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Resident Camp Counselor

Mount Vernon, IA

Job Information:

June 03, 2018 through August 10, 2018




We are looking for free thinking, hard-working, relationship builders who want to make the world a better place by changing the way the world interacts with kids!  As a member of our team you will work probably work harder than you have ever worked in your life and make better friends and memories than you can imagine!


Camp Tanager, located in Mount Vernon, Iowa offers over 40 acres of wholesome summer camp fun!  We serve over 1000 campers each summer in a traditional summer camp setting.  Our programs include residential overnight camp, traditional day camp programs, medical programs for youth with Diabetes and Hemophilia and family camp weekends.

As a Camp Counselor you will have an opportunity to see children flourish under your care … to see yourself grow in such a short period of time … this is the profound change that so many staff members experience.  Friendships between staff develop here that can last a lifetime.  Our staff members come from various local colleges and universities as well as out of state and as far as Australia and Europe.  Working at camp can be truly life changing!
We are looking for applicants:
  • Who can be positive role models to their campers and fellow staff members
  • Who have a genuine love for positively impacting the world around them
  • Who are kind, patient, and have a great sense of humor
  • Who have a love for the outdoors and are happy to share that with children.



This is an overnight position from Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon, no weekends. Starting wage $250 per week, additional money for lifeguard certification. 

All applicants must be able to pass required background checks.

A Tanager Place application is required to be considered for employment.


Application Instructions:

The application can be found online at or at our agency’s office located at 2309 C Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA  52404.

Posted 02/02/18

Job ID: 35050685