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Camp Counselor/Mentor, Upward Bound


Lawton, OK
ID: H2631L


Upward Bound is a federally funded educational opportunity program that prepares eligible high school students to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. The five-week program includes academic, cultural, and recreational activities.



Camp Counselors/Tutors must monitor Upward Bound students while on campus, to promote educational aspiration and performance; supervise students' free time; lead small groups, including planning and facilitating educational, cultural, and recreational events; maintain communication with academic staff regarding students' progress in classes; assume responsibilities for assigned aspects of residence hall programs; handle routine discipline problems; provide tutoring and advising to individuals and groups of students; assist in monitoring the Food and Nutrition Program; promote a community of mutual respect and trust. Seven Camp Counselors/Tutors will be hired for the preparation and duration of the annual Upward Bound Summer Session beginning May 22, 2024 through June 28, 2024. This position is ideal for graduate students, college sophomores, juniors, seniors, as well as former and current teachers / counselors. TRIO alumni and non-TRIO affiliates are also encouraged to apply. 



Number of Positions Available | Camp Counselor | Hours 

             2- Morning Camp Counselors/Mentors 7:00am – 3:00pm

3- Afternoon Camp Counselors/Mentors 3:00pm – 11:00pm

2- Overnight Camp Counselors/Mentors 11:00pm – 7:00am



  • College students must be a sophomore, junior, or senior level student concluding May 2024.

§   Must serve as a positive role model and have the ability to establish rapport with high school students. Experience supervising youth is preferred.

§   Must have a solid academic record and excellent people skills. Experience leading small groups and tutoring is desirable. 

§   Must have strong communication and leadership skills.

§   Must be willing to be a hands-on team player with staff and students.



$1200 for the five-week program (Monday through Friday each week), including mandatory advance training and planning time; six hours paid tuition to be used Summer or Fall of 2024 (valued at $1341).



Please complete the online application. Attach a cover letter with your application stating the reasons for your interest in this position and how personal and educational barriers were overcome. Include a current resume and transcripts.



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, only candidates whose applications are received by April 30, 2024 are assured of receiving full consideration.


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This position is located at 2800 W. Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK. View the Google Map in full screen.