Drumlin Farm Camp is looking for an experienced camp counselor to run our canoeing, archery, and fishing programs for campers age 7-10 at our Assabet River location. This person will assist in developing these programs, and ensuring that all ACA and state standards are met during these activities. As the Activities Coordinator you will:
• Protect the physical and emotional welfare of campers, fellow staff, and self
• Work with peers to develop and teach nature camp lesson plans and prepare materials as needed
• Lead songs and games for campers
• Maintain an organized work environment and participate in daily cleaning tasks
• Be the point person in the set up and clean-up of the archery range.
• Instruct fellow counselors in proper archery procedure and safety.
• Ensure the safe usage, and clean-up, and storage of canoes.
• Teach paddle skills and other watercraft skills to campers and staff as needed.
• Be the lifeguard on duty during canoeing activities.
• Assist with the set-up and storage of fishing equipment.
• Ensure that all specialty activities are delivered with ACA and DPH safety standards in mind.
Additionally, as a counselor you will:
• Provide guidance, instruction and supervision of campers in accordance with Mass Audubon’s educational goals, American Camp Association standards, and the state’s health and safety regulations.
• Work with our team to plan, prepare and conduct age appropriate lessons and hands-on activities.
• Lead explorations, stories, crafts, nature games and activities such as forest exploration, insect studies and ponding.
Apply by: July 16 2018
Camp/Organization: Drumlin Farm Camp at Assabet River (ACA Accredited)
Location: Sudbury, MA
Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader
Time Frame: Seasonal
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Applicants must be at least 20 years old
• Be available June 05 – August 10, 2018 for 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
• Have experience and enjoy working with children • Have a strong interest in natural science, wildlife, and/or outdoor education
• Show ability to design and implement nature-based lessons including games and crafts
• Have certifications in community CPR (child and adult levels) and basic first aid current through August 2018 or willingness to obtain before June 2018
• Have certifications or extensive experience in archery, canoeing, and lifeguarding, or a willingness to obtain certifications before June 25th 2018.
• Have experience leading youth groups independently and be organized and self-motivated
• Candidates must be flexible and creative
• Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and complete the camp’s health form and waiver
• Successfully complete pre-camp training including Field School
• As temporary seasonal employees, staff are paid for only the scheduled hours worked, and may be asked to take unpaid leave depending on camp enrollment
• Favorable completion of both the Criminal and Sex Offender Record Information (expanded CORI & SORI) according to Mass Audubon’s guidelines is required for employment. A private firm will perform out-of-state resident background checks
Previous experience leading canoeing or other watercraft activities at camp; previous experience teaching or leading archery; previous experience teaching at a nature camp or outdoor classroom.
208 S Great Rd
Lincoln, Massachusetts 01773-4816