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10 Mar 2023

Temporary Summer Camp Counselor

Schoolhouse of Wonder – Posted by schoolhouse Durham, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

General Responsibilities

Camp Counselors are expected to:

Safeguard the physical, emotional, and intellectual safety of campers and students. Model Schoolhouse values like kindness, curiosity, and empathy. Patiently process conflict and disagreements.

Participate in all aspects of programs using Schoolhouse methodologies. Actively engage participants and deliver consistent and exceptional supervision of children. Be a good example and role model at all times. Play the games, sing the songs, wade in the river, hide in the leaves, build forts, and enthusiastically join in on all aspects of our programs.

Communicate with participants, their families, and other Schoolhouse staff. Create established lines of communication built on trust and empathy.

Provide exemplary adherence to Schoolhouse’s values, policies, and procedures, including creating a safe environment by following our COVID procedures.

Create and deliver activitiesPartner with your Camp Leads to create and run high-quality, exciting, nature-based activities and schedules.

Prepare for programs. Take part in training and staff meetings, set up and break down programs, and clean and maintain program spaces.

Set an excellent example in teaching and behavior management methods, work ethic, and attitude.

Serve as a resource to other Schoolhouse staff in areas of special knowledge or interest.

Mentor staff and Junior Counselors through giving and receiving feedback, modeling behavior, and creating a culture of growth. Be a leader. Run the games, tell the stories, and manage the group. Use and model behavior management techniques. Stay on schedule and manage your time. Create a culture of physical and emotional safety.

Participate in marketing and promotional strategies and Schoolhouse events as requested

Elsewhere as needed. This list highlights major parts of a Camp Counselor’s responsibilities, but there are plenty of other parts to the job

Please Apply If You…

Are a high school graduate or equivalent, and are at least 18 years of age by your first day of work

Are kind, curious, and confident with a “can-do” attitude

Have exceptional mentoring skills, including effective communication, enthusiasm, resourcefulness, sense of humor, self-control, and patience

Have great verbal, interpersonal, and listening communication skills

Desire a cooperative, team-oriented work atmosphere

Have experience working with children and want to mentor them to find and be their best selves

Are able and willing to accept and effectively act on feedback and guidance

Have a passion for the outdoors and are comfortable working in the outdoors in all kinds of weather

Are committed to Schoolhouse’s mission and values

Are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations, or are able to provide documentation of exemption

Take your work seriously but yourself, not so much


The wages for this position are $15.00 to $16.00 per hour.

Benefits include professional development opportunities, unlimited vitamin D, and a steady stream of (mostly funny) stories.

How to Apply

Application Instructions

Summer Camp Counselor positions are open until filled, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible! Only complete applications will be reviewed. First, make sure you have the following:
  • A cover letter that explains your interest in working as a Counselor at Schoolhouse of Wonder (maximum one page). Please include your email and phone number.
  • Your resume (maximum one page). Do not include photos of yourself on your resume.
  • Your cover letter and resume need to be a single document to be uploaded.
Second, complete your application here. Current certification in CPR and First Aid and a successful background check are required before work can begin. Schoolhouse will pursue both indicated and non-indicated references. This is an “at will” seasonal, non-exempt, hourly position that reports directly to the Site Manager of Durham, Wake, or Orange County.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 27 days.

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