Essential Job Functions of the Counselor Manager

The Counselor Manager is responsible for general supervision of bunk counselors and is the liaison between the counseling staff and the camp directors. The Counselor Manager is a mentor and role model.  

Maintaining high standards of daily personal health and safety.

Following and implementing all safety and security policies and procedures.

Observation of counselor and camper's health problems and alerting the camp nurse and/or camp director when appropriate.

Adhering to camp policies and practices.

March 15 - June 10, 2018

Works with administrators to create a staff handbook that reviews job responsibilities and expectations.

Collaborates with administrators to create and better understand seasonal programming.

Researches, gathers and creates resources for the counseling staff.

Basic leadership development principles through communication, relationship development and empowerment.

Leading a section of orientation that focuses on Manager's communication system, plan and expectations 

  • Bunk management;
  • Circle time expectations
  • Conflict resolution
  • First Aid (in collaboration with the camp nurse)

By assuring that counselors have the information, resources and support needed to do their jobs efficiently with special focus on:

By creating daily schedules with breaks and duties defined.

By leading daily counselor meetings and attending daily staff meetings.

By keeping 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


  • Must be 21 years of age with previous youth leadership/development experience.
  • Must possess strength and endurance required to maintain a rigorous camp schedule
  • Must be willing to interact with all staff and campers 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 respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid and assist the camp community in emergencies.

Camp Summergold prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or or any other protected class recognized by state or federal law.

Important camp dates - 2018

Applications accepted until February 15, 2018

Please contact Director Judy Hart at for an application.

Feb. 16 – March 1, 2018 - Interviews

March 15 - May 28 - Pre-camp planning with Directors

May 29 – June 1 - Staff orientation in Lincoln 

June 2 - Move to Aurora and continue staff orientation and camp set up.

Sunday June 3 - Campers arrive

Sunday June 10 - Campers depart

Post camp assessments and reflection.