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Staff Positions

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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 skills through coaching, role modeling, and fostering a connected group founded in friendship and respect. 
  • Each Group Counselor also has a Co-Counselor or a high school intern, and the team works collaboratively together 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.

  • 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. 

  • Unlike Group and Co-Counselors, Roving Counselors are not assigned to one particular group and spend their time at camp with multiple groups and specialists. 
  • 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.

Specialist Positions

Animal Care

Animal Care Specialists teach campers how to interact with and care for the animals at our on-site farm, which is home to 5-8 pigs, sheep, and goats.

  • Animal Care Specialists create and teach an animal care curriculum for campers aged 4-8, and focus on different topics each week like the animals’ digestive systems or eye and teeth shape.
  • 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. 
  • Additional desired qualifications: (1) Previous teaching experience is preferred. (2) First Aid and Adult & Child CPR certification is preferred. 

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts Specialists implement a creative, hands-on outdoor arts & crafts program.

  • Arts & Crafts Specialists work together to plan lessons and foster campers’ artistic interests and skills.
  • Arts & Crafts Specialists teach campers of all ages and have the opportunity to develop camper creativity. 
  • Position prerequisites: (1) An interest in art.

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.
  • Please note: this is not a nursing position; camp does not employ a camp nurse.
  • Position prerequisites: (1) Current certification in Red Cross First Aid and Child & Adult CPR. Training is available through camp. 

Gardening

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

  • The Gardening Specialist teaches children the basics of composting, water conservation, and other sustainability measures.
  • This position may be 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!).
  • Additional desired qualifications: (1) Previous teaching experience is preferred. 

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. 

  • The High Ropes Specialist encourages campers to practice overcoming fears and accomplishing goals by coaching campers to take on 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 ropes and belaying certification. Training is available through camp. 

Maintenance

Camp Maintenance Staff are responsible for equipment upkeep & site management.

  • The daily routine includes managing equipment and supply areas, completing maintenance and repair projects, cleaning and organizing indoor and outdoor activity areas, receiving, storing, and distributing camper lunches and lunch supplies, and other site-related tasks.
  • There are additional opportunities for site set-up and clean-up work before camp begins and after camp ends.

Nature & Ecology

Nature & Ecology Specialists facilitate hands-on learning about the natural world through active lesson plans and nature crafts.

  • Nature & Ecology Specialists lead nature-related activities throughout camp, like guiding hikes, assisting campers with a recycling/composting program, and facilitating craft-based lessons on topics such as the food chain or the water cycle. 
  • Nature staff work together to effectively teach curriculum and enhance campers’ knowledge of their environment. 
  • Position prerequisites: (1) An interest for science and nature.
  • Additional desired qualifications: (1) Previous teaching experience is preferred. 

Performing Arts

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

  • Performing Arts Specialists introduce campers of all ages to activities like improv games, playacting, dance, tumbling, yoga, and more.
  • Performing Arts Specialists work with Group Counselors to meet the needs and confidence levels of each group.
  • This position may be a paired or solo position, depending on our summer needs. 
  • Additional desired qualifications: A background in performing arts is desired. 

Pony Riding

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

  • The Pony Specialist coordinates and instructs lessons in riding and horsemanship, and is responsible for the care and feeding of the ponies.
  • Pony staff work together with the Animal Care staff to create and teach a fun and informative curriculum.
  • Position prerequisites: (1) Previous riding and horse care experience.
  • Additional desired qualifications: (1) Previous teaching experience is preferred. (2) Certification in Adult & Child CPR and First Aid is preferred. 

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.

  • The Rock Wall Specialist encourages campers to practice overcoming obstacles and accomplishing goals, and works together with Group Counselors to help campers conquer their fears.
  • The Rock Wall Specialist also works as a roving counselor or assists in other specialist positions when they are not working at the rock wall.
  • Position prerequisites: Training in ropes and belaying certification. Training is available through camp. 

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. 

Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

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

  • There are at least four swim instructors/lifeguards in addition to the Head Guard at camp, and all Lifeguards work collaboratively to maintain a safe and fun swimming program.
  • Position certification prerequisites: (1) American Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard Training (2) First Aid and (3) CPR for the Professional Rescuer. 
  • Additional desired qualifications: (1) Current or previous certification in ARC WSI, BSA Aquatics Instructor or YMCA Instructor in Swimming and Lifesaving. 

Wilderness Play
 

The Naturalist/Wilderness Play Specialist assists groups in our on-site wilderness play program.

  • Wilderness Play at camp involves unstructured, imaginative outdoor play for 3rd graders and up. Campers spend time with their peers exploring and creating in our camp “wilderness,” and are encouraged to use natural elements such as rocks and sticks to build a world for themselves and their peers.    
  • Position certification prerequisites: (1) College-aged or older. (2) Current certification in Red Cross First Aid and Child & Adult CPR. Training is available through camp. 
  • Additional desired qualifications: (1) An interest in local ecology, plant, and animal life.  

 

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