Camp Counselor Staff

Position Summary:

Type of employment: Short-term, paid

Working with: Students aged 9-17

Wage: Attractive

Language used: English

Primary function: In this role you will work alongside Golden Path Academics staff to successfully run activities and excursions for a group of students. You will gain valuable leadership experience as a counselor for children and teens as you guide them through their camp experience. You will be responsible for the well-being of your campers as well as promoting healthy competition and working alongside 1-2 co-counselors.

Who are we looking for?

The applicant must:

  • Be older than 18.
  • Be excellent in English both oral and written.
  • Be enthusiastic, positive, creative, responsible, organized, and love to work with children and teens.
  • Be willing to embrace challenges and step out of the comfort zone.
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work as part of a team in English.
  • Have the ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently and to think and act creatively on the go.
  • Commit to work throughout the duration of the program.
  • Commit to participate in training days plus at least 2 camps sessions.
  • Be punctual to all camp related activities

What will your main duties and responsibility be?

  • Serving as a positive role model for youth.
  • Running a variety of small and large group activities for students. Activities may include rafts, nature, orienteering, relay races, songs, games, opening and closing ceremonies. This includes time spent on the bus.
  • Encouraging student participation, and providing information to students regarding activities in English.
  • Attending the training and planning weeks before the camp session begins.
  • Assisting in maintaining program records including incident reports, attendance, campers’ assessment, and surveys.
  • Taking responsibility for the safety of students in emergency situations, and reporting any issues or problems to the Camp Director.
  • Act as big brother or sister, assisting in the well-being of homesick, lonely or emotional campers.
  • Attending scheduled meetings throughout the program.
  • Performing related duties as assigned.

Preferred

  • Scouting or outdoors background.
  • Experience in managing group of 15 people.
  • Passion for enriching and innovating educational experiences.
  • Understanding of how to work with children and teenagers.
  • Excellent ENGLISH oral communication skills.
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Proactive, problem-solving, well-organized – Work smart!
  • First Aid Certified.

How will you benefit from working with us?

  • Regular training sessions to obtain crucial knowledge and skills.
  • A certificate of participation certified by GPA Camps and International Camping Fellowship.
  • Covered meals, accommodation and transportation (bus from check-in spots to camp sites).
  • Opportunities to work long term and promotion in the Education and International Camps fields.
  • Great opportunities to influence and inspire children and adolescents.
  • Trained camping skills: tracking, map reading, coordinating, shelter building and knot tying.
  • The essential 21st century skills acquiring and boosting: teamwork, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving.