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BHP JR. Camp
5th - 8th Grades: July 7-13, 2024
8th - 12th Grades: July 14-20, 2024
*8th graders can come to either!


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Job Title: Cabin Counselor

Reports to: Camp Director


Honorarium of $150 (plus room and board valued at $400 for the week).


Position Purpose:

Cabin counselors are the primary caregivers for their cabin group during the week. The cabin counselor is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out cabin activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.  They observe camper behavior, interactions, and development and report any concerns to management.  Cabin counselors know how many, where, and what their kids are up to.  They assist program staff by acting as crowd control, and handling discipline issues.


Essential Job Functions:

1. Responsible for the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their cabin, within activities, and throughout the camp.

  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.

  • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.

  • Provide a physically and emotionally safe environment by holding all campers to rules and regulations.

2. Participate in the implementation of program activities and outcomes by acting as crowd control, ensuring fair play, debriefing activities, keeping campers focused, managing discipline issues, and the like.

  • Actively participate and engage campers in all programming. Work with program staff by giving them specific info about individual camper and group needs, and preferences.

  • Take an active role in managing campers during free time, meals, campfires, and other programming as assigned.

3. Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.

  • Provide for daily care of each camper within your supervision by monitoring and intervening (when appropriate) with personal health needs (emotional, physical, etc).

  • Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by the health supervisor.

  • Be alert to and sensitive of camper and staff needs. Assist with personal and/or health problems when appropriate, and discuss concerns with camp health supervisor and/or the camp director.

  • Be aware of the condition of equipment and facilities; report repairs needed promptly to the camp director.

4. Be a role model to campers and other staff in your attitude and behavior.

  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.

  • Try to calmly and quickly resolve all issues. Escalate to management as necessary.


Other Job Duties:

  • Contribute to verbal and written evaluations, and communication as requested.

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.

  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.

  • Assist in the planning of any special events.

  • Identify other tasks or duties that this position may be expected to perform but are not necessarily the primary focus of this position.

  • Any other duties as assigned.


Qualifications: (Minimum Education and Experience)

  • Must be 16 years of age.

  • Ability to interact with all age levels.

  • Successfully pass applicant screening process which may include interview, background check, and reference checks.

  • Note that staff come to camp one day earlier than campers, to get ready. (If you're a parent whose children will be at camp, your children can come early with you.)


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understand the development needs of youth.

  • Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.

  • Ability to communicate and work with staff and campers of various age and skill levels.

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply suitable behavior-management techniques.

  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, and discuss concerns with camp management.

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


Physical Aspects of the Job:

  • Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

  • Endurance such as prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching.

  • Requires the ability to record, prepare, and communicate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Willing to live in an isolated, forested camp setting and work irregular hours. Willing to be exposed to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.



  • You should be prepared to work with campers from across the racial and socio-economic spectrum. 

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