Senior Counselor - CIT Program
Senior counselors are responsible for the day to day activities of one group of 10-20 campers. Senior counselors supervise 1-3 counselors, and provide behavior and programming support to their group.
Essential Job Functions:
- Design and implement a teen leadership program that prepares CITs for camp work and for leadership in school and activities.
- Responsible for daily operations of the CIT program- schedules, trainings, observations, evaluations, coaching.
- Supervise daily activities of the CIT program, including maintaining accurate attendance, regular headcounts, adherence to the schedule, and support during provided activities, and leadership during counselor-driven activities.
- Supervision of 1-3 counselors, including helping them set goals and writing evaluations.
- Clear communication with leadership about camper behavior, staff issues, safety concerns, etc.
- Reports to the Senior Eagles Age Group Coordinator.
- Management of staff breaks, making sure safe ratios are maintained.
- Senior Counselors must have current certification in CPR and First Aid.
- Camp staff day is 8:45am-4:15pm, with a ½ hour on campus break.
Other Job Duties:
Attendance at staff training and staff meetings is mandatory. Some Senior Counselors may have additional responsibilities if they are attached to sports or specialty camps, which may include- curriculum planning, equipment or supply procurement, camp-specific meetings, and other duties as assigned
The successful candidate should have at least 3 years of camp/youth program experience, with at least one year of staff supervision experience. Preference for a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, but college courses towards that degree would be considered. Senior Counselors must be able to work 7 of the 8 camp season week, as well as attending all of the pre-camp training sessions.
Physical Aspects of the Job:
Camp Christopher is set on a 175--acre rolling campus with 2 pools and seven fields. Candidates must be able to follow the camper schedule on foot each day, be able to lift up to 30 pounds, participate in games and activities, and maintain a healthy presence during the long outdoor camp day.