As a summer counselor you will be living and working on a beautiful farm. Facilities include a bunkhouse on the second floor of our Learning Center (with accommodations for both campers and counselors), a full kitchen, bathrooms with showers, laundry facilities, a classroom, and variety of outdoor teaching stations. Daily activities include science lessons, hiking, gardening, swimming, arts & crafts, games, and more!
The camp will be divided into three 10-day sessions, at the end of sessions 1 & session 2 there will be two days off for all counselors. Our camp is small and personal (8 inner-city youth and 8 area children per session), allowing our summer staff to have a positive impact on the campers.
Apply by: July 1 2017
Camp/Organization: New Pond Farm Education Center
Location: Redding, CT
Type of Position: Director
Time Frame: Seasonal
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Successful applicants are experienced working with children of different backgrounds and age ranges, have a love of the outdoors, are patient, team oriented, and creative. Must be able teach programs created and agreed upon by the team of counselors, must exercise patience and understanding in behavioral management (some of our residential campers come from challenging backgrounds and for some it’s their first extended stay away from home), and partake in cleaning, cooking, and laundry tasks.
All candidates must pass a background check and meet the State of CT youth camp licensing requirements, found here.
At least sixteen (16) weeks of administrative or supervisory experience in an organized camp OR have already served at least one (1) summer as a Camp Director.
Certifications in ARC Life guarding, CPR*, First Aid*, Medication Administration, & a valid drivers license.
*Will train during orientation.
Arrive at camp: Saturday, July 1st Camp Start: Friday, July 7th Camp End: Sunday, August 13th (All staff must depart by Wednesday, August 16th) New Pond Farm is Alcohol, Drug, and Smoke free.