Summer Camp Positions

Summer Camp Counselor

Age requirement: 18 years old

Our summer day camp season runs from early June to the end of August (10 week-long sessions). Counselors are responsible for the safety and fun of a group of 10-12 campers. It’s important that our camp counselors are energetic, patient, creative, and confident, and that they exercise good judgment. Prior experience with children is highly preferred, but ropes course or facilitation skills are not necessary.

Please see our summer camp page for sample activities and schedule

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Lifeguards

Age requirement: 16 years old

Lifeguards monitor and supervise our swimming and boating activities. All water activities occur in our man-made lakes. There will always be at least one counselor supervising the water activities along with the lifeguard. We often ask our lifeguards to help with other camp responsibilities when not at the waterfront, including camper check-in, supervising lunch, helping with arts and crafts, and other tasks. We require all of our lifeguards to be certified by the American Red Cross.

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Aquatics Coordinator

Age requirement: 21 years old

The Aquatics Coordinator will develop and oversee the Aquatics/Waterfront Program at Genesee Valley Summer Camp. The primary duty of the Aquatics Coordinator is to maintain the safety of all campers and staff members by upholding a secure waterfront and supervising a well trained lifeguard staff. The coordinator will also communicate with the Summer Camp Director during the spring to develop a suitable aquatic program for summer campers ages 4-17, including engaging water games and activities. It will be the Aquatic Coordinator’s responsibility to run trainings for summer camp counselors and lifeguards on waterfront safety procedures and the aquatic program’s curriculum for the summer.

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Archery Coordinator

Age requirement: 21 years old

The Archery Coordinator will develop and oversee the Archery Program at Genesee Valley Summer Camp. During the camp program, the Archery Coordinator is responsible for leading and teaching each camp group of 10-12 participants during their hour long archery program. The coordinator will communicate with the Summer Camp Director and other group coordinators during the spring to create a suitable program of activities for kids ages 4 – 17. This position can be full time or part time during the summer based on the applicant’s schedule. Experience with archery equipment and basic knowledge of the sport of archery are necessary.

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Lil’ Sprouts Coordinator

Age requirement: 21 years old

The Lil’ Sprouts coordinator hired will work to develop and oversee the Lil’ Sprouts program at Genesee Valley Summer Camp. The Lil’ Sprouts program is for children aged 4-6 years who are just beginning their camp experience, engaging in activities like outdoors games, farm fun, making snack, and water play. The coordinator will work with the Summer Camp Director during the spring to develop a suitable Lil’ Sprouts program and will be responsible for working directly with these young campers during the summer camp season.

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Junior Counselors

Age requirement: 16-17 years old

Junior Counselors play a very important role in our summer camp operations. They support counselors in daily activities and provide additional safety, supervision, energy, and ideas throughout the camp week. While Junior Counselors are not paid for their hard work, they do learn many valuable camp and ropes course skills. The majority of our Junior Counselors return as counselors in subsequent summers. (Please note: Junior Counselors will never supervise campers without a counselor present).

Please email zjack@geneseevalley.org for more information on Junior Counselors!

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Have more questions?
For more information on job openings and the application process, please contact our office at 410-343-0101 or jobs@geneseevalley.org.