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Leroy Springs, Inc

Trekkers & Adventurers Camp Counselor I

TREKKERS & ADVENTURERS: Trekkers (rising 3rd – 6th grade, ages 9-11); Adventurers (rising 7th – 9th grade, ages 12-14)
Campers in Trekkers and Adventurers will have the chance to build upon their camp experience from Seekers, adding in new activities such as mountain biking and wilderness and outdoor skills.  Campers will participate in a wide range of age appropriate activities including kayaking, corcling, archery and fishing. Adventurers camp is grouped by themes: outdoor skills and outdoor sports. Adventure Seekers Summer Camp series is accredited through the American Camp Association.

Camp Training Sessions: June 14 – June 18, times TBD

Camp Dates: June 21 – August 6, Monday-Friday

Camp Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (early drop off between 7:30-9:00 am and late pick up from 4:00 – 6:00 pm)

Camp Location: Hampton Wildlife Fund Adventure Center, Anne Springs Close Greenway

OVERVIEW

Guides and counsels girls and boys in camp activities, teaches the campers new skills, and helps carry out camp goals. Responsible for teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth as directed by the Camp Director. Average hours per week 30-35. Seasonal position from June to August; reports to the Camp Director.

KEY FUNCTIONS
• Assist in the instruction, supervision, and organization of campers
• Apply age appropriate and readiness principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth
• Deliver programming based on camp program goals, policies, and procedures to provide a quality outdoor education/camp experience for the campers
• Carry out activities to encourage personal growth, learn skills, and provide challenges
• Maintain high standards of safety and security to prevent accidents and to respond appropriately in emergency situations
• Maintain, use, and store equipment properly, report repairs
• Maintain order and cleanliness in general camp areas
• All other job duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
• Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior
• Set a good example to campers and others
• Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities
• Promote good sportsmanship
• Ability to interact with all age levels
• Certified or ability to become certified in First Aid/CPR

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Must be 18 years of age or must have successfully completed the ASC Greenway Leadership in Training Program (under age 18)
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Able to attend week of camp training
• Able to work majority of the summer. All camp staff get one consecutive week off during summer.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Current CPR, First Aid, AED certifications
Child Abuse prevention training; will train

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Some physical requirements of a Camp Counselor include: endurance, prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, biking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 25lbs; daily exposure to inconsistent weather conditions such as sun, heat, or rain and animals such as bugs and snakes, etc.

Education / Training

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