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Phinizy Center for Water Sciences

  • 1858 Lock and Dam Road, Augusta, GA

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Camp Counselor/Environmental Educator



min experience

salary range

$11 - $11 / hour

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Hours: 40 hours per week June 7-July 2 typically between the hours of 9am-5pm M-F, and about 20 hours the week of May 31 for set-up/training and July 5 for clean up

The Camp Counselor job duties include the following:

  • Leads and assists with all necessary tasks associated with Phinizy Center’s Swamp Explorers Summer Camp
  • Leads, motivates, and ensures the safety of campers as they participate in age-appropriate activities
  • Attends camp training to become competent in tasks and activities they will be responsible for during camp
  • Assists with set-up and clean-up of summer camp
  • Works with Camp Director to train & coordinate summer camp volunteers
  • Leads or assists with before and after care as needed
  • Works with other camp staff members to plan and coordinate camp events/ activities.
  • Monitors campers to ensure compliance with camp rules and prevents accidents.
  • Cleans, maintains, and ensures proper use of camp/education facilities and equipment.
  • Reports and records details of incidents, such as accidents or rule violations, to camp director
  • Follows all emergency procedures and enforces camp rules
  • Other tasks as needed



  • A degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Education, Education, or other related field or high school graduate pursuing a degree in one of these fields
  • Experience working with children
  • Environmental education and/or camp counseling experience

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well in a team setting and set personal high performance and quality standards, which enable the team to be successful.
  • Takes initiative and has a high level of responsibility and accountability.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, supervisors, the public, and all other customers, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.
  • Upbeat and engaging with strong public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work with and manage students of all ages.
  • Punctual with good time management skills.
  • An appreciation for and understanding of natural habitats and systems. Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Physical ability to participate in activities, run, climb, lift, or support the weight of children.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • First aid and CPR/AED certified. (You can complete this training any time before camp starts.)

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