Summer Camp Counselor Employment

Become a Summer Camp Counselor

Each year our Princeton University Summer Day Camp employs nearly 40 camp counselors. While most of our counselors are ages 18+, we do offer some counselor roles to individuals ages 16-17, based on previous experience in our CIT program or other summer camp program. Being a camp counselor has many benefits, including:

  • Making a positive impact on children      
  • Professional training in child management, group dynamics, leadership skills and risk assessment
  • Developing and using teaching skills
  • Personal growth and development
  • Relationship building

Counselors can work up to 40 hours per week during camp weeks and training will be held in early June.


  • Supervise a small group of campers with energy and structure.
  • Create an inviting atmosphere where all children will feel welcomed and enthusiastic about participating in activities.
  • Implement the schedule of activities planned by the Head Counselors and alter games and activities necessary when campers need change.
  • Communicate with parents about camper’s schedule and progress.


  • Must be over the age of 16 and enjoy working with children.
  • Must be able to pass a routine background check.
  • Must be certified in Adult/Child CPR/AED and First Aid (provided by Campus Recreation prior to the start of camp).
  • Must attend a Pre-Camp Orientation training, and follow all policies and procedures discussed at training.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW