Opening: Camp Moon River JK/PK Coordinator

Reports to: Head Counselor & Camp Director

Oversees: PK/JK Counselor(s), J/CITs and Campers

Dates/Times

  • Pre-camp training to be set between 5/18/19 - 6/2/19

  • 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

  • Possible Thursday evenings on designated extended days

  • Weekends off

Description

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.

Recommended

  • 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.