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Camp Counselor (Group Staff)

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp Government Camp, OR

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description



JOB TITLE: Group Staff

REPORTS TO: Group Lead and Directors


JOB STATUS: 2-week positions (Session 1: June 19- July 1, Session 2: July 3-15, Session 3: July 17-29, Session 4: July 31-August 12 )

SALARY: $700/session (2-weeks). Signing and longevity bonus' available!



Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp (MHKC) exists to empower children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Camp’s primary program is summer camp, occurring from June to August and serving over 500 individuals with developmental, cognitive, and physical disabilities at our 22-acre campsite on the slopes of Mt. Hood.

The Group Staff has an important role in helping campers to be safe, providing one-on-one care, and have fun. Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp has Group Staff positions open 8 weeks of the summer. The general duties of this position can vary depending upon the campers’ needs and may include personal care, reminders to complete tasks, feeding support, assistance associated with wheelchair use, etc. Days at Camp are long starting with helping a camper wake up in the morning around 7:30 am and ending with helping campers to bed around 9 pm, followed by an hour group meeting to review the day. This position also assists in the entire group’s welfare, fun, and growth. The group may consist of up to 3-4 campers and 2-3 other Group Staff.

This position requires the ability to live on Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp property for the duration of the two-day training, the 2-week session commitment, and to be available as needed to attend to other duties related to the Group Staff position. The person who accepts this position must be flexible, work well with others, have a commitment to caring for the camp community and property, and live up to the standards of Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp.

  • Work cooperatively with your group to supervise, direct, and organize the day-to-day operations pertaining to the campers.
    1. Support and supervise camper(s) from wake up until
    2. Assure campers are properly supervised at all
    3. Help campers prepare for and follow a set
    4. Assist in managing camper concerns and
    5. Ensure any necessary paperwork is being completed and turned in promptly.
  • Assist campers in personal growth and daily living skills.
    1. Assist with the implementation of programming, as
    2. Actively participate in Camp programming alongside assigned camper(s).
    3. Employ necessary camper information from Nurses, the Speech-Language Pathologist, Behavior Support, and Directors on specific camper’s needs, abilities, and goals.
    4. Entertain campers during down-times, if
    5. Care for the physical, emotional, mental, and social needs of
    6. Care for the personal needs of campers, including toileting, bathing, dressing, feeding, during break, bedtime, and night duty times.
    7. Allow for campers to have autonomy, if
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and
    1. Be alert to camper needs and help fulfill them or inform the necessary
    2. Guarantee distribution of information and confidentiality of such information is
    3. Ensure that the proper documentation is being filed, including accident forms and case
    4. Have a general understanding of Camp’s policies and procedures related to the health, safety, and well-being of campers
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


  • Assist parents/guardians during camper check-in including inventorying camper
  • Assist the camper in documenting their experience at Camp; journaling, pictures,
  • Work together as a camp team to deliver evening programs, special events, and other all-camp activities and camp
  • Set a good example to campers and staff regarding general camp procedures and practices.
  • Assist in keeping camp a positive, clean, and healthy environment for
  • Prior experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Desire to work with individuals with disabilities


  1. Must be able to pass a Background Check.
  2. Live on-site for the 2-week commitment, as well as the two days of staff
  3. Must attend and complete all required training, in-person and
  4. Must be 18 years old at beginning of contracted dates.


Please apply on our Camp website at



Company Description
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp exists to empower children and adults with developmental disabilities through equitable access to the outdoors and recreation!

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp

Why Work Here?
Be a part of one of the greatest summer camps in Oregon!

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp exists to empower children and adults with developmental disabilities through equitable access to the outdoors and recreation!


83500 East Kiwanis Camp Road

Government Camp, OR


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