Resident Camp Adventure Specialist (Seasonal)

Lebanon, CT

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Responsible for the delivery of adventure/challenge camp activities that are safe, fun, age and ability appropriate for campers. Responsible for  the physical operation of the adventure/challenge facilities and equipment following the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, ACA Standards, Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints, and GSOFCT Policies. She/he is responsible for the supervision and care of campers during designated/specific activities and facilitating delivery of programs within a unit.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

  • Assist in delivering progressive adventure/challenge program activities. 
  • Assist in the evaluation of both campers and staff adventure/challenge abilities.
  • Actively contribute to camp activities.
  • Consistently expand program contribution with new games and initiatives.
  • Assist in the implementation of staff training for adventure/challenge activities.
  • She/he is responsible for the supervision and care of campers during designated/ specific activities and facilitating delivery of programs within a unit.
  • Ensure campers and staff follows safety procedures and initiatives specific to adventure/challenge activities.
  • Conduct daily checks of area equipment for safety, sanitary condition and in good repair.
  • Clean challenge course area daily keeping the course free of hazards and debris.
  • Maintain daily log and report any hazardous conditions to the Camp Director
  • and/or their designee.
  • Actively participate in all other camp activities and functions including planning special events, overnights located on or near adventure/challenge area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

• Age 18 years or older preferred

• Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

• Ability to walk rugged terrain, climb, stand, bend, stoop, stretch and lift up to 50 lbs.

• Ability to communicate with a diverse group of campers/staff (background and abilities).

• Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule and the physical endurance to withstand daily exposure to the sun, heat and varying environmental conditions.

• The ideal candidate will possess training and experience in adventure/challenge activity facilitation with a desire to work with children outdoors; and is able to respond appropriately to emergency procedures and possess the endurance to maintain constant supervision of campers.    

EDUCATION:

• HS Diploma (or equivalent) and completion of one year of higher education

• Current certification in challenge course operation or documented experience and training.

• First Aid/CPR current certification or willing and able to obtain First Aid, CPR, epi-pen and inhaler administration training and certifications