Employment Opportunities

All positions require candidates to undergo a background check.

Ropes Course Facilitators – Seasonal

Join our team of facilitators and work with groups of children and adults. We work with a variety of clients and have a great low & high ropes course with a nice variety of elements. Some days are half day (4 hours or less) and others are full days (more than 4 hours). We offer very competitive pay and flexible working days.


Summer Camp Counselors & Staff – Seasonal

The success of camp depends largely on the quality of its staff. We seek men and women with diverse backgrounds, who have a desire to work in the outdoors with children and seek to improve themselves and their campers. We ONLY seek candidates who are OUTGOING, ENTHUSIASTIC and most importantly LOVE WORKING WITH CHILDREN. These three qualities are extremely important when working with children in a summer camp setting.

We are looking for junior counselors ages 17+ (16+ if they have completed the Camp Ketcha CIT/LIT program or similar type program) and Senior level staff who are 18+ with previous experience working with children.


 

2014 STAFF OPENINGS

Responsibilities listed are brief statements and are not all-inclusive. Job descriptions and personnel policies will be provided. All staff MUST have CPR/First Aid Certification by the first day of camp.

General Positions:

SENIOR COUNSELORS (18) Work directly with 5-12 campers each week.  Provide supervision, and offer activities during free or down time. For all age groups, Tenderfeet (3-4), Wood Gatherers (5-6), and Trail Seekers (7-8) and Voyagers(12-14).  QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 18 years of age or older, have prior experience working with children and posses a valid CPR/First Aid Certification.JUNIOR COUNSELOR (6) Work directly with senior counselor to supervise larger groups of children.  QUALIFICATIONS: Must have prior experience working with children, be at least 16 years of age and posses a valid CPR/First Aid Certification.

TRACKER COUNSELORS (7) Work directly with a group of 8-10 ten to thirteen year-old campers.  Provide expertise in specialty track.  Tracks include outdoor living skills/ Environmental Education; Sports/Aquatic; Artisan; Ropes/ Adventure Challenges; and General Track We are also looking to hire one Floating Tracker Counselor.  QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 18 years of age, have prior experience working with children and posses a valid CPR/First Aid Certification.

Leadership Positions:

HEAD COUNSELOR (3) Supervise up to 15 counselors and maintain a group of campers.  Provide support to senior and junior counselors, daily attendance, and deal with discipline issues.  QUALIFICATIONS: Must have had prior supervisory experience and must enjoy working with children.  Must be 21 years of age or older and posses a current CPR/First Aid Certification

Specialty/Program Positions:

WATERFRONT DIRECTOR (1) Responsible for the supervision of the waterfront consisting of a pool, pond, swim lesson planning & leading, and 3-5 lifeguards.  QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Red Cross Lifeguard Certification and Water Safety Instructor certification.

LIFEGUARDS (3) Work under the supervision of the Waterfront Director to ensure safety and order at the waterfront and to instruct weekly lessons. QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 16 years of age, have valid Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, WSI preferred. Lifeguard positions are 32-40 hours per week.

SPECIALTY CAMP COUNSELOR (2 Senior, 4 junior) Responsible for the supervision of up to12 campers during specialty camps.  QUALIFICATIONS:  Must have prior experience working with children and posses a valid CPR/First Aid Certification. Senior Counselor must be at least 21 years old, junior counselor must be at least 18 years old.

ROPES/ADVENTURE CHALLENGE PROGRAM AREA LEADERS (1 senior, 1 junior) Responsible for activity planning and delivery for our ropes program area including team building, high and low ropes initiatives. QUALIFICATIONS: Junior Ropes Instructor- must be 18 years of age or older, have prior experience working with children. Senior Ropes Instructor- must be 21 years of age or older, have prior experience working on a high and low ropes course, certification preferred. Both positions require current CPR/First Aid Certification.

DRAMA/MUSIC PROGRAM AREA LEADER (1) Responsible for activity planning for our drama/music program as well as organizing our drama/music special event.  QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be at least 18 years old , enjoy working with children,  have prior experience with drama, music and dance and posses a valid CPR/First Aid Certification.

ARTS & CRAFTS PROGRAM AREA LEADER (1) Responsible for activity planning and delivery for our arts & crafts program area for all age groups.  QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be 18 years of age or older, have prior experience working with children, posses creativeness and desire to lead arts & crafts activities for children.  Current CPR/First Aid Certification required.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AREA LEADER (1)  Responsible for activity planning and delivery for our EE Program area including garden & farm, animals, tree identification, plants and habitats.  QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be 18 years of age or older, have experience and knowledge in environmental education and past experience working with children.  Must hold current CPR/First Aid Certification.


Employment Forms

Download a Employment Application 2014

Download a 2014  Applicant Reference Form (each applicant will need 3 references that are NOT relatives)

 

If you have questions about summer positions Applicants (not their parents) should contact Liz Tully, Camp Director by selecting Summer Employment -  http://campketcha.org/contact/