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Perry High School
One Success Blvd.
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9300
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Posted: 3/9/2022

A day in the life of a summer camp counselor can look like:
  • Making memories with campers with disabilities when swimming, visiting the horse barn and singing campfire songs!
  • Laughing with your co-workers as you learn about yourself, develop your skills and abilities, expand your patience and make an unforgettable impact on the lives of children with disabilities!
Camp Cheerful is a beautiful 52 acre facility that is part of the well-respected Achievement Centers for Children (ACC). Since 1940 ACC has been empowering children and adults with disabilities and their families to achieve their greatest potential. Located in the Mill Steam Run Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks in Strongsville, Ohio, Camp Cheerful provides campers all the traditional camp activities including: hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, arts and crafts, nature study activities, games, campfire activities, music, sports, visits to our horse barn, and memories that will last a lifetime!
The Details:
  • Minimum $400 per week stipend - may increase dependent upon experience
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Previous camp experience, or experience with children with disabilities is a plus, but not a requirement!
  • Counselors work Monday through Friday, from 8:00am-5:00pm. 
  • Staff Training week June 6th-10th (alternative options are available for staff training week for individuals who are not available due to working in school districts)
    1. Including CPR, First Aid and AED certification, Crisis Prevention and Intervention certification, lots of information about disabilities and abilities and how to be a GREAT summer camp counselor! 
    2. Cheerful Day Camp June 13th through August 12th 
    3. Cheerful Day Campers are between the ages of 5 to 22 with and without disabilities.
    4. Sensational Extended School Year Camp June 13th through August 5th
    5. We serve a wide range of disabilities including cognitive, physical, developmental and neurological.
    6. We provide a 1 counselor to 3 camper ratio  
    7. Current protocol include masking while indoors, specific cleaning and sanitizing protocols and vaccinations encouraged. Protocols may change based on updated Covid data closer to summer camp.
May be used as an internship opportunity if your school/college allows!
If you have any questions about the position, please email Jessica Potts, Manager of Camp Programs at [email protected] .
Achievement Centers for Children values and promotes diversity and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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