Fall Camp Lead Counselor

Job Description

FALL CAMP LEAD COUNSELOR

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated camp counselors to lead campers and help them navigate remote learning in a camp setting. Fall Camp Lead Counselors have two main responsibilities at camp. First, they are the lead staff member in each cabin. Lead Counselors will sleep in the cabin’s “counselor quarters” with up to two Assistant Counselors and will work together to create a fun, safe environment for the kids in their cabin. A typical day for a Lead Counselor will be spending mealtimes with the cabin, managing morning and bedtime routines, assisting with school schedules, and serving as a mentor and role model for their campers. The second role of a Lead Counselor is instructing camp activities. After virtual school wraps up in the afternoons and during the weekends, campers will get the chance to participate in camp activities, and Lead Counselors will instruct those activities. The Lead Counselors will report to the Camp Directors, Program Directors, Village Directors, and camper parents.

ABOUT NORTH STAR FALL CAMP:

Located in the Northern Wisconsin town of Hayward, North Star Camp is a premier residential camp for boys. Situated on 120 acres and 2.5 miles of lakeshore, North Star offers a rich variety of activities and experiences designed to stimulate the imagination and challenge the skills of campers. As Covid-19 is pushing schools to remote learning once again, North Star Fall Camp will offer an alternative learning environment for 5 th -10 th grade boys. Fall Camp will offer a safe setting for kids to complete their schooling requirements while offering opportunities for social and emotional growth they would traditionally gain in a school setting. Days at camp will consist of school in the morning and early afternoon, followed by various structured activities in athletics, water sports, creative arts, and adventure programming. Weekends will take on a more relaxed atmosphere and will give kids and staff alike the chance to explore the beautiful sights that autumn in Northern Wisconsin has to offer. To learn more about North Star Camp for Boys, visit northstarcamp.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Professionals looking for a short-term job opportunity or college students with minimal (>6 hours) to no class commitments in the fall of 2020

2. Must be 19 or older

3. Previous experience working with children

4. A healthy attitude about living and working with children

5. A model of healthy lifestyles and moral character

6. Demonstrated strong leadership skills

7. Good communication skills and a good command of the English language

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assume responsibility for the emotional and physical wellbeing of your campers and take on a parent-like interest in all aspects of the camper’s camping experience

2. Be a leader and positive role model for campers while always keeping safety in mind

3. Assist campers with homework assignments and schoolwork

4. Correspond with parents about their child’s camp and school experience

5. Keep up-to-date on each campers’ school schedule and ensure they are attending classes, completing homework, participating in group projects, attending social work meetings, and taking tests/exams as scheduled

6. Create a fun but orderly living atmosphere within the cabin. You will provide structure to cabin life and see to it that cabin policies and work details are in place to cut down on chaos and increase relaxation in cabin life

7. Assist campers with cabin clean-up, cabin cleanliness and all responsibilities on the cabin job wheel

8. Take on a parental role for camper hygiene and routines (i.e. applying sunscreen, wearing appropriate dress and footwear, and seeking care when a camper is sick or injured)

9. Be professional in your program area by showing up on time, and giving 100% on your project

10. Provide a positive atmosphere of encouragement and effective instruction

11. Seek help when you need it and be open to feedback

12. Communicate any difficulties with your Village Director, Camp Director or the Program Director

13. Share with camp any special skills that you may possess i.e. singing, artistic ability, karate etc. and to take part fully in the camp environment

14. Help with work crews to set up and take down camp

15. Anything else that is required to help camp run efficiently

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Lead small and large group activities

2. Supervise camper participation in structured and unstructured activities

3. Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers

4. Interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations

5. Appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques

6. Able to demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control

7. Able to assist campers in emergency (fire, injury, etc.)

8. Able to live in shared quarters with staff and campers, maintaining proper organization and cleanliness

9. Possess strength, endurance and mobility to carry up to 50lbs and travel over rugged terrain

To Apply

Application Closing Date: 
09/05/20
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Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Hayward, WI
Job Experience: 
Not Specified
Job Starting Date: 
08/22/20

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