Girls Summer Camp Counselor

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Camp Kupugani
Job Overview

For Camp Counselors at a Multicultural Overnight Summer Camp
for Girls Ages 7 – 15!
July 15 – August 11, 2018 (pre-camp training June 5 – June 15)
(potential of also working blended camp from July 1 – July 14)
Camp Kupugani is a multicultural overnight summer camp focusing on diversity and
communication skills in a fun atmosphere. We unite young girls of diverse backgrounds, and
provide them with essential skills to empower themselves and build community in an
increasingly diverse society. Girls from ages seven to fifteen participate in two-week sessions of
our unique summer camp. While typical summer camps are relatively homogenous and do not
challenge campers to stray from their comfort zones, ours focuses on addressing issues of
difference and on building self-esteem and community. The girls enjoy a fun, challenging camp
experience, including activities like rock climbing, river walking, canoeing, playing under
waterfalls, and night hikes under the stars, and special team building activities and games so that
fun and personal growth coincide.
We are looking for dynamic, creative, warm, exuberant, experienced women with
strong leadership ability who are passionate about our vision. Counselors will
participate in a 10-day staff training and four (or six) weeks of our multicultural
overnight summer camp program in Leaf River, IL (less than two hours west of
 Facilitate games, activities, and discussions that encourage campers to appreciate and respect
themselves and others.
 Provide a nurturing, safe, fun learning environment for our campers.
 Work closely with other staff members to create a magical experience for our campers they will
never forget.
 Share your unique experiences, talents and skills with our community.
 Live in the cabins with the girls. The parents of our campers rely on the 24-hour supervision
by our staff and counselors. Each week you will have time off when you can leave the camp or
just take time to relax or do errands.
 Assisting activity staff with supervision of activities such as canoeing, archery, crafts,
adventure challenge, recreation, swimming, climbing and trail living / leadership.
 Experience in human-relations/diversity/cross-cultural education.
 Experience working with children, especially ages 7-15.
 Excellent facilitation skills.
 Stamina to work extremely long, but rewarding hours.
 Ability and desire to live and work in a tight-knit, diverse community.
 Emotional resiliency.
 Possession and practice of critical thinking skills.
 Medical, counseling, musical, theatrical, and/or art experience are desired.
 Certifications in CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and lifeguarding are desired.
 Passion for youth development!
Compensation: Camp Kupugani staff members receive a very competitive salary, and room and
board are included. To determine your exact salary, please complete an application. We can then
speak with you about your specific qualifications and experience.
To apply:
You can apply online at, e-mail Kevin
Gordon at [email protected], or call Kevin at 815-713-4110 to get an application and
reference forms.
Location: A beautiful summer home
Nestled within 120 acres of lush forests, Camp Kupugani multicultural summer camp resides at
beautiful Camp White Eagle alongside the Leaf River in northwestern Illinois. A mere two-hour
drive from Chicago, this intimate setting makes for an ideal environment to develop life-skills,
meet new friends and enjoy an active outdoor environment. The camp comprises nature’s finest,
including woods, trails, a swimming pool, rock climbing walls, game fields, and a 5-acre lake for
swimming, a waterfall, water games, and almost a mile of canoeing through the property. Since
1951, Camp White Eagle: certified by the American Camping association, has provided for
children a secure summer camp environment that encourages the discovery of self and a sense of
wonder in the natural world.
The Camp Kupugani Mission
“Kupugani” is a Zulu concept meaning “to raise oneself up.” The fundamental point of Camp
Kupugani is to expose girls of varied backgrounds and ethnicities to each other. Living, playing,
and working together are the best teachers of instilling bonds of friendship and trust. They
represent an important step towards breaking down societal barriers that prevent positive
interaction. Camp Kupugani provides a safe atmosphere where children are individually
empowered via enhancing their communication skills and engaging in community building. By
way of carefully selected program activities, we give them the tools to maximize their potential,
free of the sometimes-limiting restrictions of school and predisposed social patterns. At Camp
Kupugani, girls have fun while changing their world!
For more information, feel free to visit our website at, e-mail Kevin
Gordon at [email protected] or call Kevin at 815-713-4110.