How to Hire a Camp Counselor

Is it time to consider hiring for seasonal camp counselors? Camp counselors can help your organization deliver the programming for camp participants.

Here are some tips to help you find great camp counselor candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Camp Counselor search for Jobs on Indeed*

186,968

job seekers clicked on camp counselor jobs

43,532

resumes from job seekers with camp counselor experience on Indeed

3,109

camp counselor jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $11.44 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$22.50 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$22.50

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Camp Counselor?

Camp counselors can help your business:

• Prepare and deliver the camp program; from activities, meals, and outings
• Monitor campers to ensure everyone is having an enjoyable and safe experience
• Participate in the maintenance of camp facilities

Skills to look for in a great Camp Counselor

A great camp counselor candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• A quick learner who is able to think on their feet
• Good spirited and enthusiastic
• CPR and first aid certification
• Problem-solving and mediation skills
• Organization and timeliness
• Delegation and team-building

Writing a Camp Counselor job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified camp counselor candidates. A camp counselor job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for camp counselor jobs, such as:

• Seasonal Camp Staff
• Camp Counselor
• Youth Camp Counselor

Interviewing Camp Counselor candidates

Strong candidates for camp counselor positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Relevant experience or credentials for delivering specific programs
• Their ability to assess and meet the needs of others
• How well they work in a communal environment

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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