Head Counselor

Reports to: Camp Director
Oversees: Group Leaders, Counselors, Interns, and Campers


  • Pre-camp set-up and training in May 2018
  • 10 weeks of Camp 5/29/18 - 8/3/18
  • 8:00-5:00 PM
  • As needed Thursdays for CMR overnight
  • Weekends off


The Camp Moon River Head Counselor will oversee the counselors, CITs, and campers to help ensure a safe and positive experience for all.

The CMR Head Counselor should: be responsible, be a great listener, have positive outlook, be flexible and adaptable, have passion and patience, be organized, friendly, have a sense of what it means to lead by example, and possess the ability to communicate well and demonstrate kindness in all situations.

The Head Counselor ensures the counselors are doing all they need to do support the health and wellness of all campers, and s/he intervenes as needed.

The Head Counselor will foster relationships with counselors, interns, campers, and parents. S/he will spend time with bunks, helping to ensure that campers create lasting memories and friendships. Further duties include activity supervision, CIT Program leadership, and working to create special events for the entire camp community.

The Head Counselor will manage the daily camp schedule, adapting and problem solving as needed when challenges arise. S/he will manage any disciplinary issues facing campers and staff. S/he will ensure that staff and campers follow safety procedures during camp activities. S/he will assist in the management and care of the facilities and equipment in all program areas. The Head Counselor will help to assign staff for each week of camp and oversee and assist with the check-in and check-out process.

The Head Counselor will, in conjunction with the Camp Director, communicate with parents and provide appropriate feedback (both positive and constructive) about their children’s time at Camp Moon River.

Other Job Responsibilities

Attend administrative staff meetings. Lead counselor/staff meetings. Maintain clear written and verbal communication with all camp staff and parents as needed.


  • Must be 21 or older.
  • Enrollment or degree at a 4-year college majoring in Camping, Recreation, Education, or related field preferred.
  • At least 2 years of prior organized camp/camping experience preferred.
  • Possess or get a Certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Be familiar with and encourage staff to abide by the American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation Standards.
  • 2 interview process and a successful background check required.