Every summer, Hickory Hill needs a college or graduate student to help with our Summer Camps! If you have had some experience with kids ages 10 and above and like working with that age group, then this might be the summer opportunity for you!

We accept applications from January 1st through February 15th.


• This is a seasonal/temporary position with the Watson-Brown Foundation.

Duration:  May 28 – August 2, 2019


Location of Position: 

Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson, GA

 Additional Information:  Franke Smith, 706-595-7777



By February 15th, email or snail mail the following:

Email to:

Snail mail:  Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson, GA  30824


Pay & Benefits:

•        $1600 per month, paid bi-weekly

•        Furnished cottage on-site, includes all utilities & laundry facilities

•        Wireless internet

•        2 uniform shirts

•        Internship credit can be arranged.


Do you enjoy working with children and spending time outdoors? We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic Summer Camp Counselor who enjoys leading children through a variety of outdoor and indoor summertime activities. You will lead children between 10 and 17 years of age during weekly themed camps throughout the summer A typical day for Summer Camp Counselor could include:

• Participating in a friendly game of capture the flag

• Teaching kids how to grow plants

• Exploring the wonders of an archaeological excavation

• Building simple machines

• Educating kids about alternative energies

• Supervising a nature hike

• Interacting with parents and summer camp attendees to build lasting relationships


Duties & Responsibilities

• Continually keep campers active and engaged in fun and challenging activities while maintaining a safe environment

• Follow and execute activities according to pre-designed daily lesson plans

• Lead a group of up to 12 campers with a fun, positive and outgoing attitude

• Act as a role model to all children attending camp

• Interact with children, parents/guardians and co-workers in a professional manner at all times

• Understand and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures for camps

• Immediately report suspicious or inappropriate behaviors or abuse relating to youth


Minimum Qualifications

•        High School Diploma, currently enrolled in College or University

•        One year working in a camp environment or coaching/teaching children

•        US Citizen residing in the US


Licenses / Certifications / Registrations

• First Aid/CPR certification is helpful but not required


Other Requirements

Applicants must complete all state DECAL requirements within their first week of training:

• Criminal Background Check

• Drug screening

• All required vaccinations – MMR, Tetanus

• DECAL training modules

• Other training required by Watson-Brown