Activity Area Instructors

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Positions Available: Waterfront Instructor, Challenge Course Instructor, Archery Instructor

Camp Fire is looking for individuals who are passionate about working with youth and love the outdoors! Activity Area Instructors will lead groups of youth at specific activity areas throughout camp.

Dates: May 22-July 28, 2016

Pay Range: $8-$9/ hour

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead small group of youth at assigned activity area
    • Waterfront Instructor-Oversee boating (kayaking and canoeing) and fishing
    • Challenge Course Instructor- Oversee rockclimbing, zipline and low elements challenge course
    • Archery Instructor- Oversee archery and slingshot range
  • Maintain activity area equipment and supplies
  • Supervise the safety of all activity participants
  • Assist Camp Directors in daily camp preparation and end of day projects, and special weekly projects
  • Assist Camp Directors in pre-season preparation and post-season maintenance
  • Attend 4 day staff training (includes one campout overnight)

Job Requirements:

  • Must have experience in specific activity area:
    • Waterfront Instructor-Must be certified Lifeguard. Boating and fishing experience
    • Challenge Course Instructor- Experience with rockclimbing and challenge course elements
    • Archery Instructor- Must be Certified Archery Instructor. Archery experience preferred
  • Experience working with children or at a camp preferred
  • Must be comfortable working with youth of all ages and abilities
  • Ability to maintain boundaries appropriate to role with youth
  • Ability to engage youth in a variety of participatory roles
  • Have good communication skills
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Emotionally mature, willing to accept responsibility
  • Exhibit ability to place campers needs above their own
  • Team player that can relate positively to all staff, volunteers and campers
  • Able to identify and respond to safety and environmental hazards and inform staff and guests appropriately
  • Flexible and able to work in team-focused, fast-paced atmosphere; must be able to multi-task
  • Applicants must clear a background check before hiring

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform physically active roles, requiring full body movement and the strength to lift and carry up to 75-100 pounds.  Require the physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing/walking for long periods of time (60 minutes or more).  Duties of the job will often include working on uneven and unpaved surfaces, as found in summer camp environments, majority of camp areas are not wheelchair accessible; must be able to stoop, squat, bend, reach, twist, crawl and perform work at or above the shoulder. Must have the physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid; able to assist camper and guests in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury). The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Must be able to speak and communicate clearly.

The employee’s work during the camp program activities often involve working in the outdoors in all weather and surface conditions. The employee will work with youth ages 5 through 18 in a variety of roles, including instructional.  The noise level in the work environment will vary from quiet, as expected in an office environment, to loud as expected in working in an outdoor camp environment and interacting with youth.