Summer Camp Counselor


Camp Courageous


Monticello, IA


Job Title: Summer Camp Counselor

Employer: Camp Courageous

Contact Name: Jeanne Muellerleile at 319-465-5916 ext. 2300 or

Address: 12007 190 ST, Monticello, IA 52310

Fax: 319-465-5916

Web Site:

Job Location: Monticello, IA

Salary/Wages: $475 per week

Job Type: Summer

Application Materials Needed: Job Application

Specified Other Application Material: Apply online at:

Job Description:

  • Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. 
  • Campers with intellectual and physical disabilities, brain injuries, hearing or visual impairments, autism and other special needs are served.
  • Working with children and adults with special needs is often a very real challenge.
  • Campers may need help with personal care including feeding, dressing, and bathroom needs.
  • Some campers exhibit behavioral challenges.
  • Patience, energy, good judgment and enthusiasm are important qualifications for a position at Camp Courageous.
  • The hours are long.
  • An unselfish attitude and an emphasis on teamwork are needed.
  • Staff are expected to put the campers’ needs before their own.
  • If you possess the necessary attributes, I invite you to apply for a position at Camp Courageous.
  • Volunteer positions, internships, and paid positions are available.
  • Volunteers and Interns can receive an optional stipend of $50.00/week plus room and board.
  • Paid counselors and activity specialists receive the best employment package around.
  • Seasonal staff earn $475/week while year-round staff earn $625-675/week.
  • Room and board are provided which include air-conditioned staff dormitories affording the staff separate living quarters from the campers.
  • Staff share cabin duty on a rotating basis. Other benefits include a health insurance plan and one week of paid vacation for year-round staff.
  • Camp provides a bonus for returning seasonal summer staff and a monetary incentive for recruiting additional summer staff.
  • Candidates for year-round positions must have experience with individuals with disabilities. 
  • Seasonal positions are for one or more season.
    • SUMMER: May 20 to August 17, 2018
  • Positions:
    • Counselors                            
    • Respite Care Weekends: Counselors - $200/weekend.
  • For more information contact: Jeanne Muellerleile
  • Non-smokers please.  

Closing Date: 

Thursday, 31 May 2018