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Summer Camp Counselor

Company: Camp Red Cedar
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Category: Camp Red Cedar
Wage: n/a
Sign-On Bonus: n/a

Camp Red Cedar boasts 57 acres of woods, meadows, trails, a 10-acre lake and sandy beach.  Each year the camp serves hundreds of children and adults through inclusive summer camps, recreational therapy and riding programs, and community events.
Join us on the next summer adventure at Camp Red Cedar!  Seeking outgoing individuals for the Summer Camp Counselor position! ENJOY A SUMMER FILLED WITH SAND, OUTDOOR FUN, and LEARNING!
Seasonal Full-time Schedule: May 20th – August 16th, weekdays
Pay: $400/week
What lies in store for you at Camp Red Cedar:
  • Approximately 500 campers
  • 40 staff members
  • 13 horses
  • 2 minis
  • 1 kitty cat
  • Numerous camp songs

Counselors must ensure the safety of the campers in program activities offered to enrich lives and promote safe, integrated fun at Camp Red Cedar. Plan and implement recreational, camping activities for campers. Applicant must possess an open heart, a curious mind, and an inability to tell the difference between your own skin, your constant dirt tan, and the paint + glitter permanently embedded on your body. A wacky playfulness and an inspirational spirit are needed. Applicants must be willing to foster beauty, wonder, awe, and unforgettable friendships with campers of all abilities. 


  • Plan, lead, and supervise campers with outdoor and indoor recreational activities.
  • Work actively with other staff, supervisor and volunteers to facilitate a safe and fun camping experience.
  • Assist with daily living skills as necessary i.e. toileting, showering, etc.
  • Understand and train on clients’ CBT and BSP prior to starting services.
  • Assist campers with all activities, personal care needs and at meal times, including two weeks of overnight camp.
  • Follow daily schedules and adapt to camper needs for each week of camp.
  • Schedules may vary depending on programs offered each week.
  • Execute basic water rescue skills as needed.
  • Execute basic horse and riding safety.
  • Interact with the campers with dignity and respect.
  • Interact with the parents on a daily basis, keeping them informed about their child’s time spent at Camp Red Cedar, and submit daily participation documentation.
  • Regular cleaning of all areas of the facility that are used by the camp program, including the restrooms, waterfront, cabins and barn.
  • Attend and set up for Showdeo.


  • Teach by example the “4 R’s” which are: respect yourself, respect the campers, respect the counselors, and respect the facility.
  • Be aware of and submit reportable incidents within required timeframes to supervisor including:
    • accidents
    • any suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation
  • Be familiar with all emergency procedures and participate in monthly drills.
  • Comply with all safety standards and policies adopted by this agency to assure the health and safety of all staff and clients we serve.
  • Report any behavior incidents to your supervisor through written and verbal communication.
  • Be a good example for all campers.
  • Good attendance while employed with Camp Red Cedar.
  • Maintain proper storage of supplies. Keep activity areas safe and clean
  • Attend all training sessions and facility improvement days.
  • Report any reasonable suspicion of a crime against an ICF/MR resident
  • Special education, parks and recreational, social work, speech therapy, therapeutic recreation, occupational therapy, mental health technology or related fields.
  • Must be able to relate and work well with people with and without disabilities.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be willing and able to work long days when necessary.
  • Must have good communication skills, dependable, flexible and responsible.
  • Valid drivers license
Apply online at: or email us at redcedar@campredcedar to start your journey
EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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