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Summer Camp Counselor

Camp CaHiTo – Camp Fire San Diego

Job details

Salary $15 – $20 an hour


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
  • Experience with Children: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)
  • First Aid Certification (Preferred)
  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Camp Counselor

Summer Employment starting June 15 – September 2.


Reports To: Camp Director

Camp CaHiTo Camp Counselors work with children ages 3-16 outdoors in a fast-paced, fun-filled environment. Camp Hours – Group A 7:30 am – 4:00 pm/ Group B 8:00 am – 4:30 pm / Group C 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. 35-40 hours per week.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-year camp or recreation-related experience
  • In-Person CPR/First Aid Certification from one of the following institutions (course available pre-camp for a nominal fee) A-B-CPR – Basic First Aid and CPR, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, American Safety, and Health Institute, EMS Safety Services, Emergency First Response, National Safety Council, Other advanced certifications acceptable please inquire at interview if needed
  • Experience in staff supervision
  • Ability to plan and implement programs
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge of progression within a camp setting

The ideal applicant will:

  • Be positive, friendly, and respectful to all
  • Be energetic and proactive
  • Be responsible, reliable, and dependable
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead confidently staff and campers during activities such as sports, songs, group games, art activities, etc.
  • Be receptive to directions and instructions, and able to give directions to staff members
  • Be comfortable working with children in both indoor and outdoor settings
  • Be comfortable interacting with parents, peers, and third parties
  • Be willing t adhere to support Camp Fire policies and procedures
  • Be able to lift 40 lbs

Pre-employment Requirements:

  • Complete a Camp Health History form and Health Screening
  • Complete a TB test before the start of Camp
  • Provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • Have current Red Cross CPR & Standard First Aid Certification
  • Submit to a background check (cost paid by the employer after hire)

General Responsibilities:

  • Leads and assists a small group through a variety of camp programming
  • Assist with activities and other camp responsibilities as assigned
  • Be responsible for the welfare of individuals participating in programming
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of programs to reflect Camp Fire philosophy, program standards, and ACA standards
  • Keep supervisor informed of progress, problems, and facility maintenance needs
  • Maintain equipment in a good and safe condition
  • Ensure that each child is provided a positive outdoor experience by having fun through a high-quality program in a unique setting.
  • Wear staff uniform and abide by the dress code
  • Maintain and further the objectives of Camp Fire.
  • Abide by the policies and expectations of the Camp Fire Employee Handbook.
  • Maintain risk reduction and emergency procedures
  • Report all accidents immediately
  • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $15.00 – $20.00 per hour


  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Experience with Children: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)


  • First Aid Certification (Preferred)
  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: Camp CaHiTo, 3101 Balboa Dr, San Diego, CA 92103