Cabin Counselor

June 26-August 14 (Life guard training is offered free of charge June 22-26)

Summer staff get daily time off as well as one full 24-hour period off per week.

Counselors love working with children and inspiring them to lead active, fulfilling lives. Counselors are the main point person for their cabin of 6-10 campers, and also lead activities for campers of all ages during the day.

Being a counselor at Glen Brook offers an incredible opportunity to participate in a vibrant community, to make a difference in the life of a child, and at the same time hone teaching and leadership skills in an intense environment.

Dates: June 26-August 14 (Lifeguard training offered free of charge June 22-26)

Reports to: Camp Director

Mentor and supervise a group of 6-10 campers of your assigned age group during wake-up, cabin times, bedtimes, and throughout the day.
Uphold camp’s mission and values as well as following all protocols outlined in the staff training and handbook.
Manage risk and maintain the safety of campers.
Provide leadership and assistance to the trip leader on one wilderness trip per session, varying in length depending on age group. Trips focus on day hiking or canoeing.
Provide guidance and work with a ‘counselor in training’ assigned to your group.
Facilitate or assist with various activities for campers of all ages including nature, games, swimming, farm and more.
Live and sleep in a shared staff space near your group where you will be available for your campers when needed.
Facilitate other aspects of the daily camp-wide program such as special events, meal times, lifeguarding, and evening activities.
Staff may also specialize in elective activity areas. We encourage you to dream big!
Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with campers.
Conduct daily check-ins with campers.
Practice professional presentation and communication with participants’ families, co-workers, and the public.
Complete all necessary paperwork, i.e. incident reports, camper reports, trip reports.
Bring positivity and empathy to every interaction at camp.

Care deeply for the development and well being of young people.
Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary: $2,600-$3,500 plus room and wholesome board

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Teaching/Education


Demonstrates character and reputation for responsibility.
Experience working with youth.
Punctual, accountable, shows initiative.

Required Skills:

Care deeply for the development and well being of young people.
Must pass a criminal background check.

Preferred Skills:

Current Wilderness First Aid certification
Current lifeguard certification
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Swim instruction
Canoeing and kayaking
Arts and crafts
Ropes course
Music and drama
Farming and gardening

About Camp Glen Brook

Glen Brook’s mission is to nurture a sense of personal responsibility for the world around us – our personal living spaces, our towns and cities, and the natural environment as a whole. At the core of all our activities is a belief in the inherent need in the human spirit to connect with one another and the natural world through work and play, to work creatively for both artistic pleasure and to solve problems of social importance, and to project a sense of compassion and responsibility toward all living things.

Application Instructions

Please complete application found on www.glenbrook.org Join our team- cabin counselor