Responsible to: Director of Camp Experience and/or Director of Teen and Community Education
Function: To directly supervise their cabin group, encourage campers to participate in all activities, and guide the campers throughout their stay at camp with attention to safety at all times.
· Plan and implement daily activities with your group.
· Communicate and work with a cabin group and provide necessary instructions to campers.
· Observe camper behaviors, assess appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
· Plan, conduct, and teach activities to campers.
· Guide individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
· Administer necessary medications per camp nurse instruction at appropriate times.
· Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations.
· Develop daily activities with, not for, the campers.
· Communicate plans and needs to Unit Leader.
· Supervise all aspects of the camper’s day, including flag raising, cabin clean-up, mealtimes, swim time, evening activities, overnights, getting ready for bed, etc.
· Physical ability to participate in all camp activities (i.e., hiking, swimming, ropes course, etc.)
· Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first-aid and to assist campers in other emergency situations.
· Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, clean up and chores, and table manners.
· Follow camp rules and regulations as outlined in personnel policies and procedures and staff training.
· Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.
· Submit all required reports on time.
· At the end of each session, clean your cabin area and assist others with clean-up of your unit and other camp areas.
· All other duties and tasks assigned to you by the Director of Camp Experience and/or Director of Teen and Community Education
· If qualified and interested, train, successfully pass, and adhere to Lifeguard Training and pool rules
· Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent
· Ability to work well with children of all ages and interests
· Ability to work in close proximity with others
· Love for outdoors – in all weather conditions
· Ability to take charge and motivate others
· Ability to be supervised by peers of close age
· Ability and willingness to be a positive role model
· Appreciation and respect for all races, cultures, religions, and abilities
· Willingness and ability to foster self-esteem, cooperation, courage, and responsibility
· Work, play, and sleep with the same people in a cabin group
· Willingness to work long hours with little sleep
· Ability to deal well with little privacy in community living accommodations
· Ability to possess physical endurance
· Ability to swim