The Day Camp Counselor furthers the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of daily activities which are safe, fun, and appropriate to the camper's age and abilities. Day Camp Counselors are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities, and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. This position works with the day camp director and administration team to assist in daily camp operations and activities following state regulations, and Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints.
1. Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their patrol, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.
a. Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
b. Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
c. Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.
2. Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.
a. Responsible for leading and assisting with the teaching of activities.
b. Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.
c. Provide for the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.
d. Assist in program areas such as aquatics, nature, science, archery, field trips, and arts and crafts as directed.
3. Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
a. Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition personal health needs.
b. Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems and discuss with Day Camp Director when appropriate.
c. Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to camp director.
4. Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
a. Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
EOE/Committed to Diversity
SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: High School graduate or its equivalent or pursuing high school diploma.
? Must be 16 years or older
? Documented experience working with children.
? Access to reliable transportation
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
? Current certifications in First-Aid, CPR, AED or must be willing to obtain during training.
? Must hold a current driver's license
? Must carry and show proof of 100/300/100 liability coverage on personal vehicle.
Additional Job Requirements:
? Clearance of background check and drug screen.
? Become a registered member of the GSUSA.
? Access to reliable transportation.
Required Skills & Abilities:
? Experience in working with children of all ages
? Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions.
? Ability to effectively communicate and work with a diverse group of staff and campers to encourage full participation in Girl Scouting.
? Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.
? Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise field trips, special events, bus supervision, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
? Assist in the planning of all camp games, unit team, and cook-out.
Selective Abilities & Demands:
? Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
? Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
? Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
? Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers. Some physical requirements of the day camp counselor position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requirement of eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to make projects and assist campers. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the art facility available.
The employee will work outside and will work in close quarters with other staff, campers, and clients. The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to loud; hectic situations can occur characteristic to working with children of all ages and parents in need. Exposure to odors such and scents are common.
As an employee, you are a representative of Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma and people form their impressions of the council in part, based on their interaction with you. Every personal contact is with a current or potential donor to the council, thus the impression we make through community and professional contacts, and involvement in collaborations with agencies, groups or organizations is important. Fund Development and Membership Recruitment is a role assumed by all staff positions. The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills and.
For more information, please contact the council directly.
How to Apply
To apply, please fill out an application online at under the camp positions section.
Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma
6100 North Robinson AvenueOklahoma City, OK 73118
Fax #: 405-###-####
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.