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Mentor, Day Camp Counselor
Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303

Principal Responsibilities:

Position: Mentor (Day Camp Counselor)

Objective: The role of the Counselor is the most important job at Cherryvale Day Camp. Being successful

in completing of all of the required duties and expectations will ensure that the experiences of

our campers will be safe, fun, and memorable.

Location : Boulder JCC

6007 Oreg Ave.

Boulder, CO 80303

Reports to : Day Camp Director

Training :

Staff training will be held prior to the start of camp. Applicant must be able to attend staff training in order to

work. The applicant must attain all certifications (e.g., First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions),some of which will

be provided during staff training, prior to camp.

Responsibilities :

 Supervise groups of campers, acting as guardian, mentor, disciplinarian, and counselor to all campers.

 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for campers, abiding by all camp rules and policies. Assist any

camper in a state of emergency.

 Set up, clean up, and maintain all of the indoor and outdoor camp spaces and equipment.

 Supervise campers participation in structured and unstructured activities.

 During weekly pool trips, assist lifeguards in supervising children and maintaining a safe environment.

 Enthusiastically participate in all camp programs and activities.

 Be a self-starter and have the ability to work with a minimal amount of supervision.

Interaction with Children

 Work to ensure every camper's basic needs are met.

 Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers served.

 Lead group activities.

 Provide service to campers that meets the objective of fun, self-awareness, and community


 Be able to encourage, support, and set limits for campers.

 Apply proper discipline in a caring manner, where campers learn the difference between correct and

incorrect behavior (at no times will physical or corporal punishment be tolerated).

 Serve as a role model for all campers, conducting yourself properly while participating in all required

activities with an enthusiastic attitude.

General and Administrative Responsibilities:

 Attend all pre-camp meetings, trainings, and orientations while making yourself available for all other

related dates, activities, and camp events.

 Responsible for the health, safety, and happiness of ALL campers at ALL times.

 Ensure that all forms and reports are filled out in a timely manner.

 Adhere to goals, mission, and philosophy of Cherryvale Day Camp.

 Understand and implement the Cherryvale Day Camp Parent Communication Plan.

 Complete and obtain all trainings and certifications prior to camp starting.


 Create, coordinate, and run activities in your designated Specialty area for all campers.

 Teach and coach the campers in skills specific to your designated Specialty area.

 Maintain, organize, and keep inventory of all Specialty supplies and equipment.

 Work with Counselors within Specialty activity area.

 Specialty areas include, but are not limited to: sports, farm, creative arts, Judaism, and photography.

To Apply

Questions? Please contact Camp Director, David Levine -

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, but is intended to be a generalized guide of the job duties.

Management may change the job responsibilities and job expectations based on business requirements. This position is

intended to comply with all known State and Federal regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requirements :

Must be at least 18 years old with a desire and attitude to work with children in a small group setting.

Experience working with children and/or in a camp environment (as camper, counselor-in-training, or staff) is

preferred but not required. A Day Camp Counselor must have good time management, communication, and

organizational skills and the ability to be creative while taking direction and instruction. Must possess the

strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers

Agency Information:

The Boulder Jewish Community Center (Boulder JCC) is a central address of Jewish life in Boulder County and the Colorado Front Range and is home to one of the best Boulder preschools, kindergarten, and day camp as well as baby, toddler, youth, family, teen, young adult, adult, arts and culture, and community programs. We provide a guide to Jewish Boulder. Everyone is Welcome!