Cabin Counselors are the most important members of the Camp Washington team, being regularly engaged with our campers on a personal level and developing strong and healthy relationships with them on a regular basis.
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- Desire and ability to work with and teach children in the outdoors.
- Desire and ability to create an emotionally and physically safe environment for children.
- Ability to work with one’s peer group.
- Ability to accept supervision and guidance.
- Willingness to be open minded towards spiritual exploration.
- Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.
- Good character, integrity and flexibility / adaptability.
- At least one year of previous camp experience or several years’ experience working with children.
- Current CPR and first aid certifications.
- 18 years of age or older.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Counselor, Camp Director and Executive Director.
1. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To identify and meet the campers needs (spiritual, physical and emotional).
- Strive to learn the likes and dislikes of the campers.
- Encourage respect for individuals and their differences.
- Supervise and guide campers in proper personal health and hygiene habits.
- Provide opportunities so that each camper experiences success during the camp session.
- Be responsible for cabin devotions and other spiritual dimensions of cabin life.
- Supervise cabin group in-cabin cleaning duties.
- Re-supply cabin cleaning supplies, art supplies and first aid kit when needed.
- Work closely with co-counselor to recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving within the cabin group.
2. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To carry out camp programs.
- Guide cabin groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
- Assist campers in signing-up for weekly activities and special events.
- Keep the campers on schedule by assisting them in finding their activities and by making sure they are ready for meals and all group activities.
- Carry out assigned roles in activity areas.
- • Uphold and follow camp safety regulations and procedures.
3. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To fulfill other staff administrative roles.
- Prepare for and actively participate in staff orientation, in-service training, weekly staff meetings and evaluations.
- Be a congenial co-worker, which includes regular giving and receiving of feedback.
- Make personal and professional decisions and demonstrate behaviors that are in-line with the camp philosophy which will help to foster a quality program for both campers and staff.
- Meet all deadlines set forth by supervisors.
- Follow all camp rules and regulations pertaining to staff behavior that are outlined in the staff manual including, but not limited to; smoking, use of alcoholic beverages, interpersonal relations and the use of drugs.
- A willingness to perform duties that do not require specialized training that may be outside of previously assigned job descriptions.
- Ability to communicate and work with campers participating in activities and provide necessary instructions to those campers.
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Effectively lead or assist in leading Christian devotionals and other spiritually oriented group activities.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other outside hazards related to the activity.
Apply by: May 19 2019
Camp/Organization: Camp Washington (ACA Accredited)
Location: Lakeside, CT
Type of Position: General Staff
Time Frame: Seasonal