Counselors further the ministry of City Camp through the delivery of activities and programs. Counselors are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth.
Essential Job Duties:
- Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their camper group within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet camp objectives and intended outcomes.
- Apply basic youth development principles and skills in working with campers through communication, relationships, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
- Assures that campers are supervised at all times.
- Be aware of and implement safety and risk management guidelines.
- Participation in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the camp mission and vision.
- Responsible for leading and/or assisting in the teaching of activities.
- Actively participate in all program activities as assigned.
- Work with the Site Director to plan and lead all-camp, Morning Rally, and Chapel programming.
- Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
- Provide necessary care to each camper within your group.
- Be alert to camper and staff needs and assist them with personal and/or health problems; discuss with Site Director or designated health care manager as needed.
- Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure proper care, utilization, and maintenance; report necessary repairs to the Site Director.
- Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
- Follow and uphold all City Camp policies and procedures.
- Set a good example to campers and others, especially in the areas of health, cooperation, and sportsmanship.
- Be a positive representative of the City Camp ministry.
- Show enthusiasm, professionalism, and an energy for the ministry.
- Be a good representative of City Camp in all public places and on off-site trips.
- Develop and maintain healthy relationships with parish members, representatives, and camp volunteers
- Provide hospitality as needed for visitors and guests.
Other Job Duties:
- Manage camper behavior using positive behavior management techniques.
- Provide supervision for campers during field and off-site trips.
- Attend all scheduled City Camp staff trainings and meetings.
- Attend daily staff meetings with your Site Director.
- Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.
- Live in community with other City Camp staff members.
- Provide ongoing program ideas to the Site Director, staff, and the Camp Director.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Site Director or Camp Director, for the good of the ministry.
Counselors will directly work with the Camp Director, Site Director, and other City Camp staff. The primary relationships built will be those with campers, community, and parish members. Counselors will also work directly with camp volunteers.
The Counselor MUST:
- Be 16 years of age or older
- Have a passion and heart for working with children and youth in an urban setting
- Have the ability to work with children and youth of all ages
- Be respectful of Christian teachings and the Episcopal tradition and be willing to share those teachings within camp programming
- Have (or be willing to obtain) first aid and CPR certification
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Understanding of youth and youth development
- Strong communication and conflict management skills
- Experience working with people (especially children and youth) in an urban setting
- A passion and enthusiasm for ministry
- Desire to learn and grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually and to help others grow as well
- Musical talent is not required, but a plus
- Knowledge of the Episcopal tradition is not required, but a plus
- Ability to stand, sit, and kneel for long periods of time.
- Ability to observe camper behavior (both verbal and nonverbal) and respond with appropriate management techniques.
- 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 supervision of campers.
Counselors must be available to attend general staff training beginning Saturday, June 21st, 2014. Counselors will be on contract until July 27th, 2014. Counselors must be available to work Sundays through Fridays each week.
For more information or to apply, contact Victoria Hoppes, Associate for Youth & Camping Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.diopayouth.org.