Overnight Camp Counselor – Rhode Island

Agency
W Alton Jones
Location
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Compensation includes $1802 for staff ages 18-20, $2014 for staff ages 21 +, and $2226 for Drivers (21+ with a clean driving record). Includes room and board and two weeks paid training.
Start Date
06/19/2017
Last Date to Apply
06/26/2017
Website
http://web.uri.edu/alton-jones-camp/camp/
Description
Teach and lead campers, ages 9-16 during eight six-day residential camping programs. Camp Counselors oversee safety and teach or lead environmental education, outdoor adventure, no-trace camping and survival skills, campfires, group games, evening programs, skits, and arts and crafts. General counselors will lead groups of campers ages 9-16 in a variety of different activities as well as field trips. Camp Counselors will also assist with Junior Counselor training and development. Camp Counselors also supervise campers in cabins overnight and at mealtimes and during free times on a rotating basis. Other responsibilities are to assist with waterfront supervision; help create a supportive community environment for campers and other staff; assist with camp preparation, clean-up, opening day check-in, and family programs; and instill in each camper an appreciation for the natural environment. Qualifications: Successful applicants will have previous teaching experience or previous experience working with children or adolescents. Requires energy, enthusiasm, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated interest in the environment and outdoor activities (rock climbing, no-trace camping, canoeing, etc). College degree, or college courses in education, environmental science, outdoor education or recreation preferred. Red Cross certification in standard first aid and CPR required. Experience speaking, leading songs, and/or story telling in front of large (50-100) groups of children is helpful. Minimum age is 18 years, 21 or older with driver’s license is preferred. Pets are strictly forbidden. All final applicants will be subjected to a criminal background check. Salary: Compensation includes $1802 for staff ages 18-20, $2014 for staff ages 21 +, and $2226 for Drivers (21+ with a clean driving record). Includes room and board and two weeks paid training. Dates of Employment: June 19 to August 18, 2017. Attendance at staff training (first two weeks) is mandatory. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, application form,, and three references to Alton Jones Camp Jobs, URI Environmental Education Center, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817, (401) 874-8200. FAX: (401) 397-3293. E-mail:altonjones@uri.edu. Website: www.altonjonescamp.org. Application can be found on our website.
Qualifications
Successful applicants will have previous teaching experience or previous experience working with children or adolescents. Requires energy, enthusiasm, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated interest in the environment and outdoor activities (rock climbing, no-trace camping, canoeing, etc). College degree, or college courses in education, environmental science, outdoor education or recreation preferred. Red Cross certification in standard first aid and CPR required. Experience speaking, leading songs, and/or story telling in front of large (50-100) groups of children is helpful. Minimum age is 18 years, 21 or older with driver’s license is preferred.
Contact Person
Castine Audette
Contact eMail
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