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Camp Counselor - Various Locations, SC

Clemson University
Various Locations in SC

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Counselors are responsible for planning, leading and implementing programs and experiences in outdoor environments. They are also responsible for the general safety of the participants. Programs include Field Studies, 4-H Camp, Camp Wildlife, Camp Voyager, Adventure Camp, and Camp Long. Other duties as assigned.


35% - Essential - Program Management:
Assists in planning and teaching all components of the program/recreational areas assigned which may include: canoeing, teams course, high ropes, climbing wall, recreation, arts & crafts, swimming, tubing, paintball, games and archery. Assists and leads participants in special recreational events. Works with camp directors in creating the weekly schedule for camp groups. Is flexible to changes as needed.

25% - Essential - Supervision:
Counselors are responsible for the supervision and safety of all participants in their care. Leads campers to and from programs and activities. Identifies and responds to participant behavior issues. Communicates with parents about participants experiences and report any concerns to camp leadership.

25% - Essential - Safety:
Knows and understands all emergency procedures associated with the program. Is responsible for campers safety and their whereabouts at all times. Maintains accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation and daily CUMIS reports.

15% - Essential - Equipment Management:
Sets-up, maintains and breaks down the site and program areas. Maintains inventory, returns all equipment used to storage area in good working order. Reports any equipment failures or replacement needs. Assists with routine cleanup of facilities used. All other duties assigned by the Program Director or Assistant Director.


Education - High School or Equivalent - and relevant experience. A bachelor's degree in physical education, recreation or a related field ma


Fundamental Job Knowledge - Fundamental working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to apply in varied situations

Supervises Student Workers only - Supervises Student workers only

No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.


Stand for prolonged period
Walk or move about
Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
Extends hands or arms in any direction
Perceive, observe, clarity of vision


Exposure to heat or cold


Standard Hrs: 40


Employees are provided with room and board.

C-CATS Staff $150 per weekend

Seasonal Staff $27,795 - $31,320

(Weekly equivalent: $475 - $600)

Salary is dependent upon several factors including, but not limited to, a candidate's previous experience, knowledge, skills and performance in accordance with Clemson's compensation guidelines.


Normal Operations

Required to follow emergency facility closure directives, and not normally expected work on-site during emergency situations.


Various Locations in SC


Review of applications will begin immediately, but this position will remain open until filled.


Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

State policy for veteran preference states that for qualifying, full-time permanent positions, a veteran applicant may receive preference if they meet the job's minimum qualifications, were discharged under honorable conditions from the military, and submit their DD-214 for confidential review by the Office of Human Resources.

To claim Veteran Preference for qualifying positions, email upon submission of your application.


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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