University of Maine 4H Camps

Counselor/Field Teacher

Posted by University of Maine 4H Camps on 02/14/2024

Counselor/Field Teacher Job Basics

Industry Sector
Outdoor
Job Type
Seasonal Full-Time
Job Categories
Camp Staff & Counselors
Salary
$350-$550 per week
Required to Relocate
No
Required to Travel
No
Employee May Telecommute
No
State
Maine
Job Seeker Must Live Within
-
City
Required Experience
0 - 1 year

Counselor/Field Teacher Job Description & Requirements

Do you enjoy time outdoors? How about spending a summer in Maine? Share your love for the outdoors with children by spending a season working at one of our four 4H Camps and Learning Centers in Maine. With activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, archery, shooting sports, conservation education, high & low challenge courses, climbing wall, sailing, 4H camps have something for everyone! Each camp is hiring for spring, summer or fall positions. Whether your passion is hunting and fishing, hiking and canoeing, sailing, leading wilderness adventure trips or spending time with our youngest day campers, we have a position for you. Our camps are located across Maine and position opportunities vary at each location. With easy access to some great outdoor recreation opportunities, spend your days off exploring the rocky shoreline of the Maine Coast or the mountains and lakes of interior Maine or New Hampshire. We offer spring and fall programming for local schools as well as day and residential summer camp programs.

 

Each site has between 10 to 30 staff and 50 to 120 campers who attend one to four week sessions during the season. Each employment season ranges from 6 to 12 weeks and positions are available for any combination of seasons.

 

Staff are in charge of supervising and managing their assigned group, planning and leading session specific programming and maintaining the health and safety of their campers. Staff guide their group and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities, with an eye towards meeting the needs of each camper. Some positions include the opportunity for training and/or certification in a specific area including: Lifeguards, Shooting Sports Instructors, Wilderness Trip Leaders and Wilderness First Aid.

 

Salary Ranges from $350 - $550 per week depending on position. Room and board is available at some locations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with campers ages 5-17

  • Plan and lead lessons, mentor campers and provide opportunities for campers to learn and explore the outdoors through high-quality experiences

  • Supervise and assure safety and well-being of all campers, students and chaperones

  • Manage risk associated with experiential learning opportunities

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age and have graduated from High School by June 2024

  • Previous experience working with children preferred

  • Interest or experience in various outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing, fishing, sailing and many more

  • Minimum of Basic First Aid and CPR required (training available for summer season)

  • Willing to live and work in a community setting

 

About University of Maine 4H Camps

Spend a season working at one of our four 4H Camps and Learning Centers in Maine. Each of the four camps are located in a unique area in Maine including on the Maine Coast, in Downeast Maine and in the Foothills of the White Mountains. With activities such as hiking, boating, shooting sports, nature exploration, challenge course and much more we have something for everyone.

About University of Maine 4H Camps

Spend a season working at one of our four 4H Camps and Learning Centers in Maine. Each of the four camps are located in a unique area in Maine including on the Maine Coast, in Downeast Maine and in the Foothills of the White Mountains. With activities such as hiking, boating, shooting sports, nature exploration, challenge course and much more we have something for everyone.

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