Summer Camp Counselor

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  • Date Posted: April 28, 2023
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Company: Horizon Day Camp

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Please email at [email protected] for more details or Call us at (667) 212-4562 for futher communication

  • Baltimore, Maryland

Horizon Day Camp

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Horizon Day Camp, located in Baltimore, is hiring counselors and other summer staff positions. As a proud member of the Sunrise Association, a non-profit agency, our mission is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings.

With 10 summer day camps and over 30 in-hospital programs, we are the only organization that offers full summer day camps and year-round programs (recreational and in-hospital) for children with cancer and their siblings, and all our programs are offered completely free of charge. Horizon Day Camp serves children across Maryland and Washington D.C.

In 2023, Horizon Day Camp anticipates welcoming 200 campers! We are seeking dedicated, motivated, energetic, and empathetic staff members for our seven-week summer season. We are overseen by a medical director and have on-site registered nurses, a fully equipped Wellness Center, and an on-call ambulance service. Entering our eighth camp season, we provide memorable experiences for kids who otherwise may never get to attend camp. Everyday counts for these children and our goal is to create a fun, interactive, and engaged camp setting, all amid a safe, inclusive environment.Daily activities include music, arts and crafts, sports, swimming, nature activities and more.

Camp dates are 06/20/23 – 08/11/23. These dates include an orientation and development training week before the camp begins. Tentative work hours are 8:00am to as late as 5pm.

Below are brief descriptions of the positions available at Horizon Day Camp- Baltimore.

Counselor- Counselors are assigned to individual units and spend the duration of their day with that unit for the summer.

Specialist- Specialists run individual program areas and are exposed to every age group in camp each week. Specialist positions include Sports, Art, Music, Yoga, Dance, Ropes, Science, Scrapbooking, Drama, Cooking, Martial Arts, Golf, Photography, Creative Writing, Gymnastics, and more. If you are talented or experienced in a particular area, we may even create a specialty area around your talent, so let us know!

Supervisor “Unit Head”- Unit Heads are responsible for overseeing an entire camper unit. They are responsible for the day-to-day administration of the unit, handling camper behavioral issues, managing staff, communicating with parents, and more. Unit heads report directly to the camp director and assistant director and are required to attend morning and afternoon meetings.

Logistics Director- The Logistics Director oversees all of the camp facilities and assists with various camp tasks, such as storing and distributing lunch and snacks.

Administration/Logistics – Order and track supplies throughout camp and organize and reconcile all receipts.

Transportation Coordinator- The Transportation Coordinator oversees all busing to and from Horizon Day Camp. The Transportation Coordinator is responsible for routing buses, daily transportation changes, interaction with parents, and supervising bus counselors. The Transportation Coordinator reports directly to the director.

Program Director- The Program Director develops and maintains the summer program for campers, camper families and staff. They develop and oversee on-site camp program calendars, schedules and events. The Program Director brings the fun and ensures a wonderful camp experience for all. They also supervise specialists and report directly to the director.

Wellness Center Coordinator- The Wellness Center Coordinators are responsible for organizing and housing all camper medical information and assisting the nursing staff with all administrative duties, equipment, etc. They are also responsible for managing the Wellness Center (our name for the infirmary), including supervising campers who may be resting in the Wellness Center. Wellness Coordinators work closely with the camp nursing team (many of whom rotate in and out of camp), the unit heads, and the camp directors.

Nurse- Nurses are responsible for the care and medical supervision of Horizon campers. Horizon also needs…

Lifeguards- We have a special need for one or more counselors to become lifeguard certified (certification paid for by Horizon). Lifeguards receive an extra stipend.

Bus Counselors- These counselors will ride the buses each day to and from the designated destinations for pickup and drop-offs. These counselors must be in attendance every day. Once at the campgrounds they will be assigned as a general or one-one counselor. Among bus locations: Aberdeen, Abingdon, Baltimore City, Dundalk, Columbia, Glen Burnie, Owings Mills, Westminster, Laurel, Washington DC and others as needed. Bus counselors receive an added stipend.

Pre-/Post-Camp Counselors- Pre-camp staff members oversee campers who arrive early to camp. Post- camp staff members oversee campers who stay late at camp. Pre-camp and post-camp counselors receive an additional stipend.

Job Requirements:

  • Team player
  • Uplifting, positive attitude
  • Good communication/relationship and leadership skills
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to resolve conflicts
  • Ability to motivate campers and peers
  • Sensitivity toward the population served
  • Creativity
  • Experience with kids
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Must be available for the full program
  • Must be on time
  • Readiness to have fun and contribute toward a special summer camp experience for all participants – changing lives for the better for all involved
  • Criminal background check, physical and current immunizations required.
  • All CDC Covid-19 protocols will be followed along with protocols established by a Medical Task Force. Staff are required to be vaccinated. Teachers, retirees, and high school and college students with an interest in pediatric oncology, children’s health or social work are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please go directly to, Click “For Staff, then click “Staff Application.”

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Temporary


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Staff must be fully vaccinated, have all immunizations.
Masking, social distancing, pods, contact tracing, health pre-screenings, temperature checking, frequent sanitizing


  • Childcare: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Please email at [email protected] for more details or Call us at (667) 212-4562 for futher communication