Challenge Course Leader - Camp Farley Outdoor Educ. Ctr


Job Description

  1. Work with Recreation/Outdoor Living Skills Director, and other staff, during staff training to set up program areas and activities for campers. 
  2. Assist in coordinating other camp activities and plans.
  3. Write lesson plans, with help of recreation director that will foster participants' skills. 
  4. Help train and supervise the assistant adventure program instructor. 
  5. Participate in weekly staff meetings. 
  6. Assist in conducting daily check of equipment in program areas for safety, cleanliness, and good repair. 
  7. Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, with approval of camp director, ensuring timely arrival of materials. 
  8. Teach and monitor proper use of equipment. 
  9. Help participants progress, beginner to advanced levels. 
  10. Assist in conducting initial and end-of-season inventory, storing, and keeping equipment in good condition. 
  11. Assist in packing materials and supplies for following season. 
  12. Evaluate current season and make suggestions for following season. 
  13. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To identify and meet camper needs

  1. Learn the likes/dislikes of each participant. 
  2. Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving. 
  3. Develop opportunities for interaction between campers and staff. 
  4. Provide opportunities for the groups so that each individual experiences success during camp. 
  5. Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns. 
  6. Help each participant meet the goals established by the camp for camper development. 
  7. Help cabin or unit groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities. 
  8. Carry out established rules for supervising camper health. 
  9. Carry out established rules in enforcing camp safety regulations. 
  10. Develop cabin or unit activity plans with participants as appropriate. 
  11. Supervise all assigned aspects of campers' day including morning reveille, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest hour, evening activities, getting ready for bed, and after-hours duty as assigned. 
  12. Instruct campers in emergency procedures such as fire drills, evacuating the cabin, etc. 
  13. Help campers plan their participation in unit-wide or camp wide programs, special events,and activities. 
  14. Assist in teaching or leading an activity, as assigned. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: To fulfill other staff administrative roles

  1. Prepare for and actively participate in staff training, meetings, and supervisory conferences. 
  2. Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean- up and chores, sportsmanship, and table manners. 
  3. Follow camp rules and regulations pertaining to smoking, use of alcoholic beverages, and use of drugs. 
  4. Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities. 
  5. Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy. 
  6. Maintain good public relations with campers' parents. 
  7. Submit all required reports and lesson plans on time 
  8. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

Employment Dates: June 23 to August 25 (9 weeks) 

  • Able to accompany campers to main program areas 
  • lead small and large group activities
  • supervise campers participation in structured and unstructured activities 
  • demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers served 
  • interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations 
  • appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques – enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self control. 

STATEMENT: Able to assist in emergency (fire, injury, etc.); and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Apply by: December 29 2017


Camp/Organization: Camp Farley Outdoor Educ. Ctr (ACA Accredited)

Location: Mashpee

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: Very competitive, housing and meals


  • Training and experience in high/low elements (documented) 
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR 
  • Ability to teach high/low elements to campers of all ages 
  • Ability to set up and repair equipment 
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors 
  • Ability to relate to one's peer group 
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance 
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability 
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control 
  • High school graduate or equivalent, or at least 18 years of age

Additional Information

Camp Farley offers an 8 week, co-ed summer camp. For information regarding the program, or to fill out an application, visit: The population of campers can generally be described as reflective of the nature and diversity of the local community on Cape Cod. The overnight camp program (Sun. afternoon to Friday evening) accommodates about 100 children between the ages 8 to 15, and a day camp program accommodates about 70 children between the ages of 6 to 12. Camp Farley does not operate during the weekend and all staff are off duty every Friday night (about 8:30) to noon each Sunday. They also enjoy an additional 3 nights off per week (9 to Midnight, and at least an hour off daily. Staff are welcome to enjoy their own laundry room, private staff beach, staff kitchenette, wireless internet, bicycles, and a roomy staff lounge with large flat TV. Food is provided on weekends, and staff are welcome to enjoy many of the camp’s amenities, but they can also leave camp each Saturday or for the short weekend - to take advantage of Camp Farley’s great coastal location on historic and popular Cape Cod. Living and working at a children’s camp is not for everyone, but if you love kids, people, and fun, then you will hardly find a better place to spend your summer than Camp Farley. We value those who can contribute to our program and our great reputation for excellence.


Maria Campbell

615 Route 130
Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649