Kampus Kampers Overnight Camp

Counselor hiring procedure

  • Counselors in hallPlease fill out the overnight camp counselor application to apply.
  • Counselors must be at least 19 years old, have completed 1 year of college and have experience caring for children.

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Room counselor 

Candidates must be at least 21 years old, completed 1 year of college and have experience caring for children.

Camp features:

  • A transitional sleepover camp for 100 children ages 6 to13, with 35 counselors 
  • Air-conditioned residence hall rooms with individual bathrooms, on the Lynn University campus in South Florida 
  • Part of a day camp with 500 day campers and counselors 
  • Sleepover campers and counselors also participate with the day camp program 
  • Most counselors stay on campus on the weekends, though it is not required 

Hours:

  • Must be available for all 9 weeks of camp plus a week of camp training before camp begins
  • Work from 7:30 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Friday, weekends off
  • Half-hour break each day

Responsibilities:

Nighttime: (3 p.m. to 8:45 a.m.) 

  • Room counselors stay in a room with 3 to 5 campers (ages 6 to 13). 
  • Supervise and participate in activities such as games, enforcing rules, refereeing, demonstrating, cheerleading
  • Ensure campers are on time, in the right spot, dressed properly, and with everything he or she needs
  • Ensure everyone feels part of the group
  • Help campers make friends
  • Alternate supervising free choice—taking 10 campers to participate in a 1-hour activity 
  • Settle campers for the night
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Recognize sick, sad, self conscious campers 

Daytime (8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.) — position depends on qualifications 

  • Work with 3 different groups each day, 1½ hours with each group 
  • Work with co-counselor supervising a group of 16 children (ages 3 - 14) 
  • Resolve conflicts, monitor for campers having problems, make campers feel part of the group, anticipate problems
  • Ensure schedule is followed, leading games and assisting at activities. 
  • 1 counselor from each group is required to swim with campers each day. 

Group counselor 

  • Work with co-counselor supervising a group of 16 children (ages 3 to 14) 
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Monitor for campers having problems
  • Make campers feel they are welcome and belong
  • Anticipate problems before they happen 
  • Ensure schedule is followed, lead games and assist at activities 
  • 1 counselor from each group is required to swim with campers each day. 

Instructors—groups of about 16 campers (ages 3 to 14) will rotate through your activity 

Pool staff— alternate lifeguarding, swim instruction, monitoring water activities 

Activities — groups come to you, 40-minute periods, include boating, fishing, Go-Karts, archery and a variety of sports 

Salary:

  • $280 a week for 10 weeks. All food and lodging provided.

Activity Assistant

Prospective counselors must be at least 19 years old, have completed 1 year of college and have experience caring for children.

Camp features:

  • A transitional sleepover camp for 100 children ages 6 to 13, with 35 counselors 
  • Air-conditioned residence hall rooms with individual bathrooms, on the Lynn University campus in South Florida 
  • Part of a day camp with 500 day campers and counselors 
  • Sleepover campers and counselors also participate with the day camp program 
  • Most counselors stay on campus on the weekends, though it is not required

Hours:

  • Must be available for all 9 weeks of camp plus a week of camp training before camp begins
  • Work from 7:30 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Friday, weekends off
  • Half-hour break each day   

Responsibilities:

Nighttime (3 p.m. to 8:45 a.m.)

  • Share a room with other activity assistants 
  • Help set up and serve meals and snack
  • Ensure campers are polite and well-behaved 
  • Alternate supervising free choice – taking 10 campers to participate in a 1-hour activity 
  • Help run night activities, enforcing rules, being a judge, demonstrating, organizing campers, counselors, and supplies
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Recognize sick, sad, self conscious campers 
  • Make sure campers are safe on field trips
  • May assist in organizing arrival, departure and supervising entrances 
  • Cover for any room counselor who is absent 

Daytime (8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

  • Work with 3 different groups each day, 1½ hours with each group 
  • Work with co-counselor supervising a group of 16 children (ages 3 - 14) 
  • Resolve conflicts, monitor for campers having problems, make campers feel part of the group, anticipate problems.
  • Ensure schedule is followed, leading games and assisting at activities
  • 1 counselor from each group is required to swim with campers each day. 

 

2014 Camp Dates

Session I
6/9 - 6/27
Final payment due 5/13

Session II
6/30 - 7/18*
Final payment due 6/10
*Camp closed July 4th

Session III
7/21 - 8/8
Final payment due 7/1