Counselor Roles

Each team consists of three leaders.  

  • The Coach is a new position and is reserved for the most experienced counselors.  Coaches have good communication skills and have plenty of athletic experience.  They spend the day coaching the teams and offering advice on how to improve skills and teamwork.  
  • Senior counselors have at least one year's counseling experience and are upperclassmen or high school graduates.  They support the coaches and campers and keep the team organized and safe. 
  • Junior counselors are often first year counselors and support the other leaders and the team through their team spirit and willingness to help out wherever necessary.  


  • Attend all counselor meetings and counselor training sessions
  •  Lead, guide and supervise a group of children (aged 9-14) with the assistance of one or two other counselors.
  • Assist with demonstrating sport skills and teaching rules of play. 
  • Assist in the planning, organization, and leading of age appropriate games and activities.
  • Assist in leading daily prayers (morning, lunch, closing).
  • Do-head counts of participants throughout the day.
  • Ensure participants are safe.
  • Interact with children and parents/guardians during drop off/pick up time.
  • Assist with daily set up and clean up.
  • Respond to emergency situations. 


  • You must be at least 15 years of age (entering your sophomore year of high school)
  • You must submit a Counselor Application by the due date (May 1)
  • You must be available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am-3:30pm and Thursday from 9:30am-8:00pm
  • You must attend a mandatory counselor meeting (date and time to be announced)
  • If you are 18 or older you must participate in the Diocesan VIRTUS program called Protecting God’s Children. (This includes anyone who will turn 18 at any point during the camps.) 

Camp Counselors

The Congregation of St. Joseph relies on positive, enthusiastic, and committed young people to help run our summer sports camp each year.  Volunteers take on different roles at camp, including coaching, senior counselors, and junior counselors.  Each day they are responsible for keeping their teams safe, organized, and enthusiastic.  Counselors are positive role models for the campers, and encourage each camper to be the best they can be.  All campers over the age of 18 are required to participate in the "VIRTUS: Protecting God's Children" Program provided at no cost by the Cleveland Diocese.  

If you are interested in being a camp counselor, please read the information listed below.  Please direct all questions to