Camp Quinebarge is a traditional, overnight boys and girls summer camp lying on 70 acres of forest and over 1,200 feet of lakefront on Lake Kanasatka in Moultonborough, NH. Since 1936, Camp Quinebarge has fostered an environment for children to learn about themselves and the world around them, try new activities and learn new skills, have fun, and make friendships that last a lifetime.
At Quinebarge, counselors lead program activities as well as live in and supervise their assigned cabin of campers. During activity periods, counselors are responsible for their activity areas and for the group of campers assigned for that hour; most other times, they are with their cabin. Senior staff spend some of their time in the office, but most of their day is spent out and about, supervising activities or cabin time, resolving issues, and support counseling staff.
The role of the CIT Counselor is to oversee the Counselor-in-Training Leadership (CIT) Program. The position entails implementing the CIT Leadership Program as defined in the CIT Leadership Program Manual, spending time with CITs, ensuring they bond as a group, and overseeing disciplinary issues. Further duties include coordinating with cabin and activity staff to ensure quality of apprenticeships; Night Duty; and working to develop and deliver an amazing leadership program for our CITs.
Job Dates: Approximately June 15 - August 18
How to Apply: To apply for this or other positions at Camp Quinebarge, please visit campquinebarge.com/staff.
- Implement the CIT Program as defined in the CIT Program Manual:
- Organize and oversee apprenticeships;
- Facilitate leadership discussions and lessons;
- Supervise and guide CITs during projects;
- Plan off-site excursions and supervise CITs during such;
- Conduct performance reviews of CITs with input from mentors and Senior Staff; and
- Other CIT-related duties as they are assigned.
- Resolve CIT-related disciplinary issues.
- Attend, lead and/or contribute to general staff meetings as assigned.
- Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.
- Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, providing support to assigned leaders.
- Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other activities and camp functions.
- Perform other duties as they arise, including but not limited to taking photographs, liaising with parents, attending trips, running errands, and helping with any organizational work.
- Perform Night Duty as it is assigned.
Equipment used includes activity equipment such as sports, crafts, and waterfront equipment; office supplies and equipment including a computer; digital camera; woodworking and light construction tools such as power drills and handsaws; and other equipment as the need arises.
Apply by: January 30 2019
Camp/Organization: Camp Quinebarge (ACA Accredited)
Type of Position: General Staff
Time Frame: Seasonal
Salary: Camp Quinebarge offers a competitive salary, room and board, leadership and other training, weekly laundry, camp t-shirts, free camper tuition, and the opportunity to participate in trips and onsite events. Staff are eligible for performance bonuses. Staff members receive 7 days off and 9 evenings off over the course of the 9-week summer, with no more than 1 of each per week, and an hour off daily.
Qualifications and Abilities
- Experience in a leadership role in a similar environment.
- Experience in design and delivery of leadership programs or activities for similar population.
Able to perform physical aspects of the position, including:
- Work long hours in an active camp program;
- Identify and respond to environmental and other hazards;
- Respond appropriately to situations requiring First Aid, and assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury); and
- Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
- 21 years of age as of the start of employment and eligible for work in the United States.
- Valid Driver’s License, and clean driving record meeting NH camp licensing requirements.
- Meets state, federal, and ACA requirements for summer camp employment. Must pass a background check and provide other forms and details.
- Min. 1 year of college/university or completion of the Quinebarge CIT Leadership Program.
- Certification in First Aid and CPR/AED . These may be obtained onsite during staff training.
- Other certifications a plus (Lifeguarding, High Ropes/Wall, Wilderness First Aid).
- Desire to work with and inspire children in a summer camp environment.
Working at Camp Quinebarge is an incredibly fun and rewarding experience for someone who enjoys children and helping them grow and is a summer you will remember forever. It is also physically and emotionally demanding and not for everyone. Please consider both before applying. Camp Quinebarge is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a member of the New Hampshire Camp Directors Association, and accredited by the American Camp Association.