Seasonal Counselor


Counselors are responsible for 12 youth, on a 24/7 basis for 8-16 days depending on the camp. Staff are responsible for ensuring participants safety, managing behavior and act as a role model and mentor, encouraging constructive participation in daily activities, and work closely with Operations Manager and other staff to plan, organize and administer camps to so all youth meet program outcomes.

Camp counselors should have a love of nature and experience managing staff and working in youth-based programs. They must be over the age of 18 and typically possess a passion for giving youth a well rounded camp experience. Duties include but are not limited to: driving 12 passenger vans, leading outdoor activities in hiking, camping, fire-building and cooking for a group, facilitating games and lessons in mindfulness and nature education, and participating in outsourced activities as needed. Skills needed: flexibility, problem solving, first aid or wilderness first aid, conflict resolution, and ability to engage youth and have fun. All staff must pass a full background check, posses a clean driving record, and attend staff training April 27-28 as well as participate in online training modules. Staff leading beginners camps must also be available to work June 1-2 for local overnight retreat.

Buford Foundation, Camp Confidence is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and program participants. If you're interested in joining our team apply below or send full resume and cover letter to

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