The Camp RIO Residential Program Staff develops and delivers carefully constructed TEKS-based lessons in a fun and engaging way during the academic school year. Please note this is not a summer position. The start date will be in August through May each academic year.
The application is now closed for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please check back periodically for the 2022-2023 open application.
Each year, we look for enthusiastic, attentive Camp Counselors to lead, support, and motivate campers as they enjoy all that camp has to offer. You should be positive, proactive, and caring while focusing on giving campers a fun, safe camp experience.
The application process is currently closed. Please check back periodically for the open application period.
Camp RIO is the only overnight summer camp of its kind in Brownsville, Texas, and the RGV. We want you to be part of something special right here in the Valley. Apply today! Being a staff member at RIO means setting a good example at all times. Believing the age-old adage "Actions Speak Louder than Words," we expect behavior which you would be proud to see mimicked. The camp is more than a job. It's a life-changing adventure!
Counselors are the most essential element in the camp's overall operation; they set the tone for the campers.
Staff members are role models for campers, both in and out of the cabin. Campers copy staff behavior and actions. They want to dress like you – you are the mirror they want to reflect. We want good examples for them: we want outstanding men and women who are not ashamed to stand for what is right, and who are proud of their heritage and country.
There are lots of benefits to being a staff member at a quality summer camp. You live, work, and play in the great outdoors instead of being stuck at an indoor job for the summer.
At camp, you make new friends with others from all over the world; you make a difference in a child’s life – you become someone’s hero.
Experience as a counselor translates into excellent management and personal skills because employers appreciate the interpersonal skills, leadership, responsibility, and maturity necessary to hold such a job.
Being a counselor is truly a win-win situation; you get benefits AND you have a job that pays you to have a good time! Apply today and join us in sunny Brownsville, Texas.