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Independent Lake Camp

  • 70 Clark Road, Thompson, PA
  • https://www.independentlake.com/

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Summer Camp Counselor


min experience

salary range

$800 - $1.5k / month

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International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Calling all adventurers, sports gurus, creators, coaches and performers far and wide! Independent Lake Camp is on a mission to create the best summer ever for their campers and we need you on board!

If you’re looking for a role where you can share your skills, teach kids, be surrounded by a unique and
diverse team of young adults and live in a paradise of high-energy fun for the summer…. look no further.
About ILC:
Independent Lake Camp is a co-ed, non-traditional, sleep away camp located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. ILC is dedicated to celebrating diversity, promoting creativity and empowering individual growth through camper- chosen individualized scheduling. Independent Lake Camp attracts campers and counselors from all over the USA and abroad, catering to kids aged 6-17 and offering 2 to 8 week sessions. ILC is located 2.5 hours north of New York City and 2.5 hours from Philadelphia in the small town of Orson, PA.
What We’re Looking For:
We are looking for counselors with expertise in any of the following, with a passion to share their talents with our campers –
Horseback riding
Music recording & mixing
Video editing
Tech Theatre
Climbing Wall/High Ropes Course
Role Playing Games
Acapella Singing
Fine Arts
Stained Glass
and more…
To Be Successful In This Role You Will Need:
  • A positive outlook and ability to energize those around you
  • Great communication skills with children and colleagues
  • A focus on safety and mental wellbeing for the campers
  • You will need to be a teamwork
  • A passion for teaching
  • You will need Initiative, problem solving skills and responsibility
  • To live and breathe the mission of ILC – Please take a moment to read our mission statement to understand how we operate.
What The Role Involves: 
Day to day, our counselors are responsible for the following key tasks –
  • Teach your specialty activity for 5 periods each day
  •  Live in a bunk with 6-12 campers and co counselor
  • Manage and support the social and emotional wellbeing of your campers
  • Inspire and empower all campers to be the best version of themselves
  • Supervise and mentor campers during meals, downtime and bunk activities.
  • Engage and participate in daily group evening activities and camp events ie bring the fun
What we will provide
Independent Lake Camp will provide you with a summer of exponential professional growth, irreplaceable friendships, lifelong memories, and untold fun within the beauty of our natural setting. Our staff are the most important aspect of running a quality camp. We offer plenty of time off, one period every day and 4 nights per week. You will also receive one day off per week, not including the first and last week of your contract. This is a live in position which includes lodging and food.
For more information check out our website at www.independentlake.com and watch our Video.
Explore our socials – VimeoFacebookSoundcloudInstagram and youtube accounts.
Position Dates: June 17th, 2023- August 21st, 2023. Pre and Post camp work available on request.

Special Benefits

Food and Accommodation provided + Access to activities, Open outdoor gym and opportunity for Tips every 2/3 weeks.

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