Activity Leaders are responsible for: oversight of an assigned activity, facilitating the assigned activity and weekly progressive programming, and the inventory and maintenance of activity equipment.
One Activity Leader Position Available For Each of the Following:
• Arts & Crafts
• Outdoor Living Skills
- In conjunction with the Summer Camp Program Supervisor, develop and implement programming based on camp program goals, individual goals, assigned activities, and camp policies and procedures.
- Meet regularly with Summer Camp Program Supervisor and fellow Activity Leaders in order to keep all staff updated on programming needs.
- Effectively communicate with other staff to teach assigned activity and clearly communicate their roles during the activity, adapting and adjusting activities to meet individual and group needs.
- Lead assigned activities to encourage personal growth, learned skills, and creativity, and provide challenges appropriate to age, ability, and readiness for multiple GS levels.
- Help to coordinate and successfully implement group living for the unit by working together and assisting with housekeeping/sanitation.
- Assume responsibility for the health and safety of the campers in the unit by: maintaining a well-equipped first aid kit, maintaining supervision of campers, 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; ensure all documentation and reports are completed and submitted on time in accordance with established deadlines.
- Create and maintain activity inventory, maintain equipment, and submit supply lists/needs to Program Director before, during, and at close of camp.
- Abide by GSHPA code of conduct, rules, and expectations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Minimum 18 years, 20+ preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to motivate girls to participate in activities and lead activities in a flexible, professional manner and in accordance with GSHPA strategies.
- Prior training and experience in assigned activity:
- Current Archery certification or ability to pass during pre-camp training (Lead Archery Only).
- Current Lifeguard certification (or approved equivalent) or ability to pass during pre-camp training (Lifeguard)
- Adventure Ropes experiences (2 years preferred) and ability to pass adventure training during pre-camp training (Adventure Lead Only).
- Leave no trace and wilderness first aid experience preferred; camping experience required (Outdoor Living Skills).
- Attend and complete pre-camp trainings.
- Experience working with children preferred.
- Ability to live and work in the outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
- Ability to walk a mile over uneven terrain.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.
- Ability to adapt well to changing circumstances, direction, and strategy.
- Ability to lead and facilitate events and activities.
- Ability to work with diverse populations in a group setting.
- Strong verbal communication skills.
- Must be able to pass required background checks.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
- Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.