Summer Camp Secondary Counselor - Northern Virginia

Virginia Outside | VA

Posted Date 4/28/2022

Come outside and play! Virginia Outside offers outdoor adventures for kids ages six to 15 and we're looking for Summer Camp Counselors to help kids learn and have fun! Do you love to hike, mountain bike, fish, camp and kayak? Then we're for you! Organize activities for a group of 12 kids to help them find their outdoor passion and learn skills to enjoy it for life! Stay in shape while you work. Practice your favorite exercise like fishing, biking and hiking while teaching kids to appreciate the outdoors. You will share your expertise with campers by preparing equipment and supplies for the week’s camp program and spend the day at the most beautiful lakes, trails and parks in Virginia! Share your love for the outdoors and apply! **Lodging available for applicants age 18 years and older!

Locations: positions are open in Arlington, Falls Church, Alexandria and Fairfax!

Duties and Skills:

  • Enjoy physical fitness! (e.g. standing for long periods of time, lifting/carrying gear like kayaks, hiking/walking/biking riding over challenging uneven surfaces and working in all types of weather conditions - high heat and rain.
  • Set a positive example to kids and parents by helping to address accidents and injuries in a calm, competent manner.
  • Train on outdoor skills and safety and encourage younger Counselors in Training (CIT) in their training, participation and growth.
  • Exercise your abilities to help kids develop friendships and social skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with school aged children, including babysitting or playing with younger relatives/neighbors' children, etc.
  • Experience in any of the following areas: fishing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking/canoeing, outdoor/survival skills, earth science, ecology, ropes courses.

Minimum Requirements:

  • If 18 years old or older, pass a criminal background check.
  • Attend all mandatory staff development and training.
  • Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Virginia Outside provides equal opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Internship

Pay: From $350.00 per week

COVID-19 considerations:

All campers and staff are required to comply with local, state and federal guidance.


Salary350.00 Week
Job Type
Part-time | Full-time | Internship/Apprenticeship | Teen Job | Seasonal

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