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Camp Jacobson – Group Leader

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • College graduate with teaching degree or comparable; Previous camp experience preferred but not required; Current CPR and First Aid certification required.

SPECIFIC TASKS

  • Participate in daily activities with campers.
  • Supervise campers in every aspect of the camp experience.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate staff within the group.
  • Observe staff assigned to your group, providing positive coaching and constructive criticism, motivating and empowering as much as possible.
  • Maintain written records of regular observations such as evaluations, discipline notices, etc.
  • Develop a rainy day contingency plan for the group and train the staff in how to implement that plan.
  • Care for and maintain bunk decorations, supplies, equipment, and camp property.
  • Assist in instructing and leading activities.
  • Maintain regular communication with camp families, including pre-camp phone calls, weekly phone calls and emails.
  • Assume responsibility for all campers in your care.
  • Provide opportunities for each camper to successfully participate in the camp experience.
  • Meet individual needs of each camper.
  • Create positive environment for campers and staff to ensure the mission of teaching children the skills of making and keeping friends and building self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Work with Inclusion Coordinator to ensure successful inclusion for any children with special needs.
  • Check your mailbox before, during and after camp to ensure that all communication is being received and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Be on time!
  • Other duties as assigned by Camp Administration.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each camper, both physically and emotionally. No camper should ever be made to feel badly, unimportant or ridiculed by anyone at camp.
  • Have fun! It’s contagious and when you’re having fun, the campers are having fun. Spirit and enthusiasm go a long way.
  • Act as a positive role model to campers. Conversations and language must be appropriate for campers at all times. Physical appearance should be neat and professional.
  • Attend all mandatory pre-camp orientation meetings. Failure to attend meetings may result in termination or forfeiture of perfect attendance bonus.
  • Provide feedback and recommend improvements to Camp Administration with regards to effectiveness of program.
  • Staff is required to wear a staff shirt every day, which will be provided during pre-camp orientation.
  • Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all swim periods. Sneakers must be worn daily. Staff is expected to be interactive in the pool and on the fields.

POLICIES

  • Any staff member suspected to be under the influence or found to be using drugs, alcohol or smoking during camp hours will be dismissed immediately.
  • Cell phones are not permitted to be used on camp property during camp hours unless approved by Camp Administration.
  • Camp Jacobson is both kosher and nut-free. We expect that all staff respect these policies. NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS ALLOWED IN CAMP AT ANY TIME.
  • Staff are not permitted to have visitors during the camp day and are not allowed to leave camp during the day unless authorized to do so.
  • Please be aware that any rumors, issues, and concerns of the campers and/or their families are strictly confidential and are not to be shared outside of camp by any staff member. Situations relevant to the camp day are not to be discussed outside of camp. Any issues must be communicated to your immediate supervisor, not to camp parents.
  • Staff are expected to uphold and ensure the implementation of all Camp Jacobson policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Camp Jacobson upholds its confidentiality policy in regards to the discussion of compensation and other private subject matters. The policy prohibits any sharing of confidential information.  Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action.

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