Camp Counselor

University of Maine – Campus Recreation
Student Job Description

University Job Classification: Student Child Care Aide II
Date Modified: 6/22/2023
Informal Title: Camp Counselor
Supervisor (Submit Application To): Dale Russell, Youth/Sport Club Coordinator


The primary purpose of this position is summer camp counselor at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. This employee’s primary responsibility is to oversee the safety and programming for campers ages 5-12 for 10 weeks of summer camp. Additionally, he or she will facilitate games and activities to enhance the camp experience for each participant. He or she will provide excellent customer service and always be attentive to campers’ needs. The person holding this position is responsible for facilitating a fun, safe and welcoming environment for participants and staff members at all times. Before employment begins they are required to achieve certifications in CPR, First Aid and AED for Child and Adults as well as pass a State Background Check.

Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • General supervision of multiple children with facilitating program rules
  • Regulations, and safety concerns
  • Greeting and supervising children during drop-off and pick-up
  • Escorting campers to and from each program
  • Assist program director and Assistant Director as needed
  • Plan and implement recreational activities for children
  • Attend to injuries and illnesses
  • Assist parents with inquiries regarding the program
  • Maintain camp facilities
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

As a RAD Camp Counselor, you are expected to be a friendly, knowledgeable, and vigilant representative of Campus Recreation/Town of Orono. We expect all employees to have a positive attitude, show up for work on time, dress professionally, and perform all assigned duties in a professional manner. In addition, we expect all employees to treat everyone with respect.

Job Requirements

  • Dependability, responsibility, and punctuality
  • Professional attire and behavior
  • Knowledge of, and/or interest in, recreation and camp activities
  • Enthusiasm, desire to learn, and desire to work as part of a team
  • Ability to operate independently within departmental standards of conduct and professional expectations
  • With proper training, awareness of risk management and safety concerns
  • Awareness of and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity
  • Pass State-mandated Background Check
  • Ability to obtain certifications in CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Commitment to student development and leadership
  • Ability to work during all 10 weeks of summer camp
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A reasonable level of physical fitness

Priority may be given to individuals with the following certification(s):

  • Previous experience working with children in a summer camp setting

Pay Level II: $14.80/hour
Work-Study / Work Merit: Optional

Time Commitment: 25-40 hours/week during camp weeks.
Shift Days/Times: weekdays, M-F

Supervisory Responsibilities: No


All applicants must submit these 3 items to Dale Russell in order to be considered:

If you need help with any of these, contact the Career Center.

The University of Maine Campus Recreation Department is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity, and actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, and individuals from other underrepresented groups.

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