Seasonal position working June 24 – August 16, 2013 (no camp on July 4th); no-benefits
2 vacancies available!
This position will plan and implement general day camp activities (in accordance with County Day Camp Regulations) for up to 12 campers. Direction may be given to the Assistant Director, Counselor, or Leader's In-Training. Supervision is received from the Park Naturalist, the Recreation Specialist and/or the Superintendent of Recreation.
- Camp Director working with children 4 - 6 years of age; 22 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Camp Director working with children 7 - 12 years of age; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Examples of Work:
- Open and close the camp daily (including set-up and clean-up)
- Greet parents and children
- Plan, supervise and lead education and nature camp activities
- Participate in all activities
- Supervise the safety of campers and perform daily inspections of the camp facilities
- Prepare weekly parent information letter
- Prepare and maintain records and reports
- Maintain supply inventory
- Perform other related duties as required
Qualifications & Requirements:
preference may be given for:
- Minimum age 21 years
- High school graduation or the equivalent
- Minimum 6 months (2 summer seasons) of experience leading and supervising groups of children in nature-related activities
- Current certification in First Aid and CPR (infant/child and adult), or able to become so certified before camp session begins
- Ability to effectively lead and supervise groups of children in camp activities
- Ability to effectively evaluate emergencies and unexpected situations and promptly respond in an appropriate manner
- Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to accurately prepare and maintain data, forms and reports
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, children (individually and in large groups) and their family members, and the general public
- Physical requirements include the ability to move/travel over camp-related terrain in indoor and outdoor areas; to lead and participate in activities as described above; and to load, unload and set-up nature-oriented equipment
Additional Information/Examination Process:
EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include):
- Ability to provide own transportation to assigned camp and other sessions/meetings as needed
- Ability and willingness to participate in planning and training sessions before camp sessions begin
An evaluation of training and experience
One or more interviews
A pre-employment background investigation