Employer: Camp Waziyatah
Internship Number:  605
Internship Title: Camp Counselor / Activity Leader
Location: Waterford, ME
Period of Engagement: Summer 2019  Application Deadline: June 7th, 2019
Compensation:  Salary + Room & Board
Description of the Internship:
Camp Waziyatah is a traditional coed sleep away camp in Maine. We are seeking employees to work with six to sixteen year old campers this summer. We’re looking for positive, fun, creative and hardworking individuals to live in cabin with a group of campers and teach one of the many activities we offer.  A Camp Counselor is responsible for the safety and well being of all campers, especially those they live with in their cabin. They are also responsible for planning and leading activities for campers in a fun and safe manner.   www.wazi.com

21 positions are available:

  • Early years education/Elementary education to work with our 6 year old campers (2 positions)
  • Waterski instructor/boat driver plus working in cabin with campers (3 positions)
  • Climbing/High Ropes instructor plus working in cabin with campers (4 positions)
  • Basketball instructor plus working in cabin with campers (1 position)
  • Soccer instructor plus working in cabin with campers (1 position)
  • Tennis instructor plus working in cabin with campers (1 position)
  • Fencing instructor plus working in cabin with campers (1 position)
  • Visual Arts teacher plus working in cabin with campers (1 position)
  • Horse Riding instructor plus working in cabin with campers (1 position)
  • Adventure Bound Leader/Trip Leader (21+) plus working in cabin with campers (2 positions)
  • Videographer plus working in cabin with campers (1 position)
  • Education/Leadership major to work with our Counselor in Training program (21+) (2 positions)
  • Program Director (21+), involves scheduling and organization (1 position)
Responsibilities:
  • Prepare daily activity plans for each week.
  • Follow and execute activities according to the daily activity plan.
  • Lead the campers in your activity with a fun, positive and outgoing attitude.
  • Act as role model to all children attending camp.
  • Interact with children, parents/guardians and co-workers in a professional manner at all times.
  • Understand and adhere to the standard operating procedures for camp.
  • Immediately report suspicious or inappropriate behaviors or abuse.
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation and daily attendance.
  • Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Know, enforce and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas.

All the positions except the last two involve working with children aged 6-15 in a cabin.

Qualifications:
  • Must be over 18 and experienced/able to teach an activity on our website.
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Partnership’s Internship Application Form online.
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