Camp Counselor for Male Cabins - Northern California Summer Camp

Camp Counselor for Male Cabins - Northern California Summer Camp

05 May 2019

Camp Counselor for Male Cabins - 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 www.kidsclub.org/jobs. A Counselor works closely with a small team to supervise a group of up to 40 male youth. Ensures a fun, safe, and positive camp experience for campers. A counselor manages behavior issues and participates in all Camp activities while promoting positive character development. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the daily well-being of youth in assigned activities

Ensure youth engage appropriately in all Camp activities

Plan and lead age-appropriate games and activities throughout the day

Provide emotional support and guidance to campers

Ensure campers’ medical needs are met through monitoring, and utilizing onsite infirmary staff

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

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

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

Foster character development consistent with BGCSF philosophy

Other duties as specified by direct supervisor

Required Experience:SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

Previous experience in supervising and developing youth

Minimum of 2 years experience working with youth

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with coworkers and campers

Ability to handle difficult or stressful situations in a professional manner

Excellent communication skills

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Desire to work outside 24/7

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE PREFERRED:

Experience working with youth in an overnight camp setting

Experience working with youth from disadvantaged circumstances

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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 30° to 100°

SCHEDULE: Temporary/Seasonal position. Applicants should be available June 13-August 8, 2019.Keyword: Summer Camp Counselor - California Summer CampFrom: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

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