Day Camp Counselor

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Milford, OH
United States

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As a camp counselor, you'll participate in training and hands-on skills building that can benefit you in college, many different jobs and careers, and in interpersonal communication. Summer staff work with professional educators, enjoy rich, hands-on learning experiences, and gain a variety of teaching techniques and ideas. Credit may be available through a college or university; check with your advisor. If you are interested in joining our inclusive, fun camp community to take part in rewarding experiences you won’t easily find at other summer jobs, please take a look at our Summer Day Camp Counselor Job Description. 

Training week June 5-9, hours typically 8am-4pm daily
Camps begin June 12 and end August 11, 2017, with one week off July 3-7 (unpaid). Hours typically weekdays, 8:30am-4:30pm, with some longer or shorter depending on the camp and other responsibilities.

General Information

Position Title:
Summer Day Camp Counselor
Hourly, Non-Exempt
Youth Program Manager
35-40 Hours/Week
December 2016

With direction from the Youth Program Manager (CincyNature Camp Director) and School Program Coordinator (Assistant CincyNature Camp Director), plans and delivers summer day camp experiential programs for youth ages 5-13. Works as part of a team of counselors to carry out all functions related to CincyNature summer camps. Executes all activities with the highest standards for safety, customer service and in keeping with the Nature Center’s Mission, Values and Principles.
Essential Job Responsibilities
SUMMER CAMP (100%):                                                                               

Deliver top-quality summer day camp experiences in nature for youth. Work with a team of counselors and other staff at one of two CNC sites: Rowe Woods in Milford, OH, or Long Branch Farm & Trails in Goshen, OH. Guide children ages 5-13 in hands-on environmental learning activities and projects, hikes, songs, stories, games, and crafts as they actively explore the world around us. Campers learn about their environment by experiencing it, enjoying it, and learning to care for it.  

These job responsibilities represent only the essential and most significant duties of the position.  This job description does not exclude other work assignments, directives and responsibilities not mentioned herein.
Education and Competencies:

High School Diploma or higher preferred


Excellent written and oral communication skills
Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information


A hearty interest in the outdoors and enthusiasm for sharing that interest with children
Some knowledge and training in natural science preferred
Experience working with children
A sense of humor, creativity, and initiative
Desire to work as part of a team
Procure and provide proof of current First Aid and CPR/AED certification prior to training week
Must pass a background check
Applicants should be 18 years of age or older

Work Environment:

The work is performed on-site, almost exclusively outdoors in the nature preserve.

Physical Demands:

This position requires the following physical activities: pushing, pulling, climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

How to Apply:

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