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

Monday
Nov032014

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

Position: Site Director
Category: Full-time, seasonal
Salary: Based on experience
Dates of Employment: Basic Contract: Monday, June 15th-Sunday, July 26th, 2015
Extended Contract: Monday, June 15th-Saturday, August 9th, 2015

Summary of Position: To further the ministry of City Camp through the development and delivery of activities and programs. Deliver program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to campers' age and abilities. Assist the Camp Director in the management of the overall camp operation.

Applications will be made available on our website at www.diopayouth.org. Applications will be accepted until all open positions have been filled. Candidates interested in this position are encouraged to apply before December 31, 2014.

Inquiries can be submitted to:

Victoria Hoppes
Associate for Youth & Camping Ministries
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
5421 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

(215) 776-5686
victoriah@diopa.org

Friday
Oct312014

Summer Camp Director -- Chanco on the James, Spring Grove, VA (Diocese of Southern Virginia)

Chanco on the James, voted best summer camp in Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine, is taking applications for the position of Summer Camp Director for the 2015 season. The Summer Camp Director leads a staff of 45 individuals whose primary responsibilities are to supervise campers and introduce children to the love of Jesus Christ through various camp activities. S/he oversees the operation of the summer camp program at Chanco on the James.

On-site housing is provided to assist in fulfillment of job duties. Living at camp is required during the season. This seasonal position offers a salary range of $11,000 - $12,000. The term of employment is February 1 – August 15, 2015.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree and/or equivalent experience

Experience: 

  • Working knowledge and/or experience as Assistant Director, Program Director, or senior leadership role at a summer camp.
  • Familiarity with ACA standards and accreditation process

Interested participants should submit a resume and cover letter to Gareth Kalfas at director@chanco.org. Questions? Call Gareth at 888-7CHANCO (888-724-2626).