Camp Counselor Job Description

Camp Counselor Job Description

Position Summary

A Baton Rouge STEM Camp Counselor will be held accountable by the Director regarding their performance and development.  Camp Counselors will play a key role in shaping and educating our BRSTEM Fellows by instructing them on a numerous STEM activities and experiences.  Counselors will also collaborate with camp director and other counselors, create academic and recreational plans and activities, and lead fellows in fun-filled projects.

Camp Counselor Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Plan and oversee fellows’ activities
  • Guide and teach a range of academic and recreational activities (coding, robotics, engineering prototype, math, science projects etc.)
  • Ensure fellows safety and monitor their activities
  • Set up and ensure equipment is secure and stored properly
  • Supervise fellows during meals
  • Instruct fellows in daily routines and cleanup tasks
  • Follow safety and emergency procedures and guidelines
  • Work one-on-one with fellows
  • Instruct and organize projects (STEM, crafts, experiments, etc.)
  • May perform administrative tasks (filing, record keeping, etc.) as needed

Camp Counselor Requirements and Qualifications 

  • High school degree or equivalent; Associate’s degree, or two (2) years or more of full-time college coursework equivalent preferred
  • First aid and CPR training and certification preferred
  • Previous experience as a counselor-in-training, teacher, childcare, or related field
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently