SummerKids Camp Counselor Job Opening

SummerKids Camp Counselor Job Opening

Camp Fire Central Oregon is looking for motivated, creative and enthusiastic individuals who love educating and inspiring youth to join our SummerKids Day Camp staff.  Camp Fire offers eight week long day camp sessions, and will welcome up to 100 campers each week. We strive to give young people the opportunity to learn grow, enjoy nature and thrive through our SummerKids program. Our programming includes arts and crafts, movement activities, science investigations, environmental awareness, and community service projects.

Counselors will work alongside other counselors, Assistant Camp Director and Camp Director to implement our SummerKids day camp activities, based upon Camp Fire’s comprehensive national curriculum and local creativity.  This is a temporary, full time position beginning in June and ending in August 2017.  We are looking for individuals who can commit to a minimum of seven out of the eight weeks of camp.  Ideally we will find individuals who are available for the entire 2017 SummerKids camp season.  There is a potential to stay on an as needed basis during the 2017-8 school year on an as needed basis for our various school year programs.

      June  21st – 24th    Mandatory staff training

      June 26th – August 18th     SummerKids Camp Sessions

Hours vary depending upon program needs but are generally Monday – Friday between 7am and 6pm.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Supervision: Directly supervise and engage  participants, ages 5-12. There is a possibility that you will also supervise a youth volunteer Counselor in Training (CIT).

Mentoring and Teaching: Interact with youth in a sensitive and honest way.  Encourage them to try new things and to be their best selves.  Lead and participate in various activities as directed by Camp Manager, such as crafts, games, reading books, singing songs, or a variety of other options.  Contribute your ideas to make camp even more fun and personal for you and the youth you are working with.

Facility Management: Maintain a clean, safe facility. Set up and take down equipment needed for activities.

Parent Liaison: Communicate with parents as necessary to share day camp experiences.


  • Experience working directly with youth
  • Knowledge of age appropriate activities and camp safety guidelines
  • Enjoys working with youth and genuinely likes kids

Ability and skills:

  • Be energetic, fun and have a positive attitude
  • Be engaging and relate well with people of all backgrounds and ages, especially children
  • Work indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions
  • Actively participate in all activities
  • Show initiative: be self-motivated, proactive and independent and have strong work ethic
  • Effectively communicate with participants, parents, staff, and supervisors
  • Work well as part of a small, cohesive team
  • Possess good time management and organizational skills
  • Lift equipment and supplies
  • First Aid / CPR certification, of ability to become certified prior to be begining of staff training
  • At least 18 years of age, high school graduate or equivalent
  • First Aid / CPR certification, or ability to become certified prior to be begining of staff training
  • At least 18 years of age, high school graduate or equivalent

Learn more about Camp Fire Central Oregon at

Salary commensurate with experience, ranging from $10 -$13 per hour.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to with subject line “SummerKids Counselor 2017 [Your last name]”.