Summer Camp Counselors for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Deaf Film Youth and Children Programs
July 17 to August 6, 2016 for Deaf Children & Youth & August 7 to 20, 2016 for Deaf Film Camp
At Camp Mark Seven (CM7), we know that given the opportunity, every camper can learn new skills and challenge themselves, as well as increase self-confidence and self-esteem. Also, every camper can develop teamwork, leadership, communication, and problem solving skills. Most importantly, every camper can experience all the fun at the CM7. Adirondacks has lots to offer such as making new and reconnecting with old friends and leaves every camper with an unforgettable summer!
We are looking for camp counselors who are passion about working with campers, as well as, helping them grow and develop personally. We focus on six program areas. They are:
- physical education (outdoor & fun games),
- art & crafts,
- team building (low rope courses),
- water activities,
- activities in evenings, and
- field trips (canoeing, hiking, & shopping) to give campers to an opportunity to develop their skills and at the same time to learn more about themselves.
- During this process, campers will have a wonderful time!
- Exhibit characteristics of leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, maturity, flexibility and integrity.
- Deaf and hard of hearing preferred, at least 18 years old, and at least one year of camp staff or camper experience
- Desire & ability to work with children and youth required.
- Ability and willingness to place the needs of campers and camp above personal desires.
- Ability to follow directions, accept guidance and feedback.
- Ability to work independently and display a positive attitude
- Willingness to work as a team and support others while striving to meet personal and group goals.
- Understanding, acceptance, and implementation of Camp Mark Seven as well as Deaf Camp’s program rules and expectations, overall mission, and core values.
- Be a role model and set good examples in ALL you do at camp for the campers.
- Participate FULLY in assigned activities, on time and assist department s in planning and implementing programming schedules.
- Successfully lead and supervise activities, reporting all information to department head and program directors when necessary.
- Responsible for promoting a positive healthy environment for the camper (safety, meals, health and welfare, happiness, cleanliness, respect, discipline, and character and skill development.
- Ensure camper participate in ALL activities
- Facilitate activities/supervision on the boys/girls floors
- Responsible for overnight camper supervision when camp is in session.
- Responsible for being an active and enthusiastic part of ALL camp activities (campfire, canoeing, evenings, hikers, free time activities, etc)
- Set a good example for campers and others including sharing clean up of camp spaces, good sportsmanship, a positive attitude and a readiness to try new things.
- Develop a good working relationship with the counselors, nurse, kitchen staff, program directors, and camp director.
- Develop good positive relations with parents.
- Clean living space before, during, and after each session.
- Ability to communicate and work with groups of various ages and skill levels.
- Attend daily staff meetings, offering continual support to staff members.
- Engage in dialogue with assigned department members during pre-camp (after get a counselor position) to brainstorm possible program activities and needs either within the facebook group, google drive, or via email
- Ability to participate in the program in its entirety including pre-camp work, training week, the children session, the youth session as well as wrap-up meetings at the end of camp
- Performing all other duties as assigned.
- May be asked to assume additional responsibilities.
Camp counselors will be selected based on the qualifications above in the job description.
If you are interested to apply as a camp counselor, please apply online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JodJquytd1p0jBisSW4CtE9DAuqZA5RDqvoQmzFybug/viewform
If you have any question or problem, please don't hesitate to contact CM7's Deaf Programs Director Joy Fraychineaud by VideoPhone at 303-900-4126 or at email firstname.lastname@example.org.