Adventure Specialist/Assistant Unit Leader

Job Description

Position Summary

Responsible for the facilitation of high/low ropes courses, climbing wall, and additionally serves as an assistant unit leader. With guidance from the Adventure Director, plans weekly adventure based programming, leads girls in a wilderness environment, and ensures their safety at all times.

Key Responsibilities in Activity Area

  • Facilitate girls through the Adventure Course, both high and low, and provide instruction/programs
  • Work with Adventure Director to develop activities utilizing Adventure Course
  • Lead activities for the assigned time frame while creating a fun, inspiring, and positive environment
  • Continuously engage with girls throughout the day
  • Promotes girl planning and a progression in activities to fit camper age and experience 
  • Assist in inventory procedures at the opening and close of camp
  • Ensures ropes logs and equipment are checked daily and replaced as needed
  • Submit a written evaluation of camp to the Camp Director at the end of the camp season
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key Responsibilities in the Unit

  • Awaken campers on time and communicates 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
  • Ability to develop and lead activities
  • Desire and ability to work with children in an outdoor setting
  • Experience in rock climbing, knot tying, and high and low challenge courses
  • Ability to pass pre-camp Adventure Course Training
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Must be comfortable at heights of 50’ or greater
  • Ability to perform rescues while suspended from a wire 50’ or greater
  • 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

To apply, please complete our Job Application and email to [email protected]

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Camp Small Valley, Halifax, Pennsylvania
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