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Ropes Course Staff at Sleepaway Camp in Maine

Camp North Star

Casco, Maine Portland, Maine Poland, Maine

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18 Years Old

Minimum Age

1 year

Minimum Experience

Job Description

Camp North Star Maine is a premier co-ed traditional sleep-away camp in Southern Maine, (2 hours outside Boston) and are looking to hire experienced staff for the 2023 camp season. The compensation includes all living and food expenses. This position is ideal for college students, recent college graduates, and outdoor education facilitators. We have an extensive high ropes course that includes a zip line, climbing wall, giant swing, pamper pole, vertical playpen, cargo net, dangling duo, and 5 other high ropes elements. We also have natural rock formations on our property that allows us to offer rock climbing as an activity.

We are seeking counselors who have:
• Prior experience working with children, preferably at a summer camp.
• Applicants should have experience with challenge course facilitation and/or rock climbing. Preference is given to those with more extensive leadership, processing, and rescue skills.
• Enthusiasm and motivation to be a positive role model for our campers.
• Ability to work as part of a team with your fellow counselors and along side our leadership team.

Overview of Position:
Live in a cabin with 1 or 2 other counselors and supervise a group of 8 - 10 campers. During the program day (Monday through Friday) lead activities on our high ropes course and rock climbing or natural rock formations. Some outdoor staff also choose to teach other activities that include campfire cooking, mountain biking, archery, outdoor living skills, and camping.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
• Live with a group of campers and help each camper adjust and grow in relation to other campers and camp life, and monitor daily care and hygiene of cabin group and living space.
• Communicate effectively with children and staff in all areas of the camp operation. Write and follow lesson plans for activities you are assigned to teach.
• Work cooperatively as necessary with all other staff members in planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities.
• Adhere to rules, regulations, and expectations of the camp, with special emphasis on safety, health, and mutual respect.
• Guide each individual camper in participation in their group and all camp activities. Assist campers in choosing and scheduling their weekly schedule.
• Assist with all camp program activities and other camp-wide activities as assigned.
• Actively supervise campers and engage in conversation with campers during meals.
• Attend staff meetings regularly and relay information to other staff not present. Contribute as necessary.

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.

Positions to Fill

6 openings

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