What is a Camp Counselor?


Camp Counselor Job Description

Camp counselors plan and schedule the daily and weekly activities of camp guests, as well as ensure that they have a safe, enriching and enjoyable environment.



Typical Job Duties

• Plan and schedule activities of campers

• Ensure the campers have a safe, enriching and fun experience

• Communicate health and safety regulations to all campers

• Observe individual camper behaviour and assess its appropriateness

• Liaise with other staff to ensure camp policies are adhered to

• Offer guidance during group activities

• Enforce camp rules and regulations

• Apply appropriate behaviour management techniques

• Administer First Aid and other emergency procedures as necessary



Scholarships for Becoming a Camp Counselor

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Camp Counselor. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Camp Counselor. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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