(various ages, grades 2-9)

  • Begins May 28 and ends August 2
  • Mandatory staff training: May 20-24 (exact dates may vary)
  • Minimal hours immediately if desired

Minimum Qualifications

  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Ability to relate to one’s peers
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Good character, integrity, and self-control
  • Maintain enthusiasm, energy, positive attitude and appearance, and interact with campers at all times
  • 20 years of age or at least 2 years of prior camp experience

Reports to: Executive Director

Position purpose: to plan, direct and supervise age-based program

Specific Responsibilities

1. Assist with the planning and implementation of staff training

  • Be available for before-camp set up and end-of-camp clean up. A schedule with pre-camp events will be given during interview.

2. Create daily schedules for counselors

  • Include a variety of activities for counselors in weekly schedules
  • Adjust daily schedule as needed when last-minute changes occur
  • Organize and execute weekly cookout for 100 campers and staff

3. Assign Den list to specific counselors

  • Indicate any health alerts next to camper’s name and consult with nurse if necessary

4. Take attendance daily and when necessary make phone calls to parents

5. Maintain a professional relationship with each counselor while still being their confidant and mentor.

6. Lead Council Ring throughout the day

  • Suggest interesting and new ways to conduct sign-ups
  • Encourage counselors to lead songs and activities during Council Ring

7. Supervise counselors during day at specific activity areas

  • Suggest ways to improve and compliment when doing things right
  • Participate in activity to ensure counselors are participating

8. Create and implement evaluation system for counselors throughout the summer

9. Attend weekly leadership team meetings

10. Carry and communicate with a walkie-talkie, particularly in emergencies

11. Ensure that counselors and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures during camp programs

12. Make sure all supplies are stocked for in-camp activities (i.e. newspaper box, craft boxes, counselor supply box)

13. Interact with campers on a daily basis

  • Build strong rapport with campers
  • Handle discipline issues as they arise
  • Eat lunch with a different den every day
  • If necessary, lead camper activity or assist when counselors need additional hands

14. Provide ongoing program ideas to counseling staff

15. Interact with parents when issues arise with campers or parents have questions.

How to Apply

Everything’s online this year! Use our quick and easy online application.

If you have questions, email camp@whippoorwill.com or call 615-799-9925.