Sports Camp Counselor

Town of Blacksburg   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Sports and Recreation / Fitness
Posted on March 17, 2023
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General Definition of Work

The Sports Camp Counselor supervises various athletic summer camps for ages 5 to 14. Assists the Program Supervisor with planning and carrying out activities. Works under the direct supervision of the Program Supervisor and the general supervision of the Assistant Parks and Recreation Director and the Parks and Recreation Director.  

Shift Range: Monday - Saturday (Summer) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Town of Blacksburg is an EEO Employer M/F/D/V 

Essential Functions

  • Assists with the development and implementation of daily routine, schedule, programming and organization of the athletic summer camp activities
  • Maintains control and discipline of a group of children at all times and in all locations
  • Works closely with the Program Supervisor in implementing scheduled activities
  • Carries out the programs scheduled for summer camp
  • Assists in preparing required reports and forms
  • Prepares areas and locations to in use during summer camp programs 
  • Obtains and stores equipment in proper area in an organized manner
  • Enforces all safety rules
  • Upholds and enforces department policies
  • Reports potential physical hazards in the facility and equipment to the Program Coordinator
  • Effectively communicates problems to the Program Supervisor, Department Program Coordinator, and Department staff or others
  • Administers lifesaving and emergency techniques covered by certified training



 All types of recreational supplies including but not limited to balls, bats, phone, emergency equipment, two-way radio, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  •  High School Diploma or GED Certification required

  •  Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Completion of a CPR , Standard First Aid, AED courses, or have the ability to obtain training, and any other training scheduled by the department

  • A valid driver's license with an satisfactory driving record

  • General knowledge of sports is helpful



Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, see and hear
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands and arms to write, throw, reach and catch
  • The employee is frequently required to stoop to pick up equipment
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to humid and hot conditions of a gymnasium or outdoor weather
  • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud

No benefits are available for this position.