Camp Woolman Teen Leadership Camp Director

Starting Date: 
Jun 10, 2018

Woolman Teen Leadership Camp is an exciting program for teens 15-16 years old. We are seeking to hire a coordinator to lead the full 6-week program. The Coordinator will plan, organize, and lead activities, trips, workshops, and projects, will train and support the counselors, and will work with, and be supported by, the Camp Director.

About us

The Woolman camps - Camp Woolman and Teen Leadership Camp - are small programs serving 9-16 year-olds for 6 weeks of programming in the summer. Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills near the scenic Yuba River and Tahoe National Forest, Woolman camps embody values of community, respect for nature, peace, and simple fun. Kids come to learn, play, make friends, and live in an accepting community where they can truly be themselves. In-camp activities include cooperative games, sports, arts, crafts, nature, music, singing, campfires, as well as place-based educational workshops. Each week also includes an offsite trip to nearby rivers, mountains and farms.

Dates

The job begins on June 10th, 2018 with 2 weeks of training and preparation. Camp is in session for six weeks, and the job ends on August 10th, after a week of debriefing and cleanup. As this is an especially important leadership position, you will be asked to stay in constant contact with the director during the 6-8 weeks preceeding the start date in order to ensure that you are fully prepared for the job. There will also be considerable written material to review in advance, as well as knowledge management and record keeping to turn in at the end of the season.

Desired Qualifications

  • Applicants must be at least 21. Younger applicants may consider a counselor position.
  • Outdoor leadership experience.
  • Prior work with teen programming.
  • Strong logistical and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience mentoring or managing others.
  • Current Class-B Driver's License for a 15-passenger van, or willingness to obtain one. 

Responsibilities

  • Participate in semi-monthly phone meetings throughout the spring.
  • Train, support and give feedback to the teen camp counselors.
  • Manage the day-to-day schedule of teens while at camp. This requires consistent communication with the Program Director.
  • Plan and organize trips, activities and day-to-day camp logistics.
  • Register teen campers and communicate with parents whenever needed.
  • Participate and help facilitate Staff Meetings with other staff.
  • Collaborate with Camp administrators so both camp engines run well.
  • Act as emergency contact support while camp is in session.
  • Participate in the spiritual, emotional, and physical growth of all our beautiful young people.

Who Are We Seeking?

You must be a thorough planner, able to anticipate potential problems and prepare for them. You need also be a creative problems solver, ready to aid in the inevitable surprises that will come up! A willingness to work with the established framework of this program and also bring some creative ideas for how to help it grow is a given. You must be familiar with age-appropriate expectations for teenagers and also be excited to work with them and get to know each one as an individual. Finally, you must possess a willingness to work hard, play hard, steal quiet moments for yourself within long days and gain satisfaction through behind-the-scenes efforts that result in positive experiences for others. At Camp Woolman, we strive to create a community where diversity of life experiences, learning styles, and social identities (including but not limited to religion, class, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability) are honored and celebrated.  In applying, please describe the way your school, work, volunteer, or life experience has prepared you to work with diverse communities of people, including any aspects of your own background or identity that you believe would enrich the Camp Woolman.

Compensation

The pay for TLC Director is $2800 for the season. This covers a span of 9 weeks between June 10th and August 6th, with additional time needed for pre-camp meetings in the months leading up to camp. Room and Board is covered as an additional compensation and is independent of your monetary wage.

Click here for the application form

FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT:
Amy Cooke
camp@woolman.org
530-273-3183 x15