Camp Counselor

White Oak

Job Description

Job Title: Camp Counselor 

Department: Education

Reports To: Conservation Education Program Coordinator 

FLSA Status: Exempt, Seasonal

Effective Date: December 2022

Position Purpose:

The primary functions of this job include but are not limited to: ensure the safety and well-being of campers under care, deliver education programs, administer medications as directed, transport students within White Oak, and monitor residential experiences throughout the night. The positions are for male and female camp counselors who will reside in the campers’ cabin. 

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Group supervision of students with attention to all the following: program, health, happiness, discipline, cleanliness, safety, routine duties, character and skill development.
  • Help plan and deliver education projects and activities.
  • Assume accountability for the health and welfare of campers.
  • Understand, follow, interpret, and enforce all camp rules, policies and procedures.
  • Exhibit personal habits, health, dress, speech, and relationships with other staff that serve as a beneficial model to students.
  • Live on-site during the camp season and supervise resident experiences, requiring overnight stays at White Oak.
  • Work with the Conservation Education staff to find solutions to problems with facilities, programs and campers.
  • Help develop, carry out and evaluate education programs that reflect the goals of White Oak.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of students under care.
  • Transport students within and/or outside White Oak as needed for education programs.


  • At least 19 years of age.
  • Minimum of one year of college required with a focus in life sciences and/or education preferred.
  • Experience working with children, preferably in a camp setting.
  • Experience in informal or formal lesson development and facilitation.
  • Coursework/experience in science, nature studies, outdoor education, and/or wildlife.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and can speak to large groups of children and adults.
  • Flexible approach to daily responsibilities, possess a positive approach to a team environment.
  • Must be creative, flexible, and organized.
  • Ability to value and respect the opinions and beliefs of others.
  • Passion for White Oak’s mission and for working with children.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and nights.
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED adult and pediatric certification.
  • Current Lifeguard certification or a willingness to attain certification prior to start.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Candidates must submit and pass a Level II background check and submit an affidavit of good moral character.

Physical Aspects of the Job:

Candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs. without difficulty, work in adverse weather conditions, and remain on their feet for long periods of time.

Compensation: A stipend of $500/week will be paid monthly. This includes two weeks of paid training, one week paid time off during the week of July 4th, and one week paid clean-up after camp. Lodging is provided on site, and all meals will be provided while camp is in session. 

Counselors will be expected to work from mid-May until mid-August. There will be at least one week of training prior to the beginning of camp. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter (highlighting any prior camp experience) and three references to [email protected]. Please submit these documents as a single file PDF with the file name: YOURLASTNAME_CampCounselor_2023.

Posted 1 year ago
Yulee, Florida
Education Requirement
Some College
Experience Requirement
1-5 years