Monday
Feb082016

Program Director -- Barbara C. Harris Center, Greenfield, NH (Diocese of Massachusetts)

Position Purpose: To further the mission of the BCH Camp through the planning, delivery and oversight of progressive skill-based programs, instructional activity rotations, electives, evening programs and special events. Design and deliver programs that are engaging, progressive, fun and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Serve on the administrative staff level and assist in the management of the overall camp operation at the direction of the camp director.

Essential Job Functions

  • Supervise and evaluate select leadership staff including the Waterfront Director, Day Camp Director and Activities Coordinator. 
    • Regularly monitor work of leadership staff. 
    • Provide feedback and guidance to leadership staff. 
    • Provide recommendations and concerns to camp director regarding leadership staff performances. 
  • Work closely with Activities Coordinator to oversee skill-based programs, activity rotations and electives. 
    • Map out a summer-long schedule making sure that each program area’s activities are varied. 
  • Co-lead All Staff Training. 
    • Provide staff with “back pocket” games and activities to do with campers during transition times, unit time, campouts, rainy days and other down times.
    • Introduce new songs, games and activities. Infuse BCH with new ideas.
    • Run through the daily schedule with all staff. Ensure they understand where they should be and what they should be doing. Provide staff with daily and weekly schedules. 
    • Train staff in the importance of enthusiasm and engagement with all campers.
  • Design, plan, implement and lead Evening Programs. 
    • Supervise and delegate appropriate responsibilities to Activities Coordinator.
    • Create weekly and summer long evening program schedules.
    • Provide these schedules to staff in a timely manner.
    • Lead closing campfire.
    • Design and implement active, engaging and unique evening programs.
    • Support the Base Director in creating high-school age appropriate evening programs. 
  • Create weekly schedules and feedback forms. Provide these to staff in a timely manner.
    • Hopper Schedule 
    • Choice Sign Up Rotation Schedule
    • Service Project Schedule
    • Staff Time Off Schedule
    • Staff Small Group Schedule
    • Camp Store Rotation
    • Staffing
    • Progression
    • Activity Rotation

Read the complete job description, and get instructions on how to apply here

Monday
Feb082016

Head Chaplain -- Barbara C. Harris Center, Greenfield, NH (Diocese of Massachusetts)

The Head Chaplain position at BCH Camp encompasses several different responsibilities relating (but not exclusive) to: residential Christian community living; camp programming; worship planning and implementation; pastoral care for youth and counselors ages 8 to 25; leadership and hospitality for visiting clergy and other diocesan staff members and having a key role on our administrative and leadership staff teams. Specific responsibilities include:

 

  • Being present for pastoral needs and emergencies relating to the entire camp community, including both campers and staff. 
  • Working with the Camp Director, Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry and other summer camp employees in the months leading up to the start of camp to develop the Summer Camp Faith Formation Curriculum and the weekly Worship Rota. 
  • Helping to train, guide and support staff in leading comprehensive and accessible bible studies.
  • Leading daily staff worship and Bible study during staff training weeks and every Sunday before camper check-in. 
  • Planning, being a physical presence and sometimes leading at the following worship services: Morning Worship (Monday through Friday); Monday and Thursday Eucharist; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Evening Worship services. Total: 10 services/week 
  • Being a gracious and welcoming host for visiting clergy and diocesan staff serving as visiting chaplains each week during the summer. Overseeing visiting chaplains in their role as preachers, teachers, pastors, and companions to the campers and staff 
  • Sharing preaching responsibility for the 10 services/week with the visiting chaplains. 
  • Finding humor in the tough places of residential life; having an enormous amount of flexibility in terms of timing, weather, and being able to step in when needed; letting others lead when they need to lead; being accountable witness to the faith journeys or stumbling of those in the community; role modeling inclusive and redemptive Christianity to the community at all times; being open to other denominational traditions and diverse backgrounds (particularly those of staff); being a sensitive community member; being physically able to work in a largely outdoor environment and being on call into the later evening hours.
  • In a medical emergency, the Chaplain is often called upon to accompany any hurt camper or staff member to the hospital. Access to a car and having a driver’s license is strongly encouraged, but not necessary.

 

Read the complete job description, and get instructions to apply here

Monday
Feb082016

Resident Summer Staff -- Camp Stevens, Julian, CA (Dioceses of Los Angeles & San Diego)

Camp Stevens, a beautiful camp in the mountains of San Diego County, has open positions for residential summer camp staff members for 2016. This is an opportunity for an energetic, creative, responsible, and self-motivated person who enjoys working with children in a natural setting to learn and grow in a community-based and environmentally-conscious camp.

The candidate’s job duties will include the following:

  1. Working with camp counselors as guides and mentors in building dynamic program with an emphasis on group development. Each week, a staff member and two counselors will be tasked with leading a camper group in adventures that are intentional, exciting, and safe. 
  2. Working to maintain the facilities and grounds of the camp with maintenance work and regular tasks such as dishwashing, trail maintenance, garden work, etc.
  3. Participating in a living and working community. This will include regular community feedback sessions, meetings, and social gathering throughout the summer. 

This position starts on June 6th, 2016 and ends on August 14th. Meals and onsite housing are provided and are a requirement of the position. Staff members also earn a weekly stipend dependent on experience. Staff works an average of 6 days per week.

Camp Stevens is a year round camp and retreat center in Julian, California with an emphasis on sustainability and community. Our summer adventure program is built around a small group model that enables us to create unique experiences each week and respond to each camper’s gifts and expectations. From compost and recycling, to healthy and delicious meals, a commitment to caring for the earth underlies all of Camp Stevens’ operations.

Interested individuals should fill out an application

CONTACT: Any questions can be sent to joe@campstevens.org.

Application closing date is April 1st, 2016.

Thursday
Feb042016

Junior Staff Trainer -- Camp Chickagami, Presque Isle, MI (Diocese of Eastern Michigan)

JOB POSITION OVERVIEW: Supervises and coordinates junior counselors and program assistants. Liaison with staff director to coordinate and communicate needs of mentor counselor responsibilities for junior staff.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be 21 years or older. Must have at least 3 years’ prior camp and leadership experience. Current CPR/First Aid Certifications required.

HOW MANY POSITIONS AVAILABLE: One paid position available

TIME COMMITMENT: Required to be present at all pre-camp trainings, meetings and conference calls as determined by Executive Director. Required to be present at camp for Leaders-In-Training Camp, Esau Explorers Camp, Pioneer Adventure Camp and Bell Bay Camp. Recommended to attend at least one Work Weekend (in the Spring or in the Fall). Recommended to attend Diocesan Convention in the Fall.

Apply here

Thursday
Feb042016

Program Director & Volunteer Coordinator -- Camp Chickagami, Presque Isle, MI (Diocese of Eastern Michigan)

JOB POSITION OVERVIEW: Coordinate and supervise program interns, program volunteers, other volunteers. Coordinate with program intern to assess needs of Christian formation team and music needs.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be 21 years or older. Must have at least 3 years’ prior camp and leadership experience. Current CPR/First Aid Certifications required.

HOW MANY POSITIONS AVAILABLE: One paid position available

TIME COMMITMENT: Required to be present at all pre-camp trainings, meetings and conference calls as determined by Executive Director. Required to be present at camp for Family/Trip Camp, Pioneer Adventure Camp and Bell Bay Camp. May choose between being present at Leaders-In-Training Camp or Esau Explorers Camp in coordination with staff director. Recommended to attend at least one Work Weekend (in the Spring or in the Fall). Recommended to attend Diocesan Convention in the Fall. Recommended to attend pre-camp Christian Formation retreat if applicable.

Apply here