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Cabin Counselor

Cabin Counselor

Position: Cabin Counselor
Location: Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough NH

Counselors love working with children and inspiring them to lead active, fulfilling lives.  Counselors are the main point person for their cabin of 6-10 campers, and also lead activities for campers of all ages during the day.

 

Being a counselor at Glen Brook offers an incredible opportunity to participate in a vibrant community, to make a difference in the life of a child, and at the same time hone teaching and leadership skills in an intense environment.

 

Dates: June 20 – August 10th

 

Reports to: Camp Director

 

Responsibilities

  • Mentor and supervise a group of 6-10 campers of your assigned age group during wake-up, cabin times, bedtimes, and throughout the day.
  • Uphold camp’s mission and values as well as following all protocols outlined in the staff training and handbook.
  • Manage risk and maintain the safety of campers.
  • Provide leadership and assistance to the trip leader on one wilderness trip per session, varying in length depending on age group. Trips focus on day hiking or canoeing.
  • Provide guidance and work with a ‘counselor in training’ assigned to your group.
  • Facilitate or assist with various activities for campers of all ages including nature, games, swimming, farm and more.
  • Live and sleep in a shared staff space near your group where you will be available for your campers when needed.
  • Facilitate other aspects of the daily camp-wide program such as special events, meal times, lifeguarding, and evening activities.
  • Staff may also specialize in elective activity areas. We encourage you to dream big!
  • Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with campers.
  • Conduct daily check-ins with campers.
  • Practice professional presentation and communication with participants’ families, co-workers, and the public.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork, i.e. incident reports, camper reports, trip reports.
  • Bring positivity and empathy to every interaction at camp.

Requirements

  • Care deeply for the development and well being of young people.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Preferred Skills

  • Current Wilderness First Aid certification
  • Current lifeguard certification
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record 
  • Swim instruction
  • Canoeing and kayaking 
  • Archery 
  • Arts and crafts 
  • Woodworking 
  • Nature 
  • Ropes course
  • Music and drama
  • Farming and gardening

 

Salary: $2,300 – $3,500 based on experience.

Summer staff get daily time off as well as one full 24-hour period off per week.

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