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Camp Counselor - Camp Beausite Northwest

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Location: Port Townsend, WA
Full-time position
This position is open to undergraduates.
Closing Date: June 17, 2017
Job #11454
Posted: May 17, 2017

Position: Counselor
Reports to: Summer Camp Coordinator
Location: Jefferson County
Duration: Mondays thru Fridays, July 3-August 4
Salary: $350/week for new counselors. $375/week for returning counselors, plus $200 for training week

General Description

This is a rewarding opportunity to work in a team environment, helping youth and adults with physical and developmental disabilities participate in and enjoy their summer camp experience. Counselors will assist campers with daily recreation activities, under the supervision of the Summer Camp Coordinator and in accordance with policies, procedures and standards established by the Camp Beausite Northwest Board of Directors.


  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of 1 or 2 campers each day of Camp (Monday-Friday throughout July) from morning till evening, sleeping on-site.
  • Assist campers in your cadre as needed with meals, grooming, dressing, ambulation, bathroom and bedtime tasks.
  • Focus attention and priorities on campers’ needs, interests, and safety.
  • Teach and encourage campers to do and achieve their personal best.
  • Accompany and assist campers in all activities, on-site and on field trips, including helping with lifting and transferring campers as needed.
  • Create and contribute to a happy, nurturing, safe, positive environment and experience for every camper, guest, visitor, and volunteer.
  • Model respect and kindness for others at all times.
  • Maintain camper confidentiality at all times.
  • Assist with cadre breaks, rest times, and tent duties.
  • Speak, listen and act in a manner that conveys respect for each individual, including those of differing backgrounds and abilities.
  • Help keep bunkhouses, vans, and all indoor and outdoor areas neat and clear of hazards.
  • Participate in daily dress-up themes.
  • Attend team meetings to review and present progress reports.
  • Reside on-site during pre-season training (June 26-29) and Camp season (Sunday eves-Fridays, July 3-August 4th)


Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability and compassion for working with children and adults with developmental, physical, and medical disabilities; prior experience preferred. Must be enthusiastic, compassionate, and possess good communication skills and the ability to work, live, and play in a team setting. Must be able and willing to help campers as needed with Activities of Daily Living, outlined below. Must adhere to, uphold and model safety policies and procedures at all times. Must be at least 18. Must pass a criminal background check per RCW43.43.830- 43.43.845 prior to arriving at Camp (by June 26). CPR/First Aid certification and a food-handling permit are a plus.

How to Apply:

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