I. Summary The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide youth with a fun, residential camp experience under the guidance of positive role models that emphasize community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness and skill building. The General Counselor is accountable for the initial supervision of the camper. It is the job of the General Counselor to ensure the camper is enjoying and participating in the programs offered at camp. The General Counselor lives in cabins with campers
II. Duration The summer camp season includes 1 week of pre-camp that begins on Sunday, July 1, 2018 and 6 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates of camp are July 8 – August 17, 2018. Weekend coverage will be required for 2 of the 3 additional camp weekends. The General Counselor will remain on camp until August 19, 2018 to assist Camp Director and staff in the cleaning and closing of the camp facility.
III. Specific Responsibilities
Live in cabin with campers
Assume responsibility for leadership and guidance of those campers in daily living, with special attention to: personal hygiene and safety, camper participation in all-camp activities, and meal time behavior and habits
Assist in program areas such as the pool, nature, arts and crafts, sports and outdoor adventures as directed.
Assume responsibility for interpreting the rules, policies, and traditions of the camp to the camper
Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior
Assume responsibility for health and welfare of campers in his/her bunk
Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests and learning styles.
Organize, plan, and lead camp programs
Other duties may be assigned as required
IV. Essential Functions
Be physically able to accompany the campers to any of the camp activities
Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of youth.
Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of camper injury or illness
Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any camper concerns
Be able to observe camper behavior in daily camp life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior
18 years of age or older
Experience as a camper or working with children
CPR for the Professional Rescuer and/or First Aid Responding to Emergencies desired
Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, entire camp staff, campers and camp families
Incorporates Team Work and Flexibility into their daily work style
Ability to work with peers
Ability to plan and lead programs
POSITION DETAILS: This is an exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application, including the following materials: cover letter, resume and three (3) references in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Contact Kathy @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any submission questions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
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