BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
- Set the tone and, with guidance from the Teen Program Coordinator, guide a group of teen Leadership Trainee interns on a journey of self-exploration, challenge, and fun for 11 days at a time. (3 standard sessions are 11 days each. We also have shorter sessions like Teen Camp and Family Camp.)
- Live as a solo counselor in a cabin with up to 8 LT interns, and assume responsibility for the physical and emotional wellbeing of campers during all on-duty hours (20-22 hours per day).
- Provide active supervision and attention to ensure interns are encouraged, safe, active, accepted, well-rested and generally cared for.
- You will coach teens in maintaining a strong work ethic and serving as a positive role model to younger campers and their peers.
- All meals are provided during camp sessions. LTs and LT staff are expected to attend meals with the rest of camp and eat the food provided as role models for the younger campers.
- We have high expectations set for our LTs. You are responsible for holding them accountable to meeting those expectations.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Key competencies: Grit, Growth Mindset, Self Management, Teamwork, Empathy, and Initiative
- Belief that with the right support and access to quality programs and experiences, all young people are able to achieve at the highest level imaginable.
- Enthusiasm about new experiences and ability to self-manage to bring a consistent level of energy all summer long.
- Calm under pressure and able to embrace change and be flexible.
- Ability to create a supportive relationship with LTs while still setting appropriate boundaries and upholding expectations.
REQUIREMENTS AND CERTIFICATIONS
- Must be able to reside in shared housing on the LVC resident camp property in Boscobel, WI starting with two weeks of staff training in June and ending after the last camp program lets out in mid-August.
- Must be at least 19 to apply.
- Current age-appropriate CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification (PEAK will provide during staff training if needed).
- While not required for this position, it is beneficial to possess a valid driver’s license since LT interns go off site during the session.
REPORTING AND RELATIONSHIPS
- The Boys Leadership Trainee (LT) Counselor reports to the Teen Program Coordinator
- Will work closely with the Girls LT Counselor to ensure the village is safe and successful
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
- The camp environment is often hot or rainy. You must be able to work outside for sustained periods of time without air conditioning.
- Position requires standing, stooping, sitting, walking long distances in hilly terrain, and occasionally lifting up to 40 pounds with or without assistance.
- Position requires working weekends and nights, with time off in between camp sessions. Camp days are often long and at times require late night camper support. Staff will have daily scheduled breaks.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- This position is compensated at a rate of $600 per week, pre-tax.
- Our summer seasonal staff are paid on a bi-weekly basis and are classified as exempt, seasonal employees.
Once an application has been submitted, an interview will be scheduled!
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