Most of the staff members that work at North Star fulfill the role of cabin counselors. Each summer we hire approximately 50 counselors to work directly with our campers. Counselors come in all shapes, sizes and personality types, so if you want to spend your summer making a difference for kids, this may be the job for you.
Counselors fulfill two main responsibilities. The first is the cabin role. Each cabin or bunk at North Star will have three counselors. The counselors will work together to create a fun, safe environment for the kids in their cabin. Counselors sleep in the cabins in their own “counselor quarters”. They also spend meal times with their cabin group, wake them up in the morning, put them to bed and spend other times during the day with their group. As a counselor you will really get to know your campers, helping them have a meaningful summer. You will truly have the opportunity to serve as a mentor and role model.
The second role is as an activity instructor. We offer a diverse camp program and counselors serve as our instructors. During the day, when the campers in your cabin are out participating in their scheduled activities, you’ll be working as an instructor. As an activity instructor you don’t have to be an expert, you just need to have skills and a desire to help kids learn.
Read the full Counselor Job Description.