-Make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth beyond the church walls.
-Be part of a ministry who, through Christ, shares hope and changes lives.
-Salary and Generous Benefit Package
-Housing and Meals included
-Apply at http://bit.ly/1XbV8nj
Cameron Boys Camp (Boys) and Camp Duncan (Girls), year-round wilderness camping programs based in North Carolina, are seeking a full-time counselor/teacher. We are an intense, relationship-based ministry to at-risk youth (11-15 year olds) in a wilderness setting. Living in the outdoors year-round, fishing, climbing trees, paddling 200 miles down a river in Florida or Georgia, camping by a lake in North or South Carolina, and backpacking the Appalachian Trail in Virginia – all are part of the camp adventure.
The heart of our ministry is building a daily partnership and relationship with youth. Three counselor/teachers or “Chiefs” provide the primary care and leadership for a group of 10 boys/girls. They live with the group in a primitive campsite setting with a rotating work schedule of 5 days on and 2 days off. The Counselors purpose is that of helping troubled youth confront and resolve past issues and current life conflicts while developing healthy relationships and living habits.
The “Chiefs” facilitate a group process where problems are resolved as they arise and a caring, helpful environment is developed in the group. The counselors lead the group in having adventures, following an educational planning process, establishing routines for living. They will also lead songs and devotionals during share time, chapel and Vespers services.
As positive relationship develops, the mentors find opportunities to share their faith in Christ or help them grow in their spiritual lives that can meet the deep needs in the campers’ lives. We plan for the youth and their families to be reunited and help them tie in to a local church.
Activities include tent building, fixed campsite maintenance, routine chores, weekly cookouts, a hands-on experiential education program, woodcarving, educational daytrips, trip planning and extended expedition trips such as two- to four-week river/canoeing, hiking/backpacking, lake and educational road trips.
Applicants should have a passion for Christ and youth. We are looking for single, male and female applicants with a BS/BA and looking for a mission to immerse themselves in for at least two years. They should welcome challenges and be no stranger to hard work and physical activities (sawing trees, wood chopping and carrying heavy objects like trees, backpacks, canoes, etc…). Other necessary qualities include a love for the outdoors, enjoys working with others and being part of a team, excellent physical health, strong leadership abilities, a willingness to learn and grow, and a positive servant attitude. They should possess a good sense of humor and adventure, strong communication and relational skills, self-initiative and emotional stability.
● Minimum of 21 years of age.
● Minimum 2 year degree or equivalent work experience.
● Has experience and self-confidence in camp programming with all age groups, and varied experience in camping and the out-of-doors.
● Valid drivers’ license.
● Has ability to direct campers.
● Must pass a water certification class, CPR and First Aid.
● Ability to interact with the public, families, and other agencies.
● Ability to interpret programs correctly.
● Must be of good character and moral convictions.
They should welcome challenges and high stress that comes with working and living with at-risk youth and facing and confronting their problems head-on. They would also be responsible for helping with the regular formal evaluations of campers’ progress in relation to their defined goals; and other reports, medical files and forms that are due weekly.
About BCH Wilderness Programs
Baptist Children's Homes offers residential wilderness camps for school-aged boys and girls. Cameron Boys Camp is located in Cameron, NC near Southern Pines. Camp Duncan for Girls is based in Aberdeen close to Pinehurst. Camp provides behavioral change for children in a highly structured, wilderness environment. Three staff members called Chiefs supervise each group of ten children. The well-balanced, licensed alternative education program teaches discipline and self-worth. The program provides children and their families an opportunity to work out problems. From arrival at camp through follow-up visits in the home, social workers focus on all family members. For more information about Cameron Boys Camp and Camp Duncan, or to refer a child a need, please call 910-245-4034.