The backbone of camp. The primary role of counselors is to connect with kids. Among many other responsibilities is keeping campers safe, creating and leading memorable activities, learning each camper's faith story, and caring for them. This position is one of great responsibility and intense meaning as you lead children through their (and your) individual growth at camp.
This is a paid position at $425/week with one 24-hr day off per week (Saturdays). Housing and meals provided. Applicants must be high school graduates. Employment begins June 11, 2023 and ends July 29, 2023.
Be a follower of Christ and adhere to His teachings
Demonstrate a Christ-like attitude of service (and patience)
Display an energetic, intentional personality that excites camper participation
Maintain a high level of physical and spiritual energy six days a week
Respect, appreciate, listen to, and reflect upon the needs of campers
To the best of your ability, spiritually lead campers. To include; preparing/leading devotionals, leading singing, leading Bible studies with campers, learning their faith story, facilitating a confidence course, mentoring
Be open to expressing needs, strengths, and faults to fellow staff and camp leadership
Adapt well to changing environments
Supervise campers throughout the camp schedule. To include; meal times, in the cabin and during scheduled activities as well as free time (hikes, rec activities, arts & crafts, devotionals, around the lake/creek, etc.)
Provide guidance to junior staff members
Create and lead recreation and arts & crafts activities
Willingness to perform/share other “as needed” tasks
Camp WaMaVa seeks counselors who are spiritually active, experienced working with children, and college experience is strongly preferred but not required.
All applicants must agree to a criminal background check.
CPR/First Aid and CPI De-escalation training will be provided.
Reimbursement for beginning/end of summer travel cost is available.
Still hiring female counselors. Male counselor positions are filled.