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Leadership & Administrative Staff

Leadership staff help in the overall management of camp by supervising staff, planning activity schedules and running various programs throughout camp. These positions are for applicants who have prior experience working at a camp and are looking for an opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of a camp program. Positions include: Assistant Director, Head Counselors/Village Leaders, Program Directors, Teen Program Directors, and Camper Liaisons.

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Head Counselor & Village Leader

Position Description:

  • Responsible for directly supervising a group of 12-15 staff members and a village of 36-48 campers.
  • Plan and supervise village activities and assist General Counselors in running their program.
  • Guide and evaluate counselors and run staff meetings.
  • Maintain active communication with fellow administrators, counselors, campers and parents.
  • Explain and enforce the policies, traditions and rules of camp.
  • Demonstrate a caring, supportive, and professional demeanor, including avoiding fraternizing with general staff while on/off duty.
  • Be present at all village activities and assist the Camp Director with all camp activities.
  • Maintain open communication between counselors and the administration.
  • Prepare and submit reports, staff evaluations and inventories as requested.
  • Understand that campers come first and decisions should be made in the best interest of the campers.
  • Strive to work in a cooperative manner with fellow staff to achieve goals of the program.
  • Invest time with campers to meet their needs, challenge their capabilities and serve as a role model during their time at camp.
  • Assume responsibility for the use and care of camp equipment and facilities.
  • Be totally familiar with emergency procedures and follow them when necessary.

Summer salary:
Salaries are commensurate with experience and include room and board.


Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of camp.
  • At least three years of college or equivalent is preferred. College graduates are strongly preferred.
  • Should have extensive experience as a staff member in a residential camp setting. Some administrative and/or supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to supervise in a fair and diplomatic manner.
  • Passionate about working with children.
  • Interested in working and living in the outdoors for the summer.
  • Emotionally mature with a willingness to work as a team player.
  • Flexible and willing to accept challenges and step outside comfort zone.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Driver’s license preferred.
  • Available for the entire duration of the summer program.

Program Director

Position description:

  • Plan and execute the overall activities and daily schedule for camp.
  • Assist the Camp Director in planning and carrying out pre-camp and in-service staff trainings.
  • Directly supervise and evaluate Program Staff.
  • Be prepared to assume the role of any of the activity counselors in the event of their absence.
  • Oversee the ordering off all program supplies.
  • Work with corporate volunteer groups and help coordinate volunteer activities.
  • Demonstrate a caring, supportive, and professional demeanor, including avoiding fraternizing with general staff while on/off duty.
  • Maintain proper records as required by the Camp Director.
  • Understand that campers come first and decisions should be made in the best interest of the campers.
  • Explain and enforce the policies, traditions and rules of camp.
  • Strive to work in a cooperative manner with fellow staff to achieve goals of the program.
  • Invest time with campers to meet their needs, challenge their capabilities, and serve as a role model during their time at camp.
  • Assume responsibility for the use and care of camp equipment and facilities.
  • Be totally familiar with emergency procedures and follow them when necessary.

Summer salary:

Salaries are commensurate with experience and include room and board.


Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of camp.
  • At least three years of college or equivalent is preferred. College graduates are strongly preferred.
  • Should have extensive experience as a staff member in a residential camp setting. Some administrative and/or supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to supervise in a fair and diplomatic manner.
  • Passionate about working with children.
  • Interested in working and living in the outdoors for the summer.
  • Emotionally mature with a willingness to work as a team player.
  • Flexible and willing to accept challenges and step outside comfort zone.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Driver’s license preferred.
  • Available for the entire duration of the summer program.

Director of Teachers

Position Description:

  • Responsible for ensuring that each program area provides experiential learning opportunities for campers.
  • Directly supervise and evaluate 16-18 Program Staff.
  • Evaluate activity areas and activity instructors to support and improve as necessary.
  • Assist the Camp Director in planning and carrying out pre-camp and in-service staff training.
  • Plan and facilitate the general camp orientation.
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment related to all activity areas.
  • Be prepared to assume the role of any instructor in the event of their absence.
  • Observe and provide support to Program Staff in their activity space.
  • Work with volunteer groups and help coordinate volunteer activities.
  • Understand that campers come first and decisions should be made in the best interest of the campers.
  • Explain and enforce the policies, traditions and rules of camps.
  • Demonstrate a caring, supportive, and professional demeanor, including avoiding fraternizing with general staff while on/off duty.
  • Strive to work in a cooperative manner with fellow staff to achieve goals of the program.
  • Invest time with campers to meet their needs, challenge their capabilities, and serve as a role model during their time at camp.
  • Assume responsibility for the use and care of camp equipment and facilities.
  • Be totally familiar with emergency procedures and follow them when necessary.

Summer salary:

Salaries are commensurate with experience and include room and board.


Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of camp.
  • At least three years of college or equivalent is preferred. College graduates are strongly preferred.
  • Should have extensive experience as a staff member in a residential camp setting. Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to supervise in a fair and diplomatic manner.
  • Passionate about working with children.
  • Interested in working and living in the outdoors for the summer.
  • Emotionally mature with a willingness to work as a team player.
  • Flexible and willing to accept challenges and step outside comfort zone.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Driver’s license preferred.
  • Available for the entire duration of the summer program.

Counselor-in-Training Director

Position Description:

  • Oversee six to sixteen Counselors-in-Training (CITs), ages 16 to 17, who live at camp for the entire summer, and supervise counselors assigned to the CIT program.
  • Responsible for supervising CITs in the daily activities as well as working with staff to develop and implement leadership curriculum, workshops, and other learning experiences such as community service projects.
  • Assist the Camp Director in setting up goals, programming, etc. for the CIT program.
  • Work with Adventure Program Coordinator to plan and facilitate the 4-day hike on the Appalachian Trail.
  • Lead the 4-day hike with CITs and other camp staff.
  • Maintain proper records on each CIT to help evaluate their goals and progress throughout the summer.
  • Explain and enforce the policies, traditions and rules of camp.
  • Understand that campers come first and decisions should be made in the best interest of the campers.
  • Demonstrate a caring, supportive, and professional demeanor, including avoiding fraternizing with general staff while on/off duty.
  • Strive to work in a cooperative manner with fellow staff to achieve goals of the program.
  • Invest time with campers to meet their needs, challenge their capabilities, and serve as a role model during their time at camp.
  • Assume responsibility for the use and care of camp equipment and facilities.
  • Be totally familiar with emergency procedures and follow them when necessary.

Summer salary:

Salaries are commensurate with experience and include room and board.


Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of camp.
  • At least three years of college or equivalent is preferred. College graduates are strongly preferred.
  • Should have extensive experience as a staff member in a residential camp setting. Some administrative and/or supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Must have prior experience working with teenagers and be able to provide leadership during a backpacking trip.
  • Must have, or obtain during orientation, a current Responding to Emergencies or Wildlife First Aid and Professional CPR certifications.
  • Must be able to supervise in a fair and diplomatic manner.
  • Passionate about working with children.
  • Interested in working and living in the outdoors for the summer.
  • Emotionally mature with a willingness to work as a team player.
  • Flexible and willing to accept challenges and step outside comfort zone.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Driver’s license preferred.
  • Available for the entire duration of the summer program.

Camper Liaison

Position Description:

  • Responsible for assisting staff members with camper behavior issues. This includes reviewing daily camper reports and providing support and guidance to staff members who have challenging campers.
  • Provide immediate support to staff members who require additional assistance in difficult situations and help to resolve conflicts between campers.
  • Work on a one-to-one basis with campers who require additional support and update camp staff about behavior plans or behavior contracts made with campers.
  • Communicate with administrative staff and General Counselors regarding campers’ behaviors, general health and well-being.
  • Answer phone calls from parents to update them on their child’s daily progress at camp. Communicate with administrative staff about these phone calls.
  • Value each campers as a unique individual and recognize their individual needs.
  • Have a clear understanding of camp rules relating to addressing behavior issues and how to treat campers.
  • Accompany villages who may require additional support on hikes and overnights.
  • Obtain paperwork from Village Leaders and follow up on any pending documentation.
  • Accompany campers who are leaving camp early on the train back to FAF’s NYC office.
  • Communicate any concerns regarding the physical and mental health and overall well-being of campers to the Camp Director.
  • Plan and design workshops relating to challenging behavior and methods of addressing it.
  • Assist Camp Director, Assistant Director, and Program Directors with daily duties.
  • Understand that campers come first and decisions should be made in the best interest of the campers.
  • Explain and enforce the policies, traditions and rules of camp.
  • Demonstrate a caring, supportive and professional demeanor, including avoiding fraternizing with general staff with on/off duty.
  • Strive to work in a cooperative manner with fellow staff to achieve goals of the program.
  • Invest time with campers to meet their needs, challenge their capabilities, and serve as a role model during their time at camp.
  • Assume responsibility for the use and care of camp equipment and facilities.
  • Be totally familiar with emergency procedures and follow them when necessary.

Summer salary:

Salaries are commensurate with experience and include room and board.


Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of camp.
  • At least three years of college or equivalent is preferred. College graduates are strongly preferred.
  • Should have extensive experience as a staff member in a residential camp setting. Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to supervise in a fair and diplomatic manner.
  • Passionate about working with children.
  • Interested in working and living in the outdoors for the summer.
  • Emotionally mature with a willingness to work as a team player.
  • Flexible and willing to accept challenges and step outside comfort zone.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Driver’s license preferred.
  • Available for the entire duration of the summer program.

Assistant Director

Position Description:

  • Assume duties and responsibilities of the Camp Director during his/her absence.
  • Assist the Camp Director in planning and carrying out staff orientation and in-service staff trainings.
  • Explain and enforce the policies, traditions and rules of camp.
  • Manage interpersonal and operational conflicts amongst campers, counselors and other members of the camp community.
  • Directly supervise Village Leaders which includes providing daily guidance and support and evaluating them throughout the summer.
  • Assist in the evaluation and record keeping of staff and campers.
  • Oversee vehicle performance checks and daily usage logs.
  • Oversee the ordering and control of general camp equipment and supplies.
  • Supervise the Dining Hall area and maintain open communication with the Chef Manager.
  • Coordinate with the Program Director in matters that are of mutual responsibility.
  • Understand that campers come first and decisions should be made in the best interest of the campers.
  • Demonstrate a caring, supportive, and professional demeanor, including avoiding fraternizing with general staff while on/off duty.
  • Strive to work in a cooperative manner with fellow staff to achieve goals of the program.
  • Invest time with campers to meet their needs, challenge their capabilities, and serve as a role model during their time at camp.
  • Assume responsibility for the use and care of camp equipment and facilities.
  • Be totally familiar with emergency procedures and follow them when necessary.

Summer salary:

Salaries are commensurate with experience and include room and board.


Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of camp.
  • At least three years of college or equivalent is preferred. College graduates are strongly preferred.
  • Should have extensive experience as a staff member in a residential camp setting. Prior supervisory experience is required.
  • Must be able to supervise in a fair and diplomatic manner.
  • Passionate about working with children.
  • Interested in working and living in the outdoors for the summer.
  • Emotionally mature with a willingness to work as a team player.
  • Flexible and willing to accept challenges and step outside comfort zone.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Driver’s license preferred.
  • Available for the entire duration of the summer program.