Camp Counselor

Job Details

  • Date Posted: April 18, 2023
  • Location: Mountain Center, California
  • Company: Pathfinder Ranch, Inc
  • Salary: $620 - $740 a week
  • Housing Offered: $620 - $740 a week

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  • Mountain Center, California
  • $620 - $740 a week

Pathfinder Ranch, Inc

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Coordinator, the Camp Counselor will serve as the primary caregiver for Campers. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and carrying out activities for each cabin group and guiding Campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. The major responsibilities of this position include the following but are not limited to:


  • Supervise Campers during scheduled times (includes meals and evenings)
  • Guide Campers in life skills such as independence and communication amongst peers
  • Create a safe, fun, and appropriate environment for all Campers
  • Collaborate with fellow Camp Counselors, Program Assistants and Camp Leaders in program planning.
  • Implement appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Follow and uphold all policies and procedures of Pathfinder Ranch
  • Assist with facilitating programs such as climbing, horseback riding, archery, team challenge, hiking, canoeing, arts and crafts, etc.
  • Communicate daily with leadership
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities and planning
  • Assist in program areas as needed
  • Encourage Campers to participate and try new activities
  • Document program records, logs, and reports accurately
  • Ensure the security and safety of camp facilities, grounds, and equipment
  • Inventory and recommend equipment acquisitions as needed
  • Provide positive public relations on behalf of Pathfinder Ranch and serve as the liaison between the Ranch and client groups
  • Communicate and coordinate with Camper parents/guardians
  • Comply with Health and Fire Department regulations, organizational policies and accreditation standards
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Sincere interest and ability to work with children in the outdoors
  • Exhibit the ability to work well within the Pathfinder Ranch organization and with other employees
  • Willing and able to complete tasks both independently and collaboratively in a timely and accurate manner
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Hold and maintain the following certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider: First Aid, Adult & Child CPR. Preferred additional certification related to specialty areas such as: Lifeguard and/or Waterfront Lifeguard, archery, canoeing, challenge course, etc.
  • Up to date vaccination for COVID-19

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.
  • Ability to work a varied shift schedule in excess of 10 hours per day
  • Ability to traverse several miles per day on steep and uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions

Dates of Work

June 25 – August 5, 2023


$620.00 – $740.00 per weekHousing Paid Time Off (after 30 days)Health insurance options for those working multiple season