Position Description: Counselor & Outdoor Educators are responsible for working closely with the year-long Environmental Education Fellows in creating and maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment for program participants. Staff members in this role balance their time between supervising campers, collaborating with other camp staff, co-leading adventure programming, and managing activity supplies.
Staff will participate in two weeks of staff training, four to five weeks of overnight summer camp, one week of day camp, and one to two weeks with other onsite Eagle Bluff guests, for a total of nine weeks. Overnight camps typically run Sunday through Friday; day camps run Monday through Friday.
75% – Summer Camp Counselor for Overnight and Day Camps
Provide a safe, healthy, and fun environment, both physically and mentally, to campers and students
Lead and co-lead outdoor adventure activities, which includes high ropes courses, rock climbing, river canoeing, archery, and team building.
Assist in implementing and planning daily activities that fit camper needs and interests; daily activities generally take place from 7 AM – 10 PM with daily breaks for staff
Help campers and guests with issues that may arise
Assist with set-up, tear-down, and maintenance of activities
25% – Education Department Team Member
Demonstrate professionalism and show sincerity/sensitivity, especially in areas of participant experience
Show a commitment to individual and organizational growth and improvement; be flexible and maintain a positive attitude and composure when working alone/in teams, receiving constructive criticism, and during times of stress; show dependability in attendance
Assume an equal share of housekeeping, community, and maintenance duties
Minimum Qualifications and Skills:
Able to commit to June 5th - August 4th, 2024, with vacation time July 3rd-5th
Be 18 years of age by June 5th, 2024
An interest in working outdoors with elementary, middle, and high school-aged children
High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm; an eagerness and willingness to learn
Can effectively collaborate and communicate with peers
Willingness to operate and participate in high ropes courses
Able to live on-site in a dormitory communal setting with other Eagle Bluff Staff
Willingness to ask questions or for help when needed
Current CPR and First-Aid certification or willingness to obtain before start date
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
Prior experience working with elementary, middle, and high school-aged children
Experience in outdoor, adventure-based activities such as climbing, canoeing, and camping
About Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is a private, non-profit, accredited school that empowers people to care for the earth and each other.