We are an outdoor education day camp with 50 acres of woods and waterfront bordering Acadia National Park. Camp Beech Cliff welcomes qualified applicants for the Program Head of Challenge Course. This counselor creates an emotionally and physically safe environment for risk taking in group games, initiatives, and on challenge course elements. Counselor plans one to two hour programs to ensure all campers ages 9 to 15 years connect, problem solve, and collaborate with their camper group and take individual risks in low ropes and high ropes challenge course activities. The Program Head of Challenge Course also oversees programming for younger campers, ages 5 – 8, on the 30-foot indoor climbing wall. All staff must adhere to the health and safety laws set forth by the State of Maine Dept of Human Services Youth Camps Division, and standards for accreditation with the American Camping Association.
Apply by: April 30 2016
Camp/Organization: Camp Beech Cliff (ACA Accredited)
Location: Mount Desert, ME
Type of Position: Program Head
Time Frame: Seasonal
Salary: Salary DOE and relevant certifications ($450 - $550 per week).
At least 21 years of age with a strong background in working on a dynamic challenge course and working knowledge of the equipment and safety systems that accompany them (belay systems, rescues, debriefing facilitation, etc.). Must enjoy working with children of all backgrounds, and be passionate about working outdoors and engaging campers ages 5 – 15. Must have the ability to plan a wide range of activities and programs throughout the summer and commit to June 6 through August 27.
Sensitive and dynamic leadership is necessary to provide youngsters the opportunity to grow, learn to positively relate to others, establish life-long values, and increase their appreciation of the natural world. Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of direct experience leading challenge courses. Regionally recognized challenge course or climbing wall certifications. If no degree, equivalent work experience preferred.
Possible housing available. For questions contact Sylvie Piquet, Camp Director: firstname.lastname@example.org. See website link below to submit application.