Activity Lead

Job Description

Position Summary
As an Activity Lead, responsible for oversight of the assigned activity. Responsible for facilitating the assigned activity and weekly progressive programming. Responsible for the inventory and maintenance of activity equipment. When not assigned to this activity, the Activity Lead will act as an Assistant Unit Leader.

Activity Lead Positions Available:
Arts & Crafts
Swim Instructor
Performing Arts
Outdoor Living Skills (OLS)
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Key Responsibilities in Activity Area

  • Work with Program Director to create lesson plans based on assigned activity and the theme of the week.
  • Carryout activities to encourage personal growth, learned skills, and provide challenges appropriate to age, ability and readiness.
  • Create and maintain activity inventory, maintain equipment, and submit supply lists/needs to Program Director.
  • Effectively communicate with other staff to teach assigned activity and clearly communicate their role during the activity.
  • Encourage the implementation of Girl Scout programming.
  • Promotes girl planning and progression in activities to fit campers age and experience.
  • Lead assigned activities during the activity periods while creating a fun, inspiring, and positive environment.
  • Ensure multiple GS levels are being offered a variety of activities.
  • Ensure all documentation and reports are completed and submitted on time in accordance to the established deadlines. Develop and implement programming based on camp program goals, individual goals, camp policies and procedures.
  • Continuously positively engage with campers throughout activity periods to help promote positive reinforcement.
  • Encourage creativity and utilization of natural materials in camp programs.
  • Adhere to a daily and weekly cleaning schedule of program area and ensure all equipment is in good repair.
  • Assist in inventory procedures at the opening and close of camp.
  • Adapt and adjust activities to the individual and group needs.

Key Responsibilities in the Unit

  • Awaken campers on time and communicate proper attire for the day.
  • Teach camping skills and appreciation of the outdoors to campers.
  • Assist in planning and carrying out of experiences in the unit with the help of unit staff and through use of girl planning.
  • Work together with other members of the unit to complete all tasks at hand.
  • Assist in supervising the unit with housekeeping, sanitation, care of supplies, and equipment.
  • Help to coordinate and successfully implement group living for the unit.
  • Assume responsibility for the health and safety of the campers in the unit by: maintaining a well-equipped first aid kit, reporting accidents promptly, and keeping the health supervisor informed of the health status of campers and unit staff.
  • Help to keep written records and make formal reports as required for session evaluations, unit’s daily first-aid log book, and any other reports requested by the Camp Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum 19 years of age preferred.
  • Prior training and experience in assigned activity.
  • Desire and ability to work with children in an outdoor setting.
  • Ability to live and work in the outdoors in conditions including but not limited to loud noises, heat, rain and cool temperatures.
  • Ability to walk a mile over uneven terrain.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications or ability to pass training during pre-camp.
    • Current Lifeguard or WSI certification (or approved equivalent) or ability to pass during pre-camp training.  (Lead Swim Instructor Only)
    • Current Archery certification or ability to pass during pre-camp training.  (Lead Archery Only)
  • Attend and complete pre-camp training; as a result: ability to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury).
  • Strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Attend and complete pre-camp training; as a result: ability to observe camper behavior, assesses its appropriateness, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Enthusiasm, good sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
  • Ability to work weekends throughout the summer.
  • Possess knowledge of group living skills and good communication skills.
  • Follow uniform standards and policies.
  • Must be able to pass required background checks.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

To Apply

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