Counselors

Status: Seasonal Employee | Reports to: Adventure Program Director | Hours: 40+/camp session | Salary: Based on experience

Job Summary

The Camp Counselor is responsible for providing personal care and supervision to youth and young adults with disabilities in our Adventure Camp program to ensure a quality camp experience. Counselors earn a weekly salary based on experience. Lodging and meals are provided. Contact the Adventure Programs Director for salary range information.

Adam’s Camp Counselors Share their Experience in this video.

 

Responsibilites:

  • Programs take place at YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch located 2 hours from Denver, CO. Counselor must secure reliable transportation to and from camp.
  • Attend Orientation(s) and trainings both in Denver and at camp.
  • Prior to camp, thoroughly review Background Information and Health Profiles on all campers in your group.
  • Review and implement pre-camp call protocols which include individual calls to families prior to camp.
  • Participate in a phone conference with your Co-Counselor(s) after completing the pre-camp correspondence to review each child.
  • Provide 24-hour care and supervision for campers with disabilities in a group living environment.
  • Supervise and assist with personal needs of campers, including but not limited to meals, toileting, showering, personal hygiene and transfers.
  • Be responsible for assuring the safety, personal, physical, and emotional state of all campers according to the written Adam’s Camp Safety Protocol.
  • Accompany and encourage campers in scheduled recreational and instructional activities.
  • Develop activities to engage campers during free time.
  • Attend cabin meetings.
  • Complete written reports as required.
  • Housekeeping duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for the health and safety conditions of campers and fellow staff members.
  • Report all injuries and illnesses immediately to Camp Nurse.
  • Provide a clear example of the Adam’s Camp culture and values with parents, volunteers, siblings, campers and staff and ensure the safety of sibs and volunteers at all times.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • An ability to work with children and young adults (with disabilities preferred)
  • Ability to work with co-counselor and volunteers as a cohesive team
  • The ability to confidently and thoughtfully direct and supervise volunteers
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
  • Must have current CPR and First Aid certification by the time camp starts
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of position including lifting up to 50 lbs., bending, squatting, twisting, reaching overhead, walking on wet surfaces, long hours standing, and working in extreme temperatures
  • Must be highly organized
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

Credentials & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or 4 years equivalent experience
  • At least two years of related experience with youth and young adults with special needs

 

CO Staff/Volunteer application

 

For more information about Counselor positions, contact the Adventure Program Manager

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