Summer Camp Counselors

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Camp Fern Counselors are young men and women who have a desire to be positive role models for children. They have a calling to inspire others through their actions, living their example. Camp Fern Counselors not only teach skills, but they also develop relationships, helping our campers become great boys and girls. We love having fun in the outdoors and focus on getting to know our campers and staff on a very high level. Through our shared experiences, we form strong friendships that truly last a lifetime.

If you enjoy working with children and are interested in a rewarding and exciting job this summer, Camp Fern in East Texas would like to invite you to apply for the summer of a lifetime.

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It takes special people to be counselors at Camp Fern. Counselors are hired for their patience, optimism, activity experience, and creativity. They not only teach activities, but serve the emotional needs of their campers, encouraging the development of self-confidence, independence, and sportsmanship in and out of the cabin.

The applicant must be at least 18 years old and have completed at least one semester of college* (or equivalent work experience) before the summer session begins.

*We prefer our applicants to have experienced one year of higher education or work experience out of high school, but we are willing to consider applicants that are 18 years of age.

A Camp Fern Counselor must:

  • Must work each day to carry out Camp Fern’s Mission to enrich the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social lives of campers by providing summers of fun, friendship, exploration, and growth.

  • Maintain a positive attitude while providing a safe and fun atmosphere for campers.

  • Provide a high level of verbal and written communication with supervisors and camp parents.

  • Supervise groups of 8-10 campers seven days a week in a wilderness environment (we live in log cabins with No Air-Conditioning) and possess the ability to carry out summer camp programs outdoors in the East Texas summer climate during a 16-hour day.

  • Actively teach or co-teach five, one-hour classes per day in one or more of our areas of instruction.

And last but not least, you must be able to:

Step out of Your Box, Let Go, and Have Fun!

Camp Fern collects personally identifiable information from you only if you choose to provide this information to us. The types of personal information we may collect about you through our publicly accessible web site include the following (should you decide to provide such information to Camp Fern): (a) contact and identifying information (e.g., name, address, e-mail address, phone number) in connection with your expression of interest in receiving information about Camp Fern; (b) your resume information and employment application information in response to Camp Fern job openings; and (c) any other personal information that you may voluntarily provide to us in an online form or through an e-mail.  When your personal information is collected on Camp Fern's publicly accessible web site, Camp Fern will inform you at the point of collection of the purpose for the collection. Camp Fern will use your personal information only in the way we specify when it is collected unless you consent to a different use.  Camp Fern does not sell or rent personal information to third parties. Camp Fern will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your permission