Fresh Air Fund Camp Staff

Education & Children

Application: 1) Online Application: 2) 3 Written References If you have any questions, or just feel like talking to someone before applying, we would love to hear from you. Call Michelle at 1-800-367-0003 anytime between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or contact us online. AVAILABLE POSITIONS General Counselors: General Counselors are guides and role models to a group of 12 campers as they explore the great outdoors. Two counselors escort a group to daily activities, plan programs and supervise the campers in their cabins, the dining hall and during evening activities. This job requires a high energy level. Counselors are required to provide 24-hour-a-day direct supervision of campers, as well as participate in vigorous outdoor activities such as hiking, boating and athletics. Start date: June 18th Salary Range: $2,200 – 2,400 (full summer at camp) Lifeguards: Lifeguards supervise instructional and free swim periods, the boating and fishing programs and waterfront carnivals. The waterfront staff is responsible for maintaining waterfront and boating facilities to comply with all safety codes. Whether obtained through our on-site course or elsewhere, a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certificate and a current CPR certificate are required. If guarding on one of our lakes, an ARC Waterfront Lifeguard Module certificate is also required. Previous experience in an aquatic program is preferred. Start date: June 12th Salary Range: $2,300 – 2,600 Note: You do not need to be certified in order to apply. We provide training and a certification course before camp begins. However, you must be a strong swimmer. Program Specialists: Program Specialists plan activities such as arts and crafts, nature, photography/video, music, ceramics, athletics, drama, dance, fashion design, pioneering, boating, outdoor living skills, woodshop, sign language and creative writing. Specialists are responsible for developing and teaching four to five one-hour activity periods each day, ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies and keeping the program area clean. When Program Specialists are not teaching, they are expected to assist General Counselors with daily activities. Instructors at Camp Mariah are responsible for actively engaging campers in educational, participatory workshops. Instructors teach six classes daily in subjects including environmental science, health and fitness, science and technology, journalism and career skills. They participate in all camp activities. Instructors must have a minimum of one year teaching experience and a demonstrated ability to design classroom activities that are based on experiential/active learning theory, in order to engage middle school youth. Start date: June 14th Salary Range: $2,200 – 2,400 Ropes Course Staff: Ropes Course Staff teach three two-hour classes each day on the Teams and High Ropes Courses. The Ropes Course Director is responsible for the overall supervision of the Ropes Course program. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have experience as an instructor/facilitator on both the Teams and High Ropes Courses. Ropes Course Facilitators assist the Director in planning, organizing and facilitating classes, as well as maintaining the Ropes Course to comply with all safety codes. Facilitators must be at least 19 years of age and have previous experience as participants or instructors on the Teams and/or High Ropes Course programs. Ropes Course staff also participate in the camp program as requested by the Camp Director. Start date: June 14th Salary Range: $2,200 – 2,400 Farm Staff: Farm staff must enjoy teaching children and feel comfortable working with farm animals. The primary responsibility of staff is teaching the farm program. Other duties include, morning and evening chores (feeding, cleaning, milking), garden upkeep (weeding, planting, harvesting), daily compost pick-ups from dining halls, morning breakfast program and general cleaning of the farm facilities. Farmers must be outgoing, creative, flexible, self-motivated and willing to work long hours. Teaching experience with children is strongly recommended. A farming background is not necessary, but some previous experience working with farm animals and/or gardening is beneficial. Farmers must be at least 18 years of age and have completed one year of college with coursework in biology or related environmental topics. Start date: June 14th Salary Range: $2,200 – 2,400 Nutritionists: Nutritionists create and conduct one-hour classes in which they emphasize the importance of diet and good health and teach campers the nutritional value of foods, while campers make healthy snacks. The nutrition center uses the farm's produce as often as possible in their classes. Nutritionists participate in caring for the animals and maintaining the garden. The positions require cooking experience and coursework involving nutrition. Start date: June 14th Salary Range: $2,200 – 2,400 Village Leaders: Village Leaders (Head Counselors) have overall responsibilities for a village of 36 campers. Village Leaders maintain active communication with the administration, counselors and campers. They also guide and evaluate counselors assigned to the village, as well as plan and supervise village activities. Village Leaders must have previous experience working at a residential camp. Start date: June 12th Salary Range: $2,600 – 3,000 Waterfront Directors: Waterfront Directors organize and direct all swimming activities for the campers and supervise and train the waterfront staff in water safety and swimming instruction activities. The Waterfront Directors must be at least 21 years of age, have Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and a minimum of three seasons of waterfront experience. A Water Safety Instructor Certificate is preferred. CIT Directors: CIT Directors oversee six to 12 Counselors-In-Training, ages 16 to 17, who live at camp for the entire summer. CIT Directors are responsible for supervising CITs in their daily activities as well as working with camp staff to develop workshops and other learning experiences for the CITs. CIT Directors should have previous experience working with teenagers. Start date: June 12th

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