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Summer Camp Counselor 

Category Camp/Afterschool  


Easterseals UCP provides meaningful and exceptional services so that children, adults, and families living with disabilities and/or mental health challenges can live, learn, work, and play in their community. 

For 64 transformative summers, Camp Easterseals UCP has provided quality recreational and therapeutic camp programming in the beautiful countryside of New Castle, Virginia. There, children and adults with disabilities are able to experience all the outdoors has to offer including horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, ziplining and campfires thanks to an amazing group of dedicated team members.

Camp Easterseals is seeking dynamic, people-oriented counselors to join the team this summer. If you are seeking not only a job opportunity, but also a purpose, we have the position for you.     


The Camp Counselor is responsible for the care and supervision of an assigned camper or campers. The purpose of this role is to assist campers with varying developmental needs to participate in camp activities including nature walks, arts and crafts, adapted sports activities and fun on the water. This includes helping to maintain a positive, clean and safe environment for all.


  • Attend and actively participate in all staff orientation programming as well as ongoing staff and cabin meetings.
  • Learn about the likes/dislikes of your assigned camper(s) and any physical/emotional supports and strategies needed to help them thrive at camp.
  • Supervise and assist campers with daily activities as needed, including transferring, bathing, feeding, dressing, and other tasks.
  • Encourage participation in camp activities and assist as needed.
  • Supervise cabin during rest and night duty when scheduled.
  • Assist in daily and weekly cabin and camp clean-ups.
  • Show and encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment,
  • and facilities.
  • Set an example for campers and others through cleanliness,
  • punctuality, sharing, sportsmanship, and other appropriate behaviors.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Fulfill assigned roles in enforcing safety regulations and emergency
  • Procedures.
  • Maintain all camper paperwork as assigned


  • Enjoy spending time and participating in activities outdoors.
  • Value the role recreation plays in personal development.
  • Believe with the right support, people with disabilities can live, work, and contribute to their communities.
  • Have a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Thrive in a setting that is full of activity and different day to day.
  • Enjoy learning with and from others.
  • Value being part of a collaborative team.


  • Room and board as well as meals during your time at camp.
  • A bi-weekly salary.
  • A beautiful and peaceful work environment.
  • A team of senior camp leaders prepared to offer guidance and support.
  • Invaluable experience learning about and caring for individuals with disabilities.
  • The opportunity for personal growth and satisfaction in being a part of something that is truly meaningful.
Position Requirements


  • Must be at least 18 years of age; high school diploma or GED required. One year of college preferred. 
  • CPR and first aid training preferred.
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and clean driving record preferred.
  • The ability and willingness to work 12 consecutive days.
  • The physical ability to assist in transferring campers in and out of wheelchairs, push wheelchairs and to assist in other activities of daily living.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity and a sense of humor.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of campers and staff
  • The ability to identify and respond to potential environmental risks related to daily camp activities.
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Camp Counselor  
Division Camp  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location New Castle  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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