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 Life Skills Specialist is responsible for the planning and leading of activities that include cooking, sewing, event planning, gardening and other similar skill sets. The Life Skills Specialist will live on camp and serve as a cabin counselor for the duration of the summer camp season.
II. Duration The summer camp season includes 1 Specialist week beginning June 25, 2018, 1 week of Pre-camp training 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. Additional weekend coverage will be required for 2 of 3 extended weekends. The Life Skills Specialist 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
Develop and implement meaningful Life Skills 4-H programming geared to all ages, interests, and abilities based on the 4-H model for positive youth development
Supervise camp staff assigned to Life Skills activities and ensure adherence to 4-H curricula.
Order and keep inventory of program supplies and maintain department budget
Oversee other staff members helping at all life skills activities
Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior
Participate and provide leadership in all camp programs
Working with CCESC horticulture staff, design a maintenance schedule for the HV4H Camp garden that incorporates learning opportunities. Supervise implementation of the schedule.
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.
Other duties may be assigned as required
18 years of age or older
Coursework in or experience with leading life skills and demonstrated understanding of these skills
Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, entire camp staff, campers and camp families
Incorporates Team Work and Flexibility into their daily work style
Experience as a camper or working with children
Ability to supervise and organize youth and adults
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 @ email@example.com 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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