Monday
Dec052016

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

Ranch Hands create safe, fun, and transformative camp experiences for all. As a team, Ranch Hands provide continuity of program and ethos throughout all camps at The Bishop’s Ranch. During BREAD camps, Ranch Hands are first and foremost the counselors. During Intergenerational Camps, Ranch Hands take leadership with the youth-specific aspects and serve as support staff. Ranch Hands receive room, board, and a stipend. Dates of residential employment are June 11 – July 30, 2017.

For the full job description, click the following link: http://www.bishopsranch.org/job-openings/ranch-hand/

Full attendance at Camp Staff Training, June 11-17, 2017; commitment to work the entire summer, June 11 - July 30, 2017; consent to a background check and Shield the Vulnerable training; First Aid/ CPR certification (may receive during Staff Training); prior camp counseling experience; must be at a minimum 19 years old, one year done with college, or the equivalent; agree to live according to the Camp Staff Community Covenant

See the full job description online at http://www.bishopsranch.org/job-openings/ranch-hand/, as well as the link to the online application.

Monday
Dec052016

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

The Camp Program Coordinator works alongside the Camp Director to create a safe, fun and transformative camp experience for campers and staff. They are an energetic, flexible, and empathetic leader who conducts program planning, guides the camp schedule, and manages staff. They will be competent to lead the staff and be responsible for the camp program. For Intergenerational Camps, they will help relationships between participants and staff, and ensure that supplies are provided when needed. For BREAD camps, the Program Coordinator will ensure all campers are constantly accounted for, staff assignments are made and carried out each day, and will take leadership with all-camp night activities. Also, when the Camp Director is off-site, they will check in with each staff member and address individual camper concerns or group issues.

The Camp Program Coordinator will assist with interviews, promotion, and preparation in the spring before Staff Training begins. They will co-facilitate the week of Staff Training, alongside the Camp Director, as well as the staff preparation each Opening Day before campers arrive. They will co-facilitate the Staff Closing weekend and work one week following Staff Closing to tie up paperwork and takeaways from the summer. Dates of residential employment are June 5 – August 4, 2017.  

Job Qualifications: 

Leadership experience in a camp and a non-camp environment; some availability during Spring 2017; full attendance June 5 - August 4, 2017; consent to a background check and Shield the Vulnerable training; First Aid/CPR Certification; Agree to according to the Camp Staff Community Covenant.

Please read the full job description at http://www.bishopsranch.org/job-openings/camp-program-coordinator/, submit your application through the link posted on that page, and email your resume to camps@bishopsranch.org.

Sunday
Nov272016

Day Camp Director -- Galilee, Glenbrook, NV (Diocese of Nevada)

General Qualifications: 

  • Experience having worked with children and excited to work with children in the outdoors
  • Competence with leading and managing program
  • Readily take initiative to lead, accomplish tasks, and solve problems in a group context 
  • Attuned to group dynamics and skilled in facilitating positive group interaction 
  • Thrive in a team environment and love working with people
  • Be open to new ideas and adventures of mind, body, and spirit 

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and lead adventure, artistic, and community-building activities for groups of 8-15 children aged 7-17 over the course of week-long day camp sessions 
  • Lead overnight wilderness camping excursions, coordinating meal preparation, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all campers, and practicing leave-no-trace ethics 
  • Be a resourceful guide in helping campers and staff discover greater personal potential and creativity as well as a greater sense of connection with others and the natural world
  • Act as a caring listener who provides opportunity for others to express their concerns, thoughts and feelings, including helping campers negotiate social relations, face physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges, and overcome homesickness 
  • Perform behind-the-scenes duties integral to the functioning of the camp program during weeks in which day camp is not running. Could include helping with registration, participating in campfire, using the van to drive groups to specific locations 
  • Act as a wholesome, caring and inspirational role model for campers and counselors 
  • Be thoroughly familiar with camp facilities, resources, values and policies, cheerfully sharing your assistance and knowledge and referring to others as needed 
  • Give and receive feedback with other staff members to facilitate personal growth and increase the effectiveness of individuals and the camping program as a whole 
  • Provide routine medical care and emergency treatment up to the limits of their training
  • Serve as lifeguards at waterfront upon completion of the necessary training
  • Other duties as assigned 

Special Qualifications:

  • At least 25 years of age and a high school graduate; college degree and other camp (or equivalent) experience is preferred.  
  • Clean driving record and able to pass a background check 
  • Proficiency in hiking and backcountry travel  
  • Complete Galilee’s Waterfront Lifeguard Training (May 30-June 3) if not already certified 
  • Complete Safeguarding God’s Children, the Diocesan online training for recognizing and preventing sexual abuse 
  • Attend Staff Training (June 5-9) and Counselor Training (June 10-18) 
  • Commit to working the entire camp season, 6/20-8/5 

Essential Functions:

  • Must be a certified waterfront lifeguard, or willing to undergo our certification process 
  • Must be physically fit and able to carry loads of up to 50lbs 
  • Must be able to walk 5 miles over rough terrain 
  • Must be able to climb stairs 

Compensation:

  • $350-400/week 
  • Room and the best food around (mostly organic and local)!

Wednesday
Nov162016

Counselor/Activity Leader -- Camp DeWolfe (Diocese of Long Island)

Job Purpose:

  • A Counselor is a role model for youth and provides a safe and positive environment for campers to engage in community, experience God in the outdoors, learn how to live out their faith and be empowered to learn and try new challenges. During activity sessions, the role will be to lead, teach/assist in one activity area to ensure safety and supervision of campers. 

Duties:

  • Reports to Unit Leader. 
  • Live in a cabin with a group of 10 campers and, along with a co-counselor, supervise major aspects of the camper’s day, as directed by the Unit Leader: morning wake-up, meals, rest hour, cabin clean-up, activity schedule, Christian Formation programming, evening program, after-hours activity (sleep).
  • Carry out established roles for supervising campers’ health. Enforce camp safety regulations and instruct campers in emergency procedures such as fire drills, cabin evacuation, etc. 
  • Attend the 2 week staff training period prior to the start of the summer, and as directed, all staff meetings and in-service staff trainings. Staff are responsible for all the information covered in staff trainings and meetings, including any material they have missed due to an excused absence.
  • In keeping with the Community Covenant Policies, counselors are expected to maintain a positive, safe, nurturing environment, free of bullying and free of all inappropriate physical contact. Counselors must report all unsafe situations and events as well as all interventions to the Unit Leader. 
  • Teach or assist in a program activity, as assigned by the Unit Leader or Program Director. 
  • Guide the cabin groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activity and help each camper adjust and grow in the daily living with campers and camp life. Recognize and respond appropriately to inter-personal problems within the group. To maintain good community and safety, counselors are expected to supervise as integral and participating members of each activity group, i.e sit within the circle and do not stand/sit back, higher up, or out of action area of the circle. 
  • 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. 
  • Encourage a positive spirit within the cabin and participate along with their campers 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 member of a Christian community, participate with enthusiasm in chapel, grace and other group worship. Lead campers in nightly devotions held in the cabins. Participate in weekly prayer groups for staff members. 
  • Any additional duties or tasks, going above and beyond to make sure campers’ have a safe and positive experience at Camp DeWolfe 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 19 years of age. 
  • Completed at least one year of college with a love for outdoor activities and working with youth. 
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or higher. 
  • Personal teaching skills for a specialized activity along with swimming ability. 
  • 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, guidance, and assist in teaching an activity. 
  • Good character, integrity, judgment and adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self control.

Full job description

To apply, e-mail mtees@campdewolfe.org with the subject line: Employment Application. Include cover letter and Resume with references.

Wednesday
Nov162016

Christian Formation Leader -- Camp DeWolfe (Diocese of Long Island)

Job Purpose: 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.

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 Christian Formation 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.  

Skills/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.

Full job description

To apply: E-mail mtees@campdewolfe.org, with the Subject Line: Christian Formation. Include cover letter and Resume with 2 references.