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Ropes Course Director at Sleepaway Camp in Maine

Camp North Star

Casco, Maine Portland, Maine Poland, Maine

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21 Years Old

Minimum Age

2 years

Minimum Experience

Job Description

Camp North Star, a premier co-ed traditional sleep-away camp in Southern Maine, (2 hours outside Boston) is looking to hire a Ropes Course and Outdoors Director to join our Leadership Team for the upcoming summer.
We have a very extensive high ropes course along with natural rock formations that we use for rock climbing.

The compensation includes all living and food expenses. Salary is $7,000+ and based on experience. Camp-age children of the director who enroll at North Star, attend tuition-free.

We are seeking a Director who ideally has:
• Previous sleepaway camp experience preferably in a leadership role.
• Experience in an administrative or supervisory role in a similar environment.
• Experience working on a challenge course and working knowledge of the equipment and safety systems that accompany them including belay systems, rescues, debriefing facilitation, etc.
• ACCT Level 1 Challenge Course Practitioner Certification. Level 2 is preferred.
• Strong time management skills with the ability to work independently and effectively prioritize duties and tasks.

Overview of Position -
• The Ropes Course Director will ensure that the ropes course and rock climbing program are being safely and effectively implemented, which includes safely using equipment and elements and supervising outdoors staff while they implement ropes course and rock climbing programs.
• The Ropes Course Director will work with the rest of the North Star Leadership Team to create a family environment for the entire North Star community.

Core Duties and Responsibilities Responsible for the overall success of each student’s health, safety, well being, and experience at Camp North Star:
• Develop and implement a progression of activities for campers who have registered for ropes course and other outdoors programs.
• Conduct daily inspections of equipment and elements for safety, cleanliness, and to ensure working conditions.
• Maintain daily records of equipment in the Ropes Course Equipment Log Book.
• Teach games, initiative and introductory activities to staff and campers.
• Train the ropes course staff on a weekly basis the necessary ropes course safety skills and drills to maintain stamina and knowledge.
• Report any accidents/incidents promptly to the camp director and/or health center supervisor.
• Maintain supervision and evaluation of the Outdoors Staff performance throughout the camp season.
• Follow ACCT, ACA, and Maine DOH standards and regulations.
• Participate as a member of the Leadership Team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other activities and camp functions.
• Maintain supervision and evaluation of the Outdoors Staff performance throughout the camp season.

Salary and Benefits
Camp North Star offers a competitive salary, room and board, professional development training, weekly laundry, and staff t-shirts. During time off staff enjoy the camp facilities that include a 55-acre private lake, athletic fields and courts, high ropes course, and mountain biking trails.

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