2017
Camp Dates

Month Long Sessions

First Term:
June 11-July 11

Second Term:
July 14-Aug 13


Sanborn Junior

First Term:
June 11-June 25
Second Term:
June 27-July 11
Third Term:
July 14-July 28
Fourth Term:
July 30-Aug 13

Big Spring Ridge Leader:

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.

Benefits:

$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.

If this position matches your interests and qualifications, please follow this link to our online staff application. Thank you for your interest in joining our team!