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Recreational Sports & Fitness, Montana State University

Bobcat Summer Youth Camp - Counselor

How to Apply:

  • Cover Letter – Please address qualifications and skills required, as well as how this job would benefit your educational and professional development.  
  • Detailed Resume – List education and work experience.
  • Professional References – List name, title, and contact information of 3 professional references
Submit the above materials via email to [email protected] with APPLICATION FOR BSYC in the subject line.


Priority Deadline: March 1, 2023


Employment Details/Requirements

  • Available starting May 22, 2023
  • Camp runs: June 12 - August 4 (No camp July 3 - 7)
  • Hours per week: 35-40 
  • Starting Pay Rate: $18

 Availability for full program commitment is preferred.

Job Description:

Collaborate with Program Leads in the implementation of Bobcat Summer Youth Camp at Montana State University through the Recreational Sports & Fitness department. Engage and participate in all activities and supervise the overall daily camp operations and campers. Contribute to a team by leading and teaching a variety of different activities each week including: songs, crafts, games, and sports given the week’s theme. Ensure a safe and supportive environment for all staff, campers, and families.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Knowledgeable of BSYC policies and procedures
  • Assist in the facilitation of all activities and experiences
  • Willingness to adjust curriculum for the specific needs of your campers
  • Administer first aid, handle emergency situations, and follow program protocol as necessary
  • Engage campers during drop-off, pick-up, and other down periods
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities
  • Responsible for cleanup of equipment and supplies at the end of the day
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Demonstrate experience working with children in an assertive and caring manner
  • Mediate conflicts involving counselors, campers, and families
  • Demonstrate customer service skills
  • Ability to work closely and communicate with a diverse group of people
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and time management abilities
  • Creative minded and willing to contribute ideas for activities and camp programming

Certifications and Trainings:

  • Adult and Child First Aid, CPR, and AED (training provided)
  • Child Abuse Prevention & Reporting (training provided)
  • Summer Outdoor Safety & Blood Borne Pathogens (training provided)
  • Pass background screening
  • Attendance at required at all  staff meetings and trainings