Summer Camp Counselor - Job Descriptions



Are you a current college student, just about to graduate or looking for a career break? If so working as a summer camp counselor is a great way to spend the summer months and is also a fantastic opportunity to help improve your future employment potential.

Summer camps are a huge part of the culture in the United States and in recent years have sprung up in many other countries. Working at a summer camp in one of the various summer camp jobs offered is a very rewarding experience and many camp counselors recognize it as one of the best experiences of their lifetime!

Summer camps generally have campers visit for a week or more at a time from mid June to late August and each camp is generally privately owned and operated and offers various jobs. Below is a list which includes some of the summer camp jobs that you will find at each camp

Summer Camp Jobs DescriptionGeneral Summer Camp Counselor - working on a daily basis with each camp, generally camp counselors are responsible for supervising campers and ensuring they are safe and have an enjoyable experience during their stay at the camp....MORE

Activity Instructor - Different types of activities instructors are required for various positions on summer camps. These include water sports instructors, outward bounds instructors and sports instructors....MORE

Camp Director - The summer camp director is responsible for overlooking the entire camp and managing all aspects of the camp....MORE

Assistant Director - Assistant camp directors will help the camp director in completing daily tasks to ensure the camp is managed properly. This involves various activities such as overlooking camp counselors, contacting with suppliers and communicating with parents of campers....MORE

Head Camp Counselor - The head counselor will overlook all activities on the camp and help manage the general camp counselors to ensure everyone is aware of their roles and responsibilities....MORE

Kitchen Staff - All these hungry campers and camp counselors obviously need feeding. Camps will employ kitchen staff to work onsite preparing meals daily for both campers and the staff that run the camp....MORE

Maintenance Staff - There are always little issues that crop up on camp from bocked toilets to electrical problems. Working as part of the maintenance staff you will be onsite and will deal with any maintenance issues that come up....MORE

Camp Healthcare Staff - One of the main priorities of any camp is to ensure the safety of all campers and camp staff. Working in the healthcare department of a summer camp you will be required to overlook the administering of any required medicines and deal with any injuries or health issues....MORE

Summer Camp Lifeguard Jobs - Most summer camps have either activities on lakes or in swimming pools and require qualified lifeguards to supervise campers....MORE

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