Counselor Information


Tiger’s Den Counselors are responsible for providing supervision while ensuring a safe environment and positive camp experience for all campers. Counselors should have a passion toward working with children and foster an environment for children to grow and succeed. Counselors are expected to assist in activity planning and preparation, participate in staff meetings, and facilitate daily camp activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Counselors must exhibit intense energy and dedication, leadership, outgoing personality, empathy, effective communication skills, patience, positive attitude, and professional/personal responsibility and maturity.
  • Counselors must complete all UREC required trainings and certifications, to include a thorough week-long training prior to the start of camp which focuses on topics such as child behavior and development, discipline, incident prevention, rules and regulations, and First Aid/CPR certification.

After the interview process, some counselors will be selected as Lead Counselors for the summer. Lead Counselors will be responsible for developing and planning camp activities and leading staff trainings as well as all other counselor duties. Lead counselors may have the opportunity to work modified hours in April and May prior to camp starting and will have a full week of Lead Counselor training.

 

2014 Counselor FAQ’s
  • There are roughly 16 positions open for employment for Summer 2014. Employment will run from mid-May to August 1, 2014.
  • Counselors who are taking summer classes can work up to 20 hours a week while class is in session.
  • Counselors not enrolled in classes can work up to 40 hours a week. Generally, counselors work between 15-30 hours a week.
  • Counselor Application Deadline: April 1, 2014
  • Counselor Interviews: April 3 – 9, 2014
  • All Counselors Hired: April 11, 2014
  • Lead Counselor Training: May 12 – May 16, 2014
  • All-Staff Training: May 19 – May 23, 2014
  • Camp Begins: May 26, 2014
  • Camp Ends: August 1, 2014

In addition to counselor positions, there are camp leadership positions available—after the interview process, some individuals will be selected for these positions, which include opportunities to develop and plan camp activities, as well as to lead staff trainings, assist camp administratively, and manage daily camp logistics.  These positions may have the opportunity to work modified hours in April and May prior to camp starting and will have a full week of leadership training prior to all-staff training.

 

Counselor Application Instructions


Fill out the application with contact information, LSU education information, and summer availability. Click here for the application. Attach application to:

  • Résumé—be sure to include any camp experience you have (camper or staff), any certifications you hold and any special skills that are relevant to summer camp.
  • Personal statement describing your strengths as a counselor and why you want to be a UREC Tiger’s Den counselor.
  • Contact information for two references (not relatives).

For more information on 2014 Tiger’s Den, please contact Zach Wood, zwood@lsu.edu, 225.578.7029.