General Counselor Job Description

General Counselor

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group
  • Ability to work in a non-competitive environment
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to assist in teaching a variety of activities
  • Ability to lead the instruction of an established Camp Northwood activity
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • One year of undergraduate studies or at least 19 years of age
Responsible To:

Camp Directors, Assistant Directors

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Prepare for, and actively participate in staff training, meetings, and supervisory conferences.
  • Set a good example for campers and staff including, cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up and chores, sportsmanship and table manners
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each camper in primary cabin placement.
  • Help each camper meet the goals established by the camp for camper development.
  • Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns.
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for:
    • individual and group problem solving
    • social development
    • ego development through individual and group success
Essential Functions:
  • Visual and Auditory acuity to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the Camp Northwood program.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • Physical, cognitive and communication abilities to coordinate cabin activities in order to achieve camper developmental objectives.
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