Camp Counselor


Summer 2024

Rate of Pay


info Accepting applications until Friday, May 24, 2024 - 17:00

Job Description

Perform a variety of duties to support the Youth Department of Campus Recreation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to facilitating and supervising groups of children through an array of camp activities while ensuring their safety and well-being. Programs are facilitated by students who have an interest in working with children. “A” Camp activities will include swimming, aerobics, court sports, kickball, movies, tumbling, educational sessions, games, and arts and crafts. Other Specialty Camps vary by topic. 


The University of Arizona, Department of Campus Recreation values inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access for all. We support the University’s strategic initiative to create an inclusive environment and promote wellbeing for the University of Arizona community. Our goal is to provide safe services, programs, and facilities for all backgrounds, identities, and abilities. We foster a culture where people can thrive as individuals within our community.

Duties & Responsibilities

-Attend staff meetings and trainings

-Model department values and expectations

-General supervision of campers to include implementing program curriculum, facilitating program rules, regulations, and safety concerns

-Direct the group’s daily activity schedule to include greeting and supervision of campers during drop-off, escorting campers to and from each activity session, and supervision of campers awaiting pick-up by parents

-Assist in the development and implementation of daily activities

-Active participation with campers during each session; this includes swimming with campers

-Attend to all injuries and illnesses and follow proper protocol

-Assist parents with inquiries regarding the program

-Assist in set-up and take-down of scheduled camp activities

-Supervise and care for groups of campers both at Campus Recreation and other locations throughout U of A

-Implementing program curriculum, facilitating program rules, regulations, and safety concerns

-Notify program directors of any problems to assist in providing a positive camp experience

-Reinforce camp rules and manage behavioral issues according to camp protocol

-In the event of an emergency, activate the Emergency Action Plan. Administer First Aid and/or CPR as needed

-Special projects as assigned



-Excellent customer service skills

-Prior experience working with children

-At least 18 years or older

-Must be enrolled at UA for a minimum of 6 credit hours (employment contingent on enrollment)

-Early morning, evening and weekend availability; flexible scheduling and break availability

Required Trainings/Certifications

The successful incumbent is required to have the following certifications and training:


-Mandatory Camp training between hire date and the start of camp


-Valid CPR Adult and Pediatric/AED and First Aid Certification from an approved provider (American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety and Health Institute) are required within 45 days of hire; Employees are required to obtain these certifications at their own expense. Campus Recreation offers a discount on certification classes for eligible employees. Other certifications may be considered. Check with your supervisor prior to making arrangements to obtain these certifications.


-All Department of Campus Recreation employees are required to complete blood borne pathogen training within 45 days of hire and renew on an annual basis.


-Complete New Employee training which includes but not limited to Emergency Action Plan, Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy training, All-Employee Security (Computer) Awareness, Online Driver Registration & Golf Cart (if authorized), and Youth Safety Training within 45 days.