NEW FOR SUMMER 2021! Develop and implement age-appropriate rock wall activities for a full seven-week summer program for campers ages 4 through 21. Specialists must be fun, creative, and energetic.
Essential Functions of the Position:
- Plan, direct, and supervise the specialty area program to include creating program curriculum and ordering supplies prior to camp under the direction of the Program Director.
- Perform pre-camp duties to include creating program curriculum, ordering supplies and any necessary pre-camp set-up.
- Work with camp staff to plan and implement camp-wide special events and activities. Delegate select responsibilities to counselors.
- Set up and break down program area daily.
- Clean equipment between uses. Take part in the daily clean-up of the program area, including putting all toys and equipment away.
- Be present at arrival and dismissal locations as scheduled. Ensure all children have been picked up by an authorized adult or guardian.
- Know how many participants are under the position’s care and know who and where they are at all times. Safely escort children to and from activities.
- Engage and supervise the campers in programs and activities while under the position’s care. Lead activities while maintaining control over group, program and supplies.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers of all ages, interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations, appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques – enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, good sportsmanship and self-control.
- Substitute for absent Counselors as needed and requested.
- Utilize Yoetzet (Camp Social Worker) and Program Director in implementing camp behavior management plans.
- Teach staff and campers about expected behavior during specialty time and appropriate use of equipment.
- Submit orders for necessary supplies at least one week in advance, organize materials and provide appropriate numbers for each individual.
- Pack all materials and supplies at end of camp season and submit inventory on paper to the Program Director
- Evaluate current programs and make suggestions for following season.
- Comply with and participate in the County, State and American Camp Association requirements.
- Recognize, respond and report to Leadership Team any environmental and/or other hazards related to the activity or the program.
- Attend all required orientation meetings, staff meetings and trainings.
- Work with the Adaptive Recreation Specialist to ensure inclusivity of all activities.
- Spend spare time assisting and getting to know camper groups.