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  • Camp Counselor: Day & Sports Camps

    Job Location US-CT-Greenwich
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    ESF Camps at Greenwich Academy
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    A Counselor is responsible for the supervision of campers, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers.


    DIVERSIFY YOUR DAY | (1st Grade Tribes only)

    In addition to our full day, Day Camp program, campers entering 1st grade in the Fall have the option to combine a Day and Sports Camp experience! Campers will spend the morning in Day Camp, participating in Day Camp traditions, activities such as art, creative and performing arts and Project Discovery, and eating lunch with his or her tribe. After lunch, they will transition to Sports Camp for an action-packed, athletic afternoon, focusing on different sports each day!

    Position Objective/Purpose

    We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision & management of youth as it pertains to this position, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    1. Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health, safety, security, and personal and skill development
    2. Promote and actively participate in all camper activities & projects
    3. Work effectively with co-counselors and collaborate on daily responsibilities
    4. Teach or assist with camp programs
    5. Complete assigned paperwork
    6. Serve as a positive role model to campers
    7. Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
    8. Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and adhere to all company policies
    9. Have fun
    10. Other responsibilities as assigned


    Position Competencies for Success

    1. Understand and support the mission of the organization
    2. The ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
    3. Positive attitude
    4. Commitment to the growth and development of youth
    5. Patient, caring and creative
    6. Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work
    7. Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions
    8. Flexible, adaptive and a Team player
    9. Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

    Experience Requirements

    1. Previous experience in athletics
    2. Bachelors Degree
    3. Teaching certification (preferred)
    4. Previous experience working with children, examples include but are not limited to; babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, religious education teacher
    5. Previous camp counselor experience (preferred)

    Education Requirements

    1. Minimum of 18 years of age
    2. Bachelor's Degree

    Other Skill Requirements

    1. Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community

    Reporting Relationships

    1. Reports directly to and takes direction from Camp Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Site Director.

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

    1. Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbs
    2. Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
    3. Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.
    4. Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

    ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!


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