Assistant Lead Camp Counselor - Northern California Summer Camp

Assistant Lead Camp Counselor - Northern California Summer Camp

05 May 2020

Assistant Lead Camp Counselor - Northern California Summer Camp

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Job Descriptions:Camp Mendocino is a residential summer camp located in Northern California. All Camp Employees are expected to live, sleep and work at Camp. Camp Mendocino provides meals and lodging for the duration of the employment period.Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) is dedicated to providing children and teens with safe, fun places to learn and grow, with professional staff to offer support and guidance, serving as caring mentors and role models. One aspect of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's programs is Camp Mendocino (our residential summer camp). Camp Mendocino is a nationally recognized program where staff members work with youth ages 8 to 17 of all backgrounds to help them gain the qualities and skills needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Camp is located four hours north of San Francisco and spread over 2,000 acres. We provide transportation between San Francisco and Camp at the start and end of the summer.We offer a wide range of activities at Camp including: swimming, a four part challenge course, mountain biking, archery, dance and drama, arts and crafts, environmental education, sports, overnight camping, and much more! Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. View other exciting career opportunities with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco by viewing our webpage at Assistant Lead Counselors support the Lead Counselor/Unit Director of each group. Most days, this position serves as a general Camp Counselor, providing direct supervision of youth. This position also supports the Lead Counselor in coaching staff, holding group expectations, and completing paperwork. On Lead Counselor days off, the Assistant Lead Counselor will take on the responsibilities of the Lead Counselor. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for supervising a group of up to 40 youth and supporting a small team of staff members

Supervise youth at all times including overnight in a cabin with approximately 10 campers

Foster camper growth in the areas of: life skills, self care, and interpersonal skills

Assist the Lead Counselor in managing and coaching counselors, including running daily team meetings when appropriate

Ensure the physical and emotional needs of staff and campers in their group are being met

Support the group’s daily schedule and activities schedule

Engage campers with positivity, including participating in cheers, talent shows, overnight hikes, and other activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, archery, biking, hiking, gardening, environmental education, and challenge course elements

Organize and lead activities; work with Program Managers to develop and plan activities

Facilitate mediation, mentoring, and conflict resolution

Contact parents/guardians and ensure consistent communication with camper families

Ensure campers’ medical needs are met through consultation with infirmary staff

Attend all required meetings and trainings

Maintain accurate documentation and paperwork

Foster character development consistent with BGCSF philosophy

Other duties as specified by direct supervisor


Minimum 2 years experience in youth development

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and communicate with coworkers, parents, and campers

Ability to handle difficult or stressful situations in a professional manner

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Desire to work outdoors 24/7


Experience working with youth from disadvantaged circumstances

Experience working with youth in an overnight camp setting

Experience supervising staff


Must be able to lift 50lbs.

Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for at least 3 miles

Must be able to be stand for 8 hours (with breaks)

Must be able to work in temperatures ranging from 35° to 100°

SCHEDULE: Temporary/Seasonal position. Applicants should be available June 13-August 8, 2019.Keyword: Northern California - Assistant Lead Residential Camp CounselorFrom: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

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