Junior Camp Counselor - Camp Big Sky

Big Sky Community Organization / BASE
Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY The Junior Counselor program is designed to immerse early high school aged kids into the summer camp counselor role. Junior Counselors will be tasked with assisting adult lead counselors in daily activities for the campers. They will be expected to participate in activities but also act as a role model for good behavior while following the Camp Big Sky rules. Junior Counselors will be expected to set up and break down activities, to assist counselors in the implementation of activities, and to help maintain order during group discussions, the explanation of expectations to campers, and act as a general set of eyes overseeing campers throughout their day. Junior Counselors report directly to the Camp Leader and will be given briefings daily on what is expected of them as well as who they will be tasked with helping.   

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform these essential duties satisfactorily: 
? Set up and participate in group activities in a safe, fun, and educational manner. 
? Maintain an exciting, inspiring energy to share with the campers.
? Become a part of our camp community, developing relationships with campers, parents, staff, and guests. 
? Be attentive to and respond to camper, parent, staff, and guest needs. 
? Help prepare, clean, and maintain a friendly, inviting space at the yurt daily. 
? Assist other Camp Staff as needed.
? Be able to manage camper behavior in a way that aligns with the Camp Big Sky values. 
? Apply situational-awareness to make on-the-go decisions with safety as the top-priority and respond to any first aid needs. 
? Communicate with all staff, including the Camp Leader throughout the day.
? Communicate scheduling needs/changes to the Youth Development Manager in a timely manner (10 days+ notice)

? Experience working with children.
? Prior experience working at a camp or in a childcare setting: babysitting, mentoring, volunteering. 

? Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in variable weather conditions and extreme changes in temperatures.
? Must be able to work in a moderately noisy environment. 
? Must be able to listen, understand and talk in the English language.   
? This position is very active and requires employees to frequently stand, walk, run or sit for long periods of time throughout the workday.
? Regularly required to assist with cleaning duties throughout and at end of the day.
? Must be able to frequently lift a minimum of 50 pounds without assistance and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds with the assistance of another team member or mechanical assistance (such as a hand cart, etc). 

? Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. 
? Knowledge of and willingness to participate in camp games, activities, crafts, and sports. 
? Ability to confidently manage camper behavior. 
? Be receptive to First Aid and CPR training. 
? Ability to spend all day outside in community parks and wilderness environments. 
? Willingness to bring energy and enthusiasm daily.
? Full summer commitment from 7/3-8/26 for up to 40hrs a week.
? Background check required. 
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