Summer Camp Counselor

    • Job Tracking ID: 85434-342335
    • Job Location: Newark, NJ
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 19, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Less than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

New Community Corporation in Newark, New Jersey is one of the largest and most comprehensive community development agencies in the country; New Community’s success rests on its comprehensive approach to community development. It is active in housing, health care, education, job training, childcare and economic development. It has provided training to community development professionals from around the country and the world, having hosted representatives from more than 20 countries throughout the years. The goal of New Community is to help community residents improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.

The Summer Camp Counselor (SCC) will work with the Camp Coordinator and other staff to create a high quality experience for each camper. The SCC will be responsible in ensuring the safety, well-being, and personal growth of camper. In addition, the SCC must demonstrate positive, professional role modeling at all times; acting in a manner that is consistent with the Mission of New Community Corporations.

  • Actively participate in pre-camp training and attend daily meetings.

  • Assist with serving of meals.

  • Observe campers and familiarize their specific likes/dislikes and adapt activities accordingly.

  • Guide campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.

  • Monitor, assist other staff, and actively participate in all aspects of the camper’s day.

  • Set good examples for campers in all areas, including cleanliness, punctuality, and sportsmanship.

  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.

  • Submit all required paperwork on time.

  • Additional responsibilities as directed by supervisor(s).

Experience and Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and within a team

  • Ability to work with ethnically diverse populations

  • Ability to demonstrate patience, enthusiasm and a positive attitude toward youth, parents, and staff

  • Must have strong communication skills, creative, and ability to solve problems.