Texas Tech University

Summer Camp Counselor

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/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 and supervise students in grades 5th -12th. 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 academic role model

    • Serve as positive mentors 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
    • Must be 18 years of age
    • Must be able to pass and become certified in:

o EEO/Cleary Act/ Title IX


o Misconduct Training – SB1414 Child Protection

o A cleared Background Check

  • Attend orientation
  • Ability to interact with 5th – 12th grade population

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 (see dates below). Attending an information session is required in order to receive an application.
  • After attending an information session, submit the application online.
  • Submit the Recommendation Form/Reference Form with your application. 
  • Sign up for an individual interview. 

Job Description for Camp Counselor

Important Dates:

Selection Timeline


Open the Summer Camp Counselor Application on 2/25


Host Info Sessions (required to attend one before applying)

 Close Camp Counselor Application on; and

 With students and staff, select and notify applicants for interviews by end of March


With staff (and invited previous counselors) host interviews; and

Notify all applicants of hiring status;

Attend the MANDATORY Orientation in April from 8:30AM-3:30PM.


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College Connect

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