Camp Counselor

Job Description

Calling all adventurers, sports gurus, creators, coaches and performers far and wide! Independent Lake Camp is on a mission to create the best summer ever for their campers and we need you on board!

If you’re looking for a role where you can share your skills, teach kids, be surrounded by a unique and diverse team of young adults and live in a paradise of high-energy fun for the summer…. look no further.

 About ILC:

Independent Lake Camp is a co-ed, non-traditional, sleep away camp located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. ILC is dedicated to celebrating diversity, promoting creativity and empowering individual growth through camper- chosen individualized scheduling. Independent Lake Camp attracts campers and counselors from all over the USA and abroad, catering to kids aged 6-17 and offering 2 to 8 week sessions. ILC is located 2.5 hours north of New York City and 2.5 hours from Philadelphia in the small town of Orson, PA.

 What We’re Looking For:

We are looking for counselors with expertise in any of the following, with a passion to share their talents with our campers -

Horseback riding
Music recording & mixing
Video editing
Tech Theatre

Acapella Singing



Role Playing Games


Climbing Wall/High Ropes Course
Fine Arts
Stained Glass

and More......

 To Be Successful In This Role You Will Need:

  • A positive outlook and ability to energize those around you

  • Great communication skills with children and colleagues

  • A focus on safety and mental wellbeing for the campers

  • You will need to be a teamplayer 

  • A passion for teaching

  • You will need Initiative, problem solving skills and responsibility 

  • To live and breathe the mission of ILC - Please take a moment to read our mission statement to understand how we operate.

What The Role Involves: 

Day to day, our counselors are responsible for the following key tasks -

  • Teach your specialty activity for 5 periods each day

  •  Live in a bunk with 6-12 campers and co counselor  

  • Check in on and support the wellbeing of your campers

  • Inspire and empower all campers to be the best version of themselves

  • Supervise and mentor campers during meals, downtime and bunk activities. 

  • Engage and participate in daily group evening activities and camp events ie bring the fun

What We Will Provide:

Independent Lake Camp will provide you with a summer of exponential professional growth, irreplaceable friendships, lifelong memories, and untold fun within the beauty of our natural setting. Our staff are the most important aspect of running a quality camp. We offer plenty of time off, one period every day and 4 nights per week. You will also receive one day off per week, not including the first and last week of your contract. This is a live in position which includes lodging and food.

 For more information check out our website at and watch our Video. 

Check out our socials - Vimeo, facebook, soundcloud, instagram, youtube 

 Position Dates: June 13th, 2021- August 16th, 2021. Pre and Post camp work available on request.

 Apply online at

Job Availability: 

This position is available for summer 2021. Start date can be June 13th or earlier in May to account for set-up.

To Apply

Submit application through our website, then follow up with email to [email protected] or [email protected]

Application Closing Date: 
June 1st, 2021
Application Contact Email: 
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Job Location: 
Thompson, Pennsylvania
Job Starting Date: 
June 13th

Job Details

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