Junior Counselor

Volunteer Position Available: Junior Counselor (Only in MN, MO, NY, WA, & WV)

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

General Responsibility

Assist cabin counselors or activity counselors in their duties

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work under direction of Camp Director and designated staff as part of camp team
  • If living in cabin - Assist cabin counselors in supervising all assigned aspects of the campers' day, including wake-up, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest times, getting ready for bed, and nighttime supervision, or assist activity specialists in the coordination of assigned activities
  • If working in activity area - Assist activity specialists in the coordination of assigned activities
  • Serve as a good example in personal language, behavior, appearance, rest, and health habits

Essential Functions

  • Ability to assist cabin counselors or activity specialists with campers in emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury)
  • Ability to assist in maintaining constant supervision of campers when on-duty
  • Ability to assist in observing camper behavior, assessing its appropriateness and applying appropriate behavior-management techniques as directed
  • Ability to assist cabin counselors in identifying and responding to environmental and other hazards related to the cabin group

Specific Qualifications

  • 18 years of age and high school graduate or equivalent 
  • 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.