The primary responsibility of a cabin counselor is to bring new energy and fresh ideas to their cabin while taking care of the daily needs of 8 to 10 campers in their cabin. This 24-hour-a-day job requires lots of energy and is focused on helping the campers have an exciting and empowering experience. Cabin counselors are expected to lead by example and live in the cabin for the week. Typically 2 to 3 volunteer counselors will join 2 summer staff counselors in the cabin for a 5 counselor to 10 camper ratio. NOTE: Male counselors are always in need.
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Medical Support, Nurse, and Physician
The medical volunteers usually consist of nurses and doctors that specialize in the illness we are serving during that session. Some sessions require other medical volunteers, such as pharmacists, EMT/Paramedics and respiratory therapists. They work side by side with our camp doctor and nurse. If you volunteer as part of our medical team, you must have your Florida License appropriate for your discipline. Medical and nursing students are encouraged to volunteer as cabin counselors. Please click here for more information about joining our medical team.
Psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, and mental health counselors typically serve as cabin counselors. In addition, psych-social professionals are utilized for consultation with behavior and psych-social concerns of campers.
Dining Hall / Kitchen / Dishwasher
Dining Hall / Kitchen / Dishwasher volunteers help the food service manager and chef serve hearty and healthy meals all day long. They set and clean up the dining hall before and after the meals as well as prepare the food that everyone enjoys for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Family pals lend a helping hand to our camper families. Each family is paired up with a family pal who acts as a host for the weekend. Depending on the family's needs, family pal responsibilities can include greeting families upon arrival, touring them around camp, joining family members in camp activities, playing with the children when the parents are in parent-only activities, helping the family with any needs that arise, and generally helping them to have the best experience possible.
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