The New York Foundling Camp Counselor in Putnam Valley, New York
Putnam Valley, NY, USA
We are currently seeking Camp Counselors for Camp Felix, 2020 (Staff Training: July 27 – August 2; Camp Dates (Monday – Friday): August 3 – August 28). Staff must be available to work training week and all 4 camp sessions. Staff and campers go home for weekends.
Camp Counselors work under direct supervision of the Unit Leader to achieve Camp Felix goals and objectives by delivering a safe, fun and enriching summer camp program that helps Camp Felix campers build positive relationships, learn new skills, improve their self-esteem and develop healthy habits. Specific responsibilities include:
Ensure safety and well-being of campers in the assigned cabin.
Sleep in the same cabin as campers.
Arrange for proper upkeep of cabin; report maintenance problems immediately to supervisor.
Supervise campers such that they are protected from any unreasonable risk to their health or safety, including bullying, abuse or any public health hazard.
Maintain visual or verbal communications capabilities between camper and counselor during activities and a method of accounting for the camper's whereabouts at all times.
Organize and supervise daily group activities according to schedule; ensure timely arrival and departure at all daily activities.
Supervise campers during all activities, participate in activities with them, and encourage them to participate as much as possible (i.e. arts & crafts, sports, hiking, dance, music, theater, swimming, etc).
Supervise campers during mealtime; serve food to campers and ensure that all campers are eating their meals.
Supervise campers after lights out, if on duty.
Supervise campers during shower time.
Help to prevent dangerous situations by minimizing risks.
Recognize and handle emergencies as per Camp Felix policies and procedures.
Help campers grow and develop by providing positive reinforcement, guidance, support and care.
Utilize positive and supportive techniques and strategies to resolve problems and enforce discipline among campers.
Participate in pre-camp training.
Assist during transportation to/from camp, supervise campers while on the bus, assist with bus loading/unloading at camp.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL NEEDS REQUIRED
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must have a High School or GED diploma.
Must have knowledge of or experience working in summer camps.
Must have experience working with children in some capacity, preferably in an educational setting.
Excellent verbal communication skills.
Exhibit qualities such as patience, kindness, honestly, responsibility, compassion, and desire to help others.
Knowledge of or familiarity with the issues/needs of children involved in the child welfare system preferred.
Must be able to follow rules, guidelines, and policies enforced by supervisor and Camp Director.
Must be comfortable participating in all of camp’s activities with the children and encouraging them to participate as well.
Must be a team player.
Updated First Aid and CPR certification preferred.
Must be available for training week/weekend and all 4 weeks of camp
HS Graduate or Equivalent or better
Required- Must have knowledge of or experience working in summer camps. - Must have experience working with children in some capacity, preferably in an educational setting. - Excellent verbal communication skills.
Posted: January 17, 2020