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Summer Programs - Panther Day Camp Music Head Counselor

Job Details

The Potomac School - McLean, VA


The Panther Day Camp Music Head Counselor  is a seasonal position that reports to the Panther Day Camp Director. This program will run from June 26-August 4, 2023 (no camp on July 3 and 4) and the expected hours of work are 8:30 am-3:30 pm, Monday-Friday. The Head Counselor is an integral part of the Summer Camp Staff and plays a vital role in making summer camp a safe, fun and enriching experience for the campers. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create weekly schedules for campers and ensure the schedule is implemented. Plan, lead and supervise daily age appropriate activities related to music while providing educational and recreational opportunities for the campers.

  • Actively participate in all camp activities to help build relationships with campers.

  • Supervise campers at all times (including lunch time), prioritizing their well being and safety.

  • Follow all safety protocols and procedures established by Summer@Potomac.

  • Cleaning, maintaining and ensuring proper use of Summer@Potomac facilities and equipment.

  • Use positive and proactive techniques to resolve any camper behavioral issues. If needed, report such issues to the Panther Day Camp Director.

  • Report any injuries or sickness to the Director.

  • Serve as a mentor and trainer to the Assistant Counselors. 

  • Participate in staff orientations, pre-camp staff training, preparations for camp opening and meetings.

  • Obtain licenses or certifications required for the job before the camp season begins.

  • Adhere to the procedures and policies outlined in the Summer@Potomac Handbook.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or the equivalent.

  • Previous experience as a counselor, teacher, child care or a related field.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Responsible, energetic, enthusiastic specially about music and have a positive attitude.

  • Physical ability to participate in activities with campers (run, sit on the floor, walk and stand for longer periods of time).

  • Ability to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences within a diverse population of campers and staff.

  • All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation which involves fingerprinting and TB screening.


In striving to fulfill its mission, The Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds. We recognize that differences are a source of strength, and we know that everyone is enriched when each person's contributions and perspectives are valued.