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Summer Camp Counselor

Summer Camp Counselor

South Side Mission Camp Kearney

Dates - 06/12/23 to 07/28/23
Weekly wage of $525.00

Position Description:
To provide leadership and care for a group of assigned campers, assuming responsibility for their safety, health, and program involvement, while utilizing all resources of the camp, guiding them through a positive camping experience in harmony with the goals and objectives of Camp Kearney. All positions are meant to support the mission of South Side Mission’s Camp Kearney, in word and deed, to teach campers about Jesus Christ.

High School or equivalent experience

Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications:
Must be of Christian faith, active in local church attendance and able to share your personal testimony of faith in Christ.

Safety and Supervision:
1. Assume responsibility for the supervision and direction of a group of up to 8 campers.
2. Enforce camp policies and procedures.
3. Always maintain the utmost level of safety for staff and campers.
4. Coordinate and implement all program components relative to the daily schedule in a timely fashion.

Weekly Responsibilities:
1. Provide daily care and guidance through all program components for assigned camper group.
2. Conduct an Initial Cabin Meeting as instructed on the first day of each camp session. Fill out and turn in any required paperwork for this as instructed.
3. Provide proper supervision for assigned camper group during all mealtimes.
4. Provide proper directions and supervision for the daily clean-up of the cabin living area.
5. Conduct group devotions for assigned camper group every evening prior to bedtime. Devotions should be planned out, quality and not hurried. Plan to spend some time with your campers talking afterward as they go to sleep.
6. Accompany assigned camper group to all camp activities that are planned for their involvement.
7. Complete any required forms as may be related to camper or program evaluation, or health documentation.
8. Complete the daily entries required in the Camper Logbook as needed throughout the day. Submit them for periodic review as required. Turn them in at the end of each week.
9. Teach and model appropriate counseling techniques to Junior Counselors.
10. Assist in conducting all camp program activities as needed.

1. Attend and participate in all camp programs and spiritual activities.
2. Maintain a standard of cleanliness in personal grooming and in living quarters.
3. Assist with the clean-up of the whole camp at the end of each session and at the conclusion of the summer.
4. Assist with other duties as needed and assigned.

Physical and Other Requirements:
1. Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis.
2. Ability to grasp, push, pull objects and reach overhead.
3. Ability to operate telephone.
4. Ability to operate a desktop or laptop computer.
5. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
6. Ability to access and produce information from a computer.
7. Ability to understand written information.

Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Counseling



Updated: 5/8/2023 11:44:19 PM

Job Contact:
Mark Nottle
(309) 389-5375

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Why work at Camp Kearney:

Camp Kearney is a ministry of the South Side Mission of Peoria, Illinois. It is a beautiful camp with two lakes, and a pond, a rope course, a bouldering wall, miles of hiking trails, a native prairie, disc golf course and updated facilities.

30000 E Mission Camp Rd.
    Canton, IL 61520

(309) 389-5375

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