Camp Counselor - Activity Leader - Environmental

  • Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Apr 16, 2018
Seasonal Air Quality Biology - Ecology Climate Change/ Resiliency Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Education - Interpretation Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics

Job Description

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this job is to oversee summer camp youth and enhance their development through recreational, educational, cultural, and social enrichment activities.  For seven weeks, we work with youth ages 5 – 18 to promote social, cultural and historical awareness through integrated reading, conflict resolution, and social action in an activity-based curriculum.  Duties include but are not limited to: Working cooperatively with administration and camp staff, supervising youth, planning and implementing activities, encouraging camper participation, maintaining facilities, keeping supply inventory, providing superior customer service, attending meetings, completing reports, instructing campers in emergency procedures, abiding by organizational policy and procedures and performing other duties as assigned.

Work Delegation:

  • Developing, planning and implementing camp activities with an Environmental Focus. (Air Quality, Climate Change, Ecology and Ecosystems, Pollutants and Toxics, Radiation etc.)
  • Ability to create impromptu and innovative lesson plans, creating curriculum and strategies
  • Group supervision of campers in activities and daily camp operations
  • Collaborate with staff to establish and maintain a supportive and structured environment.
  • Demonstrate paramount human relation skills when dealing with officials, administration, employees, parents, guests or visitors. 
  • Promotion and compliance of organizational policies and procedures.
  • Identifies and meets camper needs daily. 

Planning and Organizing: 

  • Plans and implements educational, cultural and social enrichment activities for campers. 
  • Develop camp lesson plans and implement lessons. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or GED. 
  • One year of college education. 
  • Maintain or have graduated with at least a 2.5 G.P.A. 
  • Has or is able to attain a valid CPR and First Aid certification. 
  • Authorization of a background check for criminal and child protective findings. 
  • Must pass a drug screening. 

Other Qualifications:

  • Environmental based learning – you can be a professional, an avid hobbyist or a college/graduate student with experiences in these areas: Air Quality, Climate Change, Ecology and Ecosystems, Pollutants and Toxins, Radiation etc.
  • Education, Environmental Studies major/minor students with a strong interest in hands-on learning.

Additional Information:

  • City of Atlanta required training May 29th – June 1st, 2018
  • Summer staff will be required to work an 8-hour shift Monday – Friday from June 4th – July 20th, 2018.  Vacation requests during this time will not be approved.
  • All summer staff must be actively involved with campers during swim times and wear a bathing suit (one-piece for females, swimming trunks with lining for males).  Staff is not required to know how to swim or teach swim lessons.
  • Resumes will be accepted.

Remember to say you found this opportunity at
And always apply early because employers may close the job listing early.

Job Level



Government- Local/Regional


$15 Hourly