Cabin counselors live and work directly with campers and strive to provide a safe and positive environment in which campers grow both personally and socially and explore the natural environment. Counselors also teach a variety of activities.
- Ensure physical and emotional safety of campers
- Ensure campers’ basic needs (food, water, health, sleep) are met each day
- Supervise campers effectively during cabin, meal, program and transition times
- Clearly communicate expectations
- Set appropriate limits and boundaries with campers
- Manage camper behavior in a positive manner according to training
- Follow emergency procedures according to training
- Facilitate all aspects of cabin life and campers’ social and personal development
- Lead and/or participate in creative Wake Ups and Morning Circles
- Ensure campers leave the unit appropriately prepared for the weather and activities
- Facilitate quality cabin clean-ups and orderly showers during morning Unit Time
- Focus on your campers during meals and facilitate Dining Hall duties
- Facilitate a quiet, restful cabin environment during daily Siesta
- Lead effective and engaging nightly Cabin Chats
- Be available for campers during Unit Duty as scheduled
- Contribute to the development of a positive, supportive camp community
- Lead spontaneous activities during unstructured times
- Show positive tone and patience when communicating with campers
- Support campers with homesickness with caring and compassion
- Act as a positive role model for campers and fellow staff members
- Deliver high-quality program activities
- Facilitate high-quality NGs, DGs, OATs activities and EPs as scheduled
- Arrive on time and fully prepared to lead all scheduled activities
- Generate excitement for programs through personal enthusiasm and skits
- Making topics engaging, fun and educational for participants
- Act as a full participant in the Wildwood community
- Abide by all Wildwood and Mass Audubon policies and procedures
- Strive to maintain a high level of personal health and wellness
- Maintain positive, professional relationships with co-workers
- Perform other duties as assigned
Applicants must have a strong desire to work with children in an outdoor setting and an interest in teaching and learning about the natural environment.
Counselors must be at least 19 years old or have graduated High School on or before 2018, hold current First Aid and CPR certifications
Be willing to live full-time in a residential camp setting.
Must successfully pass background screening (CORI/SORI)
Compensation and Benefits
Salary paid biweekly, comprehensive training, housing and meals for the duration of employment, and other benefits. Compensation begins at $2945 DOE for the season.
Staff training for Unit Counselors begins Thursday June 6th and camp is over on Sunday August 25th 2019.
How to Apply
Email resume and cover letter to: