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Adventure Course Director for Resident Camp

Company: Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest India
Location: Valparaiso
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Looking for a summer job that makes a difference? Join the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana 2023 -camp staff today! Our Camp Butternut Springs resident camp is a place where energetic and passionate staff come together to provide a safe and positive learning environment for girls ages 6-17. -As camp's Adventure Course Director you will be critical to the success of the summer as part of the leadership team and the first-line resource for campers and counselors on the Albert C. Hanna Adventure Course at camp. In this role you will supervise and guide campers and counselors through progressive teambuilding, low challenge course activities, and high adventure course activities. As a staff member, you will:

Collaborate with fellow camp staff to deliver a program designed to build girls of courage, confidence, and characterProblem-solve to encourage camper growth and prioritize safety and wellbeingExercise excellent leadership through role modelling positive behaviors, responsibility, initiative, and good sportsmanshipExpress your creativity developing innovative and fun ways to engage an audience of two to 200Make a positive difference in hundreds of lives and have fun at summer camp while you do it! -Work Commitment:
The Camp Butternut Springs summer season runs from June 4, 2023 through August 6, 2023, including staff training. Camp will not be in session July 2-4, 2023; this time is unpaid.Resident camp staff typically work from 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning until 10:00 p.m. Friday evening every week.Resident camp staff who commute typically work 40 hours per week, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. each day. Actual shift times vary and will be determined in conversation with the Camp Director. -Camp Staff Benefits:
This is a paid summer camp position.Pay range: $720-$750 per week for staff who live on-site OR $15-16 per hour for staff who commute; dependent on qualifications and experience.First Aid and CPR certificationACCT-approved training specific to the Albert C. Hanna Adventure CourseAccess to GSGCNWI Employee Assistance Program -Adventure Course Director Qualifications:
Loves to interact with children and has prior experience working with children of various agesEnjoys spending time outdoors and has prior experience working in an outdoor setting2 years minimum of experience facilitating teambuilding activities and low ropes course programs with a focus on teamwork, trust, and cooperation (3-5 years preferred) 2 years minimum experience belaying (3-5 years preferred) 1 year minimum experience with rock climbing and high ropes course activities (2-5 years preferred) Current ropes course instructor certification (preferred)Must attend, participate in and successfully demonstrate required skills during pre-season mandatory ropes course facilitator training in JuneHigh school graduate or equivalent21 years of age or older by June 18, 2023 (Preferred: with a valid driver's license)Proof of health physical clearing the candidate for work in a camp settingWillingness to live and work in an indoor and outdoor camp setting, which includes working irregular hours with limited or simple equipment, rustic facilities, wildlife and insects; limited technology while at camp, and daily exposure to sun, rain, and other weather conditions -Adventure Course Director Responsibilities:
Provide fun, positive and active leadership to campers and staffHelp build a supportive environment where campers can grow, make new friends, and try new thingsRole model problem-solving, collaboration, and initiative to campers and other staffDevelop, supervise, and deliver facilitation of on-site and off-site programs involving outdoor skills, backcountry knowledge, and adventure-based activities with campers and staff through the use of girl planning and Girl Scout program guidelinesOversee campers and staff during group activities, meals, and transitions to and from scheduled eventsAssist in developing and implementing a safe and attainable progression of teambuilding activities and adventure course elements for campers and groupsResponsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out low and high adventure course activitiesTeach and monitor proper use of climbing tower, zip line, high ropes course elements, and low ropes challenge course elements and all equipment Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational proceduresConduct daily check of adventure course areas and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good conditionAssist in maintaining records of equipment in the adventure course equipment log daily, indicating any repairs, and retiring equipment promptlyAssist with set up of ropes course prior to and during staff training as neededAssist with initial and end-of-season inventoryMaintain open and efficient communication with camp director, health supervisor, and other staff as needed involving camper's illness and injuryMaintain responsibility for the overall well-being of campers throughout their camp experienceOther duties as assigned -Apply today to join our summer camp team! (Your future self will thank you!)Please do not feel discouraged by the following application questions as they are used to determine training programs for staff. -GSGCNWI embraces -the unique perspectives -that you obtain -in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran's status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest India, Gary , Adventure Course Director for Resident Camp, Executive , Valparaiso, Indiana

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