Activity Leaders, Support Staff, Culinary Assistants
Children who play outside become happy and healthy people.
Each afternoon, campers take 2-3 rotating classes called Activities. Led by a range of experienced instructors and assistants, these Activities help campers explore a wide variety 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.
We know that challenges forge better people, and so we use Activities to help our community members grow.
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.
Part of Belonging and Community is Helping Others. It’s as simple as that.
Some of our most critical roles for the summer include our Support Staff and Culinary Assistants. Support Staff are hired to wear many hats including but not limited to trail work, activity assistance, housekeeping, maintenance, climbing support, campout prep, and more. Support staff are versital “can do” folks, willing to jump in and help with whatever the flow of the day requires. We hire Support Staff for our full summer season and our fall and spring school programs.
Culinary Assistants work with our Dining Director to feed our community three times a day. We strive to provide a from scratch kitchen, and our kitchen crew works hard to provide everyone with healthy and robust meals. Culinary Assistants do everything from prep and creation to clean-up. The ebb and flow of the day revolves around meals, giving this crew some break time throughout the day to recharge or play on the Preserve.