Texas Tech University

Summer Camp Counselor


Position Description

This position is ideal if you will be in Lubbock during Summer I or Summer II sessions, enjoy working with young pre-college students and are looking to build your resume and develop leadership skills.

Job Title: Camp Counselor

Pay: $600-$700 per week worked (dependent on hours worked)

Working Hours: 7:00AM-10:30PM (14 hours) (varies/residential program)

About the Position

Job Responsibilities

  • Purpose:

    Counselors provide supervision for each camper. The counselor is responsible for facilitating, coordinating, carrying out activities, and escorting campers. Counselors will be working in a diverse and quick-paced environment surrounded by peers, professionals, and students. The counselor reports to Camp Supervisor and Assistant Director of College Connect.

  • Essential Job Functions

    Counselors must live in the residence halls (if Residential Counselor) and supervise incoming 6th - 12th graders. Counselors will have the option to work Commuter The counselor will work with students from diverse backgrounds. Counselors will only work camps that they sign up for in advance.

  • Responsibilities include:

    • Maintain an exciting camp atmosphere by promoting the mission/vision of College Connect

    • Escort students to and from classrooms across campus

    • Discuss college readiness with students to include the value of higher education and share personal experiences regarding educational attainment

    • Encourage students to think critically, promote good study habits, and act as an academic role model

    • Serve as a positive mentor to the students and impact their lives in such manner

    • Manage conflicts among campers

Required Qualifications:

    • Currently enrolled at TTU or recent TTU graduate (December 2018- May 2019)
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • Attend Orientation (Date TBD)
    • Ability to interact with incoming 6th - 12th grader population
    • Must be 18 years of age
    • Must be able to pass and become certified in:
      • EEO / Cleary Act / Title IX
      • FERPA
      • Misconduct Training – SB1414 Child Protection
      • A cleared Background Check

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least one summer experience working as a camp counselor and/or other applicable experience with K-12 students
  • Experienced in planning or coordinating activities that promote diversity and team building
  • Proven experience working in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to document and track student forms
  • Knowledgeable in TTU programs, engagement organizations, and resources
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • CPR and First Aid Training

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable in the development of youth
  • Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in designated camp areas
  • Ability to work long hours


How to Apply


  • Attend one information session or contact Ashley Cowgill.
  • After attending an information session or contacting Ashley, submit the application here.

Job Description for Camp Counselor

Important Camp Dates:


Shake Hands with Your Future I

Residential Camp: May 31st - June 5th 

Commuter Camp: June 1st - June 5th

Talkington Leadership Academy 

June 21st - June 5th

Generation Tech

July 5th - 9th

Shake Hands with Your Future II

Residential Camp: July 19th - 24th

Commuter Camp: July 20th - 24th


College Connect

  • Address

    2518 15th Street | Doak Hall RM 110 | Texas Tech University | Lubbock, Texas 79409
  • Phone

  • Email