Position Title: Temporary Exempt Outdoors Specialist Supervisor: Assistant Director
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 Outdoors specialist is responsible for the planning and leading of the Outdoor adventure programs and responsible for the inventory and storage of outdoor gear. The Outdoor Specialist will live in an assigned cabin and have cabin/camper supervision duties.
II. Duration The summer camp season includes 1 Specialist week beginning June 25, 2018. One week of pre-camp Staff 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. Weekend coverage will be required for 2 of the 3 additional weekends during the summer. The Outdoor 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 - 100%
Develop and deliver an outdoor skills program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers and that utilizes the natural environment and the value of minimum-impact camping
Develop lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers and encompass skills in safety in the outdoors, orienteering, nature exploration, fire building, outdoor cooking, and other camp craft skills that incorporate STEM skills and knowledge.
Plan, oversee and supervise all programs including new off-site camping trip with teens
Develop and maintain inventory of all outdoor equipment
Oversee staff members assisting in outdoor adventure programs.
Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior
Participate and provide leadership in all camp programs
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
20 years of age or older
Current Wilderness First Aid required
Experience in leading and executing outdoor educational programming to youth and adults.
Ability to supervise and organize youth and adults
Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, Camp Coordinator and campers
Incorporates Team Work and Flexibility into their daily work style
Association Tmp Camp Manager
No Grade - Annual
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