Cover letter for camp counselor(5 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for a camp counselor.”

Examples of camp counselor cover letters

When applying for a camp counselor position, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Camp counselor cover letter”

“Rosemarie Watts

Camp Ondessonk

City, State, Zip Code


RE: Summer Camp Counselor wanted

Dear Ms. Watts,

As an energetic Summer Camp Counselor who thrives on helping children and teams develop character and leadership skills, I am excited by the opportunity to submit my application to Camp Ondessonk. With over 8 years of experience in working with adolescents, I can apply a unique combination of skills to achieve positive outcomes when managing the challenges of the available Summer Camp Counselor role with your team.

My career has included progressive roles as a counselor at Camp Pathfinder, where I am now Head Summer Camp Counselor. I am an excellent role model and encourage children to participate in all the programs and fun that camp has to offer. Colleagues recognize me for my dedication to the safety of campers and their emotional adjustment to being away from home. Additionally, I hold certifications as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Camp Counselor through the American Camp Association, as well as in CPR and Fist Aid.

My hands-on experience and formal training make me the right candidate to take on the challenges of the Summer Camp Counselor position. You can reach me at the phone number or email listed above. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for reviewing this letter and the accompanying material


Isla Cisneros”

Sample 2: “Camp counselor cover letter”

“Jeremy White

Hiring Manager

Camp Sunshine

123 Sunshine Drive

Evanston, Illinois 60201


Dear Jeremy,

My name is Alice, and I’ve been working a camp counselor for the past five years. I am very interested in the camp counselor position at Camp Sunshine, and think I my teamwork skills and creativity will make me an asset to your team.

I have worked at Happy Days Summer Camp for five summers as a junior camp counselor and then a senior camp counselor. During my time at Happy Days Summer Camp, I earned my CPR certification and learned how to operate watercraft like paddle boats and canoes, which will help me assist with the water sport activities offered at Camp Sunshine. These experiences also allowed me to develop my interpersonal communication skills and experience in childcare, which directly relate to the work I’d perform at Camp Sunshine, especially in activities that involve complex instructions.

My passion for working as a camp counselor stems from my love of the outdoors and taking care of my younger siblings, and I believe Camp Sunshine is the perfect place to continue my journey as a camp counselor. Please contact me with any further information at or 815-987-8877. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Alice Jones”

Sample 3: “Camp counselor cover letter”

“Dear Ms. Tanner:

As a skilled and enthusiastic individual with experience facilitating successful camp experiences for children aged 4 to 15, it is my pleasure to submit the enclosed resume for your review. My background and passion for children’s summer camps position me to significantly impact your organization in the role of Camp Counselor.

Program coordination, staff and volunteer communication, and camper relationship management are just a few of the areas in which I excel. By leading programs across a range of subjects and capacities, I have honed my communication, creativity, and motivational skills. My inherent dedication to fostering collaborative and exciting environments has successfully encouraged and developed consistently popular and dynamic summer camps.

Highlights of my qualifications include:

Excelling in summer camp counselor positions for the past 7 years, creating and implementing hands-on activities and programs—including sports, arts, and general outdoor activities’to facilitate fun, engaging camp environments and stimulate camper enjoyment.

Building and sustaining strong relationships with campers, families, counselors, volunteers, and community members.

Engaging my background and professional interest while challenging myself academically in preparation to achieve a MS in Camp Administration & Leadership (expected in 2018); educational background in childhood development, psychology, and counseling; certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED.

With my experience and credentials, I am well prepared to dedicate myself to the highest standards of excellence at Happy Kids Day Camp and exceed your expectations for this position. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.


Amber Sims”

Sample 4: “Camp counselor cover letter”

“Dear Mrs. Simmons,

I would like to take this opportunity to apply for the position of Summer Camp Counselor at CCUSA Summer Camps. This position is one that I am well qualified for through my past experience and education, as well as being a job that I am passionate about. Because of my love for children and the wonderful experience of summer camp offers them I would be a wonderful addition to the camp team at CCUSA Summer Camps.

My love of summer camp began when I was 8 and attended for the first time. I continued to return to camp every summer first as a camper, then as a cabin counselor, and finally as a counselor for the whole camp after I graduated from college with a degree in human services.

•I have more than 20 years of experience attending and working at a summer camp.

•I am an excellent role model and encourage children to participate in all the programs and fun that camp has to offer.•I am dedicated to the safety of campers as well as their emotional adjustment to being away from home.•Being an active outdoorsy person makes camp life ideal for me and I am passionate about working with children and nature.

The job of summer camp counselor has almost as many definitions as the job of being a mother. I like to consider myself a temporary mother to all the kids at camp.

I would love to meet with you to discuss my experiences and find out more of what your expectations are. I can be contacted by phone (555)-555-5555 or email [email]


Mary Hart

Mary Hart”

Sample 5: “Camp counselor cover letter”

“[Hiring manager’s name]

[Hiring manager’s title]

[Name of camp]

[Camp address]

[Email or phone number]

Dear [hiring manager’s name],

My name is [your name], and I’ve been a camp counselor for [number of years or months you’ve worked as a camp counselor]. I am very interested in the camp counselor position at [name of camp] and think I would be a great fit due to my skills in [one or two relevant skills].

The previous camps I have worked at include [names of camps you’ve worked for]. During these jobs, I learned how to [relevant skill] and [relevant skill], which will make me an effective camp counselor at [name of camp you’re applying to]. These experiences also taught me [relevant skill] and [relevant skill], which directly relate to the work I’d perform at [name of camp you’re applying to].

My passion for working as a camp counselor stems from [personal experience], and I believe [name of camp you’re applying to] is the perfect place to continue my journey in working with kids outdoors. Please contact me with any further information at [your email address] or [your phone number]. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing back from you.


[Your name]

[Your contact information]”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of camp counselor cover letters

What are the qualities of a counselor?

Qualities of a counselor

  • Excellent communication. 
  • Empathy. 
  • Friendliness. 
  • Understanding of diversity.
  • Knowing when to act.

What is the role of a school counselor?

  • Listen to students’ concerns about academic, emotional, or social problems. 
  • Help students process their problems and plan goals and actions. 
  • Mediate conflict between students and teachers.

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