Each afternoon, campers take three rotating classes called Activities. Led by a range of experienced instructors and assistants, these Activities help campers explore a wide range of hobbies and ways to play and exercise outdoors. As part of our mission to grow thoughtful and happy people, our program combines many types of play, crafts, adventure, and fine arts.
As an Activity Leader, you specialize in one or a few Activities to teach each afternoon. Most of our Activities are taught by Mentors and Counselors who have an interest or skillset that makes them qualified to share their experience at a beginner to intermediate level. A few of our more challenging activities – like Climbing, Archery, and Mountain Biking – require more experience than others.
See the table below for an idea of the experience required, training offered, and hiring status for each activity we offer.
Campers select many activities to do, and almost every child tries something new each year. This means that Instructors must teach to a range of skill and interest levels, and they must be prepared to meet campers where they are.
To accomplish this mission,all activities are supported by one or more Counselors, who act as class assistants or apprentices to the Activity Leader. If the Activity Leader is also a Mentor or Counselor, we set aside additional time for them to write lesson plans, prepare materials, and to rest.
At Green River Preserve, Mentor Hikes help our campers love the natural world.
It’s our Activities — the personal challenges, successes, and confidence they create — that help our campers learn to love themselves.
|Activity||Leader Type||Experience Required||Training Offered||Hiring for 2018|
|Pioneer Cabin Crafts||Residential Instructor||Expert||No||Position Filled|
|Pottery||Residential Instructor||Expert||No||Position Filled|
|Theatre||Residential Instructor||Expert||No||Position Filled|
|Advanced Theatre||Residential Instructor||Expert||No||Position Filled|
|Arts & Crafts||Commuting Instructor||Extensive||Yes||Position Filled|
|Mountain Biking||Commuting Instructor & Counselor Team||Team - Familiar||Yes||Hiring Counselor Team|
|Climbing||Commuting Instructor & Counselor Team||Leader - Expert, Team - Familiar||Yes||Hiring Instructor & Counselor Team|
|Canoeing||Commuting Instructor, Mentor or Counselor||Extensive||Yes||Hiring|
|Outdoor Living Skills||Mentor||Extensive||Yes||Hiring|
|BB Skeet (Riflery)||Mentor or Counselor||Familiar||Yes||Hiring|
|Creative Writing||Mentor or Counselor||Familiar||Yes||Hiring|
|Drawing & Painting||Mentor or Counselor||Extensive||Yes||Hiring|
|Fencing||Mentor or Counselor||Familiar||Yes||Hiring|
|Field Games||Mentor or Counselor||None||Yes||Hiring|
|Fly Fishing||Mentor or Counselor||Extensive||Yes||Hiring|
|Knitting||Mentor or Counselor||None||Yes||Hiring|
|Low Ropes Course||Mentor or Counselor||None||Yes||Hiring|
|Nature Art||Mentor or Counselor||None||Yes||Hiring|
|Woodworking||Mentor or Counselor||Familiar||Yes||Hiring|
|Yoga||Mentor or Counselor||Familiar||Yes||Hiring|