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Seasonal Staff Opportunities

Village Leaders oversee 2-3 cabins each session to provide supervision, support and guidance to campers and cabin counselors. They ensure supervision ratios are maintained, manage schedules, lead activity area transitions and help to resolve conflict between children and adults.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Attend High Risk Certification & Leadership Training (May 20-23)
  • Oversee the village operations of 2-3 cabins, each housing up to 10 campers
  • Attend daily morning medical meetings (as needed) and coordinate with cabin staff on camper care needs
  • Observe camper behavior and assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and provide suitable behavior support techniques
  • Collaborate with psychosocial and cabin staff to address camper behavior concerns
  • Support, lead, and evaluate cabin staff and volunteers
  • Collaborate with Staff Leader to plan and implement staff appreciation initiatives and events
  • Coordinate break schedules for seasonal staff and volunteers
  • Assist the Program Team with implementation of village and full camp activities
  • Fill role(s) on the emergency staffing table as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Ability to provide professional, empathetic and caring communication with campers and families
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and conflict resolution skills with children and adults
  • Ability to provide overnight and personal care for children and teenagers
  • Confidence in public speaking and leading large groups
  • Ability to manage tasks and workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to live on site

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification (strongly recommended)
  • At least 1 season of summer residential camp experience
  • Peer leadership experience

Village Leaders oversee 2-3 cabins each session to provide supervision, support and guidance to campers and cabin counselors. They ensure supervision ratios are maintained, manage schedules, lead activity area transitions and help to resolve conflict between children and adults. This role specifically focuses on Mental Health and Ranger programming.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Attend High Risk Certification & Leadership Training (May 20-23)
  • Oversee the village operations of 2-3 cabins, each housing up to 10 campers
  • Attend daily morning medical meetings (as needed) and coordinate with cabin staff on camper care needs
  • Observe camper behavior and assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and provide suitable behavior support techniques
  • Collaborate with psychosocial and cabin staff to address camper behavior concerns
  • Support, lead, and evaluate cabin staff and volunteers
  • Collaborate with Staff Leader to plan and implement staff appreciation initiatives and events
  • Coordinate break schedules for seasonal staff and volunteers
  • Assist with the facilitation of Ranger programming
  • Maintain open communication with the Psychosocial Team during Mental Health
  • programming to ensure camper safety
  • Fill role(s) on the emergency staffing table as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Ability to provide professional, empathetic and caring communication with campers and families
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and conflict resolution skills with children and adults
  • Ability to provide overnight and personal care for children and teenagers
  • Confidence in public speaking and leading large groups
  • Ability to manage tasks and workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with adolescents with a mental health diagnosis
  • Ability to live on site

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification (strongly recommended)
  • At least 1 season of summer residential camp experience
  • Peer leadership experience

Cabin Counselors are responsible for the supervision of 8-10 campers between the ages of 8- 15 years old alongside volunteers. They keep a close eye on medical and psychosocial indicators, provide personal care assistance when required and hold knowledge of various allergies and dietary restrictions for the campers in their direct care. Cabin Counselors provide supervision, support and ensure campers have a blast!

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Provide basic behavioral and personal care support to campers
  • Plan and implement daily cabin activities
  • Support Village Leader and Entertainment Specialist in the implementation of village programming
  • Observe camper behavior and assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and provide suitable behavior support techniques
  • Oversee the care and operations of assigned cabin
  • Support and lead cabin volunteers
  • Collaborate with the medical and psychosocial teams to relay information and provide support

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Ability to provide professional, empathetic and caring communication with campers and families
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and conflict resolution skills with children and adults
  • Ability to provide overnight and personal care for children and teenagers
  • Ability to collaborate with, lead and evaluate cabin volunteers
  • Ability to transition out of typical duties to serve in other roles as needed
  • Ability to live on site

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification (strongly recommended)
  • Experience in a residential camp setting preferred

Cabin Counselors are responsible for the supervision of 8-10 campers between the ages of 8- 17 years old alongside volunteers. They keep a close eye on medical and psychosocial indicators, provide personal care assistance when required and hold knowledge of various allergies and dietary restrictions for the campers in their direct care. Cabin Counselors provide supervision, support and ensure campers have a blast! This role specifically focuses on Mental Health and Ranger programming.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Provide behavioral and personal care support to campers
  • Plan and implement daily cabin activities; this includes active participation in therapeutic and servant leadership based programming
  • Support Village Leader and Entertainment Specialist in the implementation of village programming
  • Observe camper behavior and assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and provide suitable behavior support techniques
  • Oversee the care and operations of assigned cabin
  • Support and lead cabin volunteers
  • Collaborate with the medical and psychosocial teams to relay information and provide support
  • Serve as a mentor for Ranger campers (ages 16-17) as they participate in service projects, structured reflection, and support camp operations behind the scenes
  • Maintain open communication with the psychosocial team during Mental Health programming to ensure camper safety

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Ability to provide professional, empathetic and caring communication with campers and families
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and conflict resolution skills with children and adults
  • Ability to provide overnight and personal care for children and teenagers
  • Ability to collaborate with, lead and evaluate cabin volunteers
  • Ability to transition out of typical duties to serve in other roles as needed
  • General knowledge of mental health diagnoses

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification (strongly recommended)
  • Experience in a residential camp setting preferred
  • Experience working with adolescents with mental health diagnoses preferred

The Entertainment Specialist will assist in the delivery of full group program entertainment and theme development. This may include emceeing full group programs, leading songs and dances, and coordinating mealtime team leaders. This team will also assist in supporting daily camp logistics including the delivery of full group programs.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Attend High Risk Certification & Leadership Training (May 20-23)
  • Design and implement intentional village and full-camp thematic programs that ignite imaginations
  • Lead meal times throughout sessions and training
  • Submit weekly program plans to supervisor
  • Modify and adapt full group activities due to inclement weather, medical needs, psychosocial needs, or other variables
  • Collaborate effectively with Village Leaders and Activity Specialists
  • Support and lead staff, volunteers, and campers in full-camp activities, games, and singing & dancing
  • Fill role(s) on the emergency staffing table as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program for campers aged 8-17 years with varying physical and developmental abilities
  • Demonstrate flexibility, creative problem-solving and optimism in the face of obstacles
  • Confidence in public speaking and leading large groups
  • Ability to live on site
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • At least 1 season of summer residential camp (or comparable youth programming) experience

The Entertainment Team Lead will provide supervision, coaching and support to the entertainment team in the delivery of full group program entertainment and theme development. This may include emceeing full group programs, leading songs and dances, and coordinating mealtime team leaders. The Entertainment Team Lead is responsible for coordinating daily camp logistics including the delivery of full group programs and meal times.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Attend High Risk Certification & Leadership Training (May 20-23)
  • Support in the intentional design of village and full-camp thematic programs
  • Coordinate the mealtime lead schedule throughout staff training and programming; this includes collaborating with full time staff to provide training
  • Support and lead the entertainment team in the facilitation of programs, games, and singing and dancing
  • Provide regular feedback and evaluate Entertainment Specialists
  • Support the Entertainment Team in the modification and adaptation of all full group activities due to inclement weather, medical needs, psychosocial needs, or other variables
  • Ensure campers' medical and psychosocial needs are met in village and full group programming by supporting in the implementation of appropriate adaptations
  • Fill role(s) on the emergency staffing table as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program for campers aged 8-17 years with varying physical and developmental abilities
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creative problem-solving, and optimism in the face of obstacles
  • Confidence in public speaking and leading large groups
  • Ability to independently manage tasks and workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to provide support to and lead peers and children
  • Ability to live on site

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • At least 1 season of summer residential camp (or comparable youth programming) experience
  • Peer leadership experience

The Archery Specialist creates safe, age-appropriate, adaptive programming for campers aged 8-15 years old. This team member is responsible for adhering to policies and procedures at all times while creating a vibrant atmosphere conducive to creating transformation and fun. Additionally, the Archery Specialist will be responsible for supervising volunteers each session.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Design and implement outcomes-driven programming for archery and other program areas as needed
  • Modify and adapt all archery activities due to inclement weather, medical needs, psychosocial needs, or other variables
  • Enforce all archery program safety rules
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies are safely stored and maintained
  • Collaborate with supervisor and the Program Coordinator in the preparation, purchase order, and record-keeping of inventory of supplies in assigned areas
  • Support, lead, and evaluate archery volunteers
  • Submit weekly archery plan to supervisor
  • Assist the Cabin Life team with maintaining appropriate supervision of campers, including providing overnight coverage in cabins as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program for campers aged 8-17 years with varying physical and developmental abilities
  • Hold Level 1 USA Archery Certification (or ability to attend archery training on site- May 20-23)
  • Ability to create an outcomes-based curriculum for assigned program area
  • Responsible for the safety and supervision of all participants in their care
  • Ability to live on site
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience facilitating high risk activities or programs
  • Archery experience preferred (educational or experiential)

The Arts & Crafts Specialist is responsible for creating safe, age-appropriate, adaptive programming for campers aged 8-15 years old. This staff member will create dynamic and detailed lesson plans and will be responsible for supervising volunteers each session. They will also lead the teen Artpost evening program.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Design and implement outcomes-driven programming for arts & crafts (fine arts, painting, tie-dye, beading and nature crafts), Artpost and other program areas as needed
  • Modify and adapt all arts & crafts activities due to inclement weather, medical needs, psychosocial needs, or other variables
  • Enforce safety regulations in arts & crafts areas
  • Ensure that all supplies are safely stored and maintained
  • Collaborate with supervisor and the Program Coordinator in the preparation, purchase order, and record-keeping of inventory of supplies in assigned areas
  • Support, lead, and evaluate arts & crafts volunteers
  • Submit weekly arts & crafts plan to supervisor
  • Assist the Cabin Life team with maintaining appropriate supervision of campers, including providing overnight coverage in cabins as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program for campers aged 8-17 years with varying physical and developmental abilities
  • Ability to create an outcomes-based curriculum for assigned program area
  • Responsible for the safety and supervision of all participants in their care
  • Ability to live on site
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Creative arts experience (educational or experiential)

The Ropes Specialist will create age-appropriate, adaptive programming for high and low ropes for campers aged 10-17 years old. They are responsible for adhering to policies and procedures at all times while creating a vibrant atmosphere conducive to creating transformation and fun.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Attend High Risk Certification & Leadership Training (May 20-23)
  • Assist in the design of and implement outcomes-driven programming for high & low ropes, and other program areas
  • Modify and adapt all high and low ropes activities due to inclement weather, medical needs, psychosocial needs, or other variables
  • Enforce all high and low ropes program safety procedures
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies are safely stored, inspected, and maintained
  • Collaborate with the Adventure Team Lead and Program Coordinator in the preparation, purchase order, and record-keeping of inventory of supplies in assigned areas
  • Submit weekly high and low ropes plans to supervisor
  • Support, lead, and evaluate ropes volunteers
  • Assist the Cabin Life team with maintaining appropriate supervision of campers, including providing overnight coverage in cabins as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program for campers aged 8-17 years with varying physical and developmental abilities
  • Ability to attend high ropes training and successfully demonstrate skills testing
  • Ability to create an outcomes-based curriculum map for assigned program area
  • Responsible for the safety and supervision of all participants
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to live on site

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Significant high ropes experience with the past 3 years (or ability to attend training prior to camp season)

The Outdoor Adventure Specialist is responsible for creating safe, age-appropriate, adaptive programming that is focused on outdoor education for campers aged 8-17 years old. This staff member will create dynamic and detailed lesson plans and will be responsible for supervising volunteers each session. They will also lead the adventure-based Outpost evening program for teens.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Attend High Risk Certification & Leadership Training (May 20-23)
  • Design and implement educationally-driven programming for outdoor adventure (nature and outdoor education), outpost camping and other program areas
  • Modify and adapt all outdoor adventure activities due to inclement weather, medical needs, psychosocial needs, or other variables
  • Enforce safety regulations in outdoor adventure areas
  • Ensure that all supplies are safely stored and maintained
  • Collaborate with supervisor in the preparation, purchase order and record-keeping of inventory of supplies in assigned areas
  • Support, lead, and evaluate outdoor adventure volunteers
  • Submit weekly outdoor adventure plans to supervisor
  • Assist the Cabin Life team with maintaining appropriate supervision of campers, including providing overnight coverage in cabins as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program for campers aged 8-17 years with varying physical and developmental abilities
  • Ability to create an outcomes-based curriculum for assigned program area
  • Responsible for the safety and supervision of all participants in their care
  • Ability to live on site
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience with fundamentals of outdoor education (i.e. ecological, zoological, and biological concepts)
  • Experience leading backpacking, canoeing, and/or outpost camping trips (preferred)
  • Background in sustainability or environmental education (preferred)

The Aquatics Specialist is responsible for all aspects of pool and/or waterfront programming including boating and fishing. This includes planning, preparation, and risk management. They will create safe, age-appropriate, adaptive programming for campers aged 8-17 years old. This staff member will oversee and support hourly lifeguards with the completion of daily tasks.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Oversee the management of all aquatics areas in absence of Aquatics Manager (boating, fishing, swimming)
  • In conjunction with the Aquatics Manager, coordinate lifeguard schedule to ensure aquatics and waterfront programs meet minimum staffing requirements
  • Implement educational-driven programming for aquatics and waterfront programs and other program areas as needed
  • Submit weekly swim and waterfront plans to supervisor
  • Assist in the modification and adaptation of all aquatics activities due to inclement weather, medical needs, psychosocial needs, or other variables
  • Ensure preparation of daily open/close checklists, inventory of supplies, accident/incident reports, and hourly lifeguard timesheets
  • Oversee and perform daily pool cleaning, record chemical levels
  • Participate in and oversee weekly lifeguard skill checks and in-service trainings as directed by the Aquatics Manager
  • Assist the Cabin Life team with maintaining appropriate supervision of campers, including providing overnight coverage in cabins as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Valid Level 1 Canoe Instructor certification through the American Canoe Association (or attend on site training May 20-23)
  • Hold or obtain valid Lifeguard & CPR for Professional Rescuer Certifications (Waterfront Instructor certification preferred) or attend training on site May 20-23
  • Ability to implement a multi-faceted program for campers aged 8-15 years with varying physical and developmental abilities
  • Strong understanding of waterfront risk management and emergency planning while keeping safety first in all situations
  • Ability to manage a detailed schedule for a large team
  • Ability to live on site

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of previous experience in aquatics
  • Experience as a lifeguard or prior lifeguard certification preferred

The Aquatics Manager supervises the Aquatics Specialists and operates both the swimming pool and waterfront, including fishing and boating. The Aquatics Manager also supervises hourly lifeguards, ensures all certifications and paperwork are current, and keeps safety their number one priority. They will lead lifeguard in-service trainings and lead two performance evaluations for the entire aquatics team.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Train/certify, and manage hourly certified aquatics team
  • Manage aquatics team schedules
  • Assist with tasks related to opening/closing the pool, boat house, and fishing dock for the season
  • Design and implement outcomes-driven programming for the pool, waterfront (boating, fishing, aquatics), and other program areas as needed
  • Modify and adapt all aquatics activities due to inclement weather, medical needs, psychosocial needs, or other variables
  • Collaborate with the Program Coordinator in the preparation, purchase order, and record-keeping of inventory of supplies in assigned areas
  • Submit weekly swim and waterfront plans to supervisor
  • Oversee and perform daily pool cleaning, record chemical levels, and be prepared for various other emergency protocols
  • Assist the Cabin Life team with maintaining appropriate supervision of campers, including providing overnight coverage in cabins as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Valid Level 1 Canoe Instructor certification through the American Canoe Association (or attend on site training May 20-23)
  • Hold or obtain valid Lifeguard & CPR for Professional Rescuer Certifications (Waterfront Instructor certification preferred) or attend training on site May 20-23
  • Strong understanding of waterfront risk management and emergency planning while keeping safety first in all situations
  • Demonstrate professionalism and strong leadership skills
  • Ability to manage a detailed schedule for a large team
  • Experience training, certifying or leading adults

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of previous experience in aquatic management or supervisory role
  • Experience as a lifeguard or prior lifeguard certification preferred

The Woodshop Specialist is responsible for implementing high risk, age-appropriate, adaptive programming for campers aged 8-17 years old. They are responsible for adhering to policies and procedures at all times while creating an engaging atmosphere that is conducive to fostering transformation and fun.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Implement outcomes-driven programming for the woodshop and other program areas as needed
  • Modify and adapt all woodshop activities due to medical needs, psychosocial needs, and other variables
  • Enforce all woodshop program safety rules
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies are safety stored, inspected, and maintained
  • Collaborate with the Program Coordinator and Facilities Manager in the preparation, purchase order and record-keeping of inventory of supplies in assigned areas
  • Submit weekly woodshop plans to supervisor
  • Support, lead, and evaluate woodshop volunteers
  • Assist the Cabin Life team with maintaining appropriate supervision of campers, including providing overnight coverage in cabins as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program for campers aged 8-17 years with varying physical and developmental abilities
  • Strong understanding of woodshop risk management and emergency planning while keeping safety first in all situations
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Woodshop experience (educational or experiential)

The Adventure Team Lead will supervise all high-risk activity counselors and support them in the creation of age-appropriate, adaptive programming for high and low ropes, outdoor adventure, archery, woodshop, and more for campers aged 8-15 years old. They are responsible for adhering to policies and procedures at all times while creating a vibrant atmosphere conducive to creating a positive work environment for all seasonal staff.

Team Overview

The Program Team brings the camp experience to life by creating programs, building community, and ensuring the safety and well-being of all camp participants. The team creates accessible and developmentally-appropriate programs and recruits, processes, and supports a large team of volunteers and seasonal staff. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement camp emergency procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Attend Ropes Trainings (In-House: May 20-23 Required) (ACCT: April 9 - 11 Preferred)
  • Provide feedback, support, and formal evaluations to each team member throughout the summer.
  • Collaborate with the medical and psychosocial team to ensure programs are meeting the needs of all campers.
  • Fill role(s) on emergency staffing table as needed
  • Assist in the development and implementation of outcomes-driven programming for high risk areas
  • Modify and adapt all high risk actvities due to inclement weather, medical needs, psychosocial needs, or other variables
  • Enforce all high risk program safety rules
  • Ensure all equipment and supplies are safely stored, inspected, and maintained
  • Assist the Cabin Life team with maintaining appropriate supervision of campers, including providing overnight coverage in cabins as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program for campers aged 8-17 years with varying physical and developmental abilities
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Responsible for the safety and supervision of all participants in their care
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to live on site
  • Hold certifications in, or attend trainings for all high risk programs (on site trainings will occur between May 20 - May 23)
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Previous experience supervising high risk programs
  • Prior woodshop, high ropes, or archery experience

The Psychosocial Team Member will provide ongoing mental and behavioral health care and support to all campers while they are attending residential camp at Flying Horse Farms.

Team Overview

The Psychosocial Team works to ensure that all campers thrive in a physically and mentally safe environment by delivering quality psychosocial support and care. The Psychosocial Team works in tandem with the medical team to create a space for campers to heal, grow, and thrive. The Psychosocial Team consists of a team of social workers and child life specialist.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)
  • Observe and evaluate campers, alongside the Psychosocial team, medical team, and cabin staff
  • Support cabin staff with campers' psychosocial wellbeing
  • Document and maintain psychosocial progress notes
  • Provide behavioral and emotional support and supervision directly to campers
  • Oversee camper behavior and assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and provide suitable behavior support
  • Other duties as assigned by the Psychosocial Full-Time Team
  • Fill role on the emergency staffing table as needed
  • Attend daily psychosocial and medical meetings

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Ability to move across camp grounds and between buildings and activity areas multiple times each day
  • Ability to perform job functions outside during summer months (humidity, heat, rain)
  • Understand the importance of professionalism and confidentiality in all communication and adhere to all policies
  • Ability to provide empathetic and caring communication with campers
  • Maintain meticulous records in web-based camper database
  • Strong understanding of child development
  • Ability to live on site

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Within one year of obtaining Bachelor's Degree with focus on Child Life, Social Work, or similar focus
  • Experience working with children (children ages 8-15 years old preferred)
  • Valid Driver's License

The Seasonal Nurse will assist in facilitating medically-sound and safe camping experiences for children living with serious and chronic illness. The nurse will provide clinical nursing care to campers, volunteers, and staff while at camp.

Team Overview

The Medical Team ensures our campers, volunteers, and staff thrive in a physically and emotionally safe environment by delivering quality medical care and psychosocial support. This team caters to the specific diagnoses we serve by welcoming talented volunteer doctors, nurses, and specialists to support our campers each session. In adherence with laws and camp governing bodies; they develop, plan, and implement emergency medical procedures and policies.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 28 - June 5). Assignment dates are May 28-August 11 (shortened contract ending on July 25th may be available)
  • Provide direct medical care for campers, volunteers and staff in collaboration with camp physicians
  • Manage medical care details of assigned camper group each session - this includes pre-camp preparation, arrival day check-in/departure day check-out with camper families, daily med distribution, overnight on-call duties, and cabin nursing care
  • Preparation, adminstration, and documentation of medication distribution in accordance with physician orders
  • Act as a preceptor for rotating nursing students
  • Lead weekly medical orientation for volunteers
  • Manage administrative duties pre/post camp related to WellNest inventory and charts
  • Fill role on the emergency staffing table as needed

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Willingness to communicate and coordinate with all members of the camp team to provide a safe (physical and psychological) environment for campers
  • Understand pediatric clinical care and be able to act as a medical resource for full time, seasonal and volunteer staff
  • Understand the importance of professionalism and confidentiality in all communication and adhere to all policies
  • Ability to provide empathetic and caring communication to campers and families
  • Ability to live on site (housing provided)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Valid BLS for the healthcare professional certification (PALS and ACLS preferred)
  • Registered Nurse License, valid in the state of Ohio
  • Experience with gtube care, infusions, and port/broviac care preferred
  • Experience in clinical pedatric or medical camp preferred
  • Valid Driver's License

The Flying Horse Farms Content Specialist is a seasonal opportunity that serves as an extension of the MarComm team for the summer camp sessions. This role is responsible for daily content capture across all camp programming – including but not limited to photography, video, and sound bytes from campers, volunteers, seasonal and full-time team. Additionally, this position acts as a real-time scribe, grabbing and preserving stories all season long to support year-round organizational messaging. Individuals will excel at making connections, building narratives, organizing content effectively, and providing a space for peers to relay camp magic moments.

Team Overview

This role is connected to the MarComm full-time team and provided the opportunity to integrate into bigger strategy. Getting unique exposure behind the scenes to FHF communications, best practices, and plan while applying learnings in real time.

Responsibilities

  • Attend Seasonal Staff Training (May 29 - June 5)

  • Capture content in real time for daily use and future storytelling.

  • Communicate with Creative Arts Lead to understand real time capture opportunities and storytelling possibilities each morning.

  • Collaborate with program team to capture significant programming daily.

  • Support fellow seasonal team as a resource and scribe in real time as story opportunities arise and happen.

  • Download MarComm team daily on top stories/ magic moments.

  • Oversee portal for caregiver updates in real time during sessions.

  • Draft social content daily to share with Communications Manager.

Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Passion for writing

  • Eye for content capture

  • Experience managing social media account

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to manage tasks and workload in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Confidence in leading large groups

  • Ability to motivate individuals and groups of peers

Preferred Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • TikTok, Instagram reels experience

  • Facebook group management

  • Podcast experience

Full Time Opportunities

The Camper Admissions Coordinator holds the core value Welcome Home as golden. They understand the importance of following core processes and that details are the key to prioritizing safety. They are excited to manage each step of the application process to allow for a seamless family experience and are comfortable with all types of communication. They can manage a high volume of emails and phone calls without breaking a sweat and understand that communication is fundamental to building trust.

The Camper Admissions Coordinator’s process-driven and detail-oriented working style is a critical ingredient to unlocking the secret sauce at FHF. They have a knack for managing the big picture and the small details to ensure every family feels supported. Their meticulous ability to track information, communicate across teams, and navigate a large database is a key part of the Camp Operations Team’s ability to offer every camper a safe, transformative experience.

This team member will coordinate all administrative duties related to the camper and family experience. They wake up excited to provide excellent customer service to all, and work to build trusted relationships with our families throughout their time at camp. The ideal candidate will have experience working in an administrative role and have the skill and drive to elevate the camp experience for all.

Department Overview

The Admissions Team plays a pivotal role in shaping the first impression of the camp experience for families and volunteers. The team collaborates with medical, psychosocial, and program team staff members to process applications, provide essential information, and maintain accurate records. This team is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to all and ensuring a smooth and accessible application process.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide excellent customer service to caregivers throughout the camp application process, including providing application assistance, sending confirmation materials, and owning post-camp follow up

  • Manage mailing of packages and letters to camper families, including items from lost and found and camper birthday cards

  • Communicate with families and medical care providers to ensure camper application materials are complete, up to date, and processed in a timely manner

  • Support the facilitation of camper placement meetings and coordinate communication of placement information with caregivers

  • In collaboration with the Admissions Team, conduct annual evaluation of camper admissions process and implement updates to reflect best practices and the current needs/trends of camp

  • Monitor the application process regularly to ensure all applications are being appropriately processed

  • Support the development of safe, efficient camper arrival, check-in, and departure procedures

  • Coordinate all camper arrival and departure days

  • Be trained in emergency response protocols and be available to report to camp within two hours in the event of an evacuation or other emergency.

  • Serve on the emergency staffing table as needed to support in-camp operations

  • Have a significant in person presence during family camps to build relationships with camper families

  • Lead Volunteer Orientation sessions pertaining to camper arrival/departure and host annual Parent Panel during seasonal staff training

  • Assist with planning and implementation of camper transportation needs in coordination with key staff

  • Act as on-site host to families during special events

  • Adhere to all Flying Horse Farms Policies and Procedures, particularly as they relate to camper recruitment, admissions, and medical programming

  • Collaborate with the Admissions Team to implement the annual camper engagement strategy

  • Represent FHF at various recruitment events throughout Ohio and neighboring states

  • Utilize web-based camper database to generate dynamic reports for multiple audiences and purposes

  • Coordinate camper and family evaluation collection, recording, and reporting

  • Collect and prepare statistics pertaining to campers and families annually and upon request for special projects

  • Live on-site during camp programming and maintain non-traditional working hours (evenings and weekends) with a flexible work schedule throughout the year

Required Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated meticulous systems-based organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time on a computer
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and demonstrate professionalism in phone communication
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple project managers and key staff across multiple teams
  • Ability to manage tasks and workload in a fast-paced, deadline-driven role
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Non-profit experience

  • Experience in an administrative role

  • Experience working with a web-based data management system

Click here for a full job description. Interested in this position or know someone who may be a great fit? Please contact our HR Department at for more information.

The Development Manager at Flying Horse Farms is a critical role responsible for managing a donor portfolio, focusing on new growth and implementing fundraising strategies to secure financial support for continued support of the mission. This role plays a vital part in building relationships with donors, sponsors, and partners to sustain and expand the impact on the lives of children and families facing serious illnesses.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Fundraising: Raise funds to support the mission of Flying Horse Farms. The Development Manager will have set fundraising goals and be accountable to attaining these metrics.
  2. Fundraising Strategy: Collaborate with the Development Director to create and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies aligned with the organization's mission and goals.
  3. Donor Engagement: Cultivate relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, foundations, and other potential funding sources. Develop personalized engagement plans to steward existing donors and attract new supporters.
  4. Prospecting: Engage new individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations in the mission of camp. Establish a strong rigor of connecting with prospects who are not currently engaged with Flying Horse Farms. Seek out networking opportunities and follow up with new leads generated.
  5. Grant Writing: Identify and apply for grants from various sources. Prepare compelling grant proposals, reports, and other documentation to secure funding.
  6. Donor Stewardship: Implement donor stewardship initiatives to express gratitude, communicate impact, and foster lasting relationships.
  7. Event Planning: Contribute to the planning and execution of fundraising events, ensuring a transformational experience for donor and guests along with post-event follow-up.
  8. Database Management: Maintain accurate donor records and track interactions using a donor management system. Analyze donor data to inform engagement strategies.
  9. Collaboration: Partner with the program team to understand camp impact and success stories, translating them into compelling narratives for donor communication. Work closely with other Development Team members to implement fundraising strategies and secure funds for the organization.
  10. Networking and Outreach:Represent Flying Horse Farms at community events, conferences, and networking opportunities to enhance visibility and donor engagement. Seek out new opportunities for groups to hear and learn about the mission of Flying Horse Farms.
  11. Reporting: Prepare regular reports on fundraising progress, donor engagement, and campaign results for internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in non-profit development roles, with a proven track record in fundraising.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in donor management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Flexibility to attend and work evening and weekend events.

Click here for a full job description. Interested in this position or know someone who may be a great fit? Please contact our HR Department at for more information.

The Program Coordinator makes camp experiences a reality by focusing efforts on ten key activity areas and special programs. They creatively plan outcome-based experiences that are adapted to the medical, psychosocial, and developmental needs of our campers. The Program Coordinator will work cross-departmentally to secure certified staff and volunteers to execute program plans and will work independently to ensure activities are safe and allow children to heal, grow, and thrive.

Team / Function Overview

The Program Team makes camp a reality by designing & implementing outcomes-based programming that is developmentally and physically adapted. They ensure a safe environment through meticulous emergency / risk management planning. The program team builds the camp community of adults needed to serve campers by recruiting, selecting, and supporting qualified volunteers and seasonal camp staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Craft safe, adapted, and innovative programs
  • Supervise and train seasonal staff and volunteers
  • Provide oversight, program plans, supplies, and equipment for camp’s activity areas and special programs
  • Coordinate with members of the Operations Team to ensure programs are adapted to meet medical, psychosocial, environmental, and staffing variables
  • Manage standard operating procedures for equipment and safety checks
  • Ensure programs always follow SFCN Criteria and ACA Standards
  • Ensure programs and activity areas are fully stocked, manage inventory, gift in kind, and coordinate supply requests
  • Integrate annual and/or seasonal themes into programs and activity areas
  • Manage relationships with key program partners and donors
  • Manage and coordinate the recruitment and placement of lifeguards and other key certified staff
  • Support the Volunteer Coordinator in the recruitment of program volunteers and seasonal staff, including outreach to strategic partners
  • Support in the implementation of all camp programs, meetings, events, partnerships, and rentals
  • Conduct trainings and skills checks for activities staff and volunteers during seasonal staff training, volunteer orientation, and other in-service opportunities
  • Oversee and lead Outpost and Artpost programs
  • Live on-site during camp program and maintain a flexible work schedule throughout the year
  • Lead and facilitate alternative and virtual programs
  • Serve as a member of the emergency staffing table

Required Skills & Experience

  • Confidence in public speaking and leading large groups
  • Ability to effectively lead and supervise seasonal staff
  • Ability to coordinate a multi-faceted program for campers aged 7-21 years with varying physical and developmental abilities
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Responsible for knowing and adhering to the policies and procedures described in the FHF staff manual

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study
  • Minimum of 2 years in a year-round residential camp setting or in youth development and programming
  • Hold licensure, certification, and proficient skills in high-risk activity areas (high ropes, archery, waterfront)
  • Valid Driver’s License

Click here for a full job description. Interested in this position or know someone who may be a great fit? Please contact our HR Department at for more information.

Educational Opportunities

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Diversity & Inclusion

Every person involved with Flying Horse Farms holds one core belief above all else—that this place has the power to transform the lives of children with serious illnesses for good. We’d love to add your energy as we work to make that happen for more children. We’re fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Read more.

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