Camp Fire Alaska has a unique summer opportunity to recruit individuals to serve Alaska's kids and engage rural communities! Travel to communities throughout the state from the Aleutians to the Arctic Circle bringing programs that focus on community engagement from youth to elders, outdoor recreation, and healthy life choices.
Staff will attend a two week orientation at Camp K on Kenai Lake, Camp Fire Alaska's premiere residential camp located on 160 scenic acres. Teams provide two, three, or four-week long youth programs to rural villages. Each team will visit two to three villages throughout their summer experience. Primary duties include, developing and implementing quality youth and community programs, and facilitating activities such as swimming, cold water safety, hiking, biking, outdoor education, creative arts, group games, team building, cooking, and sports. Other components of the program include evening activities focused on teen and elder involvement including potlucks, camp fires with storytelling, camp outs, and more!
Senior Program staff will develop and implement program, initiate and maintain community relationships, facilitate activities, and use advanced problem solving and decision making skills as needed. He/she will be primarily responsible for weekly check-ins with supervisors, required paperwork, and all other logistics involved in implementing program.
Program staff will assist and support the senior staff in the creation and implementation of program, facilitate activities, completion of paperwork, build community relations, and help problem solve as necessary.
Qualifications: Staff must be comfortable traveling in small aircraft and living un-plugged in remote areas for extended periods of time. Cultural sensitivity and experience working with at- risk or under-served youth preferred. As swimming and cold water safety are important components of this program, current or past lifeguard, swim instructor or swift water experience is required for senior positions, preferred for all. Current First Aid and CPR, and Lifeguard certification is required.
BA in community planning, education, outdoor recreation, or other related field preferred. Experience working with children is a must!
2014 Staff Orientation: June 2 - June 16
2014 Program Dates: June 17 - July 30
Salary: Program Staff: $325-$350 (DOE)/week. Senior Staff: $375-$425 (DOE)/week. Both positions included room/board, paid training, instate travel costs, and the opportunity of a lifetime for cultural exchange and travel in rural Alaska!