Camp K Counselor Job Description

Within the Camp Fire Alaska Youth Development framework, to identify and meet camper needs, and to carry out camp program.


Supervision Received:      Program Manager

Supervision Given:          Youth

Certifications Required:     Current First Aid and CPR


Essential Functions:


Positive Relationships:


  • Communicate effectively with all people, and provide necessary instruction to campers.

  • Work productively as a member of a team

  • Professionally accept the guidance and supervision of the Council

  • Abilities to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.

  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

  • Ability to move through hilly, unpaved terrain.


Being a member of the Council:


  • Embrace and promote the mission, purpose, values and vision of the Council

  • Promote adherence to all policies of the Council

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude towards children and the Council

  • Be accountable by being on time, producing promised work and following through


Specific Job Responsibilities

(Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to these examples)


  • Guide camper groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.

  • Carry out established roles for supervising camper health.

  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group.

  • Develop group activity plans with participants as appropriate.

  • Supervise all assigned aspects of the camper’s day including cabin clean up, meal times, rest hour, evening activities, getting ready for bed, and after-hours duty as assigned.

  • Help campers plan their participation in unit wide programs, special events and activities.

  • Instruct campers in emergency procedures such as missing camper drills, evacuating the cabin, etc.

  • Assist in teaching or leading activities, as assigned.

  • Maintain ACA and Camp Fire USA standards

  • Maintain risk reduction and emergency procedures

  • Support and contribute to the building of positive camp community relations and maintain good public relations with campers’ parents.

  • Attend pre-camp orientation, weekly staff meetings and in-service trainings as scheduled.

  • Act as a positive adult role model by displaying appropriate adult behaviors

Each staff member is expected to understand, support and implement the following Camp Fire USA principles in their daily activities:


Young people want to shape the world.  Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.


Every child will have an opportunity to discover the best in themselves and others in a fun and safe learning environment.


We build caring, confident youth and future leaders.


Camp Fire  Alaska makes these commitments to Alaska’s youth and families, the communities we serve, our staff and each other. We will:

  • Build caring relationships.

  • Provide Alaska’s youth with positive experiences which promote healthy life choices.

  • Embrace diversity and inclusiveness in all of its endeavors.

  • Provide outdoor programs which foster competence, stewardship and joy with the natural world.

  • Strive towards excellence through innovation.

  • Operate quality programs which reflect best practices.

  • Act as a trustworthy organization that ensures experiences which are safe, secure and dependable.


Camp Fire recognizes that it is the children who are the primary consideration in any Camp Fire activity.

  • As Camp Fire explores options for growth and new programming, Camp Fire recognizes children thrive best when the child to adult ratio is low and will promote small group efforts wherever possible.

  • Camp Fire will strive for high quality in every youth development program it offers and provide the highest level of support possible to the agency’s staff.

  • Camp Fire as an agency advocates for quality youth programming.




Camp Fire Alaska is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer