, ages 3-9 (all groups being comprised of children of the same age), while having at least one partner with whom they share responsibilities. This position is responsible for the overall safety and supervision of all campers, ensuring all campers are attended to at all times.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

- Daily attendance and dismissal records for all campers

- Supervision and facilitation of lunchtime activities

- Assist 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

- Accompany campers to all areas of the camp property, including First Aid, bathrooms, and activity areas

- Attend daily staff meetings

- Attend mandatory pre-season orientation sessions

- Daily interaction and communication with campers, co-workers, and parents

- Communicate effectively with campers, parents, co-workers and WCC management


INCIDENTAL DUTIES:

The above list of essential job functions describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.  

 

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

- Adhere to all WCC guidelines, policies, and procedures

- Ability to multitask and handle pressure in a professional manner

- Ability to positively motivate and manage children

- Comfortable with taking direction, as well as communicating with co-workers

- Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times

- Ability to work as part of a team

- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

- Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions

- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

- Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures

 

JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

The following describes the general qualifications and physical, sensory and mental abilities normally associated with performing the essential functions of this position. 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

- Prior Counselor experience strongly preferred

- Minimum age requirement is 16 to meet NYS Minor Law Guidelines

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

- Up to date First Aid and CPR Certifications a plus

- Strong communication skills

- Strong interpersonal skills

- Highly responsible and well-organized in tending to campers’ daily needs

 

LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

- Must be able to communicate and interact professionally with Members and employees in English language (verbal and in writing)

- Friendly and courteous demeanor at all times

 

PHYSICAL, SENSORY AND MOTOR DEMANDS:

- Highly active, multitasking type of environment (group of children to direct and monitor)

- Frequent Standing for extended periods of time

- Frequent Walking

- Excellent physical fitness, visual acuity and sense of urgency to attend to young children’s needs

- Work is performed both indoors and outdoors throughout the summer

JOB CODE: 12032834