Overview

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

Program: Camp K is an ACA Accredited Summer Residential Youth Co-ed Camp
Location: Camp K is located in Copper Landing, AK on the Kenai Lake.
Dates: All Staff training begins in mid-May. Camp opens to youth in early June and runs through early August.
Shifts: Camp K staff reside on camp premises during all camp sessions.
Activities: While at Camp K youth are provided hiking, boating activities, outdoor games, art building, target sports, outdoor living skills and team building; as well as horseback riding and river raft trips in nearby areas.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Responsible for the minute-to-minute supervision and guidance of a cabin group of campers, working with other counselors and specialists to facilitate a variety of activities. Live on the premises of Camp K and work with other camp counselors to support an assigned group of cabins for weekly sessions during the summer season. Engage in work that supports Camp Fire’s Promise to provide youth with the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice and discover who they are.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a member of the program delivery team, provide a high-quality camp experience for program participants, parents and visitors within Agency Mission, goals and outcomes.
Actively participate in, lead, teach, and/or assist in all program areas and activities assigned, e. swimming, boating, creative arts, hiking, target sports, nature and outdoor living skills, sports and games, and off-site trips as directed. This includes the coordination and supervision of all camp staff and camp programs and activities, family programs, special events, and guest speaker programs.
Participate in the development and implementation of age appropriate activities consistent with campers’ needs/abilities that promote, encourage and demonstrate Kid Size Values of caring, striving, and
Ensure proper supervision of campers in their camper group, during check in/out times, during cabin time, in scheduled activities, meals, and throughout the day, in order to meet intended camper This includes enforcement of established behavioral expectations and behavior guidance procedures as required.
Collaborate with Camp Leadership to identify camp needs, develop/implement successful programming, and take part in the evaluation of
Maintain positive relations and excellent customer service, and communicate effectively (both oral and written) with campers, parents, visitors, program partners, camp staff, administration, and leadership, including being open to giving and receiving
Maintain high standards of health/safety especially pertaining to COVID-19 in all activities for campers and staff; Be alert to camper/staff health concerns, discussing with supervisor when Also, when required, document and submit health/safety concerns in a timely manner.
Apply basic youth development principles of communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement/empowerment

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma or Equivalent, is
Must be eighteen (18) years of age, is required to maintain compliance with regulatory and accrediting
Prior experience working with youth is required, preferably in a residential camp
Current Wilderness First Aid Certification from Nationally recognized provider, required.
Current Adult/Pediatric CPR, AED & First Aid Certification from a nationally recognized provider, required.
Experience working with diverse populations: multi-cultural, ag

Required Skills:

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Participate in, lead, teach, supervise, and/or assist in all program areas and activities assigned, e. swimming, boating, creative arts, hiking, target sports, nature and outdoor living skills, sports and games, and off-site trips as directed.
Effective verbal and written communication skills with youth, camper families, co-workers, leadership,
Ability to demonstrate flexibility in task management and communication to match with changes in operational

About Camp Fire Alaska

For more than 100 years, Camp Fire Alaska has provided a safe, nurturing place for families to send their children. At Camp Fire, children are not only safe, but are learning to develop self-confidence by challenging themselves, exploring their environment, and building healthy relationships.

Today we are a leader in the youth development field and serve more than 5,000 youth every year through four key programs.

Application Instructions

Visit https://campfireak.bamboohr.com/jobs/ and put in an application for Camp K on Kenai Lake E-mail resume and cover letter to [email protected]