Position: Falcon Outdoor Leadership Program Leader
Location: Marlborough, NH
Program Overview June 26-August 14 (Lifeguard training June 22-26)
This program is an intensive three or six-week leadership training program for high school students ages 14 to 16. The Falcon leaders strive to instill in all participants a sense of personal responsibility through wilderness experiences in Northern New England and stewardship of Glen Brook’s forested and farm landscape. Both three-week sessions offer a canoe trip, backpacking trip, a day of high ropes, building a canoe paddle, and trail stewardship.
Leaders are responsible for working with the Summer Camp Director and the Trip Coordinator to orchestrate all aspects of the Falcon program. In addition to teaching and facilitating camper activities and experiences, you will assist in making contacts with certain guides and scheduling programming. Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, climbing, and leave-no-trace camping. It is essential to have experience and passion for working with adolescents, preferably in a wilderness setting, along with a desire to teach stewardship and respect for the environment.
Counselors are responsible for working to establish a healthy culture and good routines for their campers while being positive role models at all times. Priority is given to people who are known for their integrity and positivity, and who have past experience working with children.
www.glenbrook.org Visit Summer Employment Page for dates (Trip Leader Training through Staff Departure)
Prepare program logistics, from scheduling to activities
Co-facilitate multi-day backpack and canoe trips
Drive to activities in 14 passenger bus
Supervise and facilitate use of equipment, cooking, packing, and cleaning
Ensure safety and well being of campers
Keep logs and first aid notes
Salary: $3,00-$3,800 plus room and wholesome board.
At least 21 years of age
CPR and Lifeguard certifications (lifeguard training is available at Glen Brook)
WFA or WFR preferred
Experience leading trips in a wilderness setting
Experience and enthusiasm for working with teens
Strong work ethic and sense of initiative
Clean driving record
Desire to impart respect and stewardship for the environment
Demonstrated leadership ability
Engage in strenuous and demanding program requiring autonomy
Certified Lifeguard (training available free of charge prior to staff training)
Cooking over fires and camping stoves
Priority is given to candidates familiar with the mountains and waters of NH and adjacent states.
About Camp Glen Brook
Glen Brook’s mission is to nurture a sense of personal responsibility for the world around us – our personal living spaces, our towns and cities, and the natural environment as a whole. At the core of all our activities is a belief in the inherent need in the human spirit to connect with one another and the natural world through work and play, to work creatively for both artistic pleasure and to solve problems of social importance, and to project a sense of compassion and responsibility toward all living things.