Summer Camp Counselors & Program Instructors (Barn & Garden Instructor)

Location: Mayville, MI
Deadline: May 1, 2014

2014 Summer Staff Positions Overview

All positions require employees to be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma, live on-site at camp, and poses the desire to work with individuals with special needs. Employees must also posess fine communication and teamwork skills. Some positions may require current certifications. Please call 989-673-2050 or email camp@thefowlercenter.org for more detailed job descriptions.

Cabin Counselor:

Works in a team of 3-4 other counselors to ensure all needs of campers in cabin are met. Spends day in cabin group caring for camper needs and helping campers engage in activities. Lives in cabin with campers.

Lead Counselor:

Responsible for the running of their assigned cabin, including campers and staff. Spends day in cabin group, caring for camper needs, and keeping group on schedule. Lives in cabin with campers.

Outpost Coordinator:

The Outpost is a primitive camping program for higher functioning campers. Campers sleep in platform tents, cook food over fire/camp stove, and participate in activities that help get them ready for their off-site trip. Responsible for the daily running of The Outpost (includes camper and staff supervision). Plans meals, trips and activities with help from other staff. Lives in platform tents with campers.

Outpost Counselor:

The Outpost is a primitive camping program for higher functioning campers. Campers sleep in platform tents, cook food over fire and participate in activities that help get them ready for their off-site trip. Responsible for helping meet needs of campers and will take an active part in daily routine at the Outpost. Lives in platform tent with campers.

Program Instructor:

Responsible for the planning and implementation of daily activities in assigned program area, at evening program, and at special events. Runs campout night for assigned cabin. Spends day at program area leading activities. Free sessions are spent helping assigned cabin. Assists in morning and evening camper care with assigned cabin. Must be able to “think outside the box” and adapt activites to campers as needed. Lives in staff lodge with other program staff and will sleep in cabins with campers as needed.

Waterfront Director

Must be 21 or older, have current Lifeguard certification, and previous lifeguard experience. Must be able to think and act quickly in emergency situations.

Waterfront Aide

 Must have current Lifeguard certification or the ability to complete course. Must be able to think and act quickly in emergency situations.

Challenge Faciliator

Prefer individuals with previous facilitation experience. Must be able to think and act quickly in emergency situations and not be fearful of heights.

Equestrian Aide

Must have a history of horse experience and be able to think and act quickly in emergency situations. Will run equestrian related activities concurrent with riding.

Creative Arts Instructor

Prefer an individual with experience in creative arts, including crafts, dramatics, etc.

Outdoor Education Instructor

Must have basic knowledge of outdoor cooking, nature activities and be able to start a fire.

Sports & Recreation Instructor

Prefer individual with previous experience in team sports or groups games.

Barn & Garden Instructor

Prefer individual with basic knowledge of small animal care and gardening.

Music Instructor

Individual must have a background in music. Should be able to play guitar or some other accompaniament instrument. Preference given to an individual studying music/music therapy.

Summer Health Officer:

Must be a current RN (by June 8, 2014) licensed to practice in the state of Michigan. Responsible for the overall administration and documentation of medications for campers and staff on-site. Oversees and corrects general first aid given by trained staff. Oversees health assistant. Lives in private room in staff lodge.

Summer Health Assistant:

Assists Summer Health Officer in the administration and documentation of medications for campers and staff on-site. Must have previous experience with medication administration. Participates in general first aid for campers and staff. Lives in shared room in staff lodge with summer administration.

2014 DATES

  • June 6-7: Program Weekend (program instructors only) June 7: Lead Staff Orientation
  • June 8-13: All Staff Orientation
  • June 15-20: Session 1
  • June 22-27: Session 2
  • June 29-July 11: Session 3
  • July 13-25: Session 4
  • July 27-August 1: Session 5
  • August 3-8: Session 6
  • August 10-15: Session 7
  • August 15: End of Summer Staff Banquet

STIPEND INFORMATION

  • (based on 10 weeks: 1 week of orientation + 9 weeks of camp)
  • First Year Staff $2000 + Lodging and Meals for all positions Returning Bonus $300 per year
  • Lead Bonus $200
  • 4 Year Degree Bonus $200
  • Certifications $50 each (must be related to job, does not include CPR/first aid)