- Pre-camp review of inventory and reports from previous summers.
- Purchase relative supplies for repair and maintenance.
- Preparation of sail boats, moorings and related equipment prior to opening of season.
- Coordinating all sail boat activity in cooperation with Waterfront Director.
- Teach assigned skill activities and maintain a quality, progressive program, utilizing prepared lesson plans.
- Participate fully in all staff training and meetings.
- Maintain good public relations with parents, alumni, camp neighbors, other staff etc.
- Submit all paperwork on time, as required.
- Maintain ongoing communication with superiors and subordinates.
- Provide written performance evaluation and feedback to all subordinates.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of special events, evening programs and afternoon skill classes under the direction of the Program Director.
- Provide support to the overall camp program on the waterfront and throughout camp.
- Perform Evening Watch, as assigned.
- Supervise other staff providing instruction in sailing, and be able to evaluate their actions with regard to safety and quality of instruction.
- Ensure sail boats are taken out of the water and properly put away at the end of the season.
- Ensure all sail boats are seaworthy on a daily basis, and partner with the Property Manager to make repairs when necessary.
- Perform other duties as assigned, which may include support for other program areas and camper cabin or village supervision .
Apply by: June 13 2016
Camp/Organization: YMCA Camp Abnaki (ACA Accredited)
Location: North Hero, VT
Type of Position: Program Head
Time Frame: Seasonal
Salary: $440 - $460/ week plus room & board
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Have 2 years of sailing experience, preferably in a resident camp setting.
- Must be a certified Lifeguard and first aid certified.
- Must have a working knowledge of sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and general boating.
- Good health, vitality, maturity and moral character.
- Possess good written and oral communication skills as well as good coaching/teaching skills.
- Enjoy working with children and have the ability to understand the needs of campers while placing these needs (and those of camp) ahead of personal desires.
- Must be in sympathy with and committed to carrying out the basic purposes of camp.
- Must find enjoyment in outdoor living and have an appreciation and understanding of the natural environment
- Must be able to stand for extended lengths of time (up to 10 hours) and be able to walk around camp continuously for at least 2 hours.