Summer Camp Sailing Instructor - Camp Juniper Knoll

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest IN
650 N 175 W Camp Butternut Springs
Valparaiso, WI 46385
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
From $5,400 To $5,940
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp

Job Description

Looking for a summer job that makes a difference, join our 2022 camp staff today! Our resident camp is a place where energetic and passionate staff come together to provide a safe and positive learning environment for girls ages 6-17. At Girl Scouts of GCNWI camps we have a wide variety of opportunities for you. Campers and staff alike spend the summer living outdoors, trying new activities, gaining independence, and building long-lasting relationships.

As camp’s Sailing Instructor and Lifeguard you will be critical to the success of the summer with the responsibility of supervising campers and staff in camp’s aquatic activities with an emphasis in sailing. In this role you will supervise and guide campers through on-site sailing instruction, progressive learning experiences, and water-based program activities.

Work commitment:

Our summer season runs from early June through mid-August, including staff training and excluding our fourth of July break.

Camp staff that live on-site work from 11 a.m. Sunday morning until 10 p.m. Friday evening every week.

Camp staff that commute typically work 40 hours a week between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., actual shifts vary and will be determined in conversation with the Camp Director.

Camp Staff Benefits:

The nitty-gritties: Paid summer camp position with 24 hours off each week and breaks every day. Includes room and board (yes that’s right you will live on camp and get all your food provided for free!), First Aid & CPR certifications, and a rocking camp staff shirt! 

The real perks & career benefits: At camp you will quickly discover that the more you put into the experience, the more rewarding it will be. Develop your outdoor skills and leadership to help build your resume away from the pressures of your typical everyday routine. You will be a valuable member of this camp community, where your voice will be heard and you will receive the support you need to have a fun and successful summer.

Pay range: $600-660/week if living on site or $13-15/hour if commuting; dependent on qualifications and experience

Sailing Instructor Responsibilities:

  • Provide fun, positive, and active leadership to campers
  • Help build a supportive environment where campers can grow, make new friends, and try new things
  • Role model problem-solving, collaboration, and initiative to campers and other staff
  • Supervise and guard all aquatics activities, utilizing certifications, and emergency management as needed
  • Provide quality water-based programming and lessons
  • Act as instructor for sailing programs and other boating programs as needed
  • Provide sailing demonstrations as a tool to instruct sailing lessons
  • Maintain proper care of sailboats and equipment and instruction of such care
  • Oversee campers during group activities, meals, and transitions to and from scheduled events
  • Maintain responsibility for aquatics facilities, shower house, and equipment in regard to condition, readiness, and cleanliness
  • Assist with other camp programs when aquatics areas are closed
  • Other duties as assigned

Apply today to join our summer camp team! (Your future self will thank you!)

Job Requirements
-Loves to interact with children and has prior experience working with children of various ages
-Enjoys spending time outdoors and has prior experience working in an outdoor setting
-Current First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard certification (Preferred: Waterfront lifeguard certification)
(Lifeguard certification training is available for candidates; however position is dependent on passing the
Red Cross lifeguarding course, including the swimming pre-test.)
-High school graduate or equivalent
-18 years of age or older by June 22nd
-Proof of health physical clearing the candidate for work in a camp setting
-Willingness to live and work in an indoor and outdoor camp setting, which includes working irregular
hours with limited or simple equipment, rustic facilities, wildlife and insects; limited technology while at
camp, and daily exposure to sun, rain, and other weather conditions
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest IN
Sam Lucheck
20 S. Clark Street Suite 200 Main Office Location
Chicago IL 60603
United States
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