Eagle Island, Inc.

Paddling Specialist

Posted by Eagle Island Camp on 05/20/2024

Paddling Specialist Job Basics

Industry Sector
Action/Adventure, Outdoor, WaterSports
Job Type
Seasonal Full-Time
Job Categories
Camp Staff & Counselors
$425/week + housing and meals
Required to Relocate
Required to Travel
Employee May Telecommute
Job Seeker Must Live Within
Saranac Lake
Required Experience
0 - 1 year
Contact Name
Katrina Dearden
Contact Phone

Paddling Specialist Job Description & Requirements

HOUSING AND MEALS INCLUDED! $425/week for 8 weeks Members of the Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and underserved communities are encouraged to apply. Position Purpose: The Paddling Specialist will work closely with the Leadership team to plan and facilitate activities for campers while working to ensure social and physical safety. The Paddling Specialist is responsible for the overall supervision and planning of paddling programs and facilitating progressive learning. Planning and facilitating paddling activities Organize and plan out a variety of activities taking camper feedback and interests into account Utilize the various supplies available on Eagle Island to engage campers and staff Encourage skill development in various strokes and paddling crafts Supervise clean up of assigned boats and paddling equipment Ensure safety rules and procedures are followed Camper supervision Foster a spirit of cooperation and team building within the small group Be aware of the ongoing medical needs of campers See that campers maintain good health habits Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures Be prepared to enact written emergency procedures in the event of accident or illness Participation in the Camp Community Take responsibility for the use and care of camp-owned equipment and facilities Keep records and make reports as requested Participate in required pre-camp training Participate in post-camp clean-up, inventory and evaluation Maintain excellent communication with the campers, parents and staff Perform other duties as assigned by the camp director or program experience member of leadership Qualifications Must be over the age of 21 by the start of camp. Willingness to obtain Responding to Emergencies and CPR certifications A belief in, adherence to, and willingness to promote the mission of the Eagle Island Camp Willingness and ability to share skills and traditions, and to learn new skills and philosophies. Maturity, strong leadership qualities, and good judgment. Acceptance and appreciation of all the people and the ability to live and work with children and adults of various backgrounds, life experiences and identities Excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work as part of an effective camp staff team Interest in learning outdoor activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping, nature study, games, and crafts Physical Aspects of the Position Visual and/or auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to working outdoors Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers. (will be trained in first aid) Ability to endure standing for long hours and perform activities such as running, bending, stooping, and stretching. Ability to traverse varying terrain, from flat to hilly, while moving between activities. Ability to operate with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and varying environmental conditions.

About Eagle Island Camp

One of the most unique Adirondack summer camp experiences is Eagle Island Camp on Upper Saranac Lake. Not only is this one-of-a-kind camp located on an island (how cool is that?!), AND we offer a variety of programs for girls ages 9 –17. Your day will be full of outdoor exploration, education, and fun with activities including: Daily swimming lessons; Paddling; STEM-inspired outdoor education; Camper-choice activities; Sailing; Nature education; Team-building; Crafts, and; Traditional camp survival skills like fire-building and shelter-building. We have small group sizes to ensure that staff gets to know each camper, helping to create programming that fits their interests and needs for a memorable and transformative summer camp experience.
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