Counselor: New Jersey

Agency
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Location
Pennington, NJ
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Website
http://www.thewatershed.org
Salary
$3150+
Start Date
06/19/2017
Last Date to Apply
05/01/2017
Description
Announcing 2017 summer employment opportunities! Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology and is located on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township (Mercer County), NJ. Local applicants preferred; housing is not available. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA).

COUNSELOR – 8 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $3,150
• Must be 17 or older by July 5, 2017
• Works with Group Leader and fellow Counselor to plan, prepare, and implement programming

GROUP LEADER – 4 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $4,050
• Must be 18 or older by July 5, 2017
• Supervises and leads 2 Counselors and 1 Counselor-In-Training
• Works with Counselors to plan, prepare, and implement programming
• Communicates daily with parents about campers
• Keeps accurate weekly records

Camp Staff Job Duties
• Reports to the Camp Director
• Supervises up to 20 campers age 5-14
• Works with a team to plan, prepare, teach and evaluate camp programming
• Appropriately models behaviors and uses positive behavior-management techniques
• Conducts day trips, overnight trips, and canoeing trips (most positions)
• Provides first aid
• Cleans and maintains the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Camp Staff Qualifications
• Availability to work these dates is required (accommodation may be made for school commitments):
• Ten-day training: Weekdays from June 19 – 30, 8AM – 5:30PM plus one overnight
• Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 5 – August 18, 8AM – 5:30PM plus up to 7 overnights and/or evenings
• Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 19, 2017
• Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, and water safety certifications very beneficial
• Must enjoy working with kids
• Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds
• Ability to work outside in heat, humidity and rain; tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and dirt
• Experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
• Knowledge of local ecology and natural history is beneficial
• Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and working with children
• Skilled in communication, collaboration, and cooperation
• Strong patience, flexibility, punctuality, and affinity for teamwork.

Camp Staff Benefits
• Bi-weekly pay
• Meals provided on overnights
• 2 camp t-shirts to tie-dye
• Partial reimbursement for first aid, cpr, lifeguarding, etc. certifications may be available
• Invaluable experience working with children outdoors
• Healthy exercise
Qualifications
Applications accepted through May 1 or until all positions are filled.
Send an employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Maryann Polefka, Assistant Director of Education
Watershed Nature Camp
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
mpolefka@thewatershed.org
Contact Person
Tamara Love
Contact Phone
6097373735
Contact eMail
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