Utah State University

Camp Counselor

City Park City
Posted Date 3 months ago(1/28/2021 11:52 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT-Park City
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Swaner EcoCenter
Advertised Salary
Minimum $8.00 per hour, commensurate with experience


The Camp Counselor position at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City will assist with daily summer camp functions for the 36 camps offered from June--August. This position is intended for teens who are entering 9th through 12 grades in Fall 2021, and 2021 high school graduates. This position is intended to help teens develop leadership skills, provide teaching experience and opportunities to meet other motivated teens, and to give teens meaningful workplace skills. Camp themes include outdoor exploration, STEM, art, cooking, performing arts, and environmental education.


Camp Counselors must commit to at least three weeks of work at Swaner June--August, as well as attending a mandatory counselor training in June.


For opportunities for high school graduates, higher education students, and professional educators, please see the job posting for Environmental Educators at Swaner.


Primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Attend camp counselor training sessions
  • Help with daily set up and clean up of camps, including preparing supplies, sweeping, mopping, arranging classroom, etc
  • Assist camp lead during camps by working directly with campers on camp activities
  • Lead campers in age-appropriate games and activities during camp free time, as directed by camp lead
  • Help to maintain a physically, emotionally, and mentally safe and inclusive environment for all campers
  • Act as good role models for both campers and other camp counselors


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 14 years old
  • Must be entering 9th-12th grades in Fall 2021, or graduated from high school in 2021
  • Ability and desire to work with youth, other teens, and adults
  • Strong work ethic and sense of responsibility
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to help with both outdoor and indoor activities, including (but not limited to) hiking, wading in streams and ponds, walking on uneven ground, games, crafts, and indoor activities

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $8.00 per hour, commensurate with experience


Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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