Summer Camp Counselor

Happy Hollow Children's Camp
3049 Happy Hollow Road
Indianapolis, IN 47448
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $2,400 To $2,800
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp
No Travel

Job Description


JOB SUMMARY: Happy Hollow Summer Camp, which hosts 8 weeks of overnight camp for children ages 7-14, is seeking enthusiastic, responsible, and creative Cabin Counselors to provide a safe and memorable experience for our campers. Our Cabin Counselors are responsible for an assigned cabin group of 6 - 9 campers during each week of camp. Duties include monitoring meals, overseeing transitions to and from scheduled activities, and leading group games. The ideal candidate should be an excellent multitasker with a genuine passion for working with and empowering young people.


  • Abide by all camp rules
  • Successfully complete pre-camp staff training
  • Assume the responsibility for each camper’s safety and well-being at all times.
  • Set a good example for campers and others at all times
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities
  • Submit all required reports on time
  • Guide cabin groups in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities
  • Carry out established roles for supervising camper health
  • Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations
  • Supervise all assigned aspects of the campers’ day including morning reveille, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest time, evening activities, getting ready for bed, and after-hours duty as assigned
  • Help campers plan their participation in camp-wide programs, special events, and activities
  • Assist in teaching or leading activities
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group
  • Develop opportunities for interaction between campers and staff
  • Provide opportunities which allow for each camper to experience success
  • Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns
  • Help each camper meet the goals established by the camp for camper development
  • Know your limitations and always be flexible
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements

High school graduate, or at least 18 years of age
Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
First Aid/CPR certification (camp will provide)
At least 1-2 years of youth leadership experience preferred
Ability to accept supervision and feedback
Good character, integrity, and adaptability
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
Ability to pass a background check
Physical ability to participate in strenuous activities (hiking, swimming, climbing)
Happy Hollow Children's Camp
Chris Chappell
3049 Happy Hollow Road
Indianapolis IN 47448
United States
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