L.G. Cook 4-H Camp is a residential, overnight summer camp in Stokes State Forest dedicated to its mission of providing the youth of New Jersey with a fun, safe, enriching, and transformative experience.
Summer staff are hired for an 8 week (possibly more depending on the specific position) summer contract, which will require them to live and work on site for the duration of that contract. Staff will have days off between sessions, but outside of special circumstances are not allowed to leave site during a camp session.
Staff roles include cabin counselors (who also run classes and programs), Senior Staff who supervise both program and course areas, and support counselors who split their time between assisting with kitchen/janitorial support and helping with childcare activities.
Minimum Education and Experience:
All applicants must be 18 years of age at the start of the L.G. Cook 4-H Camp summer season.
Childcare or residential camp experience is preferred, either in previous job settings or the L.G. Cook 4-H Camp Counselor in Training program.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
L.G. Cook 4-H Camp looks for positive, energetic problem solvers.
The primary role of all staff is to devote 100% of their attention, care, and creativity to our campers. This includes individual attention to tailor our program to the specific needs of each camper, while simultaneously building a program and environment that is beneficial to the whole 4-H Camp community.
4-H Camp is based on interaction, and all staff must be able to socialize and support our youth aged 8-16, as well as their fellow staff members.
Various skills, depending on role at 4-H Camp, may be required or utilized to run activities throughout our general Summer Camp, as well as to teach classes in our Environmental Education, Creative Arts, Waterfront, Recreation, and Community Course Areas.
Use of various recreational equipment and cleaning supplies may be required depending on job position. Staff will receive training as to use and operation for any pertinent equipment.
Staff will also receive training in use of AED and Epi-pens.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
4-H Camp is an active, rustic environment. Staff must have the ability to navigate and lead campers over uneven dirt paths and wooded terrain. 4-H Camp has buildings and programming locations based all over its 108 acres of woods, and staff will often be tasked with traveling across the Camp facility with their campers.
Camp days are long, and staff must have the endurance to be able to lead multiple active games and recreational activities and continuously supervise their campers (including during rest and mealtimes) around the clock.
Counselor staff reside in a rustic cabin with the children in their care. Senior Staff and support staff live in similarly rustic staff facilities. Staff should be comfortable sleeping in bunks and using communal restrooms.
Staff are on duty for the entirety of the residential camp session. Time off is given daily, but outside of that scheduled time staff are responsible for the children in their care at all times.
No alcohol or drugs are permitted on site in the summer season. If offered a position, other prohibited materials and behavior expectation will be detailed in the 4-H Camp Code of Conduct.
Sleep in bunks.
Posting Number: 21FA0441
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 124727
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