Camp Counselor-New Jersey

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Pennington, NJ
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Announcing 2018 summer employment opportunities! Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology and is located on the 950-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. COUNSELOR – 9 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $3,215  Must be 17 or older by July 2, 2018  Works with Group Leader and fellow Counselor to plan, prepare, and implement programming 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 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
Camp Staff Qualifications  Availability to work these dates is required (accommodation may be made for school commitments):  Ten-day training: Weekdays from June 18 – 29, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. plus one overnight  Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 2 – August 17, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. plus up to 7 overnights and/or evenings  Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 18, 2018  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. Applications accepted through April 1 or until all positions are filled. Send an employment application, cover letter and resume to: Tammy Love, Camp Director Watershed Nature Camp 31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ 08534
Contact Person
Tammy Love
Contact Phone
609-737-3735 x42
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