Summer ushers in a 12-week whirlwind of summer camps for ages 5-12. This position is responsible for leading a camp group of children, mentoring and providing feedback for counselors and CITs, communicating with Schoolhouse staff and camp parents, modeling Schoolhouse values, and ensuring the physical and emotional safety of participants.
A Schoolhouse of Wonder Camp Lead takes pride and joy in mentoring children through outdoor adventures, games, stories, and songs. These individuals can partner energy with patience and responsibility with fun. A Camp Lead is a mentor worth remembering and emulating.
This position begins early June and runs through August 25th with an opportunity to continue into the fall season. Training Dates include the morning of May 10th, the evening of May 15th, all-day Lead Training May 17th, all-day Staff Training Weekend on May 20th and 21st, and an all-day on-site training May 23rd.
A formal review will be conducted by the supervisor to establish and assess progress against employee goals. Ongoing feedback provided through regular supervision and work plan development/review sessions.
The Schoolhouse of Wonder office is currently located at West Point on the Eno Park, 5101 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27704.
The work of the Orange County Camp Lead is typically performed at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, 3223 New Hope Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Travel to off-site locations is occasionally required. Occasional weekend and/or evenings may be required.
Regular hours typically fall between 7:30a – 6p Monday through Friday during Summer Camp from June through August and typically total 50-55 hours/week. This is a full-time, seasonal, exempt position.
Training is paid at $10-$12 per hour depending on qualifications and summer is paid at a flat rate of $550 per full, 5-day camp week. Weeks less than 5 days will be pro-rated. Benefits include professional development opportunities, unlimited vitamin D, and a steady stream of (mostly funny) stories.
To apply, first complete the Applicant Info Form. Also, please email the following to Schoolhouse of Wonder at email@example.com:
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