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Junior Staff – Counselor


Each summer Camp Ozark hires up to 700 college-aged young people to serve as cabin counselors. 25-30 of the staff hired to work in a cabin with children will be Junior Staff- Counselors. The position of cabin counselor is an integral part of camp, and is for those who desire to have fun, live with, love, and minister to campers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Camp Ozark cabin counselors have the unique opportunity to use their talents to work directly with children, teach activity classes, lead devotionals and to serve the overall mission of Camp Ozark.

The overall responsibility of a Cabin Counselor is serve as an upbeat Christian role model for all Camp Ozark campers. Cabin Counselors live with, supervise, mentor and lead a cabin of Camp Ozark campers. Typically, there are 2 to 3 Cabin Counselors assigned to each cabin of 10 to 12 campers. All Junior Staff- Counselors will be assigned to work alongside a college age counselor. Cabin Counselors have many other opportunities to serve Camp Ozark campers as well. Cabin Counselor duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Directly overseeing 10 to 12 campers in a cabin
  • Teaching classes in one or more areas of the Camp Ozark morning program
  • Coaching a team of campers each morning during Team Competition
  • Supervising an area of camp during Mish Mash (campers’ free time)
  • Spending time with campers when not on duty during Mish Mash
  • Supervising and participating in Special Events (nightly parties)
  • Leading nightly cabin devotionals

All Cabin Counselors can expect to learn valuable lessons in working with children, group management, teaching, communication, teamwork, and servanthood. All Cabin Counselors work under the direction and supervision of both full-time staff and senior summer staff. Camp Ozark Cabin Counselors play a pivotal role in the experience, ministry, and outreach of Camp Ozark. Previous experience working with children is not required but preferred.

Finally, all Cabin Counselors get to work in an exciting, kid-oriented Christian environment alongside other talented and passionate college students. The hours are long, and the work is challenging, but the job is very rewarding!

If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Junior Staff- Cabin Counselor position, please email us at

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