Recreation/OLS Counselor - Camp Farley Outdoor Education Center


Job Description

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: Carry out Recreation & Outdoor Living Skills activities

  1. Help set up recreational and outdoor skills area(s) during staff training. 
  2. Teach and monitor proper use of equipment. 
  3. Help Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment for safety. 
  4. Check equipment and make (or file for) repairs. 
  5. Conduct daily check of program area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair. 
  6. Write lesson plans that will foster participants' outdoor living skills and recreational development. 
  7. Work with other staff in other camp-related activities. 
  8. Plan activities based on campers' skills. 
  9. Assist in packing all materials and supplies at the end of season. 
  10. Evaluate current season and make recommendations for equipment, supplies, and program for following season. 
  11. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To carry out camp programs

  1. Guide cabin groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities. 
  2. Carry out established roles for supervising camper health. 
  3. Reside with and supervise campers during their stay. 
  4. Carry out established rules in enforcing camp safety regulations
  5. Develop cabin or unit activity plans with participants as appropriate. 
  6. Supervise all assigned aspects of camper's day including morning reveille, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest hour, evening activities, getting ready for bed, and after-hours duty as assigned. 
  7. Instruct campers in emergency procedures such as fire drills, evacuating the cabin, etc. 
  8. Help campers plan their participation in camp-wide programs, special events, and activities. 
  9. Teach or lead activities as assigned. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To fulfill other staff administrative roles

  1. Prepare for and actively participate in staff training meetings.
  2. Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up and chores, sportsmanship, and table manners. 
  3. Follow camp rules and regulations pertaining to smoking, use of alcoholic beverages, and use of drugs. 
  4. Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities. 
  5. Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy. 
  6. Maintain good public relations with campers' parents. 
  7. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required. 


  • Able to accompany campers to main program areas 
  • lead small and large group activities 
  • supervise campers participation in structured and unstructured activities 
  • demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers served
  • interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations 
  • appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques – enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self control. 
  • Able to assist in emergency (fire, injury, etc.); and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Apply by: December 30 2017


Camp/Organization: Camp Farley Outdoor Education Center (ACA Accredited)

Location: Mashpee, Cape Cod

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: Very Competitive Salary, housing, and meals. Staff enjoy about 24 hours off each week - at least an hour off during each day, 3 nights off during the week, and from Friday at 8:30 to Sunday at noon off. Camp does not operate during weekends and staff are free to leave, or are welcome to stay and enjoy camp’s private staff beach, staff lounge with flat screen TV and wireless, staff laundry facilities, staff kitchenette, bicycles, and other staff amenities. Food is provided on weekends.


  • Training and experience in recreation and outdoor living skill activities 
  • Ability to set up program areas, and to teach skills to staff and campers of all ages. 
  • Ability to supervise assistants and make scheduling assignments 
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors 
  • Ability to relate to one's peer group 
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision 
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability 
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self control 
  • 18 years of age or high school graduate

Additional Information

Dates of Employment are June 23th to August 25th (9 weeks) Camp Farley offers an 8 week, co-ed summer camp. For information regarding the program, or to fill out an application, visit: The population of campers can generally be described as reflective of the nature and diversity of the local community on Cape Cod. The overnight camp program (Sun. afternoon to Friday evening) accommodates about 100 children between the ages 8 to 15, and a day camp program accommodates about 70 children between the ages of 6 to 12. Living and working at a children’s camp is not for everyone, but if you love kids, people, and fun, then you will hardly find a better place to spend your summer than Camp Farley. We value those who can contribute to our program and our great reputation for excellence.


Maria Campbell

<p>615 Route 130 <br />Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649</p>