Wednesday
Apr022014

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

Position Description:

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:

  1. 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.
    1. Apply basic youth development principles and skills in working with campers through communication, relationships, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
    2. Assures that campers are supervised at all times.
    3. Be aware of and implement safety and risk management guidelines.

  2. Participation in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the camp mission and vision.
    1. Responsible for leading and/or assisting in the teaching of activities.
    2. Actively participate in all program activities as assigned.
    3. Work with the Site Director to plan and lead all-camp, Morning Rally, and Chapel programming.

  3. Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
    1. Provide necessary care to each camper within your group.
    2. 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.
    3. Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure proper care, utilization, and maintenance; report necessary repairs to the Site Director.

  4. Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
    1. Follow and uphold all City Camp policies and procedures.
    2. Set a good example to campers and others, especially in the areas of health, cooperation, and sportsmanship.

  5. Be a positive representative of the City Camp ministry.
    1. Show enthusiasm, professionalism, and an energy for the ministry.
    2. Be a good representative of City Camp in all public places and on off-site trips.
    3. Develop and maintain healthy relationships with parish members, representatives, and camp volunteers
    4. 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.

Relationships:

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.

Qualifications:

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
  • Flexibility
  • 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

Physical Requirements:

  • 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.

Availability:

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 victoriah@diopa.org or visit our website at www.diopayouth.org.

Wednesday
Mar192014

Camp Counselors (Male) – Camp Mitchell, Morrilton, AR (Episcopal Church in Arkansas)

Camp Mitchell is seeking male summer counselors. Candidates must have completed first their year of college. To apply, be in touch with Director@campmitchell.org.

Wednesday
Mar192014

Transportation Director – Galilee, Lake Tahoe, NV (Diocese of Nevada)

Galilee is hiring a director-level position:

Qualifications: Must be at least 24 years old, have a clean driving record, and have excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.  This summer-long director will help get dozens of campers to and from Galilee and from one adventure to the next, while enjoying time off mid-week to play on Tahoe. 

You can find the full job description here.

For questions or more information please visit our website, www.galileetahoe.org, or contact Jesse Tichenor: jobs@galileetahoe.org, 775-301-5673.

Tuesday
Mar182014

Waterfront Director – Camp DeWolfe, Wading River, NY (Diocese of Long Island)

Job Purpose: A Waterfront Director is a role model for both counselors and youth, who plans, directs and supervises the camp’s pool and beachfront activities, including swim instruction, free swimming, sailing, canoeing and other activities in accordance with the Department of Health, American Red Cross and ACA guidelines and to ensure adherence to the camp’s Safety Plan.

Job Duties:

  • Reports to Program Director and Executive Director.
  • Set up the pool and waterfront areas during staff training.
  • Teach staff their responsibilities during staff training and help arrange for additional training for staff to obtain requisite certifications from outside agencies in canoeing, sailing and pool operation.
  • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment. Conduct initial and end of season inventory and store equipment for safety.
  • Maintain the “buddy system” at all times at the pool and beach. Ensure that staff and campers are adequately trained in the use of the buddy board and that all participants in aquatics activities have a personal buddy tag.
  • Check equipment and make repairs.
  • Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair.
  • Write and check all lesson plans to make sure they foster participants’ aquatic skills.
  • Conduct ARC Learn to Swim programs in swim instruction classes; maintain records; file for certificates. Set a goal that every camper will progress one skill level while at camp.
  • Ensure that sailing and canoeing activities are instructed according to established guidelines such as ARC, ACA and US sailing. Award recognition and participation certificates, as appropriate.
  • Evaluate aquatics abilities of staff and campers. Staff will be observed periodically, during the course of the season and formally evaluated toward the end of the season.
  • Plan and work with others for special water events and programming.
  • Conduct regular drills in backboard rescues, lost bather and capsize recovery.
  • Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials.
  • Coordinate the end of season clean-up and winterization of all equipment and pool/waterfront use.
  • Evaluate the current season and make suggestions for the following season.
  • Ensure that training of waterfront staff goes beyond the skills required of that specialty to include the vision of Camp DeWolfe and Community Covenant.
  • Emphasize safety, fun and skill development.
  • Teach and enforce the Camp DeWolfe Pool and Waterfront Rules.
  • Some duties may be reassigned and others may be assigned as required.
  • Set a good example for campers and others including appropriate language and dress, personality cleanliness, punctuality, the sharing of clean-up and other chores, compliance with the ban of use of tobacco products, alcohol and drugs, and display of good sportsmanship and proper table manners.
  • Teach the camp rules to each new session of campers and help enforce them.
  • As a leader of a Christian community, act as a role model in all areas and help foster a Christian community and participate with enthusiasm in chapel, grace and other group worship. Participate and lead weekly prayer groups for staff members.
  • Any additional duties or tasks, going above and beyond to make sure campers and staff have a safe and positive experience at Camp DeWolfe.

Read the complete job description here.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume with references to mtees@campdewolfe.org with the subject line: Employment Application.

Tuesday
Mar182014

Seminarian – Camp DeWolfe, Wading River, NY (Diocese of Long Island)

Job Purpose: To design and implement a summer Christian Formation Program in conjunction with the Director and weekly chaplains. Working to provide related counseling 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.

Duties:

  • Reports to the Executive Director.
  • Develops summer Christian Formation Program under the summer Verse and theme.
  • Will help plan and facilitate parts of staff training.
  • Co-coordinating morning devotions program for staff and campers.
  • Develop morning “Celebration” program with a mix of fun songs, different speakers, and themes relating to overall camp program and age group.
  • Lead evening worship/chapel with a mix of songs, interactive activities, liturgy and messages appropriate for each specific age group.
  • Provide resources to all counselors to create cabin devotion times. Will also help monitor cabin devotions to give feedback and advice to counselors.
  • Work directly with camp chaplains to integrate their ideas into each specific week of camp.
  • Will provide counseling services to campers and staff throughout the summer.
  • Expected to attend all staff meetings.
  • In keeping with the Community Covenant Policies, interns are expected to lead and maintain a positive, safe, nurturing environment, free of bullying and free of all inappropriate physical contact. Interns must report all unsafe situations and events as well as all interventions to the Program Director.
  • Set a good example for all staff and campers and others including appropriate language and dress, personality cleanliness, punctuality, the sharing of clean-up and other chores, compliance with the ban of use of tobacco products, alcohol and drugs, and display of good sportsmanship and proper table manners.
  • Teach the camp rules to each new session of campers and help enforce them.
  • Encourage a positive spirit within the counselor team and cabin groups and participate along with their staff in group events and program activities, as appropriate, and in singing camp songs.
  • Encourage respect for all other persons, the personal property of others, all camp property, equipment and facilities. Promote good public relations with campers’ parents and visitors.
  • As a leader of a Christian community, participate with enthusiasm in chapel, grace and other group worship. Participate and lead weekly prayer groups for staff members.
  • Any additional duties or tasks, going above and beyond to make sure campers and staff have a safe and positive experience at Camp DeWolfe.

Read the complete job description here.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume with two references to mtees@campdewolfe.org with the subject line: Christian Formation.