The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide youth with a fun, residential camp experience under the guidance of positive role models that emphasize community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness and skill building. The General Counselor is accountable for the initial supervision of the camper. It is the job of the General Counselor to ensure the camper is enjoying and participating in the programs offered at camp. The General Counselor lives in cabins with campers
The summer camp season includes one week of pre-camp that begins on Monday, July 3, 2017 and 6 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates of camp are July 9 – August 18, 2017. Weekend coverage will be required for 2 of the 3 additional camp weekends.
The General Counselor will remain on camp until August 20, 2017 to assist the Camp Director and staff in the cleaning and closing of the camp facility.
III. Specific Responsibilities
- Live in cabin with campers
- Assume responsibility for leadership and guidance of those campers in daily living, with special attention to: personal hygiene and safety, camper participation in all-camp activities, and meal time behavior and habits
- Assist in program areas such as the pool, nature, arts and crafts, sports and outdoor adventures as directed.
- Assume responsibility for interpreting the rules, policies, and traditions of the camp to the camper
- Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior
- Assume responsibility for health and welfare of campers in his/her bunk
- Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests and learning styles.
- Organize, plan, and lead camp programs
- Other duties may be assigned as required
IV. Essential Functions
- Be physically able to accompany the campers to any of the camp activities
- Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
- Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of youth.
- Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of camper injury or illness
- Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any camper concerns
- Be able to observe camper behavior in daily camp life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior
- 18 years of age or older
- Experience as a camper or working with children
- CPR for the Professional Rescuer and/or First Aid Responding to Emergencies preferred
- Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, entire camp staff, campers and camp families
- Incorporates Team Work and Flexibility into their daily work style
- Ability to work with peers
- Good character
- Ability to plan and lead programs
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of Schuyler County Cornell Cooperative Extension Association are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
IMPORTANT! All applicants must submit a COVER LETTER (please reference the position you are applying for) and a RESUME. Please indicate in your cover letter, resume, or other document three individuals who may be contacted as REFERENCES.
Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting.
All applications must be received on-line by February 1, 2017. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: email@example.com.
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Job Title:Association Tmp Camp Couns Sr
Level:No Grade - Annual
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Kathy Wren
Number of Openings:0
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