Recipient of the American Camping Foundation's Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence, Horizons is a unique residential summer camp dedicated to children and adults with developmental disabilities. As a Horizons' Counselor, expect to have a rewarding experience! In addition to the wide range of campers we support, Horizons hosts staff from across the globe making for an exciting and eclectic summer.
As a Cabin Counselor, live and work alongside a group of individuals with developmental disabilities for the summer. Support our campers in a variety of activities, including: Horseback Riding, Swimming, Boating, Sports, Arts, Music, etc. Great summer job for those looking for an unforgettable summer! Make friends, have fun, and create a positive impact on our campers' lives.
Check out our Get Acquainted video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz1wv-QZMOE to see the camp in action!
All staff live on grounds. Room, board and meals provided. Pay is a stipend rate. Camp runs from June 14th to August 22nd.
COLLEGE and HIGH SCHOOL students are encouraged to apply! We are happy to assist in working towards needed internship, college credit, or community service hours. Join Us!
Find out more information online at www.horizonsct.org. Interested candidates can fill out an application through our website.
- Attend and actively participate in pre-camp orientation and staff meetings.
- Live in a cabin with assigned group and assist in Cabin Life
- Eat meals and attend evening activities with assigned group.
- Accompany campers to scheduled programs and actively support them through all stages of the activity.
- Plan and initiate meaningful activities and events during quality time/free periods.
- Work with Group Leader to develop cabin skills programs, quality time activities and camper hobbies.
- Work cooperatively with other cabin staff to support campers.
- Facilitate building camper self-esteem through Positive Practices: campers experience success, they have choices, they engage in a variety of activities, they have opportunities to be independent, and there is a natural flow of meaningful activities.
- Demonstrates timely arrival to assigned location and throughout workday and follows the professional expectations as stated in Horizons’ Policies and Procedures.
- Exhibits positive, effective management and observational skills. Implements positive practices under the guidance of Horizons’ Mission and Guiding Principles.
- Communicates in a way that is accurate, timely, positive and capacity-based, focus-person centered and respectful of focus-person and stakeholder’s privacy.
- Follows all policies and procedures of Horizons (including mandated reporting).
Job Types: Temporary, Internship, Contract
This Job Is:
- Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location
- A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
- Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma