Essential Job Functions of the Bunk Counselor

Assisting in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in living units, activities and throughout camp.

Applying basic youth development principles through communication, relationship development and youth empowerment.

Assuring that campers are properly supervised at all times.

Leading and assisting with the teaching of activities and programs while actively participating in all program areas as assigned.

Encouraging success for each camper.

Maintaining high standards of daily personal health and safety.

Following and implementing all safety and security rules and procedures.

Being alert to camper’s health problems and alerting the camp health manager and/or resident camp director when appropriate.

Ensuring that campers receive their medications as directed by health care manager.

Ensuring proper use, care, and maintenance of camp equipment and reporting problems promptly to camp director.

Modeling good behavior and positive attitude for campers and staff by setting a good example with camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.

Counselors are team players responsible for the care and guidance of campers and the implementation of policies and procedures specific to our camp community. Bunk counselors report to the Counselor Manager 


  • Must be 19 years of age with youth leadership/development experience.
  • Must be physically able to complete all tasks agreed upon with the leadership team.
  • Must be willing to interact with teen and pre-teen girls in a positive manner.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and/or skill in designated camp programming.
  • Must be able to communicate and work with individuals as well as small groups.
  • Must observe camper 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 campers in emergencies (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of the Counselor position could be endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, hiking, and stretching;  requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate simple outdoor equipment and camp activities;  requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs;  willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities;  and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, etc.

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.

Applications are accepted until March 1, 2018 and interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Important Camp Dates

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.

Complete and mail the Counselor Application & Disclosure Form to: 

Camp Summergold
2001 Sewell St.
Lincoln, NE 68502 

or scan and email the completed documents to: