- Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors.
- Ability to work cooperatively with other staff in a team-oriented environment.
- Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
- Good character, integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
- Minimum of 19 years of age, college experience preferred.
- Possess valid driver’s license.
- Ability to plan, lead, and teach camp programs.
Camp Leadership Team
Camp Administration Team
General and Specific Responsibilities:
- Create and contribute to a healthy, safe, and positive educational atmosphere which meets the needs of campers.
- Develop opportunities for interaction between campers, counselors, mentors and staff.
- Provide opportunities for campers, counselors and mentors to experience success during camp.
- Help each participant meet the 4-H camping program goals.
- Assist and/or provide leadership in emergency situations by implementing established policies and procedures.
- Carry out camp safety rules, supervise camper health and abide by the 4-H Camp Code of Conduct.
- Set a positive example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, manners, sportsmanship, etc.
- Reside in cabins with campers, provide supervision at all times campers are present.
- Plan, direct, and supervise 4-H Camp activities, and maintain standards that lead to a quality program. Activities may include: high/low ropes course, canoeing, tubing, crafts, nature, archery, BB guns, orienteering, campfires, games, skits, and other related programs.
- Set up program area.
- Plan and teach program, including proper use of equipment and safety rules.
- Inspect equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
- Arrange for materials, supplies, and equipment necessary to implement program.
- Keep materials, supplies, and equipment organized and properly stored.
- Responsible for general cleanliness and condition of cabins and facilities, before, during, and after each camping session.
- Aid in camp-wide clean-up after each session including sweeping, mopping, and garbage disposal.
- Assist in routine maintenance when necessary.
- Mowing, repairing equipment and supplies (canoes, tubes, fishing poles, etc.), painting, tree trimming/pruning, etc.
- Assist kitchen staff in preparing/serving meals and kitchen cleanup when necessary.
- Wash dishes, glasses, and silverware by hand or by machine.
- Sweep and mop kitchen and dining room.
- Aid in food preparation (i.e cut peel, and wash vegetables, mix juice, etc).
- Help in any area of kitchen or dining room as requested by kitchen or administrative staff.
- Fulfill staff administrative/supervisory roles.
- Develop and maintain good public relations with parents, county extension staff, adult volunteers, the local community, and all camp visitors.
- Prepare for and actively participate in staff training and meetings.
- Manage time off in accordance with camp policy.
- Assist in night time/overnight camper supervision (i.e. cabin checks, discipline, and leadership for emergencies).
- Evaluate current season and make recommendations for equipment, supplies, and programs for the future.
- These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.
- Ability to communicate and work with groups of different age and skill levels, and provide necessary instruction to campers/counselors.
- Ability to observe participants behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activities.
- Physical strength and ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid, spot and belay participants, lift/load up to 50lbs, and maintain constant supervision of campers.
- Cognitive and communicative abilities to plan and conduct activities to achieve 4- H Camp Program goals.
- Ability to drive camp vehicles and gain certification in CPR and First Aid.
Seasonal Full Time: Mid-May to Mid-August 5-7 days per week.
Required to live on site. When camp is in session, required to be available 24 hours a day.