Overview

Summer Camp Counselors at the Whitewater Center are responsible for providing camper supervision and coordinating group processes while facilitating camp programming in a safe and enjoyable manner. Summer Camp Counselor positions require full-time availability during summer weekdays corresponding with camp sessions. Camp Counselors report to the Outdoor School Supervisor.

**The 2022 Summer Camp program year runs from June 6th through August 26th. Part-time or full-time availability through August 19th is required.**

Responsibilities

Create a safe, positive, energetic, and enjoyable environment for campers
Lead and participate in activities with campers – including, but not limited to, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, zip lining, ropes courses, flatwater paddling, wilderness survival instruction, and team games
Assist area guides with gear-up and gear-down processes required for adventure activities -Follow all safety and operational procedures as dictated by Outdoor School Management
Assist Outdoor School Management in addressing medical and behavioral concerns with parents or guardians
Communicate and collaborate with Outdoor School Management regarding equipment needs and ideas to improve camp programming
Demonstrate punctuality and reliable character in completing morning duties and greeting campers
Participate in team clean-up of all camp areas every afternoon and at overnight camp sites
Requirements

Must be 17 years of age or older
Previous experience working with youth in a camp or school environment
Highly motivated, energetic, and fun with an outgoing personality
Exhibits an honest and sincere passion for working with kids
Ability to work independently with a group of 10 or more campers A current First Aid, CPR, & AED Certification – courses are offered by the Whitewater Center
Instruction experience in one or more of the following areas is highly recommended: whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and/or survival techniques

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff

Required Skills:

Physical Demands

Applicants must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job
Must be able to safely self-transport over uneven terrain or in a confined space
Must be able to work outdoors for sustained periods of time in all weather conditions
Must be able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, team environment
Must be able to lift and move at least 50 pounds
Must be able to bend, stand, lean, and kneel on a regular basis
Must maintain a flexible schedule

About U.S. National Whitewater Center

Overview of Department

The Outdoor Activities Department is responsible for leading and supporting experiences in a variety of water and land-based sports. The department also instructs guests through the Whitewater Center’s Outdoor School and Summer Camps. Outdoor Activities employees engage with guests through an assortment of pass activities and help create memorable outdoor experiences.

Working at Whitewater

Whitewater’s mission is rooted in the belief that we all share a genetic code that compels us to play outside and share these experiences with others. This mission is accomplished through promoting access and opportunities to play outside and bring people together. Our approach is simple: Make it compelling and easy to engage with nature and invite others to join.

Application Instructions

Please apply directly to our Employment Page at the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=f874f8a4-e289-44da-9cfd-3acb872cdc86&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=433063&source=NOLS&lang=en_US