Job Description: You will fulfill two roles while at camp. The first is as a counselor. Counselors live in a bunk with 8-10 campers and 1 or 2 co-counselors. There, you are responsible for each child's general welfare. This could include handling disputes, comforting campers with homesickness, helping and guiding campers to clean their cabins daily, and much more. The other part of your job involves teaching an activity that you have interest or experience in. Activities include coaching sports, leading adventure trips, teaching arts, drama, or media, just to name a few. Below is a basic job description for the various activity areas in camp.
Arts & Crafts
Arts majors preferred. Ability to teach a seven week program in one of the following areas: Ceramics (wheel), Cartooning, Fashion Design, Jewelry, Painting, and Scrap-booking. Instructors will develop on-going projects allowing campers to develop their skills during the summer under the leadership of our Arts Director. When not instructing a class, you will assist in another area of Arts & Crafts.
Athletics and Fitness
Every camper participates in our athletics program. We offer strong programs in both team sports and individual sports daily under the leadership of our Athletics Director. Athletics staff will develop and carryout lessons and clinics for a seven week time frame with growth, development, and confidence as goals. As an athletics counselor we ask you are familiar enough with a variety of sports to coach teams and assist in clinics. We prefer that athletic counselors have a particular area of strength and knowledge to lead clinics in a specific sport. This also includes fitness, dance, yoga, aerobics, martial arts, and cheerleading. Athletics staff will develop and carryout lessons and clinics for a seven week time frame with growth, development, and confidence as goals.
College level tennis players or college students who were competed at the high school level are preferred. Counselors will each a progressive seven week tennis program under the leadership of our Tennis Pro. Some counselors may be asked to give private tennis lessons as well. Tennis is offered daily in the form of both private and group lessons. We are a member of the USTA.
Our youngest campers all participate in our gymnastics programs at camp, older campers can opt to participate as well. Our gym program includes floor and tumbling, balance beam, vaulting horse, uneven bars, rhythmical gymnastics. Counselors will lead and assist on most of these elements, help campers choreograph routines, and help to organize gymnastics meets
Swim instructors and lifeguards are required to have current Lifesaving, WSI, and CPR certifications. We can aid in the process of obtaining these if currently outdated. Instructors will be responsible for planning and teaching level appropriate lessons to campers with improvement as a goal. You will also be responsible for lifeguarding during recreational swim and special events. Instructors will work under the leadership of our aquatics director
Waterfront instructors and lifeguards are required to have current Lifesaving and CPR certifications. We can aid in the process of obtaining these if currently outdated. As a waterfront counselor we ask you are familiar enough with a variety of water sports including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, surfing, and waterskiing. We prefer that waterfront counselors have a particular area of strength and knowledge to lead lessons in a specific area. All of our campers participate in waterfront activities daily as well as out of camp adventure trips. Waterfront counselors may be required to go on such trips.
Previous experience with rock-climbing and hi-ropes elements are a must. We do require further safety training with our Ropes Director before the counselor orientation begins. Counselors will teach low-ropes elements, teamwork and cooperation games, low-organizational games, and trust activities as well on a daily basis. Ropes and challenge course is an integral part of the camping experience that both our staff and campers get to participate in.
Counselors will teach a seven week program in different areas of dramatics. Including play directing, set design, improv acting, singing, and music. Counselors will also select, direct, cast, and choreograph two or three productions throughout the summer. Counselors must have creativity, pizzazz, organizational skills, love, and patience.
Our music program consists of two components. One is music and musical instruments. Counselors familiar with piano, guitar, and percussion instruments are sought for this position. Instructors will teach kids of all levels the love for music as well as a bit of skill. Those campers at a higher level may require more attention. Second component is a recording studio. Instructors will work with interested campers on a daily basis to play, digitally enhance, and record music with our state-of-the-art equipment. We hope to produce a CD of music by campers and counselors by the end of each summer.
Riding counselors are experienced with safety and knowledge of teaching children the sport. Counselors will teach daily small group lessons to campers over a seven week period. Improving their skill and love for the sport are a must. Our campers ride both English and Western style. We do hope to coordinate two or more horse shows each summer. Counselors would also be responsible for the care and maintenance of the horses and the ranch. In most cases, counselors will live at the ranch.
Small Group Activities (Cooking, rocketry, pod casting/broadcasting, photography, video, computers/graphic design, and more)
Counselors must have the ability to teach a seven week program in one of the above areas. Instructors will develop on-going projects allowing campers to develop their skills during the summer under the leadership of our program director. It is essential instructors are familiar and knowledgeable about the equipment in each area as well as organized and energetic in order the plan fun lessons.