JR8020 Outdoor Discovery Program Kids Camp Counselor (JR8020)

at L.L. Bean, Inc. in Freeport, Maine, United States

Job Description

Position Purpose: Serve as a Kids Camp Counselor for L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools. Responsible for daily site & group supervision, and lesson plan and activity implementation. Ensures operational logistics run smoothly between all groups. Maintains a high level of camper awareness at all times, and ensures safety protocol is implemented as defined in the Safety Protocol / Emergency Response plans. Communicates directly and effectively at all levels across the operation with: other counselors, instructors, supervisors, management and parents.

L.L.Bean Kids Camp Counselors inspire youth to: 

  • Develop an appreciation for outdoor recreation by participating in a variety of outdoor activities
  • Build new outdoor recreational skills that can be used for life
  • Gain self-confidence by trying new things in a safe environment
  • Become good stewards of the environment


  • Work with L.L.Bean Instructors to teach the skills of kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, archery, and fly casting.
  • Teach specific activities such as geocaching, orienteering, knot tying, and nature studies, as well as running a variety of games and initiatives.
  • Contribute to the achievement of the goals and mission of the Outdoor Discovery Schools Kids Camp.
  • Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their group within activities and throughout the camp.
  • Create a safe and inclusive environment for all.
  • Complete morning preparations and end of day activities and responsibilities
  • Teach the established curriculum with enthusiasm, creativity, and professionalism
  • Communicate to co-counselors, ODS instructors and/or supervisors any camper behavioral concerns in a timely manner.
  • Take immediate and appropriate action to rectify any unsafe conditions. Immediately communicate to co-counselors and or supervisors any safety concerns.
  • Participate in end of day briefings and communicate any issues that negatively impact the campers experience or program quality.
  • Act as an L.L.Bean Brand ambassador by modeling L.L.Bean’s core values of Outdoor Heritage, Service, Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, and Safe and Healthy Living.
  • Ensure compliance with the L.L.Bean Comprehensive Health and Safety program by knowing and following all safety guidelines, policies, procedures and expectations.  Take immediate and appropriate action to rectify any unsafe conditions.
  • Assume additional related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures, reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership, and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors, evaluate risk, and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.

This position has been identified as a safety-sensitive position. A safety-sensitive position is one in which an impaired worker constitutes a serious and direct threat to workplace health and safety. Employees in this position must agree that they will not come to work or be at work at any time under the influence of alcohol or any drug that could render them impaired.

Education Level: Vocational/Technical Degree

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates high-energy and passion for the outdoors
  • Able to put others at ease, relates easily to all personality types
  • Can communicate clearly and confidently
  • Knows how to encourage and give helpful feedback
  • Experience as a Camp Counselor in Training or in another camp leadership role preferred.
  • Experience working with kids.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Course work or degree in Outdoor Education or Childhood Education preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.  
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and computer literate.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Ability to work 8:00am-4:30pm Monday – Friday
  • Must be available to work Monday - Friday from June 10 to August 15
  • Must be available to attend training in Early June
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Job Posting: 1053923

Posted On: Mar 12, 2024

Updated On: Apr 18, 2024

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