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Camp Counselor- Discovery Day Camp and Adventure Academy


Godman Guild Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1898 with a focus on helping to build better neighborhoods – one person, one family at a time. Godman Guild’s programs are for all ages and are built to provide a continuum of success and support, making it possible for participants to achieve their academic and career goals. Part of this mission is provided at Camp Mary Orton, which enables campers to explore nature and personal development. For more information, please visit: or


Discovery Day Camp and Adventure Academy at Camp Mary Orton are week-long day camps that includes cooperative games and team-building initiatives, crafts and creativity, nature based exploration through hiking, creeking, and natural shelter building; Adventure Academy also includes high adventure elements (such as a climbing wall, zip-line, and ropes course) as well as a Thursday night all-camp overnight sleeping in tents. The Counselors take leadership in ensuring that the camp is successful and enjoyable to all campers, and that activities are a positive learning experience.

Loves of kids and being outdoors
Understanding how to communicate and work with children 6-14 years old
For Adventure Academy- Ability to teach and lead various adventure education activities (e.g. climbing wall)
The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
Lots of enthusiasm, coupled with patience, a great sense of humor and self-control

Meet minimum age requirement of 17 years old by May 25, 2019.
Pass an Ohio Criminal Background check
Completion of high school diploma
CPR/FA certification (offered free)
Availability to attend Training Week the week prior to start of camp that includes;
Demonstrated ability to safely lead adventure activities (e.g. climbing wall) including being ‘certified’ to belay climbers, pass knot tying tests and gear inspections
Successfully ‘checking out’ on how to properly set up all adventure elements (e.g. climbing wall, zipline) and to provide all safety guidelines to campers
* Availability to work Mon - Weds from 8:30am - 4:30pm and Thurs from 8:30 am - Friday 3:30 pm (i,e. overnight) for entire week obligation at Adventure Academy
and/ or

8am-4pm M-F - Discovery Day Camp
Candidates will be selected as a group and may work in different camps different weeks.

Take primary responsibility for health, well-being and happiness of campers
Make connections with campers and develop meaningful relationships
Demonstrate concern for the social adjustment of each camper
Provide opportunities for the group so each camper can experience success in activities
Actively manage camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, assure all safety procedures are maintained and apply age appropriate management techniques when necessary
Engage parents/guardians at drop off and pick up to establish a sense of connection
Be able to tell parent/guardian individual camper accomplishments each day
Encourage respect for fellow campers, personal property, camp equipment and facilities
Understand and implement emergency procedures in any potential minor or major situations
Present a positive example at all times and understanding that poor behavior can have lasting impact on campers
Exhibit a level of athleticism for safe participation in adventure elements
Communicate regularly with CMO/ Camp leadership regarding any issues, concerns or challenges, as well as any pertinent updates on campers
Actively participate in daily staff check-in and debrief meetings
Submit all paperwork and database updates on a timely basis
The Four Most Important Qualities all Counselors must possess:

An understanding that campers always come first
A willingness to be silly if that is what it takes to make campers smile
An ability to recognize and acknowledge success (e.g. give ‘warm fuzzies) to all campers on a daily basis, and
An endless supply of energy coupled with a desire to have FUN!!!
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


camp: 1 year (Preferred)
working with youth: 1 year (Preferred)

High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Work authorization:

United States (Required)
Application Question:

What excites you about working at a summer camp?
Work Location:

One location
Employment Length:

1 - 3 months
Pay Frequency:

Bi weekly or Twice monthly
This Job Is:

A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

Monday to Friday