Utah State University

Camp Counselor II

City Park City
Posted Date 3 months ago(1/19/2024 4:46 PM)
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
10-25 Hours per Week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Swaner EcoCenter
Advertised Salary
$10.50 per hour
Telework Eligible


Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter is seeking driven teens to work as camp counselors during Summer camp 2024.

  • Camp Counselor IIs will assist with daily summer camp activities and functions for nearly 40 camps offered form June – August that take place both on the Swaner Preserve and in the EcoCenter. Teens will help to provide meaningful nature-based camp experiences for youth entering Kindergarten through 4th grade in half-day week-long camps.
  • This position is intended for teens who are entering 9th through 12th grade in Fall 2024 and 2024 high school graduates.
  • Camp Counselor IIs must commit to at least three weeks of work at Swaner June – August and attend a mandatory counselor training prior beginning work.
  • This position will help teens develop leadership skills, gain experience teaching and leading youth, meet other motivated and goal-oriented teens, foster workplace skills, and build their resume and references for future jobs and applications.

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


  • Complete hiring paperwork and mandatory training in timely manner
  • Help with set up and clean up of camp each day, including preparing supplies, arranging classroom, reviewing curriculum, cleaning, etc.
  • Greet campers upon arrival and help them feel comfortable at camp; keep campers engaged throughout program
  • Lead small group activities with instruction
  • Play age-appropriate games with campers, as directed by camp lead
  • Ensure camp is a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for all campers
  • Act as role models for campers and other counselors


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 14 years old
  • Must be entering 9th-12th grades in Fall 2024, or graduated from high school in Spring 2024
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability and desire to work with youth, other teens, and adults
  • Strong work ethic and sense of responsibility
  • Good verbal communication skills

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume 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

$10.50 per hour


This position requires moderate physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including moderate lifting (up to 50 pounds), walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, and squatting. This position requires nearly continuous standing, repetitive hand motions, and reaching overhead.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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

*updated 09/2023


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