Travel Program Counselor

Camp Kingfisher
Chattahoochee Nature Center


Job Title:
Travel Program Counselor
Hours: 40-60 hours per week
Classification: Nonexempt, hourly, seasonal
Reports to: Camp Directors

 

Position Purpose:

Every counselor at Camp Kingfisher is hired to:

  • lead campers as a positive, caring role model
  • provide campers with fun, positive outdoor learning experiences
  • help campers grow and learn through challenges

As the primary caregivers for each camper in their group Travel Program Counselors must be safety-conscious, fun, dynamic and able to change plans quickly due to unforeseen circumstances. Travel Program is Camp Kingfisher’s adventure-based program for rising 8th and 9th graders. Lead strenuous day-trips in Georgia and surrounding states, coordinate with vendors, and communicate with parents.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and supervise adventure trips for campers entering grades 8 and 9. Counselor-led trips include kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, service projects, snorkeling, and an offsite overnight. Vendor-led trips include white water rafting, rappelling, mountain biking, and caving
  • Build a camper team each session that values kindness, respect, and environmental admiration and repect
  • Participate as a member of the travel program staff to deliver and supervise bi-weekly overnights at a Georgia state park
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities and transportation for campers and staff
  • Clean camp facilities and equipment as needed/required
  • Fill in as counselor or specialist onsite when needed, see counselor job descriptions
  • Attend weekly camp staff meetings
  • Complete additional duties as assigned

 

Other Job Duties:

  • Contribute to verbal/written evaluations and communication as requested
  • Keeping track of and recording hours worked, requesting director’s approval for any additional hours.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 22 years old
  • Experience (and passion for) teaching or working with teens
  • Previous experience leading adventure day trips preferred
  • Confident driver with clean driving record, willingness to operate 15 passenger van
  • Strong convictions, maturity, autonomy, and the ability to set high expectations
  • Background in environmental education, natural history, education, child care, or camps
  • Excellent physical condition necessary to lead adventure trips
  • Current lifeguard certification, course provided
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification, course provided
  • Willingness to work outdoors during the summer season
  • Must be able to lift over 20 pounds
  • Valid GA driver’s license
  • Experience with state of GA/landscape preferred

 

Apply:

  1. Complete and submit the online application
  2. Email Debby Head, Camp Director, for additional application.
  3. Obtain 2 references. Email, or mail to the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Attn: Debby Head. Professional references, no family or friend references, please.

 

Contact: Debby Head, Camp Co-Director, Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075  phone: 770.992.2055 x232, email camp@chattnaturecenter.org

The mission of Camp Kingfisher is to connect campers with nature and each other.

To apply for this job email your details to camp@chattnaturecenter.org