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Catholic Charities of the Dioscese of Albany Camp Scully Cabin Counselor in Troy, New York

Job Description

Job Title Camp Scully Cabin Counselor

Agency Tri-County Services

Camp Location 24 Camp Scully Way, Wynantskill, NY 12198

Reports to Program Director

FLSA Status Camp Exemption / Stipend

Mission Statement

Catholic Charities, a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Albany, is committed to active witness on behalf of the Scriptural values of mercy and justice. Catholic Charities, recognizing human need at all stages of life, responds to all persons regardless of race, creed or lifestyle, with special emphasis on the economically poor and the vulnerable. Catholic Charities serves and empowers persons in need, advocates for a just society, calls forth and collaborates with women and men of good will in fulfillment of its mission.

General Scope of Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Program Director, this position implements the camp program during cabin time, activity periods and other structured activities during the camp day. The counselor also identifies and attends to the daily needs of campers, assuring their physical and emotional safety, involvement in the program and integration as part of the camp community, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of Catholic Charities and the agency policies and procedures, including but not limited to the responsibilities listed below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program Implementation

  • Lead skill clinic sessions and activity periods, by providing instruction to campers, modeling activities and providing leadership to keep activities positive and inclusive in nature.

  • Assists with ensuring camp program stays on time.

  • Manage camper conduct in a manner conducive to the camp mission and program.

  • Care for Children

  • Ensure that children are maintaining good hygiene habits during time at camp, including reminding them to brush teeth, shower, use soap/deodorant as appropriate, change underwear and clothes.

  • Monitor and remind children to maintain belongings in bag or on bunk, including proper storage of wet items.

  • Supervise all assigned aspects of campers’ day including: morning wake-up, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest time, evening activities, getting ready for bed, and after-hours as assigned.

  • Sleep in the cabins with children supervising during night time hours and facilitating bathroom trips and other sleep disturbances.

  • Include all children in activities and cabin functions , to ensure children feel included. Including making alternative activities for some children,

  • Work with the Leadership Team and any identified children in discussing and implementing a behavior plan as needed.

  • Facility Operations

  • Assist with end-of-season inventory and packing process.

  • Ensure proper use and storage of equipment.

  • Maintain a clean and safe cabin space during the entire season.

    1. Risk Management
  • Communicate, model and remind campers regarding cabin rules and camp rules.

  • Ensure radio and charged battery are carried by a staff member during assigned activit ies at all times.

  • Communicate any difficulty with camper’s behaviors, observed injuries/incidents to the Leadership Team.

  • Participate in emergency fire drills , active shooter drills and lost camper/swimmer drills.

  • Complete health screening, accident , incident , and ouch reports , and other paperwork as necessary.

  • Mission Effectiveness

  • Understand and articulate agency mission and Camp Scully ’s goals and values .

  • Ensure that personal performance and conduct at Camp Scully is reflective of and consistent with the Catholic Charities mission.

  • Leadership

  • Interact with campers in a positive, fair and just manner.

  • Set a good example for campers with respect to cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up and chores, sportsmanship and table manners.

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

  • Foster a positive camp atmosphere.

  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group.

  • Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success.

  • Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns, and facilitate solutions and/or better understanding amongst campers.

  • Be flexible and willing to participate in any area of camp program where needed to.

  • Participate as a camp team member in accordance with the Catholic Charities mission.

  • Communicate in a clear and direct manner.

  • Other

  • Participate in regular meetings with your supervisor.

  • Participate in Camp Staff meetings and other groups as requested by your supervisor. .

  • Live on the camp premises during the contract period .

  • All other duties as assigned.


    See Minimum Position Requirements, attached .


    Compensation is determined by current agency policy, pending approval by the Chief Executive Officer.

    This position is a seasonal temporary/stipend position and is not eligible for over-time.