Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Camp Counselor (Boys Cabin) - California Summer Camp in Hampton, Virginia

Job Descriptions:

Camp Mendocino is a residential summer camp located in Northern California. All Camp Employees are expected to live, sleep and work at Camp from June 11th to August 6th. Camp Mendocino provides meals and lodging for the duration of the employment period. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) is dedicated to providing children and teens with safe, fun places to learn and grow, with professional staff to offer support and guidance, serving as caring mentors and role models. One aspect of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's programs is Camp Mendocino our residential summer camp. Camp Mendocino is a nationally recognized program where staff members work with youth ages eight to 17 of all backgrounds to help them gain the qualities and skills needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.

Camp is located four hours north of San Francisco and spread over 2,000 acres. We provide transportation between San Francisco and Camp at the start and end of the summer. We offer a wide range of activities at Camp including: swimming, a three part challenge course, mountain biking, archery, dance and drama, arts and crafts, environmental education, sports, over night camping, and much more!

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A Counselor (Boys Cabin) works closely with a small team to supervise a group of up to 40 youth. Ensures a fun, safe, and positive camp experience for campers. A counselor manages behavior issues, plans activities, and participates in all Camp activities while promoting positive character development. Camp counselors are the center of the camper’s experience and should be comfortable working with youth and being a role model at all times.


  • Responsible for participation of small groups of youth in assigned activities

  • Ensure youth engage in appropriately in all Camp activities

  • Provide emotional support and guidance to campers

  • Ensure campers’ medical needs are met through monitoring, and utilizing onsite infirmary staff

  • Foster growth in the areas of: life skills, self-care, and interpersonal skills

  • Supervise youth at all times including overnight in a cabin with approximately 10 campers

  • Engage campers with positivity, including participating in cheers, talent shows, overnight hikes, and other activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, archery, biking, hiking, gardening, environmental education, and challenge course elements

  • Foster character development consistent with BGCSF philosophy

  • Other duties as specified by direct supervisor

Required Experience:

  • Previous experience in supervising and developing youth

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with youth

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with coworkers and campers

  • Ability to handle difficult or stressful situations in a professional manner

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


  • Experience working with youth in an overnight camp setting

  • Experience working with youth from disadvantaged circumstances


  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.

  • Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for at least 3 miles

  • Must be able to be stand for 8 hours (with breaks)

  • Must be able to work in temperatures ranging from 30° to 100°

SCHEDULE: Seasonal position - June 11th to August 6th

Keyword: Summer Camp Counselor - California Summer Camp

From: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco