Youth Camp Counselor (Ages 16+)

Job Category: Education Outreach Seasonal
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Atlanta Georgia Remote Virtual

The Youth Camp Counselor will perform a variety of tasks in an in-person, summer camp setting including recreation activities, arts and crafts, sports, games, performances, and hobbies.


  • Oversees the daily operations of recreational facilities.
  • Plans and leads activities such as arts, crafts, games, and hobbies.
  • Enforces camp rules and regulations and ensures safety in the recreational facilities.
  • Performs first aid following prescribed procedures and contacts emergency medical personnel when required by the situation.
  • Support multiple 
  • Demonstrates use of recreational equipment and teaches participants the principles, techniques, and safety procedures for each activity.
  • Greets new arrivals and introduces them to other campers; explains camp and facility rules.
  • Reports camper complaints to leadership and works to resolve issues.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to learn and enforce the camp’s safety and operating rules.
  • Must attend staff meetings and orientation during the summer season.

Education and Experience:

  • Current high school student, diploma or equivalent required.
  • Previous experience working with children is preferred.
  • Must pass reference checks and background screenings, which include sex offender registry check.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to participate in games and physical activities.
  • Able to maintain attention and a high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.

Shift: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm or 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Work Site: H.J. Russell West End Academy – 765 Peeples St. SW Atlanta, GA 30310

Important Dates

  • May 23, 2024 – Virtual Orientation (6:30pm)
  • May 29 – 30 (Summer Camp Training) (8 hours) 
  • May 31  (Parent Orientation) (8 hours) 
  • June 3 – 28, 2024 + (8:00am – 12:30pm) – 20 hours per week 
  • June 7 -8, 2024 – Overnight Trip to Black Girl Dream Conference  (Optional Chaperone Opportunities Available) 
  • Juneteenth – Tuesday, June 19, 2024 (OFF DAY) 
  • June 28th – Student Showcase Event 

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