Reservoir Summer Jobs

Reservoir Summer Jobs

We are hiring adventurous and creative counselors for our Reservoir program - including nature, sports, arts & crafts and more!

Outdoor Cooking Counselor

The Outdoor Cooking counselor is primarily responsible for implementing and instructing cooking lessons for Outdoor Explorer campers, ages 6-12. The Outdoor Cooking Counselor will also prepare and instruct cooking lessons for 4 & 8 week campers, ages 4-17. S/he should have a strong knowledge of fire safety in the outdoors and be able to teach a variety of cooking methods. The Outdoor Cooking counselor may allso assist in a variety of Outdoor Explorers and Reservoir Staff curriculums as needed.

Prerequisites:

  • Completed first year of college (by start of summer)
  • Ability to obtain ARC First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Must attend Staff Training
  • Experience with children

47 hrs/week, starting at $565/week

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Outdoor Counselor

The Outdoor Counselor will create and implement a camp curriculum that includes: outdoor cooking, map and compass skills, wilderness exploration, outdoor living skills, as well as some other lessons in wilderness survival and first aid. This counselor will plan fun activities that are age appropriate and challenging for campers 4-16 years old. S/he is responsible for leading and supervising campers in wilderness related activities, and should have the training and knowledge necessary in order to successfully teach these skills and activities. The outdoor counselor will assist the adventure counselor and other reservoir staff in teaching and organizing after camp programs and will accompany and supervise campers on bus routes for our day camp and camp plus programs as needed. Previous experience working with children is strongly recommended.

Prerequisites:

  • Completed first year of college (by start of camp)
  • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Ability to swim

47 hrs/week, starting at $580/week

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Environment Counselor

The Environmental Education Counselor will organize and implement a camp curriculum focusing around nature appreciation, environmental awareness, as well as other topics pertaining to animals and their habitats. These topics are taught to campers of all ages, through fun activities, discussions, and nature exploration. The environmental education counselor will assist other reservoir staff in organizing and implementing activities for our after camp program and will be asked to accompany and supervise campers on bus routes for our day camp and camp plus programs as needed. This counselor should have a strong knowledge of the environment and other related subjects, and would benefit from prior experience teaching topics of nature. Experience working with children is strongly recommended.

Prerequisites:

  • Completed first year of college (by start of camp)
  • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Ability to swim

47 hrs/week, starting at $580/week

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Sports Counselor

The Sports Counselor is responsible for Roughing It’s entire sports program, and will plan age appropriate activities for campers of all ages and athletic abilities. This counselor facilitates and supervises the day camp sports program and also directs a bi- weekly after camp sports workshop for up to 18 campers. S/he is required to maintain all sports equipment and and will be asked to accompany and supervise campers on bus routes for our day camp and camp plus programs as needed. The sports counselor should have a strong background in many sports, and will be expected to teach a broad range of skills. Previous experience working with children is strongly recommended, especially in a teaching role.

Prerequisites:

  • Completed first year of college (by start of camp)
  • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Ability to swim

47 hrs/week, starting at $580/week

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Adventure Counselor

The Adventure Counselor is responsible for planning, supervising, and executing the Roughing It Adventure Program. Activities include: teambuilding initiatives, rock climbing, low ropes, orienteering, and mountain biking. This program is offered to campers of all ages, but focuses most attention towards teen camper group. Life skills are taught through this program and are illustrated and reinforced through cooperative teamwork, goal setting, as well as group and individual accomplishments. The adventure counselor must have advanced skills in rock climbing, and should have experience working with teens. S/he also will be asked to accompany and supervise campers on bus routes for our day camp and camp plus programs as needed. It is recommended that this counselor be comfortable facilitating team-building activities, and would be helpful if s/he has had previous experience working in this capacity.

Prerequisites:

  • Completed first year of college (by start of camp)
  • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Ability to obtain Rock Climbing & Belay Certifications
  • Ability to swim

47 hrs/week, starting at $580/week

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Arts & Crafts Counselor

The Arts & Crafts Counselor is responsible for Roughing It’s entire crafts program. This counselor orders and organizes all crafts supplies, plans age appropriate craft activities/projects, and facilitates and supervises the arts & crafts program for campers ages 4-16. Projects range from beginner collages to more advanced plaster masks, woodworking, and pottery. The arts & crafts counselor will also direct a bi- weekly after camp crafts workshop/program for up to 18 campers. S/he also will be asked to accompany and supervise campers on bus routes for our day camp and camp plus programs as needed. The crafts counselor must be creative, patient, and would benefit from previous experience teaching and organizing a crafts program. Prior experience working with children is strongly recommended.

Prerequisites:

  • Completed first year of college (by start of camp)
  • Ability to obtain ARC First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Ability to swim

47 hrs/week, starting at $580/week

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