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 one week of mandatory pre-camp training that begins on Sunday, June 30, 2019 and 5 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates of camp are July 7 – August 9, 2019. Weekend coverage will be required for July 19-21. The General Counselor will remain on camp until August 11, 2019 to assist Camp Manager and staff in the cleaning and closing of the camp facility. The rate of pay for this position is $1350.00.
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, science, sports and outdoor adventures as directed
Assume responsibility for following 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 including social -emotional and well- being of campers in his/her Cabin
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 campers to any of the camp activities
Assure campers are properly supervised within the NYS Department of Health camp ratios at all times
Apply positive youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and engagement 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 challenging behavior
Ability to lead programs as designated by the Camp Leadership team
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 Manager, work as part of a team with all camp staff, campers and camp families
Incorporates Team Work and Flexibility into their daily work style
Ability to work with peers
Ability to resolve conflict
POSITION DETAILS: This is an exempt classified, 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.
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