As a counselor, you are one of the most important ingredients for a successful camp. Your major responsibility is to provide a safe, fun and exciting camp experience to a group of young people who have been entrusted to your care by their parents.
Your duties as a camp counselor must be taken extremely seriously. Your job involves wearing many hats. You are a listener, a guider, a sharer, an advisor, an encourager, a caretaker and above all else, a role model that young campers will look up to and emulate for years to come.
A camp counselor role is a major commitment and responsibility. This leadership opportunity will allow you to demonstrate initiative, grow in your life skills and profoundly affect the lives of young people you watch over on a daily basis.
As a counselor for Knox Summer Adventures, you are expected to:
- Demonstrate emotional maturity and stability
- Demonstrate an interest in camp events and activities
- Address the needs of all campers, including special challenges
- Participate enthusiastically in all scheduled camp activities and maintain levels of high energy and interest all summer
- Uphold all aspects of The Knox School’s Code of Conduct
- Treat all campers and their parents with dignity and respect
- Address any and all concerns and/or issues with the Director as they arise
Junior Counselors: Must be entering 11th or 12th grade
Senior Counselors: Must be entering college or above
Lifeguards: Must have current, valid certifications from an organization listed on the NYS DOH Summer Camp Requirements (NYS DOH Aquatics Certifications). We utilize both waterfront and pool lifeguards. Your CPR certification must be renewed YEARLY to work at a camp. So if you took your last CPR certification course in June of 2015, it will not be considered up-to-date to work in a summer camp for the 2016 season. You would be wise to update your CPR cert in December or January so that when you apply for a camp position, you can bring proof of all your current credentials.
Water Safety Instructors: Must have current, valid certifications from an organization listed on the NYS DOH Summer Camp Requirements (NYS DOH WSI Certifications). Water Safety Instructors must be Lifeguard certified as well.Summer Employment Application