"kids," "cpr," and "summer camps" aren't the only skills we found camp counselors list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of camp counselor responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of camp counselor skills.
We've found that 66.2% of camp counselors have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 4.9% earned their master's degrees before becoming a camp counselor. While it's true that most camp counselors have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every seven camp counselors did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those camp counselors who do attend college, typically earn either a psychology degree or a business degree. Less commonly earned degrees for camp counselors include a kinesiology degree or a communication degree.
Once you're ready to become a camp counselor, you should explore the companies that typically hire camp counselors. According to camp counselor resumes that we searched through, camp counselors are hired the most by Bright Horizons, Ymca Of Metropolitan Atlanta, and Mad Science Group. Currently, Bright Horizons has 52 camp counselor job openings, while there are 25 at Ymca Of Metropolitan Atlanta and 21 at Mad Science Group.
If you're interested in companies where camp counselors make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at University of California, Berkeley, The Chicago High School for the Arts, and Boston College. We found that at University of California, Berkeley, the average camp counselor salary is $41,091. Whereas at The Chicago High School for the Arts, camp counselors earn roughly $37,551. And at Boston College, they make an average salary of $36,130.
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We also looked into companies who hire camp counselors from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include CampCo, Ymca, and Jewish Community Center Inc.
The industries that camp counselors fulfill the most roles in are the non profits and education industries. But the highest camp counselor annual salary is in the education industry, averaging $29,249. In the government industry they make $27,192 and average about $26,158 in the hospitality industry. In conclusion, camp counselors who work in the education industry earn a 10.6% higher salary than camp counselors in the non profits industry.