To identify and meet camper’ needs
- Interact with children in a warm and positive manner demonstrating interest, friendship and concern freely and frequently.
- Learn likes and dislikes of each camper.
- Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving in the group; modeling and facilitating positive conflict resolution.
- Develop opportunities for interaction between campers and staff.
- Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp.
- Help each camper meet goals established by HOLA for camper development as well as the individuals’ goals for personal development.
To carry out daily components of camp programs
- Serve as a group leader and guide the group and individual campers towards successful participation in all aspects of camp activities.
- Following the schedule, supervise all assigned aspects of the group’s day including: opening circle and closing wrap up, group time, program activities, lunch and rest, arrival and dismissal procedures, and cleanup.
- Assist and instruct campers in emergency procedures.
- Alert supervisor of any special medical conditions of one’s campers.
- Assist program staff at program area sites by participating in activities and attending to camper issues (as appropriate).
- Serve as assistant group leader for secondary group.
- Participate in and help campers plan their participation in special camp programs: Friday events, family picnics, lunch cookouts, overnights, overdays, and special events.
- Foster opportunities for community building within unit group and the larger camp community.
To fulfill personal conduct expectations and other staff duties
- Arrive and prepare for camper arrival by 8:00 AM.
- Prepare for and actively participate in staff training, meetings and supervisory conferences.
- Lead by example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing cleanup and chores and sportsmanship.
- Enforce camp health and safety policies and procedures as outlined in manual.
- Follow camp rules and regulations pertaining to smoking, use of alcohol and drugs.
- Encourage respect of personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
- Work with other staff to write, disseminate and submit all required reports (camper reports, special activities, evaluations) on time.
- Maintain excellent public relations with campers’ parents and guardians.
- Assist in the overall operation and administration of HOLA within established policies and traditions.
- Inspect and clean your designated facility area on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.
- These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties assigned as required.
Apply by: April 29 2017
Camp/Organization: Hale Outdoor Learning Adventure
Location: 80 Carby Street Westwood MA, 02090
Type of Position: Director
Time Frame: Seasonal
- High school student, at least 16 years of age or have completed their sophomore year
- Desire and ability to work with children and adults in a camp setting
- Ability to accept supervision and guidance
- Ability to assist in teaching activities
- Good character, integrity and adaptability
- Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
80 Carby St
Westwood, Massachusetts 02090