Day Camp Senior Counselor

POSITION:  Day Camp Senior Counselor


DATE POSTED:  January 26, 2021


WAGES:  $9.00 - $12.00 per hour

HOURS:  Various


DEFINITION:  The Day Camp Senior Counselor will be responsible for leading summer day camp programming and reports directly to the Assistant Camp Director and Camp Director. Mishawaka Parks and Recreation is looking for ENERGETIC LEADERS to join our camp family for 9 incredible weeks this summer (2021).

The Day Camp Senior Counselor would be responsible for ensuring the safety, wellbeing, and excitement of campers. Expectations include: developing creative and thoughtful programming, creating meaningful connections, a willingness to adapt to change as needed, and a passion for youth development.

This position is a seasonal position, with the expectation that you would work at least 30 hours a week for 9 weeks.


  1. Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experience success while at camp.
  2. Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
  3. Guide campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
  4. Observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, implementing positive discipline when required and communicating to parent/guardians regarding behavioral issues while at camp.
  5. Enforce safety regulations
  6. Appropriate execution of camp programs, activities, procedures and policies.
  7. Supervision of campers, including creating and managing programing, disciplining, and assisting the Senior Camp Counselors as needed.
  8. Assist Camp Site Directors with field trips, guest speakers and t‐shirt distribution.
  9. Planning and preparation of weekly activities and material: plans at least one daily group activity and one daily all camp activity. The Senior Camp Counselor will ensure that Camp Counselors and Junior Camp Counselors have the materials they need to run activities throughout the day. Senior Camp Counselors will be the point person for general camp programming
  10. 10. Assist the Camp Site Directors with weekly planning of camp activities.


  1. Preferred current college student or college graduate interested in learning on the job training relating to the field of camp programming, recreation, communication, psychology, education, sociology, environmental studies, or a related field.
  2. Preferred 3 years of camp experience or related experience.
  3. Proven experience to lead.
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  5. Valid driver’s license or ability to commute to and from work.
  6. First Aid, CPR, AED Certification‐Adult and Child (required, may be obtained through the City).


  1. Reach with hands and arms
  2. Use hands to operate tools or controls
  3. Sit, climb, balance, stoop, crouch
  4. Frequently lift or move 50 pounds
  5. Talk and hear
  6. Occasionally lift or move 100 pounds
  7. Lift and move objects without assistance



Resumes/applications may be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, or in person to:


Human Resources
City of Mishawaka
600 East Third Street
Mishawaka, Indiana 46544

Fax: (574) 254-0197



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