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Camp Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN at Benchmark Human Services

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

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Job Description

POSTION TITLE:Summer Camp Counselor

REPORTS TO: Field Supervisor

SUPERVISES: Campers as assigned


Counselors must insure the safety of the campers in program activities offered to enrich lives and promote safe, integrated fun at Camp Red Cedar. Plan and implement recreational, camping activities for campers.



  1. Plan, lead and supervise campers with outdoor and indoor recreational activities.
  2. Work actively with other staff, supervisor and volunteers to facilitate a safe and fun camping experience.
  3. Assist with daily living skills as necessary.
  4. Submit daily participation documentation and behavior evaluations.
  5. Assist campers with all activities, personal care needs and at meal times.
  6. Interact with the campers in a fair and positive manner.
  7. Plan and execute structured activities, which keep the campers involved, and having fun.
  8. Follow daily schedules assigned for each week of camp. Schedules may vary depending on programs offered each week.
  9. Keep accurate attendance records.
  10. Be familiar with all emergency procedures and participate in monthly drills
  11. Clean all areas of the facility that are used by the camp program, including the restrooms, waterfront, cabins and barn.
  12. Accept other responsibilities deemed necessary by your supervisor in order to insure quality service to all campers.
  13. Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all staff and clients we serve.
  14. Supervise campers during two weeks of residential overnight camps.
  15. Report any behavior incidents to your supervisor through written and verbal communication.
  16. Report any reasonable suspicion of a crime against an ICF/MR resident must be reported to Indiana State Department of Health and Law Enforcement (Elder Justice Act).
  17. Follow and enforce all safety policies adopted by this agency.
  18. Be a good example for all campers.
  19. Good attendance while employed with Camp Red Cedar
  20. All other duties as assigned.


  1. Teach by example the “4 R’s” which are: respect yourself, respect the campers, respect the counselors, and respect the facility.
  2. Interact with the parents on a daily basis, keeping them informed about their child’s time spent at Camp Red Cedar.
  3. Assist with feeding and caring for horses and other barn chores as assigned
  4. Maintain proper storage of supplies. Keep activity areas safe and clean
  5. Attend all training sessions and facility improvement days.


  1. Special education, parks and recreational, social work, speech therapy, therapeutic recreation, occupational therapy, mental health technology or related fields.
  2. Must be able to relate and work well with people with and without disabilities.
  3. Must be at least 18 years of age
  4. Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.
  5. Must be willing and able to work long days when necessary.
  6. Must have good communication skills, dependable, flexible and responsible.


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