College Settlement Camp is hiring for summer! Our beautiful 235 acre site in in Horsham, PA is conveniently located 15 miles outside of Philadelphia. Our camp includes a 4-acre pond perfect for boating and fishing, wetlands, many small streams, meadows and woodland trails. We have high and low ropes, biking trails, tree houses, two pools, two nature centers, 2 dining halls/multipurpose buildings, and cabins for our Overnight Camp programs. We also have a real organic farm on site run by our partner organization Pennypack Farm, and we take our campers there to help plant, harvest and taste test the great fruits and vegetables grow on site.
WHY WORK WITH US?
As a College Settlement staff member, you may have the opportunity to experience MANY of the following: hike beautiful waterfall trails, mountain bike, climb, zipline, white water raft, catch dinosaurs, visit the organic farm, cook, paint donkeys, perform in talent shows and counselor fear-factor, lead night hikes, play in a famous camp band, wrestle chickens, get painted, make candles, make s'mores, make friends, make memories, make noise, speak other languages, learn cricket and rugby and hurling, stargaze, dance, sing, camp under the stars, invent new games and have the best summer of your life.
PROJECTED DATES Staff orientation and camp sessions run between June 8th (specialized training) or June 10 (counselor training) though August 12th 2023.
Lifeguard and High Ropes training sessions offered!!
We have residential (live at camp) and day only (live at home) positions for each of the following positions. ALL staff members share counselor duties when not running their specific program activities.
Below is a brief description of each job and the experience and qualifications required:
General Counselor (Minimum age 19+) Counselors work directly with their own group of 7-12 year old campers. Counselors spend summer participating in all the activities with their kids, and get to lead activities they have expertise in. Counselors have the most vital position of the summer - and are the staff member making the magic happen for the campers! Bus counselor positions also available (ride the bus to/from Philadelphia with campers as supervisors)
Teen Adventure Program Counselor (Minimum age 19+) TAP Counselors work with our 13-14 year old campers. The program is based on more challenging activities such as hiking, camping, mountain biking and white water rafting. TAP campers and counselors spend time at base camp and our Spruce Ron Outpost on the Pocono mountains.
Village Leader (Minimum age 20+) Coordinate all aspects of a camp “village” consisting of 30 campers plus 5 staff. Schedule and organize village activities, mentor and supervise counselors, act as village lead, support staff in their daily programs. Experience with camp programs, youth work, supervisory/leadership experience required.
Environmentalist (Minimum age 20+) Environmental Education specialist lead small group activities such as creek crawls, nature hikes, fun "nature stuff". They are responsible for and teach about our camp animals collection - donkeys, goats, chickens, snakes, etc. Experience with teaching, environmental education, science education or other relevant experience required.
Bike Program Leader (Minimum age 19+) Lead mountain biking activities round camp, teach campers bike safety, teach campers how to ride a bike - perform basic bike maintenance on fleet. Experience with basic bicycle maintenance desired
Climbing Program Leader (Minimum age 20+) Previous experience required Lead climbing tower and high ropes activities, teach basic belay skills, set up and take down equipment and perform all safety checks. Experience with climbing belay systems, high ropes required.
Swim Instructors/lifeguards (Minimum age 21+) Provide safety coverage at our two pools and coordinate swim lessons, pool games, create fun aquatic events. Previous swim teaching and or lifeguarding experience and current Lifeguard Training/CPR certification required (or be able to complete by summer)
Camper Advocate (Minimum age 21+) Provide support to camp staff to assist campers with any behavioral or emotional concerns while at camp. Lead workshops on positive communication and esteem building activities. Previous experience in counseling, special education, behavior management or youth development required
Mountain Outpost Coordinator (Minimum age 21+) The outpost leaders runs the programs for TAP Counselors and 13-14 year old campers. The coordinator leads hiking, camping, cooking activities and chaperones the white water rafting trips (we use a rafting company). Must have clean driving license
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)
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