Head Counselor

Camp Kingfisher
Chattahoochee Nature Center

Job Title: Head Counselor

Hours: 45-55 hours per week
Classification: Nonexempt, hourly, seasonal
Reports to: Camp Directors


Position Purpose:

Every counselor at Camp Kingfisher is 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.

In addition to regular counselor responsibilities, Head Counselors oversee, plan, and supervise programs for a specific age group at camp. Head counselors supervise 5-15 counselors throughout the summer season.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and serve as a mentor to an assigned group of new and returning staff; set clear expectations in areas of camper care, technical skills, community care, and professional goals
  • Supervise the development and implementation of your counselor’s environmental education activities (hikes, animal demonstrations, science exploration activities)
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for your age group (including campers and staff)
  • Plan and implement all-camp activities, large raptor presentations, staff get-togethers, end-of-year celebrations, and more.
  • Provide performance tips and conduct mid-season evaluations for your staff
  • Lead weekly meetings and check-in with your staff
  • Complete additional duties as assigned


Other Job Duties:

  • Lead a camp staff team to deliver and supervise a late evening at camp
  • 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



  • Ability to coach, mentor, guide, and lead groups of all ages in an outdoor setting
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • 21 years old & 2 years of college preferred
  • Previous Camp Kingfisher experience preferred
  • 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
  • Must be able to lift over 20 pounds
  • Valid GA driver’s license



  1. Complete and submit the online application
  2. Obtain 2 references. Email or mail to the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Attn: Debby Head. Professional references, no family or friend references, please.



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 to nature and each other.

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