summer camp counselors 2019

Status: Part Time / Non-Exempt

Essential Functions:

The Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for teaching horsemanship lessons and activities, managing a small group of summer campers, lesson planning, and assisting the Summer Camp Coordinator with any projects or other duties. S/he may will follow standards for safety and provide quality service.

 The Summer Camp Counselor will operate under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for independent judgment and actions in assigned instructional and student matters. S/he will report to the Part-Time Summer Camp Coordinator or the Adaptive Services Director.

 Specific activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching unmounted horsemanship lessons

  • Managing a small group of campers (age 5-25), with and without disabilities

  • Lesson planning for activities and projects

  • Communicating appropriately and effectively with parents/guardians of campers

  • Assisting the Summer Camp Coordinator as needed.

 Basic Qualifications

  • Must be at least 16 years old

  • Minimum two years of riding and horsemanship experience

  • A minimum of one year experience work with people and disabilities

  • A minimum of two years of experience working with children and youth.

  • U. S. Citizen or valid resident/ work permit

  • Valid driver's license

  • Must pass a Washington State Criminal History background check

 Preferred  Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of PATH standards and ability to ensure compliance

  • Background in horseback riding and knowledge of horse care

  • Dressage and balance seat background desirable

  • Excellent verbal and good written communication skills

  • Ability to set priorities, organize and manage diverse activities and meet deadlines

  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results

  • CPR/ AED/First Aid certification


  • Ability to make good decisions based on wisdom, experience and judgment

  • Opportunity to act independently within program goals

  • Demonstrate common sense, flexibility and teamwork

  • Act as a resource for others

  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and private information


  • Manages risk responsibly, assesses consequences or decisions prior to action

  • Utilizes knowledge and creativity in developing progressive lesson plans


  • Strong and clear communication skills

  • Ability to build constructive and effective relationships internally and externally

  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure

 Working Conditions/Physical  Effort

  • Requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion and/ or physical strain (Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs; Assist riders weighing up to 190 lbs with mounts and dismounts)

  • Involves occasional exposure to disagreeable weather conditions

  • Requires occasional long hours, evening and weekend work

  • Walk 5-8 miles per day over uneven surfaces


Please send cover letter and resume to Jessica McKenzie, Adaptive Services Director at

 Little Bit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.