Wolf Ridge
 

Summer Camp Counselor and/or Assistant Trip Leader


Wolf Ridge Summer Camp counselors have enthusiastic, open, positive attitudes and an interest in working outdoors with children. Provide leadership and mentor campers. Inspire in campers a sense of belonging, stewardship, and adventure. Join us for a summer of rewarding work!

Applicants with a strong interest in wilderness trip leading can apply to be a Summer Camp Counselor and Assistant Trip Leader.  All female positions filled for 2017, only male positions open at this time.

Counselor

General Duties of Summer Camp Counselors

  • See, hear and supervise a group of children. Ensure their safety and well being at all times
  • Plan and implement a variety of daily outdoor recreational activities for small groups
  • Assist and participate with a group of up to 12 campers during daily camp activities, weekly trips including swimming, hiking, sports, games, campfires, evening wrap-ups, camper skits, presentations and other activities scheduled throughout camp. This includes all 3-hour long naturalist programs
  • Participate in staff training sessions and all sessions of the Wolf Ridge Summer Camp Program
  • Performs all job duties in compliance with the established policies of Wolf Ridge Lifeguard during swimming and canoeing activities both on Wolf Ridge property and offsite camping/backpacking trips
  • Communicate effectively with campers, co-counselors, parents, naturalists and community members at-large;
  • Serve as a role model for campers and other counselors
  • Serve as support staff by assisting the Directors with food packing, gear organization, substitute teaching, curriculum development, day/evening dorm duty, store duty, and other duties as assigned
  • Assist with camp set up, registration of campers, and camp clean up
  • Complete evaluations of self, supervisors, and campers
  • Other duties as assigned may include, but are not limited to: wood stacking, curriculum kit organization, cleaning of west dorm facilities used by camp groups, setting up activities, etc.

 

Education and Experience

  • Must be 18 years of age or older at time of employment
  • High school graduate or pursuing diploma
  • Preferred but not required: Experience with residential camping programs, working with children, wilderness trips; leadership experience in school and community, background or interest in natural history, ecology and/or environmental education

Summer Camp Counselor and Assistant Trip Leader

General Duties of Summer Camp Counselors

  • See, hear and supervise a group of children. Ensure their safety and well being at all times
  • Plan and implement a variety of daily outdoor recreational activities for small groups
  • Assist and participate of a group of up to 12 campers during daily camp activities, weekly trips including swimming, hiking, sports, games, campfires, evening wrap-ups, camper skits, presentations and other activities scheduled throughout camp. This includes all 3-hour long naturalist programs
  • Participate in staff training sessions and all sessions of the Wolf Ridge Summer Camp Program
  • Performs all job duties in compliance with the established policies of Wolf Ridge Lifeguard during swimming and canoeing activities both on Wolf Ridge property and offsite camping/backpacking trips
  • Communicate effectively with campers, co-counselors, parents, naturalists and community members at-large
  • Serve as a role model for campers and other counselors
  • Serve as support staff by assisting the Directors with food packing, gear organization, substitute teaching, curriculum development, day/evening dorm duty, store duty, and other duties as assigned
  • Assist with camp set up, registration of campers, and camp clean up
  • Complete evaluations of self, supervisors, and campers
  • Other duties as assigned may include, but are not limited to: wood stacking, curriculum kit organization, cleaning of west dorm facilities used by camp groups, setting up activities, etc. 

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Skills 

In addition to the required general duties, this individual has these essential duties:

  • Fulfill role of camp counselor while Explorer programs are in session; primary adult responsible for welfare of your assigned campers, including sleeping in same room and/or tent with campers (applies to same gender), and ensuring proper supervision at all times
  • Participate in wilderness specific training and orientation as deemed necessary by the Wolf Ridge Adventure Education Coordinator
  • Participate in planning appropriate program itineraries/schedules and menus, as well as packing food and gear
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of wilderness trail classes
  • Assist in the execution and teaching of all skills specific to wilderness program; i.e. kayaking, canoe, fitting a backpack, etc
  • Assist in the leading of Explorer Wilderness Trips that incorporate education, sound wilderness judgment, and adventure
  • Understand and adhere to all Wolf Ridge wilderness tripping policies and protocols

Education and Experience

  • Must be 18 years of age or older at time of employment
  • High school graduate
  • Preferred but not required: Experience with residential camping programs, working with children, wilderness trips; leadership experience in school and community, background or interest in natural history, ecology and/or environmental education

 

to apply

To apply for a position, please complete an online application