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Staff Positions:

JUNIOR COUNSELOR - 1st and 2nd Year (JC1) and (JC2)

Regardless of position, Counselors are selected on the basis of their maturity, judgment, experience, enthusiasm and interest in children. The love of the outdoors, leadership potential, unique skills/hobbies/talents, citizenship, and being a positive person are additional desirable traits of the Winnewald staff. All staff members are encouraged to speak with and listen to campers in a manner that reflects respect for individuals.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Responsible to: Head Counselor, Program Director, and Camp Director
Qualifications: At least two (2) years college/previous experience at Winnewald
Responsibilities:
1. Supervise and lead assigned camper group with coworker
2. Participate in camper activities in an enthusiastic manner as appropriate
3. Responsible for being informed and knowledgeable regarding Winnewald philosophy
and policies
4. Attend and participate in required staff training program and weekly staff meetings
5. Attend a minimum of one overnight camp-out/evening activity
6. Implement camp program and goals as scheduled
7. Cooperate with co-worker(s) in establishing group spirit and positive group
management
8. Capable of being in charge in the absence of the Head Counselor
9. Lead group in an organized, safe manner per camp procedures; i.e., games, fishing,
computers, archery, etc.
10. Lead activities as assigned
11. Set a positive example for campers and coworkers by being positive and by using
good judgment
12. Establish a minimum of 2 goals for the summer with your program director
*If you are under the age of 18 you MUST fill out the Young Workers Papers*
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ASSISTANT COUNSELOR

Regardless of position, Counselors are selected on the basis of their maturity, judgment, experience, enthusiasm and interest in children. The love of the outdoors, leadership potential, unique skills/hobbies/talents, citizenship, and being a positive person are additional desirable traits of the Winnewald staff. All staff members are encouraged to speak with and listen to campers in a manner that reflects respect for individuals.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Responsible to: Head Counselor, Program Director, and Camp Director
Qualifications: At least two (2) years college/previous experience at Winnewald
Responsibilities:
1. Supervise and lead assigned camper group with coworker
2. Participate in camper activities in an enthusiastic manner as appropriate
3. Responsible for being informed and knowledgeable regarding Winnewald philosophy
and policies
4. Attend and participate in required staff training program and weekly staff meetings
5. Attend a minimum of one overnight camp-out/evening activity
6. Implement camp program and goals as scheduled
7. Cooperate with co-worker(s) in establishing group spirit and positive group
management
8. Capable of being in charge in the absence of the Head Counselor
9. Lead group in an organized, safe manner per camp procedures; i.e., games, fishing,
computers, archery, etc.
10. Lead activities as assigned
11. Set a positive example for campers and coworkers by being positive and by using
good judgment
12. Establish a minimum of 2 goals for the summer with your program director
*If you are under the age of 18 you MUST fill out the Young Workers Papers*
https://njlwdwfd.my.site.com/njyoungworkers/s/

HEAD COUNSELOR

Regardless of position, Counselors are selected on the basis of their maturity, judgment, experience, enthusiasm and interest in children. The love of the outdoors, leadership potential, unique skills/hobbies/talents, citizenship, and being a positive person are additional desirable traits of the Winnewald staff. All staff members are encouraged to speak with and listen to campers in a manner that reflects respect for individuals.
Hours: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Responsible to: Director/Program Director
Qualifications: At least two (2) years college/previous experience at Winnewald

Duties:
1. Ability to handle camper groups independently in a safe and appropriate manner
2. Responsible for providing direct supervision and planning for junior counselors and CIT.
3. Demonstrate ability to delegate responsibility among staff and campers
4. Demonstrate ability to plan and initiate activities within the camp’s philosophy and policies. The co- head counselors, working together are viewed as idea persons who assume leadership for their group.
5. Participate in camper activities as appropriate rather than sitting and watching.
6. Responsible for being informed and knowledgeable regarding Winnewald philosophy, policies, and procedures, and ensuring that it is followed by staff and campers.
7. Attend and participate in staff training program as scheduled
8. Assist directors in evaluating staff as may be required
9. Attend a minimum of one overnight camp-out, evening program and parent- contact program depending on assigned group..
10. Conduct meetings with his/her staff to facilitate the camp program
11. Plan with staff age appropriate daily games, stories, structured interaction and conversation time topics during clubhouse time and scheduled activity. Areas.
12. Make sure that campers are participating, kind to others and following CAMP.
13. Responsible for implementing the camp nature program per the camp guidelines
14. Responsible for coaching and including CITs in camper activities.
15. Responsible for developing a shared working relationship with co- worker which includes establishing specific areas of responsibility for each which are shared with your PD

DIVISION HEAD COUNSELOR

Regardless of position, Counselors are selected on the basis of their maturity, judgment, experience, enthusiasm, and interest in children. The love of the outdoors, leadership potential, unique skills/hobbies/talents, citizenship, and being a positive person are additional desirable traits of the Winnewald staff. All staff members are encouraged to speak with and listen to campers in a manner that reflects respect for individuals. The person selected for this position must also possess ENERGY and INITIATIVE as well as the ABILITY TO DELEGATE, make DECISIONS, and WORK WELL WITH OTHERS
Hours: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Responsible to: Program Director and Camp Director
Qualifications: 3 years college or previous Winnewald experience; education major preferred; CPR and First Aid certified; possesses enthusiasm and spirit
Attendance: Eight weeks perfect attendance is expected. Any deviation must be requested to The Camp Director. Any deviation may affect your employment.

Responsibilities:
1. Coach, lead, and supervise assigned camper group(s) and staff in an enthusiastic manner.
2. Introduce, lead, and participate in a minimum of one (1) unique, age appropriate activity per week with your assigned groups.
3. Responsible for being informed and knowledgeable regarding Winnewald philosophy and policies and insure that staff adheres them to.
4. Attend, participate, and lead activities during staff training program and assist with staff training make-up as needed. Attend Pre-Camp if available.
5. Assist with the planning of and attending the introduction to overnight camping, the overnight campout or evening camp activity as assigned
6. Implement and promote with spirit the camp program and goals.
7. Motivate staff to plan and implement safe, varied, and age-appropriate activities.
8. Lead, supervise and participate in daily group activities in an organized, safe manner; i.e., games, fishing, computers, archery, electives etc., and motivate and assist staff to do the same.
9. Substitute for absent staff members and Program Director when necessary.
10. Consult with PD regarding weekly plans by Thursday and submit on line by Sunday.
11. Provide Program Director with input regarding staff evaluations, weekly plans, weekend emails, coaching challenges, and camper/staff needs.
12. Supervise and lead assigned camper trips as assigned.
13. Orient counselors to trip procedures.
14. Serve as a resource person for staff.
15. Submit year-end report, to include equipment needs, program suggestions, and an archery and rocketry inventory as assigned.
16. Pending availability, participate in the JC and CIT training sessions in May as assigned.
17. Attend parent appreciation evening activity week 8
18. Attend 2 DH pre-camp orientation meetings as scheduled to include: Communications, Observations, Scheduling, Planning and Trips.
19. Be familiar with the camp’s nature and low ropes program.
20. Maintain and organize assigned equipment sheds.

Health Care Assistant/First Aider

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Reports to: Health Care Manager
Qualifications: (Minimum Education and Experience)
Current first aid certification. Advanced levels may be required depending on the camps
location and distance from emergency services as well as other medical personnel available on site.
Current CPR certification.
Experience in first aid and emergency management services.
Driver’s license.

Position Purpose:
The Health Care Assistant is responsible for assisting in providing health and safety services to campers and staff.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Under the direction of the Health Care Manager, assist in providing health care and first aid services to meet the needs of camp staff and campers.
a. Assist with daily medication management.
b. Help supervise and care for people admitted to the Health Center for care.
c. Provide CPR and First Aid coverage as needed at designated times and locations.
d. Provide direct care to staff within the scope of their skills, the camp’s health care manual, and treatment procedures.
2. Monitor and assist in maintaining health and safety practices while working in other areas throughout camp.
Prepare athletic areas and waterfront with adequate water, sunscreen, and other prevention materials.
Assist in ensuring campers wash before entering the dining area.
Work with other staff to minimize/eliminate health and safety risks.

Other Job Duties:
May accompany campers off-site for clinic visits.
This position is sometimes combined with another position such as Activity Specialist or Counselor. Job duties outline times when the person is on first aid duty and when their primary focus is the other position.
Relationships:
First Aid positions are often linked to activity areas in addition to them being apart of the health care staff. First aid staff often have the added role of ensuring safety in the high risk areas of camp.
Equipment Used:
Camps should designate the level of first aid equipment available for this position. In addition, indicating the response time for emergency services to reach the camp would be important information for this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience in both children and adult illness/injury care.
Desire to work with the camp’s target population.
Community health knowledge.
Physical Aspects of the Job:
Ability to lift/assist campers and staff.
Ability to read and follow directions on medication labels, health forms, physician orders, and parent letters.
Ability to use a telephone.
Ability to maintain written record system.
Ability to quickly get to remote locations on camp property over uneven terrain.
Ability to observe and assess sanitation and safety conditions of the camp.
Exhibit endurance to meet emergency needs.

Waterfront/Aquatics Specialist: Lifeguard

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Reports to: Waterfront Director
Qualifications: (Minimum qualifications and experience)
Current certification in lifeguard training or equivalent.
Current certification in first aid and CPR.
Prior experience at a waterfront similar to the camp.

Position Purpose:
To further the mission of the camp by providing supervision and ensuring a safe environment at the camp’s waterfront activities. Assist in the management to the physical operation of the waterfront facilities and equipment.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Supervise and guard all waterfront activities
a. Provide surveillance during aquatic activities to help prevent and to manage injuries.
b. Provide rescues as needed.
c. Utilize first aid and CPR and other emergency management services as needed.
d. Understand and implement appropriate response to changes in water conditions or weather conditions affecting the waterfront.
e. Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers and staff.

2. Assist waterfront instructional staff in program areas such as swimming and
Boating
Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures while in their program
Activity.
Act as reference in waterfront activities.
Assist in the delivery and supervision of all water activities and special events at the waterfront.
3. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area
Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
Clean waterfront area daily keeping it free of hazards and debris.

Other Job Duties:
Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.
Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
Assist in the planning of any special events on or near the waterfront.

Relationships:
Waterfront Specialists often have direct relationships with the counseling staff and may actually serve as a counselor with a camper group when not on duty at the waterfront. Most often the health care and emergency plan outlines the relationship between the health care staff and the waterfront staff for emergency management and care.
Equipment Used:
Identify the specific equipment, facilities, and watercraft utilized at the camp which may be the responsibility of this position. Note the size of the craft, type of waterfront and related hazards.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Training and experience in waterfront activities that are offered at the camp.
Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in the water.
Knowledge and prior use of a powerboat as used for water rescues.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of a lifeguard position could be endurance, including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate waterfront equipment and waterfront activities. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 /bs. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in
the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying water conditions.

Program Director

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Reports to: Camp Director
Qualifications: (Minimum Qualifications and Experience)
Experience in administrative roles at similar camp
Experience in the development and delivery of programs and activities for similar
population.
Current instructional certification in program or related experience.
Current certification in first aid and CPR.

Position Purpose:
To further the mission of the camp through the planning and delivery of program activities and events. Design and deliver program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Assist in the management of the overall camp operation at the direction of the camp director.
Essential Job Functions:
Deliver a fun program to campers.
Ensure lesson plans are prepared and implemented that meet camp outcomes and the
abilities of the campers.
Evaluate program delivery abilities of staff.
Deliver progressive program activities.
Evaluate the success of the program and the development of the campers’ abilities and skills in various program activities.
Coordinate all camp programs and campfire activities with other staff.
2. Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures during camp programs.
Assist in the implementation of staff training.
Provide guidelines for programs utilizing camp equipment.
Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures in all program areas.
3. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in all program areas.
Oversee daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
Ensure that program areas are kept fee of hazards and debris.
4. Supervise and evaluate Program Specialists to develop and implement all facets of camp program activities
Regularly monitor work of program specialists.
Provide feedback and guidance to program specialists.
Provide recommendations and concerns to camp director regarding program specialists’
performances.
5. Develop and implement schedules and records for all areas of camp program and facilities.
Create camper and group program and activity schedules.
Develop and supervise staff schedule for programs and activities.
Collect and evaluate records; report and evaluate camp program and activity areas.
Other Job Duties:
Attend administrative staff meetings.
Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.
Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.
Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
Provide ongoing program ideas to counseling and activity area staff.
Relationships:
Program Directors often have direct relationships with the counseling staff and may actually supervise Counselors who also have program activity responsibility. Program Directors may in some cases act as an Assistant Camp Director and be placed in charge when the Director is absent.
Equipment Used:
Identify the specific equipment and facilities at the camp, which may be the responsibility of this position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Training and experience in teaching program to adults and children.
Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety
regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
related to the activity.
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to
assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of a program position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate program equipment and program activities. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying weather conditions.

Program Specialist: Archery

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Reports to: Program Director
Qualifications: (Minimum Qualifications and Experience)
Current certification in archery instruction or documented training and experience.
Current certification in first aid and CPR.

Position Purpose:
To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of archery activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ ages and abilities. Assist in the management to the physical operation of the archery and related equipment.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Develop and deliver an archery program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers.
Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.
Evaluate abilities of campers and staff.
Deliver progressive archery activities.
Evaluate the success of the archery program.
2. Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures.
Assist in the implementation of staff training for archery.
Train other staff in their responsibilities at the archery range.
Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.
3. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment for the archery program.
Maintain the archery equipment including bows, arrows, strings, and targets.
Ensure the security of the archery equipment and range when not in use and ensure range is off-limits to bystanders when in use.
Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, deanliness, and good repair.
Clean archery range daily, keeping it free of hazards and debris.
Other Job Duties:
Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.
Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
Assist in the planning of any special events.
Relationships:
Program Specialists often have direct relationships with the counseling staff and may actually serve as a Counselor with a camper group when not on duty at the archery range. Note should be made of the role of the maintenance staff in regard to this position and the care of the facility and equipment.
Equipment Used:
Identify the specific equipment and range for the activity.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Training and experience in teaching archery to children.
Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of an archery position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requirement for eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and other environmental conditions.

Program Specialist: Arts and Crafts

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Reports to: Program Director
Qualifications (Minimum qualifications and experience)
Documented experience in arts and crafts instruction or documented training and experience.
Current certification in first aid and CPR.

Position Purpose:
To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of arts and crafts activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Assist in the management of the alts and crafts buiding and related equipment and supplies.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Develop and deliver an arts and crafts program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers
Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.
Evaluate abilities of campers and staff.
Design and deliver arts and crafts activities that make use of different art mediums, make use of the camp’s natural environment, and use the art resources most efficiently.
Evaluate the success of the arts and crafts program.
2. Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures
Assist in the implementation of staff training for arts and crafts.
Train other staff in their responsibilities at the arts and crafts range.
Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.
Assist counselors with the development of art kits for use by cabins and for special events.
3. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the arts and crafts program area
Maintain the arts and crafts equipment, including (Please list any specific equipment or supplies that may be the responsibility of this position. Include specialty items such as looms, candle making or other skills that may require further training or knowledge).
Ensure the security of the arts and crafts equipment and supplies, including clear inventory and planning for replacement of supplies in a timely manner.
Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
Clean arts and crafts area, keeping it free of hazards and debris.
Other Job Duties:
Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.
Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, Special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
Assist in the planning of any special events especially in the areas of decorations and costumes.
Relationships:
Program Specialists often have direct relationships with the counseling staff and may actually serve as a counselor with a camper group when not on duty in their activity area. Please note relationships with the maintenance staff in regard to this position and the care of the facility and equipment. List opportunities when appropriate to work with visiting or guest artists.
Equipment Used:
Identify the specific equipment and supplies utilized in this program area.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Training and experience in teaching arts and crafts to children.
Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions.
Experience in designing and making decorations and costumes for special events.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety
regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of an arts and crafts position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requirement for eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to make projects and assist campers. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the art facility available.

Program Specialist: Field Sports

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Reports to: Program Director
Qualifications: (Minimum qualifications and experience)
Documented experience in field sports instruction or documented training and experience in the variety of sports the camp offers.
Current certification in first aid and CPR.

Position Purpose:
To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of field sports activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Assist in the management to the physical operation of the field sports equipment and facilities.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Develop and deliver a field sports program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers
Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.
Evaluate abilities of campers and staff.
Deliver progressive field sports activities. It would be important here to specify specific sports that this person may be responsible for such as softball, baseball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, or others.
Evaluate the success of the field sports program.
2. Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures.
Assist in the implementation of staff training for field sports.
Train other staff in their responsibilities when at field sports.
Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.
3. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the field sports program area
Maintain the field sports equipment including balls, bats, nets etc. It would be important here to specify specific sports equipment that this person may be responsible for such as softball, baseball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, or others.
Ensure the security of the field sports equipment when not in use.
Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
Clean field sports equipment on a set schedule.
Other Job Duties:
Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.
Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
Assist in the planning of any special events.
Relationships:
Program Specialists often have direct relationships with the counseling staff and may actually serve as a counselor with a camper group when not on duty teaching field sports. Note the role of the maintenance staff in regard to this position and the care of the field sports equipment and sports fields.
Equipment Used:
Identify the specific equipment available at the camp for field sports in relation to the specific sports listed above.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Training and experience in teaching field sports to children.
Experience in setting up, securing, and maintaining field sports equipment.
Knowledge of sports medicine or athletic training desirable.
It is important to list the specific equipment and field sports areas this position is responsible for such as softball, baseball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, or others.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
Some physical requirements of a field sports position could be endurance including standing, running, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment and demonstrate sports activities. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available.

Program Specialist: Nature or Environmental

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Reports to: Program Director
Qualifications: (Minimum qualifications and experience)
Documented experience in nature or environmental instruction or documented training and experience.
Current certification in first aid and CPR.

Position Purpose:
To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of nature or environmental activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers* age and abilities and reflect the camp’s commitment to stewardship of the natural environment.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Develop and deliver a nature or environmental program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers and utilizes the camp’s natural environment
Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers and encompass environmental studies with topics such as geology and soils, plant adaptations, wildlife habitat, basic astronomy, water studies, animal science, and natural history.
Implement a variety of age and ability appropriate activities in the above stated
environmental areas.
Evaluate the success of the nature or environmental program
2. Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures
Assist in the implementation of staff training for nature or environmental studies.
Train other staff in their responsibilities in their nature or environmental studies.
Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.
3. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the nature or environmental program area
Maintain the nature or environmental equipment including {(Please list any specific equipment or supplies that may be the responsibility of this position. Include specialty items such microscopes).
Be responsible for observing hazards or enhancements in the natural environment and alerting other appropriate staff.
Ensure that the nature or environmental equipment and supplies are inventoried and steps are taken to replace them in a timely manner.
Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
Other Job Duties:
Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned.
Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
Relationships:
Program Specialists often have direct relationships with the counseling staff and may actually serve as a counselor with a camper group when not on duty in their activity area.
Equipment Used:
Identify the specific equipment and supplies utilized in this program area.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Training and experience in teaching nature or environmental studies to children.
Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions.
Knowledge of natural history, biology, ecology, and related fields.
Experience with care and maintenance of natural displays and exhibits.
Physical Aspects of the Position:
Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety
regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
related to the activity.
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to
assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Some physical requirements of a nature or environmental position could be endurance including standing, walking or hiking, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Verbal communication to groups of campers in an outdoor setting. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to set up equipment and assist campers. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the environment available.