Open to men 4 years out of high school — traditionally college graduates and older. This position is residential and encompasses a variety of roles: counselor, peer supervisor, trip leader, office assistant and logistics coordinator. A highly qualified candidate will have a high degree of self-motivation and have experience with and be comfortable counseling children ages 7-16 in the residential camp setting; managing and working with a specific group of staff members; modeling healthy choices and behaviors for all campers and staff; leading safe, fun and enriching trips and activities; mediating conflicts in the living units and on trips; representing the goals and mission of the organization; acting with integrity and maintaining impeccable judgment; and assisting to create a respectful community.
$2500.00, lodging, meals, laundry, and the opportunity to influence the lives of children in the out-of-doors.
General Responsibilities Include:
Being a responsible, dedicated role model to the campers and other staff; providing organized, punctual and intentional leadership, creativity, direction and supervision during activities, trips and around the camp; utilizing the Sanborn mission statement as a framework for your work as a Youth Development Professional; taking ownership for your personal attitude, behavior and knowledge building; working with other staff members to provide a quality experience for all members of the camp community; and adjusting one's personal habits to the philosophy, policies and ideals of the camp including a comprehensive understanding of and respect for our time-off/alcohol policies and procedures.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Comprehensive personal knowledge of the group of campers and staff living on the assigned ridge.
Planning, executing and leading on or off-camp trips, activities, evening and weekend programs and special events.
Being responsible for management and equipment of specifically assigned program areas (e.g.: fishing, rock climbing, biking, water sports, etc.).
Providing tent or cabin coverage for other counselors and staff as needed — occasionally (but rarely) requiring you to spend the night in a cabin/tent.
Reading and editing the ridge counselors' weekly letters and camper documentation to parents and making sure any corrections are made in a timely manner.
Being highly flexible, in response to current and emergency situations and to shifts in responsibilities when camp is underway.
Evaluating ridge staff in two formal (mid-session and end of summer) evaluations, as well as in ongoing informal nightly check ins.
Comprehensive understanding and ability to support all aspects of the camp organization; including mission, policies, and management.