Tuesday
Jan062015

Farm & Outdoor Education Intern -- Sheldon Calvary Camp, North Kingsville, OH (Diocese of Pittsburgh)

Sheldon Calvary Camp is a residential Episcopal summer camp for children ages 7-16 and families located in North Kingsville, OH on Lake Erie. We serve 3,000 individuals annually through our overnight, day, and retreat programs from May through September. The camp’s one-third acre fruit and vegetable farm is fundamentally an educational experience and place of peaceful outdoor recreation. We manage the land according to organic principles and have a small flock of chickens for egg production. During the 2014 season, we grew over 1,000 pounds of produce to supplement the camp’s food service program.

For the upcoming 2015 growing season (May-August), the camp seeks an intern to assist with all aspects of the farm program including instructing daily activities for campers based on environmental education and theory, tending to the chickens and crops, and communicating with the kitchen about available items. The camp is located on 60 acres of land with various ecological areas including 1,500 linear feet of Lake Erie shoreline, meadows, creek waterways, and rich hemlock, oak, pine and maple woodlands. It is an amazing place to explore and create opportunities for adventure with children. We hope to share our knowledge and excitement about farming and outdoor learning with you and enrich our program by having new ideas, insights, and energy.

Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about and assist with managing all the facets of a small farm including preparing the land for planting, weeding, harvesting, and composting.
  • Coordinate with the food service manager closely about incoming produce from the farm and help, as needed, with creating fresh handmade meals and snacks for campers.
  • Lead three hours of adventure-based outdoor exploration for campers daily during sessions and find further ways to incorporate sustainability into our program.
  • If desired, be a cabin counselor by supporting each camper’s spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being by role modeling compassion and understanding throughout the session.

Sheldon Calvary Camp staff members have positive attitudes, a desire to grow as individuals, are self-motivated, and have a passion for working with children. Candidates need to be physically fit, able to work long hours outside in any type of weather, and carry loads up to 50 pounds. This position offers a weekly stipend, on-site living space, leadership training, one day off a week, and meals when camp is in session.

Sheldon Calvary Camp, in accordance with federal laws, does not discriminate or permit discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Read more about our programs, history, and mission at www.calvarycamp.org.

All interested candidates can email the Farm and Assistant Director, Samantha Borkovic, at sam@calvarycamp.org to learn more and proceed with a formal application process.

Tuesday
Jan062015

Resident Staff -- Camp Galilee, Lake Tahoe, NV (Diocese of Nevada)

If you have an appetite for adventure and want to make a difference in children’s lives, Galilee could be the place for you! Galilee is an Episcopal camp that offers a meaningful and adventurous program for youth ages 7 to 17. As a resident staff person at Galilee, you will take the lead in building a welcoming community where campers and counselors alike can grow and flourish. The camp is located right on the shore of Lake Tahoe, one of the most breathtaking sites of natural beauty in the world.

As a resident staff person at Galilee, you will:

 

  • Lead overnight backpacking trips, including cooking and camping as a group
  • Take groups rock climbing on a challenging natural crag
  • Explore Lake Tahoe on kayaking adventures
  • Work with other young adults in a shared leadership model
  • Mentor high school – aged counselors and help them develop as leaders
  • Sing, dance and lead improvisational theater
  • Reflect on and evaluate the program and your own experiences
  • Live in an inclusive Christian community and share in creative worship. 

 

As a resident staff person at Galilee, you will be an essential part of the summer program. You will have opportunities to contribute to the goals and themes of each session in addition to facilitating the day-to-day experiences of the groups. You will also attend a staff training, be a part of our counselor training program, and act as a role model for campers and counselors throughout the summer.

Resident Staff must be at least 18 years old and have graduated from high school. At least one year of college or work experience is strongly preferred. Lifeguard certification is required. Galilee provides free lifeguard training June 2-6. If already a certified waterfront lifeguard, you may arrive on June 8 to begin staff training on June 9. The summer camp season runs through August 1.

Compensation: $250 per week for 8 weeks plus full room and the best (mostly local and organic!) food around.

Read the complete job description here, then download and complete the application form, or apply online.

The priority application deadline is March 15, 2015. For questions or more information please contact Chelsea Arcaris at jobs@galileetahoe.org or by calling 760/917.9220.

Tuesday
Dec092014

Junior Counselor -- Claggett Center, Buckeystown, MD (Diocese of Maryland)

The Claggett Center in Buckeystown, Maryland is hiring junior counselors for summer 2015. Junior Counselors must have completed 9th grade.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the health, welfare, and happiness for each camper’s stay.
  • Help the campers plan their daily activities.
  • Play, accompany, and assist in leading groups in activities and evening programs.
  • Supervise the campers in the dorms.
  • Encourage racial and cultural understanding.
  • Provide leadership and assistance in off- site activities.
  • Serve as a general staff member on a rotating basis and follow daily instructions from Camp Director.
  • Provide assistance with small groups and chapel services as assigned.

For more information on this position, as well as as directions on how to apply, please visit the Claggett Center Website: http://www.claggettcenter.org/camps.php or contact the Program Director of the Claggett Center, Donna Kerner at Dkerner@claggettcenter.org

Tuesday
Dec092014

Senior Counselor -- Claggett Center, Buckeystown, MD (Diocese of Maryland)

The Claggett Center in Buckeystown is hiring for summer 2015. Senior Counselor must have finished one year out of high school.

Principal Responsibilities:  

  • Develop and lead the Christian formation of youth and children
  • Supervise the health, welfare, and happiness for each camper’s stay
  • Plan and lead daily activities for campers as needed.
  • Play, accompany, and lead groups in daily activities  and evening programs,
  • Encourage racial and cultural understanding.
  • Lead a small group and chapel services as assigned incorporating theme and objectives.
  • Know the daily schedules and assist in planning and amending schedules as required insuring that activities and programs are led in accordance with instruction.
  • Provide leadership and assistance at on-site and off-site activities.
  • Act as a general staff member on a rotating basis and follow daily instructions from Camp Director.
  • Assist in leading and preparing camp set up and camp clean up weekly.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: High School graduate plus a year or more experience or education and at least 18 years of age.
  • Experience: Attendance to staff training and experience in working with youth.
  • Skills: Positive role model for youth; sensitive; professional – in a crazy sort of way; enthusiastic; creative; able to appropriately communicate with youth in various situations; be a team player; self-motivated; ability to understand the need for proper amount of sleep and adhere to that understanding; ability to lead devotions; able to smile, be patient and have a sense of humor.
  • Physical: Capable of meeting the strenuous physical requirements of the job. Health medical form required.
  • Other: Provide own transportation, references required, background check required, have or capable of obtaining personal certification in CPR/First Aid, and have a desire to share the Christian faith with others

For more information on this position, as well as as directions on how to apply, please visit the Claggett Center Website: http://www.claggettcenter.org/camps.php or contact the Program Director of the Claggett Center, Donna Kerner at Dkerner@claggettcenter.org

Tuesday
Dec092014

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

Employment Dates

 

  • Date of Hire: March 1st, 2015
  • Dates of Part-Time Employment: March 1st - June 1st, 2015 (Bi-weekly/Monthly meetings or conference calls)
  • Dates of Full-Time Employment: June 9th, 2015 - August 1st, 2015

 

Reports to: BCH Camp Director, Alessia Doss

Job Description: 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 Friday 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.

 

Compensation

 

  • $400 per week
  • Housing is provided by the camp in a private lodge room with a private bathroom and shower
  • Meals are provided from Sunday lunch to Saturday breakfast with the option to kitchen access during time off
  • Official working hours of the camp are: Sunday 10am to Saturday 11am.

 

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Alessia Doss, Camp Director, alessia@bchcenter.org