Monday
Feb202017

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

Senior Counselor is responsible for:

  • In conjunction with the Camp Director, 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.
  • 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.
  • Work cooperatively and creatively with a multi-generational staff and a diverse community of campers and staff.
  • Assist in leading and preparing camp set up and camp clean up weekly.

Qualifications:

  • Education: One year out of High School, or equivalent; at least 18 years of age
  • Experience: work with youth across developmental spectrum (Christian formation experience preferred)
  • Skills: Positive role model for youth; sensitive; creative problem solver; enthusiastic; able to appropriately communicate with youth in various situations; be a team player; self-motivated; self-regulating (know your own limits- strengths & weaknesses); ability to lead devotions, to be patient and to 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 (offered during staff training), and have a desire to share the Christian faith with others.

Send application, resume, references, questions to: stillman@claggetcenter.org.

Friday
Jan062017

Summer Staf Manager --Bethany Village (Camp McDowell), Nauvoo, AL (Diocese of Alabama)

The Bethany Summer Staff Manager (BSSM) is a full-time seasonal position that is responsible for general supervision of all Bethany Summer Staff and attends to the many details that make the smooth running of summer camps and farm projects possible. The BSSM is the primary role model and leader of the Bethany Summer Staff, setting a sound, organized, and enthusiastic example. The BSSM is a liaison between other McDowell Staff (paid and volunteer). The BSSM is instrumental in guiding the other staff members to facilitate and support the mission and tasks of the McDowell Farm, Bethany Summer Camps, and Camp McDowell as a whole. The BSSM is a resident advisor for Grace House, ensuring standards of community living are wellknown to the staff residents and mechanisms are in place to assist staff in adhering to those standards. The Bethany Summer Staff Manager is accountable to and works in collaboration with the Director of the Farm, the Director of Staff and Logistics for Summer Camps and Retreats, and the Director of Programming for Summer Camps & Retreats.

Specific responsibilities are as follows:

  • to serve as an example of sacramental ministry 
  • attend and participate in Staff Training (begins May 17)
  • provide feedback and assessment for staff members, farm, and summer camp program
  • to act as a role model and leader for the other Bethany Summer Staff members
  • have frequent and communication with above Directors and Session Directors (at pre-camp)
  • to create schedules and staff assignments for farm projects and summer camps in Bethany and in Clear Creek
  • to act as a communication liaison between Summer Staff and permanent McDowell staff (Department Heads, Kitchen and Maintenance Staff)
  • to work with Directors in planning and facilitate regular staff meetings, facilitate an evaluation session at the end of each camp session, and an end of summer evaluation
  • facilitate daily worship and reflection with the Summer Staff 
  • to support the spiritual formation of staff members, recognizing each role as a ministry 
  • to ensure that staff members carry out their daily tasks 
  • to ensure that adequate supervision is provided for all summer camp and farm activities 
  • to inform Directors of any camper or staff problems or issues 
  • to work with the Bethany Summer Camps Manager to make sure canteen inventory is well stocked, organized, clean, and operating well
  • perform support staff tasks if needed: doing KP, pushing dishes, staffing canteen, helping with Pasture Party, and other tasks that fall within the scope of operational support 
  • participate in projects on the farm including: planting projects, animal projects, miscellaneous projects, and leading campers on the farm, when not performing other administrative duties
  • check cabins for cleanliness and report any repairs needed 
  • vigilantly ensure the safety and well-being of campers while under his/her watch 
  • uphold and enforce high standards of behavior and impeccable standards of safety of the Bethany Summer Staff
  • other tasks as deemed appropriate for the scope of the position.

The Bethany Staff Manager needs to be able to:

  • be flexible and work with a variety of management styles
  • be able to make decisions under pressure
  • listen reflectively
  • motivate others and be willing to confront others when the need arises
  • encourage and praise the work of others
  • delegate tasks and responsibilities
  • organize and keep track of details
  • plan an agenda and facilitate a meeting
  • manage money when needed
  • maintain a friendly and understanding attitude with campers
  • maintain a professional demeanor with all members of Camp McDowell’s staff, the Bethany Summer Staff and the Session Staff of summer camps 
  • operate with a high level of independence and take responsibility for his/her own health
  • exercise maturity and accountability in communal living befitting to a representative of Camp McDowell
  • display joyful approach to interacting, supervising, teaching & caring for children with a range of abilities
  • maintain a high level of enthusiasm, energy, flexibility, and a sense of humor
  • be a team player: know when to follow, when to lead, and when to ask for help 
  • appreciate that no task is too mundane for any person on our team!

Compensation Package:

  • $250/week 
  • Housing 
  • All meals 

Dates of Employment:

  • May 15 - August 7 
  • Coordination (spring) and evaluation/follow up (fall) are TBA. 

Thursday
Jan052017

Director of Music & Drama Camp -- Shrine Mont Camps: Orkney Springs, VA (Diocese of VA)

Music and Drama (MAD) is a high-energy camp focused on the preparation of a biblically based musical that features the unique talents of each performer. Campers make the musical their own by learning songs and movements and creating sets and costumes. In addition, we swim, hike, play games, worship and make life-long friends. The oldest session of high schoolers takes their show "on the road". Campers tour around the Shenandoah Valley performing their show, meeting enthusiastic audiences, and seeing a professional musical. Be a star! Join us at MAD Camp!

Directors are expected to live on site for an extended period of time over the summer. You will hire and lead your staff of (mostly) college-aged counselors. Experience specific to your camp is preferred, but not required.

Apply here.

Thursday
Jan052017

Director of St. Sebastian's Sports Camp -- Shrine Mont Camps: Orkney Springs, VA (Diocese of VA)

St. Sebastian's Sports Camp is a great place for campers to play all of their favorite games while learning the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and the importance of staying fit. During the day, campers build fundamental skills and scrimmage in a wide variety of sports, including old favorite standbys like soccer and basketball as well as newer sports like ultimate frisbee and King Ball. Evenings are filled to the brim with activities like camp fires, games, hikes, worship, swimming, songs and everything else that makes a week at camp great.

Directors are expected to live on site for an extended period of time over the summer. You will hire and lead your staff of (mostly) college-aged counselors. Experience specific to your camp is preferred, but not required.

Apply here.

Thursday
Jan052017

Director of St. Andrew's Camp -- Shrine Mont Camps: Orkney Springs, VA (Diocese of VA)

This is an intimate, "family-style," camp setting offered for children who thrive in an environment with high levels of structure and personal attention. This is an excellent camp for children with specific social, environmental or behavioral needs; past campers have been on the autism spectrum or had severe ADHD. The small number of campers allows kids to be introduced to a camp program that is less overwhelming in size, but still offers camping, art, swimming, singing, sports, and worship together. The camper/staff ratio is 2:1 and maximum number of campers is 10.

Directors are expected to live on site for an extended period of time over the summer. You will hire and lead your staff of (mostly) college-aged counselors. Experience specific to your camp is preferred, but not required.

Apply here.