Camp Hale Overnight Camp Counselor (Summer 2024)
At United South End Settlements (USES), we offer programs that support the whole family in achieving economic mobility. We help parents and caregivers develop their own capacity to reach their goals, increase their income and assets, and connect with new networks of people through One-on-One Coaching combined with opportunities for personal development through Family Mobility programming. We provide quality education and enrichment opportunities for children and youth that foster personal development and social-emotional skills such as perseverance, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving – Early Childhood Education, club48 out-of-school time programming, and Camp Hale on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. We believe that as families increase their income and assets, become more resilient, and connect to a diverse network, they and their children are more likely to develop the necessary skills to disrupt the cycle of poverty.
As United South End Settlements celebrates its 130th year and beyond, we are reaffirming our founding vision of an inclusive community where neighbors from all walks of life work together so that all can thrive while implementing a bold, new model designed to promote economic mobility and social capital to break the generational cycle of poverty.
ABOUT CAMP HALE
The location of this job is Center Sandwich, NH.
Camp Hale provides room and board.
Camp Hale Counselors
Established in 1900, Camp Hale is a sleepaway summer camp for Boston-area youth ages 5 to 17 years old to experience a range of outdoor activities in the scenic environment of Squam Lake, located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Camp Hale transforms youth into resilient leaders as they discover the wonders of nature, build a diverse community, and embrace challenging experiences. The camp operates on the belief that all youth benefit from opportunities for physical, mental, and social growth and development. The goal is for campers to leave with an enhanced sense of well-being, improved social skills, and awareness of personal potential.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Under the supervision of the Camp Hale Director and other designated staff (Assistant Director, Program Director, etc.), counselors live with campers and participate in all daily routine activities. The Camp Hale Counselor's primary focus is to provide guidance, leadership, and support, creating a safe and nurturing atmosphere that enhances campers' physical, social, and emotional development
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Live in a cabin with a group of 8 to 10 campers and help each camper adjust to life at camp while providing 24-hour supervision and a nurturing environment for campers.
- Plan and lead cabin-group activities, whole-camp activities, and both day and overnight trips out of camp.
- Respond to and provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group challenges and concerns.
- Assist each camper with meeting personal goals and those established by the camp for camper development.
- Follow established procedures for supervising camper health and enforcing all safety regulations.
- Program Engagement: Actively participate in camp programs, contributing innovative ideas and energy to enhance the overall experience for campers.
- Role modeling: Demonstrate enthusiasm, adaptability, and a strong work ethic while upholding Camp Hale's values and standards.
- Supervise all aspects of the camper's day, including before assembly, morning and afternoon activities, waterfront and locker rooms, lunch, and special events.
- Actively participate in staff training, meetings, etc.
- Maintain established health, safety, and cleanliness standards of Camp Hale and ACA
- Demonstrate and teach Camp Hale values of community, diversity, and opportunity to all campers and staff.
- Follow all camp rules, regulations, and policies and enforce them among peers.
- Maintain positive and professional relationships with parents, visitors, and the general public at all times.
- Visually and audibly identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to assigned activities.
- Respond appropriately to emergencies and situations requiring first aid and/or CPR.
- Submit all required paperwork on time.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
- Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high-school diploma or GED and possess a high level of maturity.
- Preference will be given to candidates with youth-related work experience, camping experience, and/or one year of college.
- The ability to work successfully with a diverse group of campers and other camp personnel.
- Enthusiasm for outdoor activities and willingness to participate in camp programs.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Must be able to climb, balance, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and be capable of repetitive motion (with or without accommodation).
- Ability to lift up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 20 pounds of force constantly.
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE
- A competitive stipend for summer season ranging from $2000-$3,000 depending on experience.
- Developing your skills alongside an experienced Camp Director who supports counselors while being surrounded by veteran counselors, leaders, and an administrative team to help with anything you need.
- An opportunity to draw on your own experiences, as well as learn and teach new skills, that will enhance your professional development.
- Continuous Learning: Every day brings new challenges and opportunities to learn. Whether it's adapting to different camper personalities or refining your leadership skills, there's always room for growth.
- All staff receive free meals, lodging and certifications in addition to base compensation.