Summer Camp Counselor

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 5:00pm

Address:

Wallops Island, VA
United States

Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Responsibilities

  • Overnight and free time supervision of camp participants;   including creating and organizing educational and recreational free time activities, getting participants to and from meals and camp events.
  • Meet and greet parents/guardians and participants on check-in and check-out days.
  • Ensure that health, happiness and safety are top priorities at all times.
  • Develop and lead weekly Citizen Science activities with campers.
  • Co-teaching with educators on various camps throughout the summer.
  • Taking pictures of summer camps on a weekly basis.
  • Creating and submitting weekly nighttime/free time Activity Plans and Activity Reports.
  • Participation in camp events led by Field Station Educational Staff as needed.
  • Administering medications as needed.
  • Weekly camp duties run from Sunday at 3:00 pm to Friday at 6:00 pm.
  • With the assistance of the Camp Coordinator, interns will plan and lead the final summer camp of the summer, a 3-day camp for 10-12 year olds.
  • Gain an in depth understanding of the dynamic ecosystems of a barrier island.
  • Receive training in environmental interpretation and education.
  • Gain experience creating educational curricula for ages 8-18.

 

Requirements

  • Must have a degree or be working towards a degree in Education, Outdoor Recreation, Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences or other relevant fields.
  • Ability to connect with, encourage, and direct participants of all ages.
  • Must be energetic, enthusiastic and motivational.
  • Ability to think fast, make decisions and enforce rules.
  • Must enjoy contact with people, putting into action the belief that first impressions are important with every personal contact.
  • Valid Driver’s License and submittal of recent Driving Record.
  • Must be 21 or older.Current First Aid and CPR (we will provide training).
  • Friendly, creative, energetic personality.
  • Willingness to work long hours with program participants in various weather conditions.

How to Apply:

Application Materials:

- Cover letter

- Resume

- Contact information for three references

Please send application materials via email to Mary McCumber at mary@cbfieldstation.org with “Summer Camp Internship” in the title.

 You can send applications through the mail to the following address:

Marine Science Summer Camp Internships

Mary McCumber

34001 Mill Dam Road

Wallops Island, VA 23337