Senior Camp Unit Director - Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center

 

Job Description

Position Purpose:
To further the mission of BCH Camp by overseeing and managing our 2 senior camp programs:

  • EDGE (9th – 12th): An adventure-based program for teens that includes frequent use of our ropes course, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking and paddling. Campers live in a tight-knit community focused on challenging personal and group limits. 
     
  • Base (10th – 12th): A theme-based program for teens that includes 4 unique sessions – Community Service Week, Music Art & Drama (MAD) Week, Summit (a 2-week session focused on leadership development) and You-Can’t-Do-That-At-Camp Week. 


Job Duties:

  1. Serve as a member of the Leadership Staff Team.
    • Attend Leadership Staff Training (June 12th - 16th, 2017).
    • Participate in daily Leadership Staff meetings.
    • Communicate counselor or camper needs to the Assistant Camp Director.
    • Inform Leadership Staff of any camper or staff concerns.
       
  2. Train EDGE facilitators and Base counselors in their responsibilities.
    • Prior to camp, contact staff who will be assigned under your supervision.
    • During all staff training (June 17th – 23rd), teach portions of the training content as determined by the Assistant Camp Director.
    • Prepare in advance the content pertinent to the subjects you will be training.
       
  3. Oversee the safety and wellbeing of EDGE and Base campers.
    • Assist those campers and staff who may need help fitting into camp atmosphere.
    • Make connections with campers and ensure their happiness at camp.
    • Oversee the behavior management strategies used with campers.
    • Manage the timely resolution of issues that develop with counselors and/ or campers.
       
  4. Provide supervision, continued development and evaluation for EDGE facilitators and Base counselors.
    • Provide on-going support and feedback; conduct regular informal evaluations.
    • Conduct formal mid-summer and end-of-summer evaluations.
    • Assist staff in setting objectives so they can meet expectations.
    • Privately address issues with concerning staff members.
    • Help ensure staff morale by seeing that staff get enough rest and time off.
    • Provide coverage when necessary.
       
  5. Oversee, develop and evaluate the EDGE and Base camp programs.
    • Be a present and visible member of both camp programs.
    • Ensure the proper schedules are being followed and programs are being implemented.
    • Provide ideas, creativity and insight for stagnant activities.
    • Book trips and organize transportation.
    • Design and lead the 2-week session for Base, “Summit.”
    • Plan curriculum, organize volunteers, book and attend trips.
    • Evaluate both programs and make changes where necessary.
    • Make formal recommendations for the following camp season.

Apply by: January 28 2017

Details

Camp/Organization: Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center (ACA Accredited)

Location: Greenfield, NH

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Seasonal

Requirements

  • 21+
  • At least 2 years in a camp leadership or administrative role.
  • Desire and ability to work with high-school aged youth (9th – 12th grades) in a camp setting.
  • Experience working at a faith-based or religious organization.
  • Experience with adventure programming.
  • Ability to provide supervision and guidance to counselors.
  • Experience and ability to creatively schedule programs, trips, facilities and staff.

Experience

  • Passion for youth camping. 
  • Experience in teaching and training adults and children.
  • Familiarity with and openness towards the Episcopalian faith and traditions.
  • Ability to work long hours and be on-call during time-off.

Application

Apply Here

Contact

Alessia Doss

108 Wally Stone Lane PO Box 204
Greenfield, New Hampshire 03047

603-547-3400

http://www.bchcenter.org/camp