1 Week Summer Overnight Camp Counselor

Organizational Overview: Headquartered in Worcester, Montgomery County, PA Variety – The Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley is an independent 501(c)3 corporation which is chartered by Variety International. The organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational and vocational programs that nurture independence, self-confidence and prepare them for life. Variety serves children with disabilities throughout the five-county Philadelphia area, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

Brief Description: Overnight Camp Counselors assist in the facilitation of evening group activities, provide personal care assistance including but not limited to; feeding, dressing, changing, toileting, and showering campers to prepare them for bedtime hours. Overnight Camp Counselors work alongside program coordinators and support staff to monitor the well-being and tend to needs of each camper throughout the night.

General Responsibilities:

  • Report Directly to Director of Education and Recreation Programs
  • Identify, assume responsibility for and meet camper needs

Sleep in a cabin with campers and other staff (1 to 3 ratio)

  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group (i.e. adapting activities as necessary for campers and ensuring camper participation)
  • Develop opportunities for meaningful social interaction between campers and staff, and campers and peers.
  • Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp.
  • Help each camper meet the goals established by the camp for camper development
  • Assist campers with daily living skills as appropriate (toileting, dressing/changing, personal hygiene, feeding, lifting/transfers)
  • Complete cabin/team and camp-wide tasks assigned
  • Support programmers and campers during activities as directed.
  • Assume responsibility for health and welfare of campers entrusted to his/her charge
  • Guide campers in emergency procedures and health and safety regulations


  • Desire and ability to work with children with special needs
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Ability to display a mature, professional standard
  • Ability to work as a team, cooperate with staff and other professionals
  • Ability to place needs of campers above their own
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, patience, adaptability
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds regularly and repeatedly
  • Physically able to accompany campers to any camp activity
  • Physically able to push or manipulate wheelchairs as needed
  • Physically able to lift, pivot and transfer campers with assistance
  • Variety provided CPI and CHOP Lift/Transfer Trainings
  • The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organizational and collaboration skills, and demonstrated ability to build relationships with students, staff, and parents. They are passionate, creative, and flexible!

Working Conditions: Nighttime camp atmosphere, in both indoor and outdoor settings. Exposure to body fluids, noises, and disagreeable odors.

Physical Conditions: Work type varies with short periods of standing, walking, moving, swimming, and light to moderate lifting.

Job Type: Part-time

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