Be a Camp Counselor!

A camp counselor spending time with a camper
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What are you doing this summer?

Are you:

  • someone who likes working outdoors in a recreational environment?
  • looking for a job opportunity that will have a positive affect on children?
  • interested in a challenging experience that will increase your time management, creative thinking and group building skills?

Consider a job as a Camp Counselor!

Download an application

Duties:

  • Staff live at the camp during our work week (Sunday evening to Friday night). Staff has each weekend off and one weekday evening off per week.
  • Most staff live in cabins with campers and are responsible for their well-being and care.
  • Typical camp days are spent preparing activities for the camper, eating meals with them and participating in all activities.
  • Duties normally run from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. each camp day.

Benefits

  • Staff are paid biweekly. Pay varies depending on position.
  • All room and meals/snacks are provided by the camp.
  • Earn college credit and receive pay through our college intern program.
  • Successful completion of work provides staff with an excellent source for letters of recommendations or to include on a resume.
  • Receive training and become certified in programs you can use in your future career!

Summer Job Openings at Camp Hollis

Note: Pay range reflects 2017 rate.


Co-Directors:

  • Lead a team of 30 staff running a camp program for children aged 8-14
  • Develop team-building, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Organize pre-season camp programs and special events
  • Make a valuable contribution to the betterment of children's lives
Salary:
$7,090 (plus room and board)

Dates of Employment:
May - end of August (full-time/requires residency Mon. - Fri.)

Qualifications:
Must have Bachelor's degree in recreation, education or related field or be 25 years of age with experience in camps and/or recreation. Supervision and management of camp staff, programs and resources required. Maintain high levels and standards of camper satisfaction, staff morale, safety and security as specified by the Department of Health and the Coordinator of Recreation and Youth Development.

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Counselors:

  • Work as a team member to create programs for elementary school-aged children
  • Develop excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Earn college credit while you are being paid!
  • Make a difference in a child's life
Salary Range:
$2,716 (plus room and board)

Dates of Employment:
June - August

Qualifications:
*Must be at least 17 years of age, with organized camp, recreation or childcare experience.

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Waterfront Director:

  • Supervise Lifeguards
  • Work as a team member to create programs for elementary school aged children
  • Develop excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Earn college credit while you are being paid!
  • Make a difference in a child's life
Salary Range:
$2,940 (plus room and board)

Dates of Employment:
June - August

Qualifications:
*Must be at least 21 years of age, have current WSI certificates and 3 seasons life guarding experience.

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Lifeguard/Counselor:

  • Teach swimming skills
  • Plan and lead water games
  • Work as a team member to create programs for elementary school aged children
  • Develop excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Earn college credit while you are being paid!
  • Make a difference in a child's life
Salary Range:
$2,758 (plus room and board)

Dates of Employment:
June - August

Ability to lifeguard before camp starts, weekends during camp and after camp ends for rental groups

Qualifications:
*Must be at least 17 years of age, have current lifesaving and CPR certificates and experience in recreation or childcare.

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Group Activity Leader:

  • Plan and lead a specific activity area (i.e. arts/crafts, nature, sports)
  • Supervise staff
  • Work as a team member to create programs for elementary school aged children
  • Develop excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Earn college credit while you are being paid!
  • Make a difference in a child's life
Salary Range:
$2,940 (plus room and board)

Dates of Employment:
June - August

Qualifications:
*Must be at least 17 years of age, with organized camp, recreation or childcare experience. Skills and activity planning a must.

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Cook/Night Kitchen Supervisor:

Salary Range:
$3,783 (plus room and board)

Dates of Employment:
June - August

Qualifications:
*Must be at least 18 years of age, have at least 1 year of training or experience in professional kitchen work. Experience supervising teenagers or working with children is desired.

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Senior Kitchen Helper/Counselor:

  • Performing basic kitchen and clean up duties
  • Helping to prepare meals for the campers and staff
  • Serving meals to campers and staff
  • Be a positive role model for children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old
  • Provide cabin supervision, assuring the campers are safe and working as a team and that the cabin is clean
  • When not in the kitchen participate in group activities in program areas
Salary Range:
$2,800 (plus room and board)

Dates of Employment:
June - August

Qualifications:
*Must be at least 17 years of age with kitchen work and childcare experience.

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Kitchen Helper/Counselor:

  • Performing basic kitchen and clean up duties
  • Helping to prepare meals for the campers and staff
  • Serving meals to campers and staff
  • Be a positive role model for children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old
  • Provide cabin supervision, assuring the campers are safe and working as a team and that the cabin is clean
  • When not in the kitchen participate in group activities in program areas
Salary Range:
$2,716 (plus room and board)

Dates of Employment:
June - August

Qualifications:
*Must be at least 17 years of age with kitchen work and childcare experience.

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Camp Nurse:

Salary Range:
Daytime and Nighttime shift rates.

Dates of Employment:
June - August

Qualifications:
*Must be a Certified or Licensed Physician, Physician Assistant (PA), Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with experience in Nursing and First Aid.

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Weekend Camp Host/Hostess:

Dates of Employment:
May - October

Qualifications:
*Experience in customer service and rental group management. Willing to work days and overnights when groups are at camp. Security guarding experience preferred.


*Experience in selected activity area

Need more information about Camp Hollis?
Email or

Oswego City-County Youth Bureau/Parks and Recreation
70 Bunner St. Oswego, NY 13126 315-349-3451