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Behavioral Health Specialist

Role Purpose: To use behavioral health counseling frameworks to help campers be successful for a 1-2 week stay at Camp WaMaVa.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Learning camper stories

  • Supporting campers with special needs

  • Helping campers adjust to a new environment

  • Developing behavioral intervention strategies and plans

  • Completes documentation relevant to activities performed. Complies with and ensures adherence to documentation standards.

  • Familiarity with camp counselor job description so you can cover for them if needed      

  • Contributing insightful, practical, and meaningful information to support the camper’s behavior, mood, and stability through program

  • Role-modeling appropriate and supportive behavior based on your training and experience

  • Maintaining a safe, clean, and inviting environment

  • Provides effective individual and group interventions as needed

  • Provides support to camp counseling staff for camper behavioral health issues as needed

  • Utilizes coaching and prompting techniques to foster self-care. Reports any camper care needs to the director.

  • On call, for potential overnight emergencies

  • Be familiar with WaMaVa’s mission, scheduled events, and culture

  • Be perceived as the defacto camper advocate

  • When issues arise, inform necessary parties as appropriate and within limits of confidentiality

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • $525 per week for seven weeks (Jun 9 – Jul 27, 2024)

  • Room and board available


Education Requirement 

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited clinical mental health counseling graduate program

  • No professional experience necessary


Desired Skills

  • Ability to provide therapeutic interventions

  • Ability to make independent clinical decisions

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication

About WaMaVa

Camp WaMaVa is a Christian overnight camp located in Linden, VA; about an hour’s drive west of DC. We serve approximately 400 children each summer of various ages, backgrounds, and needs. Our mission is to provide a safe environment where each camper is appreciated, where play is important, where lifelong friendships are forged, and where a relationship with God is strengthened.

To apply, please submit your resume or CV to

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