Camp Counselor Resume Tips

Your childcare and wilderness expertises have progressed past the average camp counselor job description. Resumes allow camp supervisors to find the best camp counselor out there--you!

Camp Counselor Resume Highlights – Skills and Responsibilities

Don't just list skills; draw attention to your love for the wilderness and your experiences working with children:

  • Childcare
  • Medical certifications
  • Wilderness certifications
  • Athletic experience

Camp Counselor Resume Highlights – Success Stories

Show off your passions and how you've handled challenging situations:

  • Camping & hiking
  • Coaching sports
  • Supervising camp activities

Camp Counselor Resume Example

Full-time Camp Counselor, Camp Waterhole, Bristol, VA

May 2010 – August 2012


  • Camp Counselor: Full-time camp counselor to ten different children every two weeks, ranging from ages six to seventeen. Responsible for care, safety, hygiene, entertaining and character development.
  • Camp activities: Administering camp activities and ensuring the children's safety. Activities included swimming, sailing, trampoline, high ropes, sports competitions, crafts, camping, hiking, etc.
  • CPR, Lifeguard and Wilderness First Aid Certified: Earned through the American Red Cross.


  • Coordinated safe and fun camping trips even in unpleasant weather conditions.
  • Successfully taught campers how to tie knots, repel themselves, play sports with good attitudes and respect one another and their authorities.
  • Effectively made a wooden, make-shift splint for a child who had injured her arm after slipping on a rock.
  • 20 hours of wilderness safety and child development training, annually, 2010-2012.

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