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 Cloverbuds Head Counselor is responsible for overseeing camp the day-to-day operations and well-being of the Cloverbuds Day Camp staff. Also will assist with training and supervision of staff and assisting the Day Camp Director or Assistant Director in administrative tasks.
II. Duration The Cloverbuds Head Counselor will assume role on July 1, 2018 in order to assist the Day Camp Camp Director in opening camp and lead staff training. The summer camp season includes 1 week of pre-camp staff training and 6 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates camp is open are July 8 – August 17, 2018. Additional weekend coverage will be required for 2 additional weekends during the summer. The Cloverbuds Head Counselor may live on or off camp property for the duration of the camp season.
III. Specific Responsibilities
Supervise Cloverbuds counselors in all social and emotional facets, including handling conflicts between counselors and being counselors ‘go to’ person when higher level administration intervention is not necessary.
Assign all counselors to the 3 different groups weekly, including Mini-Cloverbuds, 4 & 5 year olds, and 6 & 7 year olds. Rotate staff around age groups as necessary.
Assist in developing and leading staff training with Day Camp Director
Assist Day Camp Director in weekly Cloverbud staff meetings
Coordinate Thursday evening Cloverbud activities with approval from Day Camp Director
Establish good rapport and communicate with parents or guardians of campers on all matters related to camper experience as needed
Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior
Enforce Code of Conduct for all Cloverbud staff
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.
Serve as an evening floater during evening activities Monday through Wednesday if extra coverage is needed.
Additional Duties may be assigned as necessary.
IV. Essential Functions
Be able to communicate verbally with campers and Cloverbud staff to provide daily activity instruction
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
21 years of age or older
Experience working with youth in an outdoor camp setting
Early childhood experience preferred
Knowledge of 4-H and Positive Youth Development desired
Ability to supervise and organize youth and adults
Current First Aid Responding to Emergency and/or CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certificates desired
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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