Mountain Outpost Leader (Spruce Run Outpost)

Summer Camps At College Settlement Horsham, PA $4800.00 to $5200.00 one time
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YOUR OWN MOUNTAIN CAMP!!!
Our Spruce Run Outpost (SRO) Leader is a mid-management level summer camp leadership position with time spent at both our outpost and our base camp locations.  The SRO leader coordinates all activities for our 13 - 14 year old Teen Adventure Program (TAP) campers during their 5 days trips to our beautiful rustic mountain outpost in Pennsylvania's Pocono mountains.  The SRO leader coordinates activities for the TAP counselors who bring their group of 12 campers to SRO as a base for water rafting, hiking, mountain biking and outpost camping at our beautiful mountain outpost. This job is for experienced outdoors enthusiasts with a background in youth development.


Brief overview of the position:

  • Prep for trips - organizing medical, food and program supplies  with base camp staff

    Give campers and TAP staff a pre trip orientation and therefore are ready to go, enthusiastic and packed properly!

    Communicate with the Camp Director, Camp Nurse and base camp TAP staff regularly 

    Making sure ALL camp policies and procedures are followed at the outpost site. 

    Calling ahead to confirm reservations, check weather and run alternate activities when plans have to be changed.   

    Be the lead on hiking and rafting trips, and all outpost activities such as meal prep and clean up, night hikes, 

    Take overall onsite responsibility for making sure the trips are safe, fun, safe, rewarding, safe and awesome.  And safe.   And fun.

    While back at base camp, rejoins the camp community for activities such as hurling, rugby, drama, weird and cool crafts, bug hunts, instrument making, cricket - who knows what each summer's crew of counselors will bring.

    While back at base camp, rejoins the camp community for activities such as hurling, rugby, drama, weird and cool crafts, bug hunts, instrument making, cricket - who knows what each summer's crew of counselors will bring.

    SEASON DETAILS

    June 8-18 Our Staff orientation - a comprehensive training that includes a chance to scout out the activity locations, behavior management, tips and tricks for working with kids, emergency trainings, protocols and procedures for the summer.  It also is intended to be fun and rewarding for the staff, and created bonds that builds a strong team.  We also offer a lifeguard training, first aid and CPR course, plus a high ropes course certification course at no cost to our staff.

    June 19 - August 12 The camp sessions are 5 or 12 days, and we run 5 sessions per summer.  Camp staff have weekends off between each session so there is ample opportunity to visit Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., the Pocono Mountains or the Jersey Shore for some rest and relaxation before the next session of campers arrive the following Monday.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Red Cross First Aid and CPR or equivalent certification as  approved by the American Camp Association (or ability to gain by the start of summer season)
    2. Red Cross Life Guard Certification preferred or equivalent as  approved by the American Camping (or ability to gain by the start of summer
    3. Valid driver's license and ability to drive 15 passenger camp vehicles

    EXPERIENCE:

    1. Three years of experience in camping, education, recreation, or group-related work.
    2. Experience and desire to lead extended overnight outdoor recreation and outdoor living skills programs.
    3. Two years’ experience with adventure based activities such as kayaking, white water rafting, climbing or biking, hiking and camping
    4. At least 1 former leadership position with peer aged colleagues
    5. At least two years’ experience in driving motor vehicles
    6. At least 6 months experience working with teenage youth
    7. Age 21 years or more

BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM

Other than the great work environment and rewards of being able to make a real difference 

Excellent resume building opportunity

Culturally diverse environment

Full room and board are provided for overnight camp staff.  

College Internship or Credit (contact your college for details)

Opportunity to extend work into spring/fall/winter seasons

Flexible dates and hoursMany trainings offered (Lifeguard Training, CPR, First Aid, Safeserv)

Full job descriptions can be provided by emailing programs@collegesettlement.org 


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