Adventure Academy Co-Director – Summer 2022

Discovery Day Camp and Adventure Academy at Camp Mary Orton are week-long day camps that includes cooperative games and team-building initiatives, crafts and creativity, nature based exploration through hiking, creeking, and natural shelter building; Adventure Academy also includes high adventure elements (such as a climbing wall, zip-line, and ropes course) as well as a Thursday evening event. The Director is responsible for the day to day operation of the Adventure Academy summer day camp program, including activity scheduling, organization and safety of campers, and staff supervision.

Position is full time in the summer late May- mid August, but prior to camp training week will have part time work available at the comparable hourly rate, at flexible hours.

Essential Responsibilities

-Assist in pre-camp staff recruiting and training and activity planning.

-Collaborate with Co-director, lead counselors, counselors, and the Youth Camps Supervisor to deliver a safe, friendly, and high-energy adventure program to enrolled campers.

-Develop and facilitate camp activities, including team-building games and initiatives, crafts, hiking and creeking, awards and recognition, and other activities with the assistance of CMO staff.

-Supervise purchases and be a good steward of CMO resources so that the program remains within its assigned budget.

-Communicate with Families and provide good customer service for their needs

-Collect and organize camper and counselor records.

-Create group rosters and assign group counselors.

-Ongoing evaluation of counselors, giving and listening to feedback.

-Take primary responsibility for the health, well-being and happiness of campers.

-Supervise the daily serving of meals to campers and organize meal prep for Thursday night dinner cookout.

-Assist with urgent behavioral needs of campers.

-Run an organized check-in and check-out process.

-Engage with parents and the Youth Camps Supervisor regarding concerns, challenges and pertinent updates on campers.

-Submit all paperwork in a timely manner, including incident reports.

Monitor and respond to the AA cell phone and email account.

-Lead by setting a good example for counselors and campers.

-Conduct weekly check-in meetings with staff

-Maintain CPR/First Aid training

-Provide and document training and supervision for counselors-in-training.

-Supervise camp and staff during overnight campouts

-Drive an agency vehicle and supervise campers during off-site field trips

- Lead the Parent’s Night program

-Ensure that staff are maintaining the organization of AA materials and the cleanliness of AA program areas

-Perform other duties as assigned

Work hours will approximately be 8am-430pm M-W, 8am-9pm Thursday, 8am-1230pm Friday for the duration of camps.