Fall Camp Assistant Counselor

Job Description


We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated camp counselors to lead campers and help them navigate remote learning in a camp setting. Here at North Star, we understand that most of our counselors have school commitments of their own. The Assistant Counselor role is open to high school and college students looking to supplement their fall semester with leadership experience in a supportive, safe environment. North Star will offer student staff the resources and space to successfully complete their individual school requirements. Outside of school, the assistant counselors are responsible for assisting the Lead Cabin Counselor with the overall supervision of campers in the cabin and for filling in during instructional activities. Counselors sleep in the cabin in their own “counselor quarters” and will work together to create a fun, safe environment for the kids in their cabin. The assistant counselors will assist with mealtimes, morning and bedtime routines, and will serve as a mentor and a role model for their campers. Assistant counselors will also assist with running afternoon and evening activities. The Assistant Counselors will report to the Camp Directors, Program Directors, Village Directors, and camper parents.


Located in the Northern Wisconsin town of Hayward, North Star Camp is a premier residential camp for boys. Situated on 120 acres and 2.5 miles of lakeshore, North Star offers a rich variety of activities and experiences designed to stimulate the imagination and challenge the skills of campers. As Covid-19 is pushing schools to remote learning once again, North Star Fall Camp will offer an alternative learning environment for 5 th -10 th grade boys. Fall Camp will offer a safe setting for kids to complete their schooling requirements while offering opportunities for social and emotional growth they would traditionally gain in a school setting. Days at camp will consist of school in the morning and early afternoon, followed by various structured activities in athletics, water sports, creative arts, and adventure programming. Weekends will take on a more relaxed atmosphere and will give kids and staff alike the chance to explore the beautiful sights that autumn in Northern Wisconsin has to offer. To learn more about North Star Camp for Boys, visit northstarcamp.com.


1. High school (juniors/seniors) or college students who will be attending school virtually in the fall of 2020

2. A healthy attitude about living and working with children

3. A model of healthy lifestyles and strong moral character

4. Good communication skills and a good command of the English language

5. Previous camp experience or experience working with children desirable


1. Meet homework deadlines and maintain good standing with your schooling

2. Assume responsibility for the emotional and physical wellbeing of your campers and take on a parent-like interest in all aspects of the camper’s camping experience

3. Be a leader and positive role model for campers while always keeping safety in mind

4. Assist campers with homework assignments and school work as needed

5. Correspond with parents about their child’s camp and school experience

6. Create a fun but orderly living atmosphere within the cabin. You will provide structure to cabin life and see to it that cabin policies and work details are in place to cut down on chaos and increase relaxation in cabin life

7. Assist campers with cabin clean-up, cabin cleanliness and all responsibilities on the cabin job wheel

8. Take on a parental role for camper hygiene and routines (i.e. applying sunscreen, wearing appropriate dress and footwear, and seeking care when a camper is sick or injured)

9. Seek help when you need it and be open to feedback

10. Communicate any difficulties with your Village Director, Camp Director or the Program Director

11. Share with camp any special skills that you may possess i.e. singing, artistic ability, karate etc. and take part fully in the camp environment

12. Help with work crews to set up and take down camp

13. Anything else that is required to help camp run efficiently


1. Lead small and large group activities

2. Supervise camper participation in structured and unstructured activities

3. Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers

4. Interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations

5. Appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques

6. Able to demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control

7. Able to assist campers in emergency (fire, injury, etc.)

8. Able to live in shared quarters with staff and campers, maintaining proper organization and cleanliness

9. Possess strength, endurance and mobility to carry up to 50lbs and travel over rugged terrain

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