Camp Chewonki Campus Head for Boys and Nonbinary Youth is responsible for supporting campers and cabin staff and facilitating the creation of a campus wide community.
Schedule: June 1, 2024 – August 13, 2024
Reports to: Associate Camp Director(s)
Direct Reports: Age Group Coordinators
Salary: $7,000 for season.

Position Summary:
The Campus Head directly manages the Age Group Coordinators (3) and provides guidance and support to all cabin staff. The Campus Head strives to personally know as many campers as possible and work as the primary liaison on the Director Team to manage camper needs. The Campus Head expected to support the growth and development of all cabin counselors/Age Group Coordinator staff in attaining their personal best as an educator, caretaker, and employee.

Camp Chewonki is a nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children. Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 11 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, learning skills and knowledge in a core curriculum, and experiencing backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips.

Essential Responsibilities:
Supervise and manage Age Group Coordinators including;
Conducting regular check-ins and providing guidance and support as needed.
Complete and deliver formal evaluations of Age Group Coordinators.
Act as the next level of intervention for staff and camper issues.
Support camper experience through building relationships with campers, providing behavior intervention and conflict resolution, as needed.
Communicate with camper families as needed.
Manage period off schedules and coverage liaising with the Generalist Coordinator to schedule Generalist support.
Act as Camp Leadership during Director time off, provide operational support as needed.
Maintain essential duties as member of the Camp Leadership team:
Meet with other Coordinator Team members and Director team to discuss and address camp concerns.
Participate in Leader of the Day (LoD) rotation to ensure camp schedule runs smoothly.
Coordinate with Mental Health staff to ensure camper needs are met.
Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:
Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants.
Assist cabin counselors with a daily check-in process for participants needing additional support.
Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned.
Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp.
Community Responsibilities
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.
committees and foundation wide events.
Share the collective responsibility within risk management (physical, behavioral, institutional)
Fulfill all other duties as assigned.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Camp Staff, Support Staff, Teaching/Education

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.

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