Opening: Camp Moon River JK/PK Coordinator
Reports to: Head Counselor & Camp Director
Oversees: PK/JK Counselor(s), J/CITs and Campers
Pre-camp training is Wednesday 5/29, Thursday 5/30, and Friday 5/31
8 weeks of Camp
Week 1: June 3rd -June 7th
Week 2: June 10th - June 14th
Week 3. June 17th - June 21st
Week 4: June 24th - June 28th
Week 5: July 8th - July 12th
Week 6: July 15th - July 19th
Week 7: July 22nd - July 26th
Week 8: July 29th - August 2nd
8:00 - 5:00 PM
Please note: Specialists and the PK/JK Coordinator will be allowed to keep their devices/phones with them for appropriate use as it pertains to their specialty or to play music for campers. (Counselors and J/CITs will not have their phones with them during camp.) All staff will be given radios for communication/safety. Specialists having their phones is a privilege that can be taken away with any personal use.
The Camp Moon River PK/JK Coordinator will run the JK/PK Camp Moon River program. S/he will:
The PK Coordinator will serve as PK/JK Bunk Counselor if the enrollment is for one bunk only.
Help create the schedule and content for JK/PK Campers which will coordinate with CMR K-8
Organize and lead all activities
Help ensure a safe and positive experience for PK/JK campers
The CMR PK/JK Coordinator should: be responsible, a great listener, have positive outlook, be flexible and adaptable, have passion and patience, be extremely organized and creative, friendly, have a sense of what it means to lead by example, and possess the ability to communicate well and demonstrate kindness in all situations.
The PK/JK Coordinator ensures that PK/JK counselors (if any) are doing all they need to do support the health and wellness of the PK/JK campers and will intervene as needed.
The PK/JK Coordinator will foster relationships with counselors, interns, campers and parents. S/he will spend time with PK/JK bunk(s), helping to ensure that campers create lasting memories and friendships.
The PK/JK Coordinator will manage the daily camp schedule for the PK/JK program, adapting and problem solving as needed when challenges arise. S/he will work with the CMR Head Counselor to handle any disciplinary issues facing campers and staff. S/he will ensure that staff and campers follow safety procedures during camp activities. S/he will assist in the management and care of the facilities and equipment in all program areas.
The PK/JK Coordinator will, in conjunction with the Camp Director, communicate with parents and provide appropriate feedback (both positive and constructive) about their children’s time at Camp Moon River.
Other Job Responsibilities: Attend staff meetings. Maintain clear written and verbal communication with all camp staff and parents as needed.
Minimum 21 years of age
Enrollment or degree at a 4-year college majoring in Camping, Recreation, Education, or related field preferred
At least 2 years of prior organized camp/camping experience preferred.
Possess or get a Certification in First Aid and CPR.
Be familiar with and encourage staff to abide by the American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation Standards.
2 interview process and a successful background check required.
Physical Aspects of the Job
Ability to address stressful situations appropriately in a fast-paced interactive environment.
Some physical requirements of a counselor position could be endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking, jogging or running, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs; willing to work irregular hours; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and bugs.