I. Summary The mission of 4-H Camp Bristol Hills is to provide youth with a unique, fun outdoor experience under the guidance of positive role models, emphasizing positive social interaction, environmental awareness and skill building. The Day Camp Program Director is responsible for the planning and implementing of the Day Camp Program for campers going into Kindergarten to 2nd Grade. The Day Camp Program Director also oversees the Sprout Camp Residential Program for campers going into 1st – 3rd Grades. The Day Camp Program Director does not need to live on camp property except during the Sprout Program week.
II. Duration The Day Camp Program Director will assume this role on June 24, 2019 in order to assist the Camp Director and the Camp Manager in preparing the camp programs and facilities. The Day Camp Program Director will work one week of preparation, staff training week, and 6 weeks of camp that run from Monday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates of camp are July 7 – August 16, 2019.
III. Specific Responsibilities
Develop weekly program activity schedule utilizing age appropriate activities that focus on Positive Youth Development for the 5 to 7-year-old campers
Supervise Day Camp Staff in all activity areas
Provide feedback on Day Camp Staff to the Camp Director for use in performance management.
Work with the camp registrar to ensure all camper medical information is accurate and updated
Provide supportive and timely communication with day camp parents as needed for the success of each camper
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 a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior
Participate and provide leadership in all 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
21 years of age or older
Experience working with youth in an outdoor camp setting
Previous experience in Camp Leadership
Ability to supervise and organize youth and adults
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 plan and lead programs
First Aid Responding to Emergency and/or CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certificates desired
POSITION DETAILS: This is an exempt, camp position.
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.
External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance here: http://cce.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/applying_for_a_job_-_external_5-2016_v2.pdf
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants. Please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance here: http://spstaff2.cce.cornell.edu/human_resources/Documents/Staffing/Applying%20for%20a%20Job%20-%20Internal.pdf
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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