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Do you love working with kids? Are you passionate about making an impact on the LGBT community? Do you want the summer experience of a lifetime? Become a Camp Highlight counselor! Being a counselor at Camp Highlight is so much more than a summer job. You’ll develop leadership skills, change the lives of campers, and bring joy to many young people. The job description is below! Apply today!

Camp Highlight Counselor 

Job Summary:

The Camp Counselor will perform a variety of tasks in a summer camp setting including recreation activities, arts and crafts, sports, games, drama performances, camping, and hobbies. They will utilize the Camp Highlight curriculum and values to shape campers’ overall experience. This position reports directly to Camp Highlight’s Assistant Director(s).


  • Pre-camp/Planning Season - from date of hire to camp start date

    • Attends any required training sessions (estimated X hours of training)

    • Utilizes Slack regularly to develop group dynamics with other counselors and answer any messages from Camp Administration Team

    • Communicates appropriately and completes tasks in a timely manner

    • Creates and edits activity plans according to activity plan schedule

    • Assists with development of evening activity plans

  • During camp

    • Enforces camp rules and regulations and ensures safety in all facilities

    • Manages designated cabin environment and cabin campers with co-counselors

    • Leads and supports daily activities that were self-created and/or assigned

    • If assigned, prepares and leads a morning meeting

    • Follows daily camp schedule, ensuring activities start and end on time, and manage transition periods between activities well

    • Adapts well and is flexible to any unforeseen circumstances

    • Utilizes Camp Highlight curriculum to build on overall experience at camp and as a behavior management tool

    • Accepts feedback from and delivers appropriate feedback to other counselors

    • Engages and interacts with campers in-the-moment and gives them their full attention

    • Mediates campers disputes and escalates camper issues appropriately to Assistant Director(s)

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude

  • Adaptability - things don’t always go as planned, and rolling with the punches is important

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to learn and enforce the camp’s safety rules and Camp Highlight Curriculum

  • Must attend staff meetings and orientation during the summer season.

Education and Experience:

  • Previous experience working with children preferred.

  • Must pass reference checks and background screenings, which include fingerprint check and sex offender registry check.

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