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Lead Camp Counselor

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Humane Society at Lollypop Farm

Fairport, NY

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Lead Camp Counselor


This is an exciting opportunity to work in the education field with children and work hands-on with animals. The Lead Camp Counselor will be responsible for supervising Camp Counselors, day-to-day parent communication and managing the daily activities within camp.


The job entails but is not limited to:

Actively supervising Camp Counselors

Ensuring each camper is accounted for

Maintaining camper attendance and enrollment paperwork

Collaborating with Camp Counselors to plan activities and prep supplies each day

Implementing humane education lessons, animal interactions, animal related chores, crafts, educational games

Communicating with parents/guardians about each camper’s day

Ensure the health and safety of the youth in program

Ensure the camper sign-in and out process is run smoothly and safely


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. (1)


Experience as an educator in a formal or informal education setting

Experience educating diverse and underserved communities is highly desired

Experience working with children 4-14

Experience supervising child care staff

Knowledge of companion animals and their health and welfare issues is helpful

Animal care/handling experience desired

Associate or Bachelor’s degree in education or in college, working on this degree in English, psychology, communications, or related field preferred

Studies in Early Education and related majors are preferred


Strong interpersonal skills with a dynamic personality to engage and excite the community about programs and services

Exceptional ease and diplomacy when communicating with the public, staff and volunteers while offering a high level of customer service

Ability to manage conflict and be tactful and fair-minded. Ability to handle stressful and changing situations. Versatile, flexible, and willing to work within constantly changing priorities

Must maintain positive and productive relations at all times with employees, colleagues, vendors, service providers, volunteers, donors, participants, and others

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required

Cheerful, outgoing, and enthusiastic attitude


Comfortable learning and using online information systems

Strong multi-tasking skills. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team


Frequent interactions with people of all ages, including children

Comfortable handling cats, dogs, and other animals


Must possess a valid driver's license and pass a background check


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. (1)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, feel, speak, hear and see. Performance may also require prolonged periods of sitting and repetitive motion and occasional lifting/moving of up to 20 pounds with reasonable accommodations.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. (1)

The employee may work in an area with high noise level, and potentially be subject to animal bites and scratches. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to cleaning chemicals, fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, dust, animal dander, and feces.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Compassion – showing empathy and sympathy for what others – both people and animals – are experiencing;

Communication – able to convey accurate and timely information both internally and externally;

Flexibility – willing and able to adapt to new circumstances and conditions;

Commitment – a pledge to the mission, fellow employees, volunteers, animals and the community;

Teamwork – willingness to collaborate and communicate to achieve a common goal;

Integrity – pursuing our mission with honor, fairness and respect for animals, individuals and the organization; and

Respect – showing consideration and professional regard for all aspects of the organization.

Must be committed to building a lifelong bond between animals and humans.

Summer Camp

June 26- August 17


7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


(Summer Camp) *

Week of June 18

* Training is required before camp begins in order to learn about our facility and the animals, create lesson plans, and prepare materials.

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Humane Society at Lollypop Farm

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