IDEA Public Schools

Day Camp Counselor

US-TX-Brownsville
2 years ago
ID
2016-1210
Category
Camp Counselor
IDEA Camp Rio

Overview

Camp Rio opened in 2015 to provide IDEA students with the camp experience, as welll as hands-on science education and skill development. We are hiring counselors to serve as part of our inaugural summer program for the summer of 2016. 

Responsibilities

    • Take primary responsibility for the health, well-being and happiness of campers
    • Learn the likes and dislikes of each camper
    • Recognize and respond to opportunities for group problem solving
    • Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success while at camp
    • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities
    • Set a good example for campers in all areas, including cleanliness, punctuality, clean-up chores, rules,
      and sportsmanship
    • Guide campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities
    • Supervise, assist instructors and actively participate in all aspects of the campers’ day.
    • Observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and

        emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques

    • Prepare for and actively participate in pre-camp training and meetings
    • Meet/communicate regularly with Director regarding concerns, updates, and challenges
    • Submit all required paperwork on time

    AND THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT QUALITIES YOU MUST POSSESS…

    • Tons of energy (and we mean tons!!)
    • A willingness to make a fool of yourself for the sake of making a kid smile
    • The ability to give “warm fuzzies” on a daily basis (please ask if you’re curious)
    • A desire to have fun!!!!

Qualifications

    • Loves kids
    • Demonstrated experience working with children
    • Ability to teach and lead various recreational activities
    • Excellent character, integrity and adaptability
    • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels
    • The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
    • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
    • Pass a Texas State run background check.
    • Completed one year of college, and at least 18 years of age.
    • Available Monday-Friday for five (5) weeks from May 23-July 1, 2016.

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