Wednesday
May172017

Camp Nurse -- The Bishop's Ranch, Healdsburg, CA (Diocese of California)

The Bishop’s Ranch in Sonoma County, California seeks a medical professional to serve as the Camp Nurse during two youth programs in July 2017. Do you or someone you know have a medical degree, an available week or two in July, and enjoy working with youth? Youth camps at The Bishop’s Ranch are called BREAD Camps, standing for Bible Recreation Exploration Adventure Discovery. The ideal Camp Nurse enjoys working with youth, optimally has experience in a camp setting, and is eager to engage with campers throughout the day via presence at games, activities, and workshops.

When: Monday, July 17 - Saturday, July 22 (campers entering grades 4-6) and/or Sunday, July 23 - Saturday, July 29 (campers entering grades 7-9). Optional Staff Closing is Saturday, July 29 - Sunday, July 30.

Where: The Bishop’s Ranch, 5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448, www.bishopsranch.org/programs-retreats/camps/

Responsibilities:

  • Check campers in at registration to discuss medications and existing conditions with campers and parents
  • Keep possession of all medical forms
  • Monitor the infirmary
  • Maintain relationships with campers with chronic issues during the day
  • Dispense medications daily
  • Contact parents when necessary for medical concerns or events
  • Available to respond to medical emergencies, including transporting campers to outside services if needed

Requirements:

  • Hold a degree as a Registered Nurse or Physician
  • Pass a background check
  • Full attendance for the week(s) of camp hired

Compensation:

  • $750 per week
  • Room and board onsite (rather tasty food, with cookbooks sold often to guests)
  • Children of the Nurse may attend any camp session for free
  • Family members of the Nurse may also receive room and board for the week

Positions at The Bishop’s Ranch are non-discriminatory in regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin/ancestry, or sexual orientation. If you have questions or seek to learn more, call the Camp Director Ardath at (707) 433-2440 x133. Email your resume to camps@bishopsranch.org TODAY.

Monday
Apr102017

Counselor -- City Camp, Philadelphia, PA (Diocese of Pennsylvania)

Reports To: Camp Site Director (at assigned day camp site), Assistant Camp Director

City Camp is a summer day camp program sponsored and run by the Offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. City Camp seeks to help children, youth, and communities encounter God and connect with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We do this by building strong networks and providing high-quality camp programs for Episcopal parishes, missions, and schools in the greater Philadelphia area.

The Counselor supports City Camp programming by leading and supervising campers during the day camp program.

The Counselor’s duties include:

  1. Working with day camp team to implement and evaluate camp programming.
    1. Works with day camp team to design and implement camp activities.
    2. Assists Site Director and Assistant Camp Director in evaluation of camp programming.
  2. Leading small and large group activities with campers.
  3. Providing supervision and care for campers.
    1. Direct campers in their assigned camper groups through camp activities.
    2. Manages camper behavior using positive behavior management techniques.
    3. Assists campers with personal health problems as needed.
  4. Implementing safety and risk management guidelines.
    1. Reports any facility and maintenance needs to the Site Director.
    2. Reports any supply or equipment concerns to the Site Director.
  5. Attending all required team trainings and meetings.
    1. Attend all City Camp team trainings and meetings.
    2. Attend day camp team meetings as needed with the Site Director.
  6. Serving as a role model to fellow team members, campers, and other community members in the areas of professionalism and ministry.
  7. Developing and maintain healthy relationships with fellow team members, campers, parents, parish contacts, volunteers, and the host community.
  8. Serving as a leader within the staff community.
  9. Performing other duties as assigned by the Site or Assistant Camp Directors, for the good of the ministry.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Age 18 years or older.
  • Have a passion and heart for working with children and youth in an urban context.
  • Must be sympathetic to basic Christian teachings and have a working knowledge of the Episcopal Church.
  • Flexibility to work in various locations and environments.
  • Strong creativity, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Must have (or be willing to obtain) first aid and CPR certification.
  • Musical talent is not required, but a plus.
  • Desire to learn and grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, sit, and kneel for long periods of time.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes, crates, and other program supplies.
  • Endurance to work irregular hours and long days while constantly providing care for and supervising campers.

Make application at http://www.diopayouth.org/work-at-city-camp.html.

Monday
Apr102017

Site Director -- City Camp, Philadelphia, PA (Diocese of Pennsylvania)

Reports To: Assistant Camp Director, Director of Family & Young Adult Ministries

City Camp is a summer day camp program sponsored and run by the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. City Camp seeks to help children, youth, and communities encounter God and connect with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We do this by building strong networks and providing high-quality camp programs for Episcopal parishes, missions, and schools in the greater Philadelphia area.

The Site Director supports City Camp programming by providing vision and oversight to the operations of a day camp team.

The Site Director’s responsibilities include:

  1. Assisting camp leadership with the planning and implementation of team training.
    1. Plan and lead sessions as assigned by the Assistant Camp Director.
  2. Work with day camp team to implement and evaluate camp programming.
    1. Implement all curricula as provided by the Assistant Camp Director.
    2. Assist team with planning activities as needed.
    3. Coordinate planning and implementation of large-group activities (All-Camp, Chapel, Morning Rally, etc.)
  3. Work with volunteers.
    1. Train volunteers at assigned day camp site.
    2. Supervise and manage volunteers.
  4. Work with host sites.
    1. Work with site to implement registration, check-in, and check-out procedures for campers.
    2. Serve as a liaison between City Camp and the site.
  5. Implement safety and risk management guidelines.
    1. Implement crisis and risk management procedures.
    2. Ensure the following of all City Camp and Safe Church policies and guidelines.
    3. Report any facility or maintenance needs to the site.
    4. Report any supply or equipment concerns to the Assistant Camp Director.
  6. Assist with supervision and management of day camp team.
    1. Lead team meetings with assigned day camp team.
    2. Regularly monitor work of team members (Counselors and Junior Counselors).
    3. Provide feedback and guidance to all team members as needed.
    4. Relay recommendations and concerns to the Asst. Camp Director regarding team performance.
    5. Assist the Asst. Camp Director in evaluating team members at various times during the season.
  7. Attend all required trainings and meetings.
    1. Attend both leadership and full team training prior to the start of camp.
    2. Attend leadership meetings with the leadership team weekly.
  8. Assist team with behavior management as needed.
  9. Serve as a role model to fellow team members, campers, and other community members in the areas of professionalism and ministry.
  10. Develop and maintain healthy relationships with fellow team members, campers, parents, parish contacts, volunteers, and the host community.
  11. Serve as a leader within the staff community.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Camp Director or Director of Family & Young Adult Ministries, for the good of the ministry.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Age 21 years or older.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Have a passion and heart for working with children and youth in an urban context.
  • Have experience working on camp staff or in youth ministry, with leadership experience preferred.
  • Must be sympathetic to basic Christian teachings and have a working knowledge of the Episcopal Church.
  • Flexibility to work in various locations and environments.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to creatively develop programs and activities.
  • Good character, judgment, adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
  • Musical talent is not required, but a plus.
  • Desire to learn and grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Have (or be willing to obtain) First Aid/CPR certification.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, sit, and kneel for long periods of time.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes, crates, and other program supplies.
  • Endurance to work irregular hours and long days while constantly providing care for and supervising campers.

Apply here.

Saturday
Mar252017

Christian Formation Director/Seminarian -- Camp DeWolfe, Wading River, NY (Diocese of Long Island)

To design and implement a summer Christian Formation Program reporting to the Director and weekly chaplains. Working to provide encouragement and support services to Camp DeWolfe staff and summer campers. Will also support camp staff small groups and be able to support counselors as they prepare evening devotion times.

Job Qualifications

  • Be enrolled in or have completed seminary studies.
  • Bachelor’s degree holder or higher.
  • 2 years minimum experience working with youth and young adults.
  • Experience running a Christian Formation program.
  • At least one year of camping experience.
  • Flexibility to work in various locations and environments.
  • Ability to be highly organized and yet flexible to work with up to 25 staff members.
  • Willing to work over 40 hours each week.
  • Ability to connect with and serve youth ages 7-17.
  • Ability and experience in supervising staff and leadership skills are essential.
  • Ability to creatively schedule programs and activities.
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR required in advance.
  • Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors among a Christian community; ability to relate to peer group, accept supervision and guidance, and assist in teaching an activity.
  • Good character, integrity, judgment and adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.

Send Resume and cover letter to mtees@campdewolfe.org. Applicants will then be directed to complete the staff application online. The job description is available here.

Saturday
Mar042017

Senior Camp Director -- Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center, Greenfield, NH (Diocese of Massachusetts)

Dates of Employment: June 12th – July 28th, 2017

Reports to: Assistant Camp Director

Position Purpose: To further the mission of BCH Camp by overseeing and managing our 2 senior camp programs:

  • EDGE (9th – 12th): An adventure-based program for teens that includes frequent use of our ropes course, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking and paddling. Campers live in a tight-knit community focused on challenging personal and group limits.
  • Base (10th – 12th): A theme-based program for teens that includes 4 unique sessions – Community Service Week, Music Art & Drama (MAD) Week, Summit (a 2-week session focused on leadership development) and You-Can’t-Do-That-At-Camp Week.

Qualifications:

  • 21+
  • At least 2 years in a camp leadership or administrative role.
  • Desire and ability to work with high-school aged youth (9th – 12th grades) in a camp setting.
  • Experience working at a faith-based or religious organization.
  • Experience with adventure programming.
  • Ability to provide supervision and guidance to counselors.
  • Experience and ability to creatively schedule programs, trips, facilities and staff.

Job Duties

  1. Serve as a member of the Leadership Staff Team.
    1. Attend Leadership Staff Training (June 12th - 16th, 2017).
    2. Participate in daily Leadership Staff meetings.
    3. Communicate counselor or camper needs to the Assistant Camp Director.
    4. Inform Leadership Staff of any camper or staff concerns.
  2. Train EDGE facilitators and Base counselors in their responsibilities.
    1. Prior to camp, contact staff who will be assigned under your supervision.
    2. During all staff training (June 17th – 23rd), teach portions of the training content as determined by the Assistant Camp Director.
    3. Prepare in advance the content pertinent to the subjects you will be training.
  3. Oversee the safety and wellbeing of EDGE and Base campers.
    1. Assist those campers and staff who may need help fitting into camp atmosphere.
    2. Make connections with campers and ensure their happiness at camp.
    3. Oversee the behavior management strategies used with campers.
    4. Manage the timely resolution of issues that develop with counselors and/ or campers.
  4. Provide supervision, continued development and evaluation for EDGE facilitators and Base counselors.
    1. Provide on-going support and feedback; conduct regular informal evaluations.
    2. Conduct formal mid-summer and end-of-summer evaluations.
    3. Assist staff in setting objectives so they can meet expectations.
    4. Privately address issues with concerning staff members.
    5. Help ensure staff morale by seeing that staff get enough rest and time off.
    6. Provide coverage when necessary.
  5. Oversee, develop and evaluate the EDGE and Base camp programs.
    1. Be a present and visible member of both camp programs.
    2. Ensure the proper schedules are being followed and programs are being implemented.
    3. Provide ideas, creativity and insight for stagnant activities.
    4. Book trips and organize transportation.
    5. Design and lead the 2-week session for Base, “Summit.”
    6. Plan curriculum, organize volunteers, book and attend trips.
    7. Evaluate both programs and make changes where necessary.
    8. Make formal recommendations for the following camp season.

Relationships: The Senior Camp Unit Director is responsible for supervising 2 EDGE facilitators and 2 – 4 Base counselors (4 – 6 staff, total), and reports to the Assistant Camp Director for supervision. In the Assistant Camp Director’s absence, the Senior Camp Unit Director reports to the Camp Director. As a member of the leadership staff team, the Senior Camp Unit Director works alongside 2 Junior Camp Unit Directors, Day Camp Unit Director, Waterfront Director, Junior Counselor/Squad Coordinator and Activities Coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Passion for youth camping.
  • Experience in teaching and training adults and children.
  • Familiarity with and openness towards the Episcopalian faith and traditions.
  • Ability to work long hours and be on-call during time-off.

Physical Aspects of the Position

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Apply online at bchcamp.campbrainstaff.com.