Job Description

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.

Musical Skills Welcome!!!


  •  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


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