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Aftercare Counselor

Camp Appalachia Way, Scott Depot, WV, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Position Purpose:
Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper. The Counselor is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.


Essential Job Functions:

Provide direction, planning, scheduling, and activities for your assigned group

  • Turn in weekly lesson plans and activity schedules for your group to Camp Director every Wednesday for the following week

  • Assures campers are properly supervised and in the correct program area at all times

  • Provide direct supervision of the kids in your care

  • Be aware of and implement safety guidelines. 

Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes.

  • Responsible for leading or assisting with the teaching of activities during specialist activities.

  • Actively participate in all program areas as assigned.

Maintain high health and safety standards in all campers and staff activities.

  • Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.

    • Ensure proper handwashing before, and after any meals, and any other times as required by WVDHHR

    • Ensure that campers receive their medications following the 7 rights of medication administration

    • Be aware of all allergies in your group.

  • Be alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and health problems; discuss with the camp director when appropriate.

  • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance are adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to the assistant camp director.

Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.

  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.

  • Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.

About the Company

Camp Appalachia is a yearlong camp whose target camper is a child between the ages of 7 and 17 and is at a high risk for destructive life choices. We will be providing a little to no cost resident camp experience to kids who are directly affected by the opioid epidemic, kids in the foster care system, and kids who have one or more parents incarcerated. We currently have a summer day camp, but we are in the process of bringing our ten residential cabins up to code so that we can be a resident camp as well. We operate 12 months per year with our focus being opioid prevention, outdoor education, leadership, and resiliency building.

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