The Head House Counselor assists and helps to supervise other counselors and camp staff. Therefore, they need to be responsible, patient, dependable, mature, independent and able to make decisions and act with integrity. They should also have enthusiasm and display a positive attitude as a role model for both campers and other counselors.
If a camper or counselor is having trouble adjusting to camp life, the head counselor may have to step in and help. Monitoring staff morale, which includes paying attention to the amount of sleep and time off they get, is an important part of the job. The head counselor is a point of contact for concerned parents and should be ready to speak with them if needed.
Head House Counselors, House Counselors and House Assists are responsible for the overall well being of a group of between 22 and 35 campers, housed by age, grade and Gender identity. The role includes assuring that each camper’s physical and emotional needs are met and protected, and that there is nothing preventing the child from participating fully in all that camp has to offer.
Head House Counselors and House Counselors do not live in the same bunk as campers; in most cases they are provided with housing in the same or adjacent building, shared with other staff members.
Apply by: May 31 2019
Camp/Organization: Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp (ACA Accredited)
Location: New Milford, CT
Type of Position: Program Head
Time Frame: Seasonal
Applicants should be 21 years or older (although we would consider 20 year olds), have strong communication skills, teaching experience, and sensitivity to the needs of young artists and adolescents. June 20, 2019 to August 19, 2019.
3-5 years general camp counselor