After Camp Counselor - Main camp
Start Date: July 2, 2019 | End Date: August 23, 2019
This summer, Camp Urban Adamah is offering six weeks of programming for children entering first to fifth grade (Main Camp) that feature hands-on projects and activities exploring themes that integrate nature-connection, farm-to-food-making, crafts, sustainability, community-building, and Jewish values.
Camp Urban Adamah’s After Camp Program helps make camp accessible to many families in our community. The After-Camp Counselor and Coordinator make the last part of a child’s day at camp positive and fun. After-Camp group size can range from 10 to 24 campers, is multi-age, and is staffed at a 1:6 ratio.
The After-Camp Counselor helps inspire a calm afternoon atmosphere on the farm by helping children transition from a larger-group camp experience to a smaller, more intimate group setting. This person helps children engage in the activities offered for the afternoon, and may lead specific offerings including art projects, sports games, card games, puzzles, or other fun activities. They uphold behavioral expectations clearly and consistently, and may work one-on-one with children needing extra support. They also ensure timely and appropriate communication with the After-Camp Coordinator should any programmatic issues or behavioral concerns arise with particular campers.
The After-Camp Counselor helps to ensure that all aspects of the After-Camp program run smoothly, including all program activities, afternoon snack, and pick-up times. Along with the Program Coordinator, the After-Camp Counselor maintains farm cleanliness after other staff have finished clean-up, and puts away/cleans any materials used in the After-Camp program. Young children may also need help changing their clothes and using the bathroom (no diaper-changing).
The After-Camp Counselor ensures the safety of all children who are part of the After-Camp Counselor, including ensuring children stay on Urban Adamah premises until picked up by the appropriate person. They keep a birds-eye-view of the farm and is aware of where all children are at any given moment, as well as who might need extra support or assistance. They are also available to administer basic first aid when necessary and support emergency protocols and procedures.
The ideal candidate will have experience leading or supporting children’s programs and collaborating with other staff. Ideal candidates have a background in farm and garden-based education and/or Jewish experiential education, or have other relevant experience working with children. Generally, we want teammates who are kind, enthusiastic, good listeners, willing to try new things, generous, willing to be silly, flexible, creative, caring, and able to maintain a positive team attitude throughout a full work day. Jewish background/knowledge is not necessary, but is helpful.
DATES & TIMES
STAFF TRAINING & Camp Set-Up
July 2nd-5th, 2019 (9am – 5pm)
*After Camp Counselors are hired for a full summer season working Monday – Friday.
July 8th-12th, 2019 | July 15th-26th, 2019
August 5th-16th, 2019 | August 19th-23rd, 2019
The After-Camp Counselor is managed by the After-Camp Program Coordinator and supervised by the Camp Director.
$2,380-$2,800 depending on experience. This includes three days of training and 30 days of camp. Paid biweekly. This is a temporary seasonal position that conforms to the legal requirements of such positions; as such it is not bound by overtime pay requirements and does not include any benefits. This position will be filled on a rolling basis.
You will be asked to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and how your experience relates to the job responsibilities described above. Application deadline is February 11, 2019.