Junior Camp Counselor Job Description

Accepting Applications May 15, 2019 to May 31, 2019

2019 Junior Camp Counselor Job Announcement

Job Title:   (3) Junior Camp Counselor Positions

Pay Grade: $450.00 Summer Stipend

Dates: All-day training is June 20th & 21st
Position is June 24th through August 12th Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All-day End of Summer Celebration is August 31st

Job Summary: Implement curriculum and conduct recreation activities with campers ages 6 through 12 years of age at Springbrook Park in Lakewood. Organize and promote activities, such sports, games, music, gardening, social recreation, field trips, and projects, taking into account the needs and interests of individual campers.

Scope and Impact of Job: The person in this position will assist the camp Counselors with children ages 6 through 12 years of age.  The person in this position will also oversee an anti-nicotine/anti-vaping curriculum. Junior Camp Counselors will gain experience assisting with implementing several programs including: USA Track and Field Run-Jump-Throw; MyPlate; and the Money Bright Financial Literacy program.

What your day will include:

  • Explain and enforce regulations, policies, or procedures in a culturally responsive manner.

  • Enforce and explain rules and policies to campers in a constructive manner that is age appropriate.

  • Assist with recreational activities or events per schedule of daily events.

  • Help at the Lakewood’s Choice Health Fair, and the Springbrook Connections’ End of Summer Celebration.

  • Gather information in order to provide the best services to clients.

  • Administer first aid, reporting any incidents in writing to the Camp Director and camper’s guardian as soon as possible by the end of the camp day.

  • Demonstrate activity techniques or equipment use.

  • Lead campers in an anti-nicotine project which includes internet research, discussion, games, and a poster-making contest.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What we are looking for:

  • Service oriented applicants who look for ways to help others.

  • Socially perceptive applicants who understand peoples’ reactions.

  • Active listeners who focus on others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  • Flexible counselors who can change what is done based on camper’s reactions.

  • Objective monitoring skills for keeping track of how well campers or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

  • Future leaders who want to make a difference.


  • Ability to exercise sensitivity in dealing with individuals of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, cognitive and physical abilities as well as individuals of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds

  • Minimum age 16

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Obtain First Aid, CPR, and SafeSport Training, provided by the camp a MUST.

  • Ability to pass a background check


  • Pierce Transit Summer Youth Pass

  • 2 staff shirts

  • Paid CPR, 1st Aid, and SafeSport trainings

  • $450 stipend awarded at the end of camp

To apply, please send a cover letter with either a resume or curriculum vitae to: SpringbrookConnections@gmail.com



12623 Lincoln Ave SW #2 Lakewood,  WA 98499

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