JOB SUMMARY: Happy Hollow Summer Camp, which hosts 8 weeks of overnight camp for children ages 7-14, is seeking enthusiastic, responsible, and creative Cabin Counselors to provide a safe and memorable experience for our campers. Every counselor will be assigned a group of   4-5 campers and will be in a cabin group of 6 - 10 campers with another staff during each week of camp. Counselor duties include, but are not limited to, supervising campers, cabin, and mealtimes, overseeing transitions to and from scheduled activities, and supervising showers and bedtime, etc. The ideal candidate should be an excellent multitasker with a genuine passion for working with and empowering young people.


  • High school graduate, or at least 18 years of age
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • At least 1-2 years of youth leadership experience preferred
  • Ability to accept supervision and feedback
  • Good character, integrity, and ability to adapt to a camp setting
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • Physical ability to participate in strenuous activities (hiking, swimming, climbing)
  • First Aid/CPR certification (camp will provide)
  • Ability to pass a background check


  • Abide by all camp rules
  • Successfully complete pre-camp staff training
  • Assume the responsibility for each camper’s safety and well-being at all times
  • Set a good example for campers and others at all times
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities
  • Submit all required reports on time
  • Guide cabin groups in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities
  • Carry out established roles for supervising camper health
  • Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations
  • Supervise all assigned aspects of the campers’ day including morning reveille, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest time, evening activities, getting ready for bed, and after-hours duty as assigned
  • Help campers plan their participation in camp-wide programs, special events, and activities
  • Assist in teaching or leading activities
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group
  • Develop opportunities for interaction between campers and staff
  • Provide opportunities which allow for each camper to experience success
  • Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns
  • Help each camper meet the goals established by the camp for camper development
  • Know your limitations and always be flexible
  • Other duties as assigned