Camp Counselor USA
Summer 2021

What is summer camp counselor ?

Camp Counselor 2021 Cosmopolitan is a unique American tradition that provides American children (and sometimes adults) with the opportunity to participate in supervised activities away from home in a safe and nurturing environment. Children and adolescents who attend summer camp are known as campers. The primary purpose of many camps is educational, athletic, or cultural development.

The International Camp Counselor Program provides camps, across the US, with the opportunity to provide a cultural exchange experience for their campers. Camps seek international staff qualified in a variety of skills from a diverse array of countries to share their customs and traditions from their home countries, while the camps themselves provide international participants with the unique cultural experience of an American summer camp.

Why summer camp counselor?

  • Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else!
  • Regardless of your college major, camp experiences allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability.
  • Being a summer camp counselor and working directly with children teaches you numerous skills that will benefit you in any future profession as there are endless opportunities to become a leader. Instantly a group of campers look up to their counselors and seek guidance and wisdom from them, you quickly become one of the coolest (and most influential) people in the kids live.

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Working at a summer camp can be a great experience for the right person. You need to be experienced in your specialist areas, professional coach, teacher, or a student simply. if accepted onto the program we will work hard to match your skills, experience, background, and preferences to a suitable camp.

Program Requirement

  • Enjoy working with Kids.
  • Have skills / Interests in one of the follow: Horse riding, Special activity leaders, Special needs trainer, Lifeguards, Art & Design, Soccer Coaches, Childcare, Outdoor activities Coordinator, Guides & Scouts skills as well as Management or leadership skills. – Have the English skills required to contribute in an English speaking workplace.
  • Be between 18 – 26.
  • Professional resume and cover letter.

How long does the program run?

Most camps run for an average 2.5-month session during which time participants are to remain at camp until their placement is over. Camps will also run a one-week orientation before camp. Certain positions require counselors to come a week earlier than the rest of staff to attend specific trainings (ie Lifeguard and waterfront staff). The camp season runs typically from June to August. Participants can travel after their program and must return home within 30 days of the end of their program.

there are two types of counselors

General Counselor

hese roles will act as the main care giver for a group of children. Their duties will include staying with the children at night in the cabin (although generally in a separate room), taking them to their different activities, and beings the primary support system for their group of campers.

Specialist Counselors

These roles entail teaching the campers a special skill or activity. They should be proficient in the various elements of that skill and be confident to teach it to the campers. Campers rotate from activity to activity throughout the day and Specialist Staff will remain at their activity station during those times to receive each group of campers. 

What kind of skills are required

Generally, camps seek participants who have an interest in and some experience working with children. They also seek those who have a special skill that they can teach campers. 

See below for a list of skills that camps seek. Some of the skills that are most highly sought after are in the  table below.

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