The core of our outdoors educational staff at Greenland Point 4-H Camp is our counselors, which are integral to the success of our summer programs. Counselors lead groups of campers with from 6 to 12 participants ages 7 to 17, for week-long programs. This role requires a high level of enthusiasm for working with children of various ages with a strong dedication to safety and fun. We offer a wide array of outdoor focused programs based on conservation education, wilderness survival skills, naturalist, and adventure. Each week, we offer four different programs, providing a diverse and changing schedule. Being a camp counselor at Greenland Point will be one of the most rewarding experiences available in down east Maine!
-Lead programs for various ages, Sunday through Friday. (Some 2 week and a 1 week program)
-Supervise campers and ensure safety and risk management policies are followed.
-Plan lessons, lead activities, mentor campers, and provide opportunities for campers to learn and explore the outdoors through high-quality experiences.
-Perform camp chores that benefit the greater community.
-Attend staff meetings and debriefs as scheduled.
-Provide basic first aid as needed
-Some staff will also be lifeguards, shooting sports instructors, trip leaders, or other leadership roles as warranted, and agreed upon, based on training.
-Occasional bunk duty, or campsite coverage depending on the program
Schedule and Compensation:
-Typically Sunday through Friday, with occasional weekend programming.
-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-Friday 2 p.m. unless otherwise scheduled
-1 evening, typically Tuesday or Wed. off or 4 hour mid-day off block
-8 weeks of camp programs plus 1 week of staff training *LG, TLT, or WFA may be scheduled at other times.
-Room and Board are included. *Under 18 must have offsite weekend accommodations throughout the season, Friday evening through Sunday a.m. unless agreed upon by Camp Director.
-Lifeguards will be trained as required
-Minimum of 18 years of age
-Previous camp experience or working with youth preferred
-Must have a desire to work with various age groups
-Must be a positive role model
-Good communication skills
-Interest or background in the outdoors: hiking, nature, hunting, fishing, canoeing, etc.
-Willing to live and work in a community setting with changing program needs and focuses.
-Attend a week-long staff training at Bryant Pond prior to the start of camp.
About UMaine 4H Camps at Bryant Pond & Greenland Point
In the fall of 2018, the Greenland Point Center was purchased by the Maine 4-H Foundation. Through this purchase, and a lease agreement with the University of Maine, combined with leadership from the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond, we are pleased to offer you the “University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Greenland Point.” With the addition of Greenland Point, there are now four 4-H centers across the state that include Bryant Pond, Tanglewood, and Blueberry Cove.