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Staff Positions

Camper in the pool caption Swim Instructor & Lifeguard
caption Animal Care
caption Pony Riding
caption Nature & Ecology
caption Gardening
caption Arts & Crafts
caption Performing Arts
caption High Ropes
caption Rock Climbing
caption First Aid Provider
caption Summer Office Staff
caption Group Counselor
caption Co-Counselor
caption Roving Counselor

Specialist Positions

Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Lifeguards teach swimming skills in playful, game-centered lessons and lifeguard the pool during free swim, focusing on the safety of all individuals.

  • The swim program helps campers build confidence through fun, patient, and compassionate instruction.
  • Lifeguards work collaboratively to maintain a safe and fun swimming program.
  • Position certification prerequisites: (1) American Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard Training. (2) Adult & Child CPR and (3) First Aid. (4) WSI certification preferred.

Animal Care

Animal Care Specialists teach campers how to interact with and care for the animals at our on-site farm, including pigs, sheep, goats, and a miniature cow.

  • At the farm campers learn empathy and responsibility through working with our animals.
  •  Animal Care staff work together with the Pony staff to create and teach a fun and informative curriculum.
  • Position prerequisites: (1) A background in general animal care.

Pony Riding

The Pony Riding Specialist is responsible for facilitating all aspects of the camp pony program including teaching safe riding and pony care.

  • Campers build confidence and overcome apprehensions through positive interactions with ponies.
  • The Pony Specialist works with the Animal Care staff to create and teach fun and informative curriculum.
  • Position prerequisites: (1) Previous riding and horse care experience. (2) Adult & Child CPR and First Aid preferred.

Nature & Ecology

Nature/Ecology Specialists facilitate hands-on learning about the local environment through interactive lessons, hikes and craft-based learning.

  • Campers develop a greater appreciation of nature through lessons on topics like: composting/recycling, the food chain and the water cycle.
  • Nature staff work together to effective teach curriculum and enhance campers’ knowledge of their environment.
  • Position prerequisites: (1) An interest in science and nature. (2) Teaching experience preferred. 

Gardening

The Gardening Specialist facilitates the planning and cultivating of our camp vegetable garden, and introduces campers to food science and sustainability.

  • Campers learn planting, gardening care and gain appreciation for where food comes from.
  • The Gardening Specialist position is often paired with the Nature position, where one staff member fills both roles.
  • Position prerequisites: (1) A knowledge or interest in gardening (can be a hobby!).

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts Specialists implement a creative, hands-on art program introducing campers to traditional crafts and creative art projects.

  • Campers explore creativity, individuality and self expression through personalizing each project.
  • Arts & Crafts Specialists work together to plan lessons and foster campers’ artistic interests and skills.
  • Position prerequisites: (1) An interest in art.

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Specialists facilitate a creative dramatic arts program, incorporating a variety of music, movement and theater.

  • Campers explore creativity and expression through activities like improv, playacting, dance, yoga and storytelling.
  • The Performing Arts Specialists work with Group Counselors to meet the needs and confidence levels of each group.
  • *This position may be solo or paired, depending our summer needs.

High Ropes

The High Ropes Specialist introduces 4th-9th grade campers to our high ropes course and teaches campers about safe climbing and goal setting.

  • Campers practice overcoming fears and accomplishing goals through experiencing incremental challenges on the course.
  • The High Ropes Specialist works alongside Group Counselors to encourage campers to take safe risks and practice challenging themselves.
  • Position prerequisites: (1) Training in the skills necessary to run the course. *Training is available through camp.

Rock Climbing

The Rock Wall Specialist teaches 3rd-9th grade campers the basics of climbing on our 25′ portable rock wall, creating a fun and safe environment where campers challenge themselves.

  • Campers develop strength, physical skill, grit and resilience while setting increasingly challenging goals.
  • The Rock Wall Specialist works with Group Counselors to help campers overcome fears.
  • The Rock Wall Specialist also joins groups as a Roving Counselor for part of the summer.
  • Position prerequisites: (1) Training in the skills necessary to run the course. *Training is available through camp.

First Aid Provider

The Camp First Aid Provider manages the camp first aid office. They are responsible for the administration of all first-aid and health-related aspects of camp.

  • Campers feel cared for and nurtured in our compassionate and friendly environment.
  • The Camp First Aid Provider works closely with the leadership team and our camp Director to provide medical care to our camp community.
  • *This is not a nursing position*
  • Position certification prerequisites:(1) American Red Cross or equivalent Adult & Child CPR and (2) First Aid.

Summer Office Staff

Our summer office staff carry out general office duties like answering parent questions, making phone calls, organizing and printing materials and data and word processing.

  • The summer office staff extend our warm and friendly environment beyond camp as they engage with camp families and community vendors.
  • The summer office staff work closely with the leadership team and our camp co-director to ensure that each day at camp is running smoothly.
  • Position prerequisites: (1) General computer knowledge and skills. (2) Comfortable on the telephone.

Counselor Positions

Group Counselor

Group Counselors work with one group of 10-15 campers for an entire session and lead their group at many activities throughout the day.

  • Group Counselors help campers develop life stills through coaching, role modeling and fostering a connected group founded in friendship and respect.
  • Group Counselors work collaboratively with either a Co-Counselor or high school intern to facilitate a positive, playful and impactful experience for campers.
  • Position Prerequisites: (1) College-aged or older.

Co-Counselor

Co-Counselors are graduating high school seniors who are paired with Group Counselors to lead their group of 10-15 campers at many camp activities.

  • Co-counselors fill the same position type as Group Counselors and help campers develop skills for life through intentional coaching and playful interaction.
  • Co-counselors work in partnership with the Group Counselor and create a joyful, growth-oriented experience for their campers.
  • Position Prerequisites: (1) A graduating high school senior.

Roving Counselor

Roving Counselors work with campers of all ages throughout the summer. Each day they are assigned a different position and can be in multiple roles in a day.

  • Roving counselors spread the joy of camp to many camp groups and specialty areas. They help campers through daily challenges and provide support and playfulness to groups.
  • Roving counselors may fill in as a Group Counselor or Specialist, assist with daily camp tasks or work side by side with a Group Counselor to provide extra leadership.
  • Position Prerequisites: (1) College-aged or older.

 

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