Employer: Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust
Internship Number: 447
Internship Title: EcoVenture Youth Camp Counselor
Location: Rangeley Lakes region in western Maine
Period of Engagement: Each Summer (6/25 – 8/10) 
Compensation: $10.00-$12.50 per hour, 40 hours per week.
 Description of the Internship:
The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is a non-profit land trust that has protected over 13,000 acres in Western Maine.  Our stewardship responsibilities include management of forested woodlands, outdoor recreation opportunities and environmental monitoring and education.

The Trust is seeking Youth Counselors for the Summer EcoVenture Program.  Camp EcoVenture counselors will work from late June through mid-August. Employment period is June thru August with program operating weekly Tuesday thru Friday.

The EcoVenture Counselors are responsible for ensuring the smooth daily operation of the camp and for the direct supervision and safety of the campers. He or she reports directly to the Camp Director.

What You’ll Learn

Throughout the seven weeks, you will gain leadership, problem solving, interpersonal and team building skills while developing your outdoor skills in a backcountry setting.

Specific skills include:

  • CPR/First Aid
  • Group Management
  • Canoe/Kayak Strokes
  • Water Safety Signals

You can expect to become part of the Rangeley community. You will spend every day outside working closely with another counselor on active adventures encouraging children to step out of their comfort zone, to make new friends, and try new experiences.

 Responsibilities:
Camp EcoVenture Counselors are responsible for ensuring the smooth daily operation of the camp and for the direct supervision and safety of the campers. He or she reports directly to the Camp Director.

General

  • Assist in preparing general season schedule with weekly programming
  • Assist in preparing detailed daily schedule
  • Inspect, organize and maintain all field equipment
  • Work with Camp Director to develop and implement necessary policies
  • Work with Stewardship Director on base camp maintenance and repairs

Program Implementation

  • Communication with parents
  • Review camper information packages in detail prior to program week
  • Participate in daily staff meetings
  • Oversee weekly cleaning of base camp and associated equipment
  • Coordinate daily logistics
  • At season end, inspect, inventory and store all equipment
Qualifications:

  • Interest in the environment, conservation
  • Must have experience working with children in an outdoor setting
  • Mature, self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic
  • Comfortable with working in the outdoors
  • First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding certifications
  • Applicants should be enrolled in an outdoor recreation-related field and should have experience working with children.
  • background check
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Internship Application Form online.
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