Overnight Camp Counselor

Looking for a fun job to build your leadership skills outdoors?

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA of San Diego County


San Diego, CA 92123-1641

Camp Information

Camp Raintree
2315 Frisius Dr
Julian, CA 92036

Job Description

This role leads campers in a variety of activities, games and camp events that are geared to build friendships, support personal growth and engage in the stunning, natural environment of the camp program. Ideal candidates are creative, comfortable leading and engaging youth, can ensure policies and procedures are met and understand the big picture of this role, which is creating a truly magical experience for youth!


  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience working with youth in the Day Camp, Resident Camp or like setting
  • Good customer service and communication skills when interacting with children, parents and the community
  • Physical ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills including: standing, hiking and/or climbing for extended periods of time.
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • CPR and First Aid certified upon hire and must be from one of the following:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute

Essential Functions

  • Assume full responsibility for a cabin group of 8-12 children including supervising the children 24 hours per day (evenings, overnights, mealtimes and most activity times)
  • Knowledge of camp operating procedures
  • Employ good teaching and leadership techniques in providing quality instruction
  • Use good judgment; make decisions that ensure the safety of the children
  • Follow all rules and instructions, carry and use properly necessary equipment during activities, know and follow camp emergency procedures
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of investment in camp, including the cleanliness of facilities, care of equipment and supplies, and stewardship of the natural environment
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with the team of other camp counselors and directors

Room and board provided


How to Apply

Apply Online

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