As a counselor, you will work with a group of children for the entire summer. It is your responsibility to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for campers to grow and learn. You’ll have so many opportunities to bond with campers, and participate with them in a broad range of athletics, crafts and cultural activities.
Counselors must be able and willing to participate in all activities, and care for children. Our counselors are expected to be dynamic, enthusiastic and upbeat, and to be able to communicate with their co-counselors in an effective and professional manner.
Swimming is a critical life skill for our campers. Lifeguards play an extremely important role in educating our campers, while keeping them safe when in the pool. As a lifeguard, you will have the opportunity to teach campers how to swim and supervise the safety of camp swims. You will be part of a large team of lifeguards who work together. Lifeguards participate in daily training sessions to advance their life-saving and swim-instructing skills. Those skills are implemented when lifeguards work as swim instructors and teach swim skills to all levels of swimmers at our camp. They are also put into practice as our lifeguards work as supervisors during general swims and are expected to meet and exceed the highest safety standards. You will need to be present for all offsite water activities. Work closely with head life guard and Aquatics Director.
Administrators have the responsibility, including but not limited to answering calls and emails, communicating with campers’ parents and planning programs. Working closely with Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director. Demonstrate organizational skills and have a plan. Help Assistant Camp Director create and manage the schedules of the staff. Responsible for keeping staff personnel files up-to-date and ensuring that staff certifications are valid and on site at all times. Turn in all completed sign in sheets to Assistant Camp Director on a weekly basis. Ensure that all necessary forms are in place before a child enters any program, including up-to-date physicals, immunization records, registration packets, waivers, etc. with the Assistant Camp Director. Responsible for all SYEP paperwork and submitting hours. Document incidents and accidents by filling out incident report forms, submit them to the Assistant Camp Director. Communicate all critical emergencies to Assistant Camp Director immediately. Communicate with parents and staff on curriculum and special events of each program. Notify parents/guardians of children about session dates, camp trips, theme days and schedule changes well in advance. Make yourself available to parents for questions, concerns and praises.
You will work closely with the Camp Director and Assistant Director to make the 2022 summer the best one ever. You will be in close contact with your age group and counselors. Will you be tying shoes, putting on sunscreen, answering a million little one’s and their parents questions? Work to reduce conflict among campers, create a team-friendly environment with positivity? Yes! Demonstrate organizational skills: lesson planning, timelines, meet deadlines, create camper schedules and set goals. Of course! Hold weekly division meetings with counselors to go over the weekly schedule, field trips and other group needs and plan and execute the activities in coordination with the program staff and supervisors. But you will also be going on field trips, playing sports, and changing kids’ lives all day long and there is nothing better than that. Most importantly you will be providing a supportive, safe, and fun environment for the youth of New York City to grow and learn while experiencing the non-stop fun of Summer Camp!
The Camp Director is responsible for the direct care and supervision of all campers and Team Members in the camp program. This position will require the Camp Director to supervise campers, implement the Camp Gnarly curriculum, promote camp activities and provide a safe and fun learning environment while serving as a positive role model for campers 4-15 years of age and Counselors. As a Camp Director, you will be the go to person for all things camp at Camp Gnarly. Your job will include many responsibilities, all with the goal of creating a memorable and meaningful camp experience for your campers. Our Camp Directors have real ownership over their camp programs and enjoy infusing their own creativity and talents into their weekly schedules. As you manage campers, their families, scheduling logistics and other camp happenings, you will be truly supported by leadership. Camp Director Qualities: Ability to work with children to grow in character, experiences and insights. Knowledge of camp program and planning. Ability to guard the health and well being of campers at all times. Prior experience working with children in a leadership position. Enthusiastic, Responsible, Dependable, Level Headed, Flexible, and Calm in all situations. CPR First Aid AED Certified/ OR willing to become certified before the summer begins. Camp Director Responsibilities: Work with and supervise Counselors in a supportive manner. Assign Counselors to specific tasks. Greet families and campers upon arrival and orientate them to camp. Establish emergency rules and safety procedures with campers and staff. Responsible for clock in and clock out of staff, calculating hours and submitting hours to payroll. Manage parent expectations by knowing your campers and conversing with parents at pick up and drop off times. Help plan daily camp schedule and activities. Prepare activities in advance. Manage any issues that may arise including, but not limited to, camper behavior issues, parent complaints, etc. Bachelor degree required.
The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for being the Camp Directors support staff. You will be a vital part of the overall success of the program and responsible for general supervision of summer staff and leadership among campers. Most importantly you will be providing a supportive, safe, and fun environment for the campers: General Responsibilities. Attend orientations, prepare a general outline for campsite, help formulate camp groups, assign staff to positions, preparing the site and conducting staff trainings. Ensure that all program equipment and supplies are available and properly maintained. Recognize, prevent and correct safety hazards; guard the health and safety of all campers and staff. Maintains and enforces all camp safety rules and policies, and ensures that safety equipment is in good order and readily available. Work to reduce conflict among campers, create a team-friendly environment. Act as a key player in problem solving with staff issues, discipline and parental concerns. Supervise day camp counselors. Assume equal responsibility of general housekeeping tasks. This includes bagging trash, campsite clean-up, and bus clean up. Demonstrate organizational skills and have a plan. Plan for the known and have a plan for the unknown. Help Camp Director create and manage the schedules of the staff. Plan and execute the activities in coordination with the program staff and supervisors. Empower the camp staff team to deliver and supervise all-camp activities and camp functions. Involve arts and crafts, sports, small group games, large group games, circle activities, character development, songs, leadership and diversity initiatives, and drama in camp. Responsible for keeping staff personnel files up-to-date and ensuring that staff certifications are valid and on site at all times. Turn in all completed sign in sheets to Camp Director on a weekly basis. Ensure that all necessary forms are in place before a child enters any program, including up-to-date physicals, immunization records, registration packets, waivers, etc. with the Camp Director. Document incidents and accidents by filling out an incident Report form, submit them to Camp Director. Communicate all critical emergencies to Camp Director immediately. Communicate with parents and staff on curriculum and special events of each program. Notify parents/ guardians of children about session dates, camp trips, theme days and schedule changes well in advance. Make yourself available to parents for questions, concerns and praises.
As transportation coordinator, you will make sure all drivers have working cell phones and keep a list of all drivers’ phone numbers. Collect receipts and maintain records. Work on schedule for pick up and drop off and coordinate with drivers and parents. Strong organizational, communication, and customer relations skills. Strong attention to detail and an ability to multi-task ability to adeptly learn and use software programs; specifically, mapping programs and the camp database program. A strong work ethic as well as an ability to remain flexible and calm under pressure. A driver’s license and knowledge of the areas in which our campers live.
As a mediator for Camp Gnarly, you must employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children. Observe each child to help them improve their social competencies and build self-esteem. Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve occasional disagreements. Guide children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities. Supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times. Report to parents about child's progress and communicate with parents regularly to understand the children’s background and psych. Collaborate with camp dIrector and counselors.
As trip leader, you will be responsible for ensuring the safety of the groups on a trip. Creating and maintaining a positive environment, serve as a positive role model through use of proper language, professional appearance, constructive communication skills, and healthy personal habits. Coordinating with counselors to sustain a safe and fun time. Responsible for the health and welfare of campers/staff and helping maintain staff to camper ratio. Teaching, and infusing knowledge of the locations we travel. Creating lifelong enjoyable memories. Keeping a clear line of communication with parents and office staff. Making sure all trip consents/waivers are signed, and maintain proper documentation as required by camp director. Teamwork and personal accountability are the roots of every successful adventure and your attitude as a leader will shape the experience of your groups Responsible for programs related to specific travel camps, including planning and running a wide range of activities, field trips and supervision. Assist in behavior management and proper record-keeping of all incidents and carry fully stocked first aid kit.
Camp Gnarly seeks an experienced candidate to be our lead social skills instructor for our 6-week summer camp for children with High Functioning Autism, ADHD, and/or related disorders.Camp Gnarly is a Whole Child camp designed to provide opportunities to build self-esteem, social competence, independence skills, self-awareness and to foster positive relationships. Campers learn and grow dynamically as the camp is designed for social success in an inclusive environment. Candidate must possess a good sense of humor and a passion for children.
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