Camp Counselor Jobs in W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI at The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit

Title: Camp Counselor

Company: The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit

Location: W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI


Position: Counselor

Job Type: Seasonal

Department: Day Camp

Supervised by: JCC Day Camps Assistant Director

Benefits: 50% off camp and 25% off specialty camp for your children


Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper. The Counselor is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.


Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their group, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes

Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth
Assure campers are properly supervised at all times
Be aware of and implement safety guidelines.

Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes

Responsible for leading and assisting with the teaching of activities
Actively participate in all program areas as assigned including being in the pool during swim instruction
Provide for the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities
Assist in program areas such as waterfront, nature, all camp activities, and arts and crafts as directed

Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff

Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs
Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by the camp nurse
Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems, and discuss with the camp nurse and/or camp management when appropriate
Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to camp management.

Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior

Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures
Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship


Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communication as requested
Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned
Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise programs, special events, and other all-camp activities and camp functions
Assist in the planning of any special events
All other responsibilities deemed necessary by the Camp Director


Must be high school graduate
Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR
Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work
Ability to interact with all age levels
Understand the development needs of youth
Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner
Demonstrate knowledge and skill in designated camp program areas
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff
Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of a General Counselor position could be endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs; willing to work in a camp setting where irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities may occur; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.

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