Camp Counselor

Company: Kellogg PEAK Initiative

Job Type: Seasonal

Job Description


ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION: Our mission is to bring out the limitless potential in young leaders through extraordinary experiences and nurturing relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY: To provide a safe, inclusive, and meaningful experience for campers by supervising all aspects of daily camper life and facilitating, participating in, and supporting campers through camp activities.




  • Set the tone and guide a group of young people on a journey of self-exploration, challenge, and fun for 11 days at a time.  (3 standard sessions are 11 days each. We also have shorter sessions like Teen Camp and Family Camp.)

  • Live in a cabin with a co-counselor and 8-10 campers, and assume responsibility for the physical and emotional wellbeing of campers during all on-duty hours (20-22 hours per day, as scheduled). 

  • Provide active supervision and attention to ensure campers are encouraged, safe, active, accepted, well-rested and generally cared for.

  • All meals are provided during camp sessions. Counselors are expected to sit with and engage with their campers at meals, and to eat the camp food provided with the campers. 

  • Guide your campers through their fear, frustration, lots of laughter, bumps, bruises, learning through failure and moments of absolutely amazing accomplishment.

  • Assist in preparation of and actively participate in camp programming including evening activities, camper choice time, bus duty, and more.

  • Support campers in setting and achieving their goals for the camp session, and write participation notes for each camper to acknowledge their achievements.




  • This position is compensated at a rate of $600 per week, pre-tax.

  • Our summer seasonal staff are paid on a bi-weekly basis and are classified as exempt, seasonal employees.




  • Key competencies: Grit, Growth Mindset, Self Management, Teamwork, Empathy, and Initiative

  • Belief that with the right support and access to quality programs and experiences, all young people are able to achieve at the highest level imaginable. 

  • Enthusiasm about new experiences and ability to self-manage to bring a consistent level of energy all summer long.

  • Calm under pressure and able to embrace change and be flexible. 




  • Must be able to reside in shared housing on the LVC resident camp property in Boscobel, WI starting with two weeks of staff training in June and ending after the last camp program lets out in mid-August.

  • Must be at least 18 and/or have a high school diploma or GED to apply.

  • Current age-appropriate CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification (PEAK will provide during staff training if needed).




  • Camp Counselors report to their assigned Village Coordinator


  • The camp environment is often hot or rainy. You must be able to work outside for sustained periods of time without air conditioning. 

  • Position requires standing, stooping, sitting, walking long distances in hilly terrain, and occasionally lifting up to 40 pounds with or without assistance. 

  • Position requires working weekends and nights, with time off in between camp sessions. Camp days are often long and at times require late night camper support. Staff will have daily scheduled breaks.



The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


PEAK Initiative is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.


Availability:  $600/week
Posted on: January 6, 2023
Job Type: Seasonal
Job Starting Date:
June 8, 2023
Application Closing Date:
June 18, 2024
Job Salary Range:
Preferred/Required Degree Level: High School/GED
Population(s) Served: Youth - At Risk
Job Category(ies): Summer Camp
Region(s): Midwest US