[Hiring Manager’s Name] [341 Company Address] [Company City, State xxxxx] [(xxx) xxx-xxxx] [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. [Manager’s Name],
My name is [YOUR NAME] and I was delighted to learn of the available Camp Counselor position at [CAMP] posted on [WEBSITE]. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Education at the University of Oregon with a specialization in Early Childhood Development. I have four years of experience leading interactive, lively, and educational summer camps for youth ages 5-15. I hold valid First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding certifications as well as Wilderness First Responder Training. My education, experience, and certifications make me a qualified candidate, but my enthusiastic leadership style, passion for youth development, and dedication to providing a stimulating camp environment set me apart from the competition.
Throughout my previous camp counselor positions, I have played a vital role in planning and executing outstanding youth camps. I worked closely with management and other camp counselors to coordinate programs offering a blend of developmental activities, physical exercise, and entertainment. In my position as Senior Camp Counselor, I refined my teamwork, leadership, and communication skills, allowing me to lead a team of camp counselors committed to providing an environment for children to build memories that last a lifetime.
Highlights of my qualifications from previous employment include:
- Planning daily camp activities, ranging from arts and crafts to sports, wilderness education, and interactive games for 40 children ages 6-12
- Implementing a three-step conflict resolution protocol for children displaying unruly behavior, resulting in a 15% decrease in conflicts
- Leading overnight excursions for 10+ children covering a range of activities such as hiking, outdoor cooking, swimming and canoeing
- Providing training for camp counselors to ensure health and safety standards were upheld
I am enthralled to have the opportunity to share my affinity for wilderness, recreational activities, and childhood development with the youth of your establishment. Thank you for considering my application to join the [CAMP] team. I look forward to setting up an interview in the near future.
Yours truly,[Your Name]