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.
Head Counselors work together to oversee the cabin areas and staff. The position entails spending time with cabin groups, ensuring that they bond and create lasting memories and friendships, organizing cabin trips and activities, and resolving disciplinary issues. Further duties include cabin staff supervision, evening Admin Duty, staff scheduling, and working to create an amazing experience for the entire camp community. Head Counselors are referred to as HC’s throughout this document.
Job Dates: Approximately June 9 - August 18
How to Apply: To apply for this or other positions at Camp Quinebarge, please visit campquinebarge.com/staff.
- Attend administrative staff meetings.
- Attend, lead and/or contribute to general staff meetings.
- Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.
- Conduct performance reviews in conjunction with other Senior Staff and meet with staff regarding their reviews.
- Work as a team to supervise counselors and support staff, ensuring a robust, well-run program.
- Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as 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.
- Assist cabin staff with issues they may be facing with campers or themselves.
- Ensure each camper is having a positive experience, making friends, and adjusting well to overnight camp life.
- Manage any disciplinary issues facing campers or CITs.
- Provide ongoing program support and ideas to counseling and activity area staff.
- Schedule staff time off, Night Duty, and campouts with input from the Program Director, ensuring proper coverage of activities and cabins.
- Perform other duties as they arise, including but not limited to taking photographs, filling in for activity counselors, liaising with parents, attending trips, running errands, and helping with any organizational work.
- Assist in leading the camp during the Directors’ absence.
- Assist with evening Admin Duty.
Equipment used includes activity equipment such as sports, crafts, and waterfront equipment; office supplies and equipment including a computer; digital camera; and other equipment as the need arises.
Apply by: January 30 2019
Camp/Organization: Camp Quinebarge (ACA Accredited)
Type of Position: Program Head
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 an administrative or supervisory role in a similar environment.
- Experience in the development and delivery of programs and 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, at a minimum. 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.