Would you like to ensure campers experience a magical summer? Have you assisted in program areas such as waterfront, nature, arts & crafts? Would you like to work with camp staff to support an amazing camp experience? If so, we may have an opportunity for you!
As the Camper Advocate, you will be empowered to provide effective behavior and camper management counseling by identifying needs, providing support to campers and staff, and ensuring that plans are carried out within appropriate GSUSA, council and ACA policies, standards and procedures and local, state and federal laws.
-Assists in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their living unit
-Works with unit staff, administrative team, and camper parents as needed to develop individualized camper support plans
-Helps plan and execute activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities
-Incorporates teaching of special skills
-Assists in program areas such as waterfront, nature, all camp activities and arts and crafts, as directed
-Maintains high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff
-Assures campers are properly supervised at all times; be aware of and implement safety guidelines as outlined in Safety Activity Checkpoints, ACA and camp operational guidelines
-Is alert to campers and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems; consult with camp healthcare staff and/or camp director when appropriate
-Is alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care and maintenance is adhered to; reports repairs needed promptly to camp director
-Maintains clear and positive written and verbal communication with all internal and external clients
-Observes all safety precautions and complies with all council health and safety rules and procedures
-Performs other duties, as assigned
Experience and Skills
-Be at least 21 years of age
-Able to work the full Summer camp season - June 24th - August 14th
-Ability to work with children and staff of different ages
-BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience in the field of inclusion/child development
-Two years prior seasons of administration or supervision experience in an organized camp
-Must be willing to work in an outdoor setting and live on camp premises during the summer
-Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification, or able to obtain certification before the first day of work
-Valid drivers’ license, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation (Daily and/or occasional travel may be required. Must be comfortable driving narrow, winding mountain roads with passengers in mini or cargo vans)
What’s in it for you:
-Make a difference in the lives of girls that will last for a lifetime
-Opportunity to share your passion and enjoy being out in nature
-Build lifelong friendships with the camp team
-Become the coolest and most influential person in the campers’ lives
-Gain problem solving, team building, communication, and mentoring skills
Compensation: $69.00 - $77.00 daily rate. Includes Room and board and meals.
This is a temporary seasonal employment opportunity.
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*