Clemson University Summer Camp – Hiring Camp Counselors

My name is Candice Heatherly, and I represent Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. Summer 2016 is approaching and we are looking for college students to work as summer counselors at our summer camps. Camp Wildlife takes place at Camp Bob Cooper and is located in Summerton, SC off the shores of Lake Marion. We work with children between the ages of 8-14. The program activities include:

  • BB Gun, rifle & basic archery instruction
  • Sporting Clays
  • Wildlife ecology, outdoor survival skills
  • ATV operation & safety
  • Swimming, canoeing, climbing wall and group games

Job description below:


Title: Wildlife Ecology and Shooting Sports Instructor/Counselor

Work Dates: May – August 2016

Location: Camp Bob Cooper, Summerton, South Carolina


The camp is located on YLI’s Camp Bob Cooper directly on Lake Marion (South Carolina’s largest lake). A majority of the camp week

will focus on hunting and fishing techniques, wildlife ecology, ATV riding, outdoor survival skills, shotgun training, rifle training, and

archery training. Instructors will be trained and certified in these areas. In addition to these activities we will also utilize other

components such as swimming, team courses, night hikes and sporting clays. Our Advanced camp offers enhanced hunting skills and

game calling at Back Woods Quail Club. You can take a look at our camp by going to our website at

Principle Duties:

 Teach components of the Wildlife Ecology and Shooting Sports curriculum (training provided).

 Lead students in daily program classes and activities (wake-up, meals, canteen, campfire, and wrap-up).

 Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as


 Perform direct supervision of children while involved in classes and activities.

 Perform camp counselor duties including staying and attending to campers over night while they are at camp.


 BA or BS in Biology, Wildlife and Fisheries, Natural Resources, or related field is preferred –juniors, seniors, and graduates

should apply.

 Experience with hunting and shooting sports preferred but not necessary (we will train those without experience).

 Residential camp experience preferred.

 Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and energy to work and live with campers and staff.

 Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt, and work hard as part of a team.

Salary: $440 – $580 twice a month plus room and board and a sickness/accidental insurance plan.


If you are interested in the position please send your resume and three professional references to Candice Heatherly at

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of

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