Camp Counselor Manager Job Description

Essential Job Functions:

  • The counselor manager reports to the director and meets with her before, during and after each annual camp session in order to plan, reflect and assess -
    • By reviewing job descriptions
    • By understanding seasonal programming
    • By creating clear expectations
  • The counselor manager advocates for the counselors during orientation 
    • By applying basic leadership development principles through communication, relationship development and empowerment.
    • By leading a section of orientation that focuses on her communication system, plan and expectations.
    • By assuring that counselors have the information, resources and support needed to do their jobs efficiently.  Special focus on:
      • Bunk management
      • Circle time expectations
      • Conflict resolution
      • First Aid
  • The counselor manager supervises the counselors at camp –
    • By creating daily schedules with breaks and duties defined.
    • By leading daily counselor meetings and attending daily staff meetings.
    • With an open door policy for conflict resolution.
    • By participating as a member of the camp staff team in evening programs, special events and other all-camp activities and functions.
    • By distributing and collecting all camper and counselor assessments.
    • By participating in a post camp assessment interview
  • The counselor manager is a mentor and role model.  She exemplifies good leadership –
    • By maintaining high standards of daily personal health and safety.
    • By following and implementing all safety and security policies and procedures.
    • By observation of camper’s health problems and alerting the camp nurse and/or camp director when appropriate.
    • By ensuring proper use, care, and maintenance of camp equipment and reporting problems promptly to camp director.
    • By adhering to camp policies and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.


  • Must be 21 years of age with youth leadership/development experience.
  • Must be willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities
  • Must be willing to be outside with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and bugs
  • **Must possess strength and endurance required to maintain a rigorous camp schedule
  • Must be willing to interact with teen and pre-teen girls in a positive manner.
  • Must be able to communicate and work with individuals as well as small groups.
  • Must observe camper and counselor behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Must be able to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.
  • Must respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid and assist the camp community in emergencies

2018 stipend and dates

  • Applications accepted until February 15, 2018
  • Please contact Director Judy Hart at or
  • Interviews Feb. 16 – March 1, 2018
  • Stipend $1200 – includes orientation and travel (unless otherwise arranged with Director)
  • Important 2018 camp dates
    • Orientation in Lincoln – May 29 – June 1
    • Move to Aurora June 2 and continue orientation
    • Campers arrive Sunday June 3
    • Campers depart Sunday June 10