The core of our outdoors educational staff at Bryant Pond and Greenland Point 4-H Camps 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. (Several programs are 2-weeks long)
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 10-12 different programs, providing a diverse and changing schedule. Being a camp counselor at Bryant Pond will be one of the most rewarding experiences available in Western 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
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-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 April of 2008, the Maine Conservation School merged with the Maine 4-H Foundation and University of Maine Cooperative Extension to become the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond.
Our Mission: The mission of the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond is to educate and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability and conservation through affordable, experiential learning. We model leadership and life skills development, community collaboration, self-reliance, wellness, and a sense of stewardship for our natural world. This mission supports the broader mission of the UMaine Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, “to help Maine people improve their lives through education that uses research-based knowledge focused on issues, needs, and aspirations.”