Cabin Counselor

Volunteer Position Available: Cabin Counselor

In addition to the qualifications we seek in all volunteers, as outlined on the Volunteer & Support Camp Oasis page, the Cabin Counselor role has its own set of parameters:

General Responsibility

Mentor and guide campers in daily living and to facilitate friendship and understanding among campers.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work under direction of Camp Director and designated staff as part of camp team
  • Live in a cabin with a group of same gender campers
  • Supervise all assigned aspects of the campers' day including wake-up, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest times, getting ready for bed, and nighttime supervision
  • Assume responsibility for leadership and guidance of those campers in daily living, with special attention to their physical and emotional well-being, personal hygiene and safety, participation in activities, mealtime behavior, and habits
  • Serve as a good example in personal language, behavior, appearance, rest, and health habits
  • Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns
  • Create a safe environment in which participants feel accepted by staff and peers
  • Lead, participate in, and assist with activities as assigned

Essential Functions

  • Ability to assist campers in emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury)
  • Ability to maintain constant supervision of campers when on-duty
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
  • Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the cabin group

Specific Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • At least 19 years of age (if you are 18, see Junior Counselor position)
  • Experience working with young people
  • Ability to put others' needs before own
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good character/ability to make difficult decisions in the face of adversity
  • Ability to relate to adults of all ages, as well as to children
  • Flexibility and ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Good communication skills
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults with IBD in a camp setting
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications helpful

*Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Camp Oasis is going all virtual again this year which requires much fewer volunteers. We greatly appreciate your commitment to the program, and encourage you to apply in 2022 when we will hopefully be able to host in-person residential camp.