General camp counsellors are the lifeblood of any camp and one of the main roles at AmeriCamp. As a camp counsellor, you will be responsible for waking your campers in the morning (and ensuring they go to bed), making sure they get to meals on time, getting involved with all the crazy activities and to be an all-round great role model. For general camp counsellor roles you do not need any specific experience or skill set in any given activity. However, you must be a charismatic all-rounder that loves working with children. Experience of working with children is definitely a bonus in this role!
Activity counsellors are usually skilled and experienced in a particular activity and will directly instruct or assist with the campers. You will usually teach in your field during the day, so if you are a sailor expect plenty of time on the water and a wicked tan! In the evening you will join in with the camp activities, be it a rowdy campfire or activity night. Some of the skills we look for are listed below, however if you skill isn’t listed give us a call! Camps love new and exciting skill sets.
Support staff are instrumental in the upkeep and day-to-day running of each Camp. Typically responsible for all important ‘behind the scenes’ activities, you will be tasked with all manner of maintenance duties, from painting, gardening to any other necessary practical work. You may also apply for an office-based support staff role, where you would be assisting the camp management with administrative tasks such as filing, word processing and other miscellaneous tasks. Housekeeping and catering roles are also available, in which you would assist in cleaning or catering work. If you already have experience in any of the above or similar fields, then this could be the perfect role for you!
AmeriCamp was founded on a dream to offer the highest salaries and lowest prices for people around the world who wanted to work at what people would refer to as “Camp America”. For many years we have managed to continue our original mission statement for the benefit of the thousands of people that have done AmeriCamp whilst at the same time giving out lots of #FreeBiscuits.
- Self- starter
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to work to tight deadlines
- An open approach to a new and exciting environment
Qualifications and experience requirements
Qualifications in certain areas are always desirable (for instance, lifeguarding for example), but they are not essential. We find that personal experience is really valuable, and when combined with a positive ‘can do’ attitude produces the best kind of results!
Do your best to add as many skills to your application as possible. Even if you don’t have the ability to teach it, the more skills and experience you have in different areas the better – as it shows you are a good, well-rounded candidate.
You don’t necessarily need extensive experience teaching or working with children in order to apply, but you must be able to demonstrate a desire to work with children and make sure that they too have the summer of a lifetime!
Accepted degree subjects
Earn up to $1845
plus food & accommodation
Canada · USA
How to apply
Closing date: 16/03/2018
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 16/03/2018