Camp Counselor

Camp Kingfisher
Chattahoochee Nature Center


Job Title:  
Camp Counselor
Hours: 40-50 hours per week
Classification: Nonexempt, hourly, seasonal
Reports to: Head Counselor

 

Position Purpose: 

All staff at Camp Kingfisher are hired to:

  • lead campers as a positive, caring role model
  • provide campers with fun, positive outdoor learning experiences
  • help campers grow and learn through challenges

As the primary caregivers for each camper in their group, Camp Counselors must be fun, dynamic and safety-conscious. Camp Counselors plan and implement daily schedules, lead activities and songs, coordinate with co-counselors, and communicate with parents.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise groups of children grades rising K-7th in an outdoor setting
  • Lead camper activities with excellence and enthusiasm
  • Develop and implement environmental education activities (hikes, animal demonstrations, science exploration activities) on a daily basis, program resources provided
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff
  • Clean camp facilities as needed/required
  • Handle captive wildlife daily in camp programs
  • Attend weekly camp staff meetings and trainings
  • Assist in program areas such as waterfront, pool, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed
  • Help support Camp Kingfishers aftercare program
  • Complete additional duties as assigned

 

Other Job Duties:

  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programming (older camper groups)
  • Contribute to verbal/written evaluations and communication as requested
  • Keeping track of and recording hours worked, requesting director’s approval for any additional hours prior to work

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience (and passion for) teaching or working with children
  • Comfortable in an outdoor setting
  • Background in environmental education, natural history, education, child care, or camps
  • Willingness to handle captive wildlife, training provided
  • Current tetanus shot or willingness to obtain one
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification, course provided
  • Willingness to work outdoors during the summer season
  • Valid GA driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift over 20 pounds

 

Apply:
Complete and submit the online application.

 

Contact:

Debby Head, Camp Co-Director, Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA  30075 

Phone- 770.992.2055 x232, email camp@chattnaturecenter.org

The mission of Camp Kingfisher is to connect campers with nature and each other.

To apply for this job email your details to camp@chattnaturecenter.org