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Senior Camp Counselor

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

Opening posted: 03/08/2024 | Expires: 04/26/2024

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Cathance River Education Alliance Camp Senior Counselor 2024

Be a part of our enthusiastic camp team, helping children connect with nature through hands-on science, nature-based art and outdoor adventures!

Position: Senior Camp Counselor

Responsible for daily site & group supervision and lesson plan and activity implementation. Maintains a high level of camper awareness at all times, and ensures safety protocols are implemented. Communicates directly and effectively with: other counselors, instructors, supervisors and parents. Shows enthusiasm for guiding youth through outdoor adventures, nature-based art and hands-on science. Opportunities to further develop hands-on experience working in outdoor education. 

Location:  CREA Ecology Center & Cathance River Nature Preserve – Topsham, ME

Camp Mission: Our mission is to provide rich, nature-based experiences that cultivate delight, curiosity, respect for diversity and a strong sense of collaboration and stewardship in youth. At CREA, campers learn that nature is a wondrous place, filled with magic, mystery, and adventure!

Salary: $18-20/hr based on experience. 

Website: www.creamaine.org/camps/summercamp Phone: (207) 331.3202

Responsibilities:

  • Create a safe and inclusive environment for all.
  • Work closely with and oversee Junior Counselors to execute daily camp activities and tasks.
  • Lead and teach activities such as: physical games, camp songs, nature based activities, camp arts and crafts, fishing, orienteering, and more.
  • Supervise and organize campers throughout the camp day.
  • Complete morning prep and end of day responsibilities.
  • Teach the established lessons with enthusiasm, creativity, and professionalism.
  • Work under the supervision of the on-site Camp Director.
  • Communicate to the Camp Director any camper behavioral concerns in a timely manner.
  • Participate in daily briefings and communicate any issues that negatively impact the campers’ experience or program quality.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates high-energy and passion for the outdoors.
  • Experience as a Camp Counselor, Counselor-In-Training (CIT) or other camp leadership role preferred.
  • Experience working with children (ages 6-13 preferred) in an outdoor setting.
  • Kind, friendly, and patient demeanor.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • 18+ years of age (21+ preferred)
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR, or willing to certify prior to June 24, 2024.
  • WFA (Wilderness First Aid) (preferred)
  • Can provide their own transportation and local housing. 
  • Can commit to the full 7 weeks of camp (6/24 – 8/16), there is no camp the week of July 1-5, in addition to multiple training dates in June. 
    • Monday – 7:30am to 4:30pm
    • Tuesday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm (schedule subject to change)

How to Apply: Send your resume & cover letter to Macy Galvan, CREA Camp Director at . CREA is accepting applications until positions are filled.