NC-EE River Camp Counselor

Hi Dr. Park, Here is a summer position with a pretty cool Non-profit out of Asheville, NC. It may interest someone in your Interp class. Claire RiverLink’s River Camp Counselor Position Summary: The River Camps Counselor will be expected to assist with all aspects of camps on a daily basis for all four camp sessions. This is a position for someone who loves to work outdoors and share their enthusiasm about the environment with children. A positive attitude and a high energy level with a commitment to excellence are also essential. The position does not offer benefits or paid sick/ vacation days. Responsibilities: • Attend every day of camp, weekdays o Arrive at 8:30am o Stay until 4:30pm o If sickness or family emergency cause counselor to miss camp, counselor must immediately notify the director the night before the day to be missed. • Assist with supervision of campers at all times o Use appropriate discipline when necessary • Assist with all activities: River recreation (canoeing, tubing, rafting), Environmental Education (Project WET, Enviroscape, Kids in the Creek, tours of parks and wastewater facilities), Service Learning (river cleanups, tree plantings, etc.) • Share driving responsibilities- driving a 15 passenger van • Communicate professionally with parents/ guardians • Counselor is responsible for logging hours worked on a timesheet Dates of Camp: June 15th-19th (rising 3rd-5th) June 22th-26th (rising 6th-8th) July 13th-16th (rising 3rd-5th) July 20th-24th (rising 3rd-5th) Requirements and Qualifications: v Must be able to pass a criminal background check v Clean driving record v An eligible candidate must be 18 years of age and have documentation of citizenship / naturalization / resident alien status v Required experience working with children ages 9-14 in an educational or camp setting v Preferred environmental education knowledge of riparian ecosystems and watersheds and river recreation (ie canoeing, rafting, etc.) v College degree or currently enrolled in college (Prefer degree in Environmental Education/Studies) v Ability to do physical labor (i.e. trash pickup and tree plantings) v Ability to lift 30 lbs. v Ability to work outdoors six hours a day v Ability to work closely with and take directions from River Camps Director TO APPLY: Please email Alex Guyton, Education Coordinator at education § Brief cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position and experience with children and/or summer camps. § Résumé (be sure to include your school and area of study/ degree) § Any relevant certifications (CPR, First Aid, etc.) § Availability § 2 References See our website for more details: Alex Guyton Education Coordinator RiverLink education (828) 252-8474 ext. 18