Lead Camp Counselor at St. Joseph

  • 05/13/2019 12:00:00
  • Seasonal
  • Youth
  • St. Joseph

Description

As a member of the camp team, your days will be filled with challenges, surprises and laughter. Cultivating growth within a group of campers isn’t easy and its incredibly important work. At camp, we work to develop an intentional community where each child is celebrated, known, and supported. We facilitate programming that helps our campers grow life skills and redefine their understanding of what they are capable of. At camp, we are a united and passionate team of youth development professionals working diligently to intentionally shape tomorrow’s leaders. It’s serious work for seriously fun and dedicated people!

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. I am responsible for reading and having clarity regarding information in the daily communication log and weekly update email
  2. I am responsible for leading a team of campers through their “one week” camp experience: Learn to Play Sport Workshops, yoga class, field trips, lunch, arts and crafts, swimming, Character First lessons, Fun with Food Lessons, Dance class, group development, campfire games/skits and more
  3. I am responsible for facilitating the development of friendships to ensure each child is connected to their camp community
  4. I am responsible for ensuring each camper is signed in and out of camp daily
  5. I am responsible for completing a thorough pre-trip inspection of each van prior to daily departure
  6. I am responsible for safely transporting program participants from Genesis St. Joseph location to each week’s rock-climbing and field trip destinations
  7. I am responsible for instructing Learn to Play Workshops: soccer, basketball, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, floor hockey, volleyball, flag football, and rock-climbing
  8. I am responsible for tracking weather patterns and adapting planned itinerary to ensure the safety and engagement of each student enrolled in the program
  9. I am responsible for day to day communication with Sports Camp parents, team members, and Youth Programs Director
  10. I am responsible for the program planning and execution of Genesis Summer Camp
  11. I am responsible for daily Zone Management
  12. I am responsible for completing daily opening and closing procedures
  13. I work in conjunction with the Youth Programs Director to move our Team A+
  14. I maintain a comprehensive understanding of the specific needs of the campers in my care- allergies, swim ability, adults who have authorization to pick-up campers, medical concerns, etc.
  15. I attend Team meetings and events and support fellow team members in doing the same
  16. I work to develop strong trusting relationships with my camp team, member families, non-member families, Team Members and commit to creating an On-Brand, enjoyable and inviting atmosphere for both members and the Team within the Youth Department
  17. I am responsible for connecting with camp parents daily to share about their child’s camp experience and for sharing pertinent behavior concerns with the Youth Programs Director
  18. I am responsible for setting up the necessary equipment for each camp day.
  19. I am responsible for finding coverage for sick days and I am responsible for communicating planned vacation days prior to March 1st. Seasonal team members have a maximum capacity of 5 vacation days per camp season.

Qualifications

    1. Healthy and physically fit.
    2. Must have one year of experience working in a licensed Camp/Childcare Program
    3. Fluent in English
    4. Must be passionate about working with children
    5. Highly motivated and enthusiastic with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    6. A strong understanding of Customer Service and have effective organizational skills.
    7. Available to work days full time Monday-Friday
    8. Responsible for securing reliable transportation to and from work

Must be able to commit to entire summer season.

 

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Email your resume to: shawkins@genesishealthclubs.com

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