Camp Counselor
Cheley Colorado Camps

Summer Camp Staff at Cheley Colorado Camps- with housing, Estes Park, Colorado

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Camp Counselor

Cheley Colorado Camps
Estes Park, Colorado
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 2 months. (Jun 03, 2023)

Counselors are assigned a specific job in one unit: horseback riding, backpacking, hiking, HBO (hiking/backpacking/out of camp activities), outcamping, sports, sports/mountain biking, crafts, riflery, or campfire. Salary, housing, meals, and travel stipend are provided.

Every counselor is first a counselor involved in the person-to-person relationships of guiding campers, helping them to make the most of their camp opportunity. Counselors live with and are responsible for a group of campers –at Land O’Peaks, counselors live in cabins with the campers and one or more other counselors, and at the Trail’s End Ranches, counselors live in cabins near camper wagons. Counselors care for and provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for each camper. They write five to six weekly reports to parents, supervise meals, maintain discipline, and set a good example. Counselors also help campers with laundry sorting, making beds, homesickness, and personal hygiene. They plan and lead fun and engaging activities while assisting campers with earning their patches and keeping accurate records of campers who have earned patches in their area.

Being a counselor is a very important position, and the choices you make affect the campers’ entire camp experience. The goal of the counselor is to give each camper a safe, fun, and memorable summer where they learn about themselves and learn to “act spontaneously in the right.”

Counselors need to have the ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, communicate effectively with campers, peers, directors, and camper parents, and provide necessary instruction to campers. All counselors must have the visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards, the cognitive ability to plan and conduct the activity safely, the physical ability to respond appropriately to situations (especially those requiring first aid), and the physical ability and strength necessary to lead the activity five days a week. Counselors must be prepared for long hours, minimal personal time, and many rewards.

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