Camp Counselor (Seasonal)

Department: Parks and Recreation
Division: Community Center
Hourly Rate: $11.00

General Purpose

The Seasonal Camp Counselor performs support work with seasonal recreation programs and summer/holiday camps for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. This position accomplishes a variety of administrative and planning tasks such as facilitating programs and activities, developing programming, and maintenance of facilities. Work is performed under close supervision – the incumbent is assigned duties according to specified procedures and receives detailed instructions; work is checked frequently, through observation and review of results achieved.

Essential functions

NOTE: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Facilitate programs and activities while ensuring the safety, general welfare, and enjoyment of the general public.

Lead various recreational activities and programs.

Develop and follow weekly programming plan for camp group.

Open, monitor, and secure facility and prepare facility for use during operational hours.

May assist in creating various flyers, newsletters, promotions, and announcements for programs and activities as directed.

Monitor supplies and requirements of recreation activities and athletics programs and coordinates with supervisor to ensure ample supply.

Provide excellent customer service to all customers in all situations (face to face, telephone, email, etc.).

Perform light custodial duties, e.g., maintain recreation equipment, maintain cleanliness of facilities, perform set up and break down duties for activities and special events.

Perform other work as assigned.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

General knowledge of departmental and municipal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

General knowledge of the equipment and techniques necessary to successfully conduct recreation programs.


General knowledge of the methods involved in organizing, conducting, promoting, and supervising recreation activities.

Skill in the operation of modern office equipment, computers, and software, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Ability to make critical and difficult decisions with some direction that conform to the policies and procedures of the City and the Department.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and keep accurate records.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, city officials, and the general public.

Ability to communicate information tactfully and impartially, both in person and in writing with all staff, city officials, and the general public.

Ability to work weekend and evening hours.

Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.

This position is performed with general knowledge – the incumbent is generally familiar with information contained in relevant source documents or information in a particular subject field; has ability to use relevant sources to obtain specific or supplemental information.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent; supplemented by a minimum of six months of experience in a recreation or summer camp atmosphere. Associate’s degree or some college is preferred.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies required for the position may be considered.  


Possess and maintain valid State of Florida Driver’s License, Class E or higher.

Possess American Red Cross CPR and Advanced First Aid certification, or be able to obtain within six months of hire.

Other Requirements


This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force repetitively to lift, carry, push, pull, and reposition objects.

Ability to traverse about a variety of city facilities/jobsites, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Ability to remain stationary at jobsites for extended periods of time and repetitively operate related equipment.

Ability to manipulate objects and demonstrate small, precise movements repetitively.


Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions including inclement weather, sun, extreme temperatures, odors, dirt and dust, loud noises, and hazardous chemicals, etc.


Tasks require the manipulation of objects and demonstration of small, precise movements, the ability to detect and distinguish various features of one’s surroundings, and the ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with others.