Cornell Cooperative Extension Camp Bristol Hills: Young Women's Adventure Camp Specialist - Canandaigua, NY in Canandaigua, New York
The mission of 4-H Camp Bristol Hills is to provide youth with a unique, fun outdoor experience under the guidance of positive role models, emphasizing positive social interaction, environmental awareness, and skill building.
The Young Women’s Adventure Camp (YWAC) Specialist is responsible for the safe and effective development and implementation of the Young Women’s Adventure Camp. This unique program is designed for female campers in 6th – 9th grades and provides them with the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities that are arranged to stimulate discussion around the issues they face (e.g., body image, eating disorders, academic success, relationships with others, peer pressure, dating). In addition to instruction/discussion time, the YWAC Specialist performs the role of Camp Counselor, and as such, they are accountable for the initial supervision of the camper. It is the job of the Camp Counselor to ensure the camper is enjoying and participating in the programs offered at camp. The YWAC Specialist lives in cabins with campers.
The summer camp season includes 1 week of pre-camp that begins on Sunday, June 25, 2023, and two (2) weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates of camp are July 2 – July 14, 2023. The YWAC Specialist will have the opportunity to remain on staff for the remainder of the season, to serve as a Camp Counselor role, which would extend until August 11, 2023. Pending availability, the YWAC Specialist could begin work as early as June 1, and employment may extend as late as August 30, 2023, based on program needs, training, and availability.
Develop and implement the YWAC program for groups of up to 12 campers.
Implement activities within the parameters outlined in the Health and Safety plan, approved by the NYS Department of Health.
Live in cabin with campers
Assume responsibility for leadership and guidance of those campers in daily living, with special attention to: personal hygiene and safety, camper participation in all-camp activities, and meal time behavior and habits
Assume responsibility for interpreting the rules, policies, and traditions of the camp to the camper
Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior
Assume responsibility for health and welfare of campers
Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers, and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests and learning styles.
Organize, plan, and lead camp programs
Other duties may be assigned as required
Be physically able to accompany the campers to any of the camp activities
Ensure campers are properly supervised at all times
Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of youth
Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of camper injury or illness
Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any camper concerns
Be able to observe camper behavior in daily camp life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior
18 years of age or older
Maturity to address complex discussions with teens in an appropriate manner
Experience as a camper or working with children
CPR for the Professional Rescuer and/or First Aid Responding to Emergencies (or equivalents) desired
Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, entire camp staff, campers, and camp families
Incorporates Teamwork and Flexibility into their daily work style
Ability to work with peers
Ability to plan and lead programs
This is a full time, exempt position.
Salary and Benefit Details
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits are not available for this position.
Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
To be considered for this position, all candidates must:
Complete ALL sections of the online application and questionnaires.
Attach a Cover Letter.
Attach a Resume.
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No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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