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Summer Resident Camp Staff Opportunities

Camp Fire Columbia, Sandy, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 06/10/2019

During the summer months, Camp Fire Columbia offers residential summer camp at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu (“Nuh-MAH-Noo”), bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Camp Namanu is a welcoming, empowering residential camp for youth entering grades 1-12. Camp Namanu hires about 70-80 Full-Time, Seasonal summer staff and you could be the person we've been looking for! Camp Namanu is a great place for you to grow your skills in a supportive, beautiful setting.
Please see the attached sheets that provide information about the skills cultivated through camp employment and how they readily compare to the talents future employers are seeking.
If any of these opportunities speaks to you, don’t hesitate, go to our careers page and apply online!

Opportunities Available:
Dates: June 11-August 20

Do you want to be a Camp Administrative Assistant that:
*this position starts earlier than the others to assist in Camp set-up
• Keeps communication flowing in all the right directions (communicate with Camp Registrar, communicate with Camp staff about Camper needs, communicate with families about the Camp experience, communicate with HR about timecards)
• Keeps camp administration and logistics organized (work as part of the camp logistics team that helps keep camp running efficiently, help create cabin lists for each week , work with camp staff to ensure everything is in place for a smooth and welcoming check in and check out experience at Camp)
• Keeps camp safe (in collaboration with camp leadership, observe and assess camper and staff behavior for appropriateness, apply appropriate safety procedures and apply appropriate behavior management techniques)
Do you want to be 7th Grade Unit Director that:
• Supports and supervises a group of 4-5 unit counselors including goal setting, feedback and positive role modeling.
• Uses creativity to plan 2-3 evening activities per week to encourage team cohesion and have a lasting impact on their Campers and Counselors.
• Assists with coordinating/covering unit staff’s time off for each session.
• Coordinates unit activities/scheduling.
Do you want to be a Health Nurse Assistant that:
• Assesses individual health needs and provide appropriate interventions for students and staff at camp with direction from the Camp Nurse.
• Uses established procedure to secure, monitor, and administer all medication brought to camp by campers and staff per administrative rules and policies.
• Requests equipment from Camp Fire and maintains an adequately equipped dispensary, and first aid kits.
• Reads and reviews incoming camper and staff health histories prior to their arrival.
• Contacts parents as needed for questions, clarification and communication with campers medical records/issues.
• Provides excellent customer service.
Do you want to be a Camp Cook that:
• Works with other kitchen staff to prepare meals that will fuel both counselors and campers as they learn about themselves and the world around them.
• Create meals that enable campers to learn and explore, while building community around the table. Ensures that camper’s dietary needs and restrictions are safely met.
• Plans menus and orders food according to a set budget.
Do you want to be a Waterfront Director that:
• Strictly enforces safety regulations for use of facilities and equipment.
• Follows the objectives of the Waterfront Program and oversees Lifeguard staff.
• Facilitates in weekly “in-service” training at the pool.
• Supervision, scheduling of the Lifeguard Staff
• This position requires a valid Red Cross Lifeguard certificate
Do you want to be a Rocks and Ropes Director that:
• Delivers progressive rocks and ropes activities including but not limited to climbing wall, low ropes course, and high ropes course.
• Assists in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the rocks and ropes program area.
• Ensures the security of the rocks and ropes equipment when not in use.
• Conducts a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
Do you want to be a Riding Instructor that:
• Cares for a string of 20-24 horses
• Teaches 24 riders per day in structured lessons and activities as well as lead trail rides.
• Instructs campers on horse riding technique and proper safety.
• Assists in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the riding program area.
• Ensures that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures.
Are you excited about:
• Living and working at camp over the summer
• Having meals in the Dining Hall surrounded by the exuberance of the camp community
• Time off each day to recharge amongst our forests and rippling creeks
• A tight-knit community of 80+ staff from around the world
• Engaging in a culturally responsive environment with a passion for developing youth to achieve their full potential.
• Being a positive role model for youth and adults at all times
Are you able to:
• Embrace work and relationships with a growth mindset
• Prioritize multiple tasks, manages time and stress levels, and proactively solving problems.
• Maintain a high level of professionalism, creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience.
• Uphold integrity by following through on responsibility and by accepting and abiding by decisions regarding program and policy in a positive manner.
• Work in teams and independently
• Lead and motivate others
• Sit and/or stand for long periods of time and maintain satisfactory energy levels for duration of programming

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