SuperCamp Site Counselors bring an understanding of youth, their behavior, and are able to coach both campers and staff on how to best handle difficult situations. Their knowledge and experience surrounding youth mentalities and emotions allow the engaging atmosphere of camp to be bridged with campers who may be struggling with camp participation. Site Counselors possess the following qualities:
Attend pre-summer in-person training (April 27 – May 1, 2016 – located in Oceanside, CA; paid for by QLN).
Read and review the Site Counselor manual.
Participate in training conference calls (3-4 throughout April-June).
Support in setting up site upon arrival, including materials, office space, meeting space, and staff rooms.
Train and review child safety laws with staff (e.g. symptoms, and mandated reporting/procedures).
Train staff on best practices for handling emotional needs of campers, including “red flags”.
Be a resource in handling the emotional and mental health needs of campers and staff.
Respond to emergencies that may arise during camp.
Participate alongside campers and staff throughout camp activities to build connections with campers and knowledge of camper well-being.
Guide campers and staff in building upon their resourcefulness when needed.
Manage camper and staff behavior/incidents alongside the Lead Facilitator and Site Administrator.
Communicate with parents on a daily basis for updates and check-in’s.
Oversee the documentation of interactions and incidents that arise at camp.
Provide a second set of eyes on Wellness and Medication log books for both campers and staff.
Support in office coverage when needed.
Manage early arrival and late departure of campers alongside the Wellness Person.
Support in social media aspects of camp (Facebook posts, picture taking and uploading).
Support in ensuring overall safety of campers and staff.
Assist Wellness Person is setting up their office.
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related field, Master’s preferred (transcripts required).
At least one (1) year work experience in related field (e.g. school counselor, social work, etc.).
Ability to lift at least 20 lbs.
Sound judgment; able to effectively problem solve.
Patience and understanding of youth and Millennials.
25+ years of age.
Ability to set clear boundaries with campers and staff.
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Professional in your written and verbal communication.
Ability to build rapport through your leadership.
Previous SuperCamp experience preferred, but not required.
Able to attend Leaders In Training (LIT) for four days: April 27 – May 1, 2016 (Oceanside, CA; paid for by QLN)
Available during summer for placement (June through mid-August 2017)
Staff training focuses on leadership and life skills development. Through relationship building, clarity of expectations, and team alignment, all Decision Team members (Lead Facilitator, Site Administrator, and Site Counselor) are empowered to model expectations and create SuperCamp direction, inspiration, guidance, and tone.
Desire a long-term relationship with Quantum Learning Network.
Site Counselors are central to the heartbeat the camp. We place high importance on their eligibility to ensure campers and staff thrive in the SuperCamp environment. Many of our Site Counselors have advanced degrees, come from a history of school counseling, and, more importantly, all have a natural ability to build personal and professional relationships. Site Counselors receive around 30+ hours of training for their role.
This position is professional exempt.