Camp Counselors will be members of the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program. Through this program, members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions. By building relationships with campers in our summer camp environment, AmeriCorps VISTA counselors will impact the lives of low-income youth directly, empowering them to transform their communities. Counselors are the primary persons responsible for direct supervision of campers and ensuring campers have a positive and life-changing experience at camp. Counselors will lead cabin groups of approximately ten campers through activities, meals, free time and cabin time. Each counselor will also be in charge of overseeing a specific program area for the camp. Prior camp, youth development, and/or outdoor programs experience preferred. Camp Counselors must be in Austin from May 17th – August 14th, 2019. Camp Counselors make $3,000 over the course of the summer.