Adventure/Nature Program Specialist

Reports to: Program Coordinator
Oversees: Adventure/Nature Counselors and all campers in Adventure/Nature programs

Dates/Times

  • Pre-camp set-up and training in May 2018
  • 10 weeks of Camp 5/29/18 - 8/3/18
  • 8:00-5:00 PM (perhaps a bit earlier or later as needed)
  • As needed Thursday Evenings for CMR overnight/extended days
  • Weekends off

Description

The Adventure/Nature Specialist will lead outdoor activities that primarily encompass Low Ropes, Project Adventure, ecology, trails, archery, wood-working and camp fires.  The equipment and storage space of requisite equipment are also the responsibility of the Adventure Specialist. The expectation is that the Specialist will teach the hard skills and associated soft skills of these camp activities and provide an experience that is fun, safe and challenging.

This person will also help support general camp activities and Camp Moon River Madness (all camp competition) when not in charge of a group for Athletics.

Essential Job Functions

  • Deliver fun and meaningful Adventure/Nature programs to campers.

  • Ensure plans are prepared and implemented that meet the abilities of the campers.

  • Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety procedures during Adventure/Nature activities.

  • Oversee daily checks Adventure/Nature areas and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

  • Oversee counselors and J/CITs as available to assist with Adventure/Nature program.

Other Job Duties

  • Attend administrative staff meetings.

  • Participate enthusiastically in other camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.

  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.

Qualifications

  • Must be 21 or older.

  • Experience in the development and delivery of Adventure/Nature activities for similar population (ideally at a school, camp, or recreation center).

  • Current instructional certification in program or related experience.

  • Current certification in first aid and CPR.

Physical Aspects of the Position

  • Ability to communicate and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.

  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

    Some physical requirements of a program position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate program equipment and program activities.  Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs.  Willingness to work irregular hours delivering programs. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying weather conditions.