Overview

Oversee safe operation of the Silver Lake Adventure Program (field games, low ropes, high ropes). Train staff on safe operating procedures and effective facilitation techniques. Work with Program Director and volunteer Deans to create Adventure programming that enhances the experience and supports the growth of our conferees (campers).

Principal Duties:
– Oversee safe operation of the Adventure Program
 Become familiar with Local Operating Procedure manuals
 Train staff in safe operation of all program areas
 Become familiar with, train staff in, and enforce current best
practices around Covid-19 mitigation
 Perform regular inspection of all equipment and keep
updated logs
 Regularly evaluate program space and address or report any
issues found, with a focus on safety and cleanliness

– Supervise Adventure Team staff
 Plan and implement regular training with all staff members
 Assess staff skills and create plans for improvement
 Schedule staff as needed to meet required program ratios
 Perform and document a mid-summer evaluation and an
end-of-summer evaluation with each team member
 Serve as a role model and mentor to team, other staff, and
campers

– Create Adventure programming that enhances camper experience
 With Program Director, design sessions that will support
each conference’s goals
 Train staff in effective facilitation techniques
 Schedule Adventure sessions for each conference
 Nurture a culture of challenge by choice
 Celebrate participant successes
 Focus on helpful language and care for other participants in
the group

– Serve as a member of the Coordinator Team
 Represent A-Team needs and concerns at daily Coordinator
Meeting
 Monitor and contribute to well-being of the staff community
as a member of the Community Life Team
 Support other Coordinators in their work
 Report any staff or program concerns to Program Director

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Support Staff, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

- Age 20 or older
- Minimum 80 hours working as a basic facilitator on a high ropes course
- Superior working knowledge of all gear used on a ropes course
- Training or certification equivalent to ACCT Level II
- Minimum of 4 weeks of management in a supervisory capacity in a
similar program in the last 3 years
- First Aid/CPR/AED certification, or ability to obtain such
- Valid US Driver’s License
- Satisfactory driving record
- Must submit health history record and examination

Required Skills:

- Ability to work for long periods of time without sitting
- Ability to work outside in variable weather conditions
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce
appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply
appropriate behavior-management techniques
- Ability to lift 50 pounds
- Ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be
able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or
injury)

About Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center, a year round outdoor ministry of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ, is called to covenant with God and with the churches and people of the conference in the work of forming life-sustaining leaders for the church and the world, by offering:

Experiences of inclusive and nurturing Christian community
Opportunities to grow and participate as Christ’s disciples
A model of sustainable environmental stewardship of God’s world.

We worship, learn, play, serve, and work together, respecting the right of private judgement. We seek to provide a safe environment of acceptance regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, reflecting our unity in Christ and respecting the faith journeys of all of God’s children.

Application Instructions

Term of Service: This is a seasonal position to serve Silver Lake’s summer program (June-August). Dates of service will be defined in a written letter of agreement and will include the pre-summer Staff Development Program. Compensation: Salary begins at $3,600 and is based on experience. Room and board is provided. Interested candidates should apply here: https://www.silverlakect.org/summeremployment