Boys Camp Counselor

Seasonal
Wiscasset, Maine
Posted 1 month ago

Chewonki Camp for Boys is hiring the following skilled support staff activity instructor positions: Challenge Course, Kayaking, Music, Pottery, Renewable Energy, Sailing, Woodshop

Counselors live in cabins with 8-10 campers and one other counselor. Each counselor focuses on a specific activity; activity areas include nature, sailing, kayaking, farm/garden, field sports, tennis, archery, photography, shop, art, wilderness travel skills, renewable energy, challenge course and swimming. Counselors help lead at least two cabin trips, each lasting 2-­8 days.

Trips might focus on backpacking, canoeing, sea or whitewater kayaking. Counselors are also expected to be engaged with other aspects of the daily camp program such as helping to organize special events, serving in the dining room, lifeguarding at the waterfront, implementing new program ideas or organizing evening activities.

Learn more about Chewonki Camp for Boys 

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Live in cabins with campers and other counselor
  • Co-lead at least two cabin trips
  • Responsible for safety and welfare of participants
  • Check-in daily with campers to connect and provide for physical and emotional needs
  • Focus on specialized activity area
  • Plan, Prep, Pack check equipment safe and appropriate for age and location
  • Provide Direct Supervision of campers as assigned
  • Maintain Mission
  • Maintain Safety
  • Professional communication with parents
  • Become familiar with and abide by Wilderness Protocols as set forth by Chewonki
  • Become familiar with and abide by Boys Camp Protocols as stated in Chewonki Camp for Boys Staff Handbook
  • Fill out all necessary paperwork, i.e. incident reports, camper reports, trip reports
  • Instill fun and teaching into Camp program

Additional Responsibilities

  • Plan evening activities and special events
  • Serve in dining room
  • Lifeguard as needed

Prerequisites

  • At Least 21 years old to drive participants
  • Valid Driver’s License approved by Chewonki’s Insurance Carrier
  • Must Pass Background Criminal Check

Requisites

  • Basic First Aid and CPR
  • Attend Staff Training per Employment Agreement
  • Attend necessary Driver’s Training