• Overnight Camp Counselor, Headfirst Overnight Camp: 2019-1943

    Residential - Seasonal

  • The Position:

    The Overnight Camp Counselors with Headfirst Overnight Camp will work on site at our Alexandria, Virginia location with our residential program for campers in rising 4th through 6th grades. Headfirst Overnight Camp is designed to provide the best of both words for campers, combining the fun and traditions of overnight camp with shorter, week-long stays and mix-and-match activity themes. The five nights of programming will consist of immersive afternoon electives, like Junior MBA: Silicon Valley Experience and The Ultimate Sports Challenge, and Overnight Camp Counselors will be instrumental in bringing our curriculum to life through patient instruction and care. Most importantly, they focus on building connections with Overnight campers, taking personal responsibility for every camper’s well-being, enjoyment and development.


    The Work:

    • Create an Unforgettable Experience. You are a master at making the camp atmosphere contagiously energetic and positive - and you constantly look for ways to improve the camper experience. From Ninja Warrior challenges to party bingo games, you bring a high level of enthusiasm to every day of Overnight Camp.
    • Care for All Campers. Due to the wide variety of abilities and interests captured in our Overnight Camp, every camper has different criteria to set them up for success. From dealing with a camper’s homesickness to participating in All-Camp meetings, you bring appropriate levels of positive leadership every day, encouraging the best from every camper.
    • Contribute to the Community. As a counselor with Headfirst Overnight Camp, you are part of something larger than yourself, and you thrive as part of a team. You know how your actions can directly impact everyone around you and are constantly looking for ways to build up your fellow counselors.
    • Take on the Challenge of the Day. You will be responsible for campers from afternoon electives to evening activities like field trips, working closely with our onsite leadership to enthusiastically implement curriculum. You are willing to take on new challenges, and love to work towards a common goal.
    • Handle the Curveballs. No two days are the same at Headfirst, and every member of our team will see unanticipated challenges come their way. You may be asked to help problem-solve, lend a hand with inter-departmental projects, and take on other responsibilities as requested.

    The Requirements:

    • You have:
      • Graduated from high school – or have equivalent educational experience. (If you are still in high school, please apply for our Junior Counselor role.)
      • Availability and willingness to work from late June – August, including training days.
      • CPR & First Aid Certification or ability to complete CPR & First Aid Certification prior to June 1st, 2019.
    • You are:
      • Mission Driven. Here at Headfirst we’re inspired to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults everywhere and want you to be too.
      • A Positive Leader. You will be working directly with fellow on-site leadership and headquarters team members, as well as setting the standard of excellence for other seasonal team members.
      • Driven by the Details. You love organization and planning ahead and know that being effective in your role is tied to remembering the minor details.
      • A Coachable, Motivated Teammate. You know what it means to go above and beyond the call of duty.

    The Headfirst Companies are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers.


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