Assistant Camp Director: Girl Scouts of Utah
Make a difference in the lives of girls and spend an unforgettable summer in the Wasatch Mountains! The Girls Scouts of Utah are seeking adventurous, fun loving, creative and empathetic counselors for the upcoming 2021 season at one of our American Camp Association accredited camps.
The Girl Scouts of Utah are proud of their two pristine camps: Trefoil Ranch and Camp Cloud Rim. Each camp offers a unique and beautiful setting for your summer home away from home. Do you want to live in your parent's basement, or do you want to live in the Wasatch Mountains for the summer?
We are currently hiring for both of our camps: Trefoil Ranch and Camp Cloud Rim.
Trefoil Ranch is located on 123 acres of beautiful ranch country tucked away in Provo Canyon. Trefoil Ranch features a lodge, ranch house, bunk house, showers, electricity, hot water and flush toilets. Trefoil Ranch is home to about 20 horses, offering unique opportunities to experience equestrian programs. Girls live in cabins or platform tents with staff located nearby. Girls can enjoy horseback riding instruction, high and low ropes courses, archery, biking, hiking, and other camp activities.
Camp Cloud Rim
Camp Cloud Rim sits at an elevation of 9,200 feet near Park City, nestled among aspen and pine on the shores of Lake Brimhall. Camp Cloud Rim has beautiful facilities including a lodge and shower house, electricity, hot water and flush toilets. Girls live in cabins or platform tents with staff located nearby. A highlight of Camp Cloud Rim is beautiful Lake Brimhall where campers can canoe, sail, kayak and swim. Other activities include photography, pottery, rock climbing, hiking and backpacking.
- As a member of the camp Leadership Team, assist the Camp Director in the development, implementation, evaluation, and administration of the council's program for resident camp.
- Assume responsibility for total camp management in the Camp Director's absence.
- Work with the Camp Director and leadership team to plan and facilitate staff training.
- Work with the Camp Director and leadership team in assigning campers and staff to units, assigning staff activities, and other responsibilities as directed.
- Work with the Camp Director and leadership team to maintain the American Camp Association standards book.
- Work with the Camp Director to schedule time off for staff.
- Ensure take home packets are accurately completed and that they are distributed to parents/guardians during check out.
- Assist with transportation of campers and staff to the clinic or other health service facilities.
- Address conflicts between staff and/or campers and communicate with parents as needed.
- Assist in any area of camp as needed.
- Bring all problems in camp to the attention of the Camp Director.
- Complete weekly and end-of-season reports.
- Supervise and evaluate unit staff and program staff.
- Manage all program and unit areas on camp.
- Conduct weekly Unit Leader/Program Staff meeting.
- Disseminate all necessary paperwork and information throughout the week as necessary.
- Ensure that all paperwork is completed, collected, and filed appropriately.
- Meet with unit and program staff throughout the week to ensure that outcomes and goals are being met and provide feedback.
- Conduct mid- and end-of-season evaluations of all unit and program staff.
- Participate in general camp program and operations.
- Assist with unit and camp housekeeping, sanitation, and care of supplies and equipment.
- Assist with camp-wide programs including workshops, all camps, campfires, camper's choice activities, and flag ceremonies.
- Attend and participate in staff training and the closing of camp.
- Eat meals with the campers and supervise clean up after meals.
- Understand and implement safety guidelines and standards as outlined by Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Camp Association, and any state and local codes.
- Perform additional duties as assigned. Job duties may be subject to change pursuant to the activities of the camp, camp needs, and the organization as a whole.
- Relevant experience required.
- Resident camp experience preferred.
- Camp specific program area experience preferred.
- Hold current Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications, or the equivalent
- Hold a current Utah Food Handler's Permit.
Possess good organizational, leadership, and teaching skills:
Ability to schedule and manage time, resources, and people.
Strong decision making skills while exercising good judgment.
Six weeks experience in a management or supervisory role is required (six months is preferred).
- Ability to follow direction from Team Leaders, adhere to policies, and follow camp procedures.
- Ability to communicate and work with groups of girls ages 6-17, and provide necessary verbal instruction to campers.
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
- Ability to respond in a crisis situation.
- Have the council required health forms and documentation completed by a physician to ensure the well being of living and working in an outdoor camp setting that includes:
- Ability to bend down and move, lift, stock, and carry boxes, program materials, and supplies (up to 50 pounds).
- Ability to walk, stand, and work on feet up to 8 hours a day.
- Ability to live and work in a high elevation (up to 9200') and outdoor setting.
- Have visual/auditory ability to respond to environmental and other hazards related to summer camp activities.
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