"BBC is the perfect place for you to discover and use your gifts. You will also be stretched in many ways. The community you'll find at BBC is awesome. Please pray and consider this job. You will grow in So many ways!" - Chia (Counselor)
A counselor at Bethany Birches Camp is responsible for 4-8 children’s safety, fun quotient, discipline and experience throughout a week of camp.
Duration: 9 weeks
Type: Full Time Seasonal
Take time to know each camper, encourage them, and help them feel connected and loved
Cook meals over camp fire and involve campers in the cooking
Participate in worship and lead Bible study times
Guide campers through daily activities
Attend daily staff meetings, occasional weekend events and staff enrichment exercises
Be aware of your campers whereabouts, activities and behavior
Maintain a safe environment at all times
A counselor should have a deep desire to share God’s love with those around him/her, especially campers. This person should be able to relate well with other people, live in close community with other staff, be silly, exhibit great leadership, creatively interact with youth, and be responsive to the direction of leadership. This person should be able to articulate a faith founded on Jesus Christ both in words and actions. It is important that a counselor has an understanding of Christian religion and how it can be relevant today.
Minimum age: 19
Starting Salary: $240/week
(higher pay commensurate with experience)
Living in the beautiful green mountains of VT all summer
Food is provided for you most of the summer
Support a Staff: Earn up to an additional $900 for the summer (In short, you raise money and camp matches dollar for dollar. We’ll help you with this process)
Coming back for another summer on staff? We’ll offer you a pay raise each summer you return!
Learn life skills like cooking, group management, conflict resolution, and flexibility
Use camp as a great addition to your resume and receive quality references from year round staff