Summer Camp Counselor

January 26, 2022

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Ability to assist campers in the event of an emergency

• Strength and endurance to maintain supervision of campers

• Ability to be a positive role-model for campers and guests


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Live with a group of campers and supervise them up to 24 hours a day during camp sessions.

• Work in cooperative and constructive relationship with all other camp staff.

• Assist in evaluation of each camp session.

• Look out for safety and wellbeing of campers both physically and emotionally

• Participate in staff training sessions

• Participate in staff devotions and messages

• Facilitate activities for assigned group

• Participate in all areas of the summer camp program alongside campers

• Follow Camp’s rules and regulations as outlined in staff manual

• Other responsibilities as needed by Site Director/Program Director during summer camp 

• Set a good example for campers and other including punctuality, appropriate cleanliness, sharing clean-up and chores, sportsmanship, and table manners

• Follow camp rules and regulations pertaining to smoking, use of alcoholic beverages, and use of drugs

• Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, our outdoor spaces, and facilities

• Manage time off in ways that don’t detract from ability to fulfill staff duties

• Maintain good public relations with campers’ parents

• Complete necessary paperwork and health information as requested and submit all required reports and evaluations on time


QUALIFICATIONS

• At least 18 years of age

• Ability to objectively serve people from all walks of life and a respect for the spiritual needs and diversity of those using the facilities, especially summer campers

• Ability to relate well with one's peer group and other age groups

• Ability to accept supervision and guidance

• Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors

• Good character, integrity and adaptability

• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control

• Willingness to adjust to camp resources, conditions, and program needs

• Ability to cooperate and function effectively with other 

members of the summer staff team

• Commitment to the camp policies and employment agreement

• A strong desire to lead in an outdoor setting

• Physical fitness to fully participate in and lead activities


PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB

• Ability to communicate orally and in writing

• Capability of working with groups (of varying age and skill levels) to provide necessary instruction/ information

• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards

• Ability to enforce safety regulations and execute appropriate emergency procedure

• Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist others in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury, etc.)

• Ability to safely and properly use kitchen equipment

• Duties will include/require prolonged standing, bending, stooping, walking, hiking up-hill at an elevation of approx. 8,000 ft.

• Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment

• Ability to lift and move items up to 50 lbs.


COMPENSATION

Financial compensation is dependent on experience; weekly pay starts at $400 per week.

All Buckhorn seasonal staff are provided on-site lodging, meals when camps are in session, access to 320-acres of  remote wilderness in a beautiful mountain setting, scheduled time off, and relatively close proximity to Fort Collins, Loveland, Cheyenne, and Laramie!

Contact: Austin Hubbard

Address: 381 Old Camp Rd. Bellvue CO 80512

Phone: 970-484-2508

Email: Click to email

Website: http://www.buckhorncampco.org/employment.html