Summer jobs at Camp Southern Ground

Come be a part of the Remedy at Camp Southern Ground. As a Camp Counselor you will enthusiastically be a part of a talented team with a passion for enhancing the minds of younger generations. The role of Camp Counselor is one of the best summer experiences you can have that provides both challenges and expands relationships. We are currently seeking team members who are gifted in specific areas of camp life and have a passion for working with kids with different abilities!

All summer staff positions are on-site (you live at camp!) for the entire summer season. 

For information about year-round, kitchen, facility, or other camp jobs - Click Here for the Careers Page.

Summer season for staff is June 3rd or 10th through August 4th, depending on the position. Counselors start on June 10th. Coordinators, Leaders, and Ropes Leads start on June 3rd. 

 

So why work at camp?

You have an opportunity to positively impact and change a child’s life forever. You will be their hero and they will want to be just like you. You will help them through homesick nights, perform silly skits and sing funny songs to make them laugh. They will never forget you, and their adventures at camp.

Before you even think about really applying at Camp Southern Ground, you need to answer a few questions:

1) Do you love working with kids?

If you say you “like” working with kids, then camp is probably not the right fit for you. The children are our priority and why we are here at Camp Southern Ground! They will be with you all day and it’s not an easy job. The number one responsibility of your job is to keep the children safe, both physically and emotionally, and make them feel connected to the camp staff, the camp itself, as well as make friends within their groups. You have to be empathetic and contain the ability to recognize when a camper is sad, sick, or lonely and being able to do something about that. The expectation is that the campers’ needs comes before yours, and you must LOVE working with children.

2) Do you love nature and the outdoors?

Life at Camp Southern Ground can be a dirty one. You will not have access to many of the luxuries of your normal life. Our Camp is about experiencing nature and inspiring young campers to get outdoors.

3) Do you need a lot of “me time” or personal space?

The truth is you just don’t get much at camp. We maintain a busy schedule that is centered around the young campers. You will be their mentor, caregiver, friend, nurse, and wear many other hats. If ‘personal space’ is really important to you, you may want to look elsewhere.

4) Can you be goofy or silly?

Seriously. Can you dress up like a pirate and sing I’m a little tea-pot while trying to juggle 3 eggs? You don’t have to do any of these things well, but you do need to communicate on the kids’ level without fear or hesitation, and have the confidence to do it proudly! It takes a special kind of person to be a success at camp, and a huge part of it is not caring about how you look or who you impress, but only caring about how much fun you and your campers can have!

5) Are you responsible?

Camp staff must be fun and serious at the same time. You will have children using bows and arrows, throwing tomahawks, climbing walls, and running through the woods. You MUST have the ability to know how to care for and protect your campers.

If you’ve read all these questions and feel like you can be a part of an amazing summer experience, then continue below for how to apply. I look forward to hearing from you and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Stan Tucker

Program Director

Camp Southern Ground

stan@campsouthernground.org

678-561-9604

 

Our Jobs

Summer Camp Positions for 2018

All summer staff positions are on-site (you live at camp!) for the entire summer season. 

Summer season for staff is June 3rd or 10th through August 4th, depending on the position. Counselors start on June 10th. Coordinators, Leaders, and Ropes Leads start on June 3rd. 

Click on job title to view job description, including pay range. 

Program Coordinators (Filled)  The Program Coordinator is responsible for supervising programs on a daily basis. Program coordinators oversee activity areas such as Target Sports, Arts, Sports, Music or Culinary. 

Camp Counselors (Accepting Applications). Counselors are the most important person in camp!  Counselors are the one who cares for kids, leads them in adventures, teaches them new skills, and helps them navigate the tricky social steps of growing up! 

Unit Leaders (1 Position, male or female). These counselor’s main responsibility will be to manage and assist the tribe leading counselors. Also may be asked to facilitate activities during large activity blocks. 

Ropes Leads: (Filled).  Rope leaders are responsible for overseeing the confidence course at Camp Southern Ground, along with facilitating other program areas. Must have significant experience facilitating high and low rope courses.  ACCT Level 1/2 Certification preferred. 


It’s amazing to be part of a camp that strives to serve kids of all different abilities and backgrounds because every kid belongs at camp.
— Rebekah, former camp counselor