Summer Camp Counselor

Posted: 03/01/2023

Summer Camp Counselor


Job Details

Job Location
Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Branch - Fountain Hills, AZ
Position Type
Salary Range



Hi Superstar! Are you commonly looked at as a mentor? Do you have a niche for creating fun programs and activities for youth? Do you enjoy implementing fun games and projects? Our Summer Camp Counselor position may be the perfect fit for you! The Summer Camp Counselor leads planned activities, facilitates specialized classes, supervises games and projects, and maintains a safe, positive environment for youth ages 5-12.Staff serving in this role may be asked to dress up for superhero day, lead a group of kids in a planned activity, run a carnival booth, prepare delicious treats, chaperone field trips, and otherwise support youth programming at a designated Branch.

The Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for the safety and supervision of Club members in a variety of program areas. Under the direction of the Youth Development Supervisor, the Summer Camp Counselor delivers quality programs and high-yield activities to Club members. Utilizes the organization’s mission, vision, and values to set members up for success and provide an outcome-driven Club experience. Responsibilities include but are not limited to program development and facilitation, program area safety and cleanliness, and providing guidance to volunteers. If 21 or older, responsibilities may include transporting members.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Program Facilitation & Implementation:

  • Utilizing the Summer Camp curriculum provided, Camp Counselors facilitate scheduled activities in multiple or assigned program areas.
  • Directly runs programming and high-yield activities in assigned area.
  • Facilitates programming using a variety of methods, including lecture, discussion, active games, and supervised role playing.
  • Delivers programs with an enthusiastic, high-energy, positive attitude.
  • Records/communicates behavior incidents and achievements with full-time staff and parents.

Health & Safety:

  • Ensures program areas remain safe, clean, and organized.
  • Adheres to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates sound judgement and decision-making. Acts quickly in emergency situations.
  • Maintains Club equipment and property to ensure they stay in good working order.
  • Uses positive guidance and discipline techniques to redirect member behavior issues.
  • Utilizes active supervision techniques when working with Club members.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Supports and mirrors the culture, mission, values, and core beliefs of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.
  • Promotes an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces diversity.
  • Engages in challenges, dress up days, field trips, special events, and encourages Club members to positively interact with one another in the Club environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Passion for working with youth.
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to Club’s changing needs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and cooperative working skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite and be comfortable adapting to new technology.
  • If 21 or older, maintains a valid driver’s license and meets eligibility requirements to drive Club vehicles.
  • Flawless ethics and integrity.
  • Safety oriented mindset.


  • Direct youth programming experience.
  • Ability to earn and maintain CPR and First Aide certifications.