Summer Camp Counselor Job Positions
At this time, Scottie’s Place is no longer accepting camp counselor applications for the 2013 Wilderness Adventure Summer Program.
The primary responsibilities of the camp counselor are to mentor and teach the children while ensuring their health and safety at all times. Counselors provide daily instruction to children in math or language arts. Counselors plan and implement individualized curriculum based on the cognitive ability and social, emotional and academic goals of each child. Counselors promote and encourage fair play, display sound judgment and act calmly and compassionately at all times.
Counselors supervise children in outdoor activities (e.g. canoeing and mountain exploration), plan and initiate camp programs, and provide creative and educational opportunities in an experiential learning environment. Counselors lead and participate in all daily activities including farm work, animal care, cooking, arts and crafts, swimming, hiking and community service projects. Counselors must be able to recognize and respond to opportunities for “teachable moments”, and lead discussions and problem solving with individual children and within the group. Counselors attend regular staff meetings and report to directors any information or developments pertaining to the health and safety of the campers or to the efficacy of the camp programs. Counselors should be willing to accept other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the camp director. Counselors are expected to assist in the setting up and breaking down of camp before and after the summer session. Tasks between weekly sessions include mowing, maintenance, building projects, garden work, research and administrative work.
Qualifications: Candidate should be a minimum of 18 years of age, preferably with experience working with special needs populations, especially at-risk and minority youth. Previous wilderness experience – camping, swimming, canoeing, hiking – is highly desirable. Personal qualities include maturity, patience, flexibility, sense of humor, good problem solving and communication skills, initiative, physical stamina and a powerful work ethic. Love for children and a love of the outdoors is a necessity. Because of the challenges posed by wilderness adventure, candidates should be healthy and physically fit.
Interested in becoming a camp counselor for Summer 2013?
On February 1, 2013, Scottie’s Place began accepting applications on a rolling basis for summer counselor positions. Candidates are notified once completed applications are received, and those qualifying for an interview will be notified.
Please submit completed applications via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at:
PO Box 905
Powell Mountain Road
Peterstown, WV 24963