Camp Seymour Summer Camper Support Specialist

Job Description

 

Starting Wage: $300+/week, depending on qualifications

Date of Employment:  June 10 – August 24, 2019

This is a Residential position that includes room and board.                                                                                                                                                                    


Would you like to change lives by providing an amazing experience for every camper? At Camp Seymour you get to teach kids self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership – all amidst the fun of camp fires, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships.

If hired for this position you will live and work at Camp, work within the healthcare team, and provide support to Unit Leaders for campers with special medical and behavioral needs.You will provide support in the event of a behavioral incident with campers, especially those with special needs or known/diagnosed behavioral disorders.
 

You will spend your days outside laughing, talking, and participating in camp activities.  By the end of the summer you will be the adult role model who encourages creativity, instills confidence, self-esteem, a life of adventure, and a sense of belonging. 

In this position you will be able to use your skills to:

Build Relationships:

  • Establish and maintain clear phone, and in person, communication with parents regarding daily check-ins, campers health, or behavioral concerns in collaboration with the Camp Director, including unit leaders and Staff as appropriate.
  • Assist with check in and check out. You are an integral part of the parent communication team.
  • Field questions from parents of campers with special behavioral needs prior to the start of their week of camp

Make great decisions:

  • Review health histories for all campers, and Communicate behavioral considerations of campers to appropriate staff, such as Unit Leaders, Cabin Leaders, and instructional staff.
  • Respect campers’ right to privacy, handling personal issues sensitively and sharing information on a need to know basis only.

Be a role model and teach values:

  • Participate 100% with activities; enjoy playing, and not "sit on the sidelines", being visible throughout the day, leading transition times and supervising campers.
  • Take a leadership role during staff training to help educate staff and provide tools to successfully work with campers that need extra support.

Requirements

 


Are you a good fit?

  • I am at least 21 years old.
  • I have worked at a camp for at least two seasons.
  • I have specialized and practical knowledge of/experience in: cabin and camp leadership, teen leadership and supervision; staff management, development, and motivation.
  • I have integrity, patience, adaptability, a sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a commitment to serve youth. 
  • I have current First Aid, CPR and Lifeguarding. (strongly preferred)
  • I want to make the difference in the life of a child this summer.