Camp Chewonki Age Group Coordinators are responsible for supporting campers and cabin staff, and facilitating the creation of a campwide community.
Schedule/ 2024 Dates: June 8, 2024 – August 12, 2024
Reports to: Campus Head & Camp Director
Direct Reports: Cabin Counselors
Age Group Coordinators strive to personally know as many campers as possible and work as the primary liaison on the Coordinator Team to manage camper needs in their assigned age groups. There are three Age Group Coordinators per camp and each oversees 4-7 cabins: Puffins are grades 2 & 3, Owls are grades 4 & 5, Heron/Osprey are grades 6, 7 & 8. Age Group Coordinators directly supervise and serve as mentors to Cabin Counselors, providing support for nearly all aspects of their jobs. The Age Group Coordinators are expected to support the growth and development of all staff in attaining their personal best as an educator, caretaker, and employee.
Puffin Age Group Coordinators- Dates for the Age Group Coordinator supporting the 2nd & 3rd grade age group, Puffins, are June 8th-August 1st, 2024. The Puffin program ends July 30th. Salary is prorated from base rate below.
– Supervise and manage cabin counselors including;
– Conducting regular check-ins with cabin counselors and provide guidance and support as needed
– Complete and deliver formal evaluations of cabin staff
Provide period off coverage support
Support camper experience through building relationships with campers, providing behavior intervention and conflict resolution, as needed
Plan and execute age group evening activities, with support of Operations Coordinator
Maintain essential duties as member of the Coordinator team
– Meet with other Coordinator Team members to discuss and address camp concerns;
– Participate in Leader of the Day (LoD) rotation to ensure camp schedule runs smoothly
Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:
– Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants.
– Assist cabin leaders with a daily check-in process for participants needing additional support.
– Manage risk and maintain the safety of participants.
– Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned.
– Work to honor and uphold the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a lens of anti-racism in the best interest of participants, constituents, and staff across the organization.
– A willingness to work as a team member among the Camp Program and the greater Chewonki community.
– Work on the Chewonki campus and share meals with the community.
Share the collective responsibility within risk management (physical, behavioral, institutional, etc.) by:
– Using sound judgment
– Operating within your skill set and Chewonki protocols
– Responding to and/ or alerting the appropriate person(s) when you see something that may compromise safety
Fulfil other duties as assigned.
Must complete fingerprinting requirements/pass criminal background check.
Experience working in camp/ educational spaces, preferred.
Experience supervising or managing others, preferred.
Attend required onboarding and training sessions.
Wilderness First Aid required (certification offered by Chewonki)
This position is eligible for a stipend for driving responsibilities if the following qualifications are met:
At Least 21 years old (to drive participants).
Valid driver’s license
Must be able to lift up to 30 lb at a time.
Must be able to work in an active, outdoor environment in a variety of weather conditions.
Able to participate in games, sports, and physical activities including water-based games and activities.
Able to maintain attention and a high level of energy or excitement for extended periods of time.
About Chewonki Foundation
Chewonki is a school, camp and environmental education organization based in Wiscasset, Maine, that inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.