Summer Camp Instructor

Camp Tamarack

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compensation: $575-$605/week
employment type: full-time
job title: Instructor (summer camp)
Job Title: Instructor (Summer)

Compensation: $575-$605 per week
40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday or Monday-Friday
Full room and board provided (housing, food, internet, utilities, laundry for the entire duration of the season, including weekends off)
Full accommodations for dietary restrictions or preferences

We are hiring Instructors who can commit to the remainder of our 2024 Summer season (now through the end of August). At Camp Tamarack we host Outdoor School, Summer Camp, and classroom programs, providing youth of all ages with hands-on opportunities that promote personal growth and a better understanding of the environment and world that surrounds them. We are accepting applications until the position is filled. Send your cover letter and resume to employment@camptamarack.com.

We are looking for staff who thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment to support our mission of youth development through mentored outdoor experiences. Our Instructors have the willingness to learn supported by our training, continual coaching, and professional development. As a part of our camp community, we will meet you where you are and help you grow as a professional. Some of our parameters for success include being accountable (readily owning your mistakes and growing, following through with your responsibilities, working with initiative), being reflective (seeking to understand others perspectives, seeking feedback with a desire to improve and learn, assuming positive intentions), and being collaborative (zoom out, explore a variety of perspectives, and ask questions when problem-solving).

Camp Tamarack is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome your unique contributions to our program, including your culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages, veteran status, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. We value diversity and are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all students, volunteers, and employees. Our commitments include:
Normalizing pronoun use during meetings and programs
Providing needs-based scholarships to students
Providing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion training to all staff
Incorporating land acknowledgments in programs
Using trauma-informed, culturally responsive student support strategies
Providing accommodations for students to participate in our programs and for staff to lead programs

How We Make This Position Sustainable:
FULL Room and Board: There is no cost to staff for housing, meals (when programming is running), internet, utilities, and laundry seven days a week for your entire season of employment.
40-hour Work-Week: Compared to other overnight camps, where you work from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed all week, at Camp Tamarack Instructors work shift schedules and only work 1-2 evenings per week as well as have rotating Sundays and Fridays off.
Paid “Sick or Sad” leave: Whether you get sick or just need a mental health day, we offer accruing paid leave for our employees. 1 full day of pay earned for each session worked, 1 day for Spring Outdoor School, 1 day for Summer Camp, and 1 day for Fall Outdoor School.
Wellness Stipend: After a year of employment, we offer a monthly wellness stipend for health care, a gym membership, counseling, exercise equipment or class, or whatever you do to promote your wellness.

We are hiring Instructors who can commit to the remainder of the Summer season (now through the end of August).

2024 Season Dates:
Summer Camp
Staff training: June 16th-June 21st (individual training will be provided for staff starting after June 21st)
Programming: June 23rd-August 23
Camp for Children with Type 1 Diabetes: August 25th-28th

Weekly Salary:
Starting pay is $575 - $605 per week. There is no cost to staff for housing, meals, internet, utilities, and laundry seven days a week for your entire season of employment.

Job Description:
Lead daily science, social, and emotional learning, and camp-specific classes to youth ages 8-14.
Mentor, supervise, and evaluate high school students who serve as Cabin Counselors. Lead daily mentor meetings for 2-5 high school students.
Lead group activities such as hiking, canoeing, paddle sports, swimming, archery, crafts, team building, and camp-specific games and activities (training provided).
Lead all-camp programming and campfire skits and songs in the evenings.
Lifeguard and supervise all waterfront activities during summer camp (we provide lifeguard training certification).
Participate fully in all aspects of the on-site programming including
Assists with daily mealtime cleanup
Assists in site set-up, weekly cleaning, and closing each week
Provides backup support to other camp staff as needed
Provide weekly transportation to and from camp for campers and high school students (15-passenger van driver training included)

Note to potential applicants: Research shows that BIPOC folx, trans and non-binary folx, and women are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe that they meet every qualification listed in a job description. Your skills, experience, and education can come from personal interests, self-directed learning, community roles, and life experiences. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are interested in the position, even if you do not believe you meet all the qualifications.

An Overview of The Position Within Our Programs:
Summer Camp: We start our summer camp season with 1 week of staff training and additional time devoted to Lifeguard training. For our summer camp program, Instructors are responsible for leading and supervising classes and activities throughout the day for campers, supervising afternoon recreation, which includes lifeguarding, and leading sports and craft activities, as well as supporting evening activities and our all-camp games. We encourage Instructors to incorporate their hobbies and interests into daily camp activities. High school employees supervise camper cabins. Our Instructors mentor and support 2-4 high school employees each week. Our Instructors do not directly supervise the cabins of campers overnight, that is the responsibility of the high school employees. Campers and high school employees arrive on Sunday and stay until Friday early afternoon. Instructors rotate between a Sunday-Thursday shift or a Monday-Friday shift.

Living and Working Conditions:
Employment is temporary and subject to the camper participation schedule. This position works in an overnight camp setting.
If Instructors choose to live on-site, they live in shared staff quarters.
Housing is provided for the entire employment season- you don’t have to move out on the weekends or in between sessions- your space is your space for the whole season. Housing is shared with other employees in assigned cabins or bunk rooms.
Room and board provided- there is no cost to staff for housing, meals, internet, utilities, and laundry seven days a week for your entire season of employment

Shift Type: Weekly salary, paid monthly

What do our programs look like? Find us on TikTok and Instagram at @camp_tamarack

We are accepting applications until positions are filled! If you are interested in applying, please forward your cover letter and resume to employment@camptamarack.com
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