Dates: June 12 – August 11, 2024
Reports to: Generalist Coordinator
Starting salary: $3,100, plus opportunities for bonuses with experience and certifications. Bring a friend and receive a bonus for that, too!
You can earn academic internship credit for this position! Our camp fosters an excellent work experience and fulfills most school’s internship requirements. We will build out a set of individualized learning objectives and specific goals for you to achieve throughout the summer. Our Directors will be happy to tailor these objectives individually to your course or Major of study!
Who we are:
Camp Chewonki is one of Maine’s most prestigious nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Since 1915, Chewonki has been changing the lives of children and staff- including yours! Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building social emotional skills and knowledge in a core curriculum (including natural history, farm sciences, watercraft, the arts, and more!) and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips.
Who you are:
The primary purpose of the Generalist role is to provide support and coverage to cabins to supplement the care of their cabin counselors, which may include stepping in as a cabin counselor if the original counselor is unable to continue, or accompanying a cabin on a trip. In this capacity, they help campers adjust to camp life, develop community with their cabinmates, navigate the daily schedule, and develop the skills to be successful anywhere. As such, Generalist Counselors are expected to be flexible and to be comfortable with a schedule that will change day-to-day, and even throughout the day as cabin needs emerge. Generalist counselors must have previous experience in a camp counselor or similar role, or have extensive experience in youth development and/or teaching such that they are easily able to jump into groups of campers and quickly build rapport without disrupting camper experience.
Must complete fingerprinting requirements/pass criminal background check.
Experience working with children in a camp-like setting.
Experience working in educational spaces, preferred.
Attend required onboarding and training sessions.
This position is eligible for a stipend for driving responsibilities if the following qualifications are met:
Valid driver’s license and driving record approved by Chewonki’s Insurance Carrier, must attend Driver’s Training.
Current Lifeguard Certification, prefer
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.