Camp Little Notch is looking for energetic, fun, caring, adventurous and experienced summer staff for our flagship three-week girls program, preceded by our one-week boys program, incorporating the same camper-led planning that makes our girls program so powerful. Our forest home provides unparalleled opportunities to live in harmony and peace with nature. Camp memories are life-long, bringing people together through a shared history. Join us and enjoy 443 acres of wilderness with an 80-acre private lake as your work setting.

Camp Little Notch is committed to diversity in the workplace. People of color, LGBTQ, and multilingual people are encouraged to apply. Friends of Camp Little Notch, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

For additional information, please email jobs@friendsofcln.org.

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2019 Summer Staff Positions

All descriptions and time frames are subject to change to meet the needs of the camp and its programs.

Food Supervisor

The food service supervisor coordinates the serving of 90+ healthy meals, three times daily, to all participants and staff; in accordance with the camp’s mission and vision. Responsible for planning appealing, healthy menus using fresh locally produced ingredients where possible. Coordinates purchasing. Oversees the cook and kitchen aides, maintains safety and cleanliness in the kitchen in accordance with NYS health code requirements.

Minimum age 21. Start: June 20   End: August 12


Cook

The cook works in collaboration with the food supervisor to ensure delivery of three healthy meals daily for campers and staff, that fit a variety of dietary needs including gluten, nut, or other food allergies, as well as vegetarian and vegan diets while minimizing waste. The cook is responsible for maintaining safe and sanitary conditions in the kitchen, including post-meal clean-up. The cook oversees the work of the kitchen aides in the absence of the food supervisor.

Minimum Age 21. Start: June 20   End: August 12


Kitchen Aide

Kitchen aides assist in all aspects of food service operations as directed by the food supervisor, cook and/or camp director.

Minimum age 15. Start: June 20 (preferred)  End: August 12


Unit Leader

To supervise and support the work of the unit counselors, and to oversee the activities and ensure the safety, enjoyment, and growth of the campers in their unit. Together with the unit counselors, the unit leader guides campers in planning and carrying out their activities, and works to ensure the social health and well-being of the unit community. In addition to unit responsibilities, unit leaders are responsible for planning and leading elective activities in areas in which they have experience and expertise.

Minimum age 21. Start: June 20   End: August 12


Unit Counselor

Unit counselors guide campers in activity planning and help them to learn to live together in the camp setting. Unit counselors are directly responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of the campers in their care, and work closely with each other and unit leaders to ensure the social health and well-being of the unit community.

Minimum age 18. Start: June 20   End: August 12


Trip Leader

Trip leaders are specially-trained unit leaders who lead extended off-site wilderness trips. (May be employed as unit leader during regular session.) Working in collaboration with the program director, and with the input of campers, the trip leader is responsible for selecting a safe and appropriate route for the trip and securing all necessary permits, assessing skill levels of trip campers and staff, and providing the necessary instruction and orientation, prior to leaving camp, to ensure participants’ safety while on the trip. Together with the trip counselor, the trip leader works with campers to build a cohesive group and provide a positive challenge experience for each participant. Previous wilderness/backcountry trip experience required (must have participated in at least three similar trips as camp staff); lifeguard training, wilderness first aid/first responder and CPR certifications required. Reports to assistant camp director.

Minimum age 21. Start: June 20   End: August 12


Trip Counselor

Trip counselors are specially-trained unit counselors who help to lead extended off-site wilderness trips. (May be employed as unit counselor during regular session.) The trip counselor works in collaboration with the trip leader, and with the input of campers, to plan and carry out offsite wilderness trips. The trip counselor assists with the assessment of trip campers’ skill levels, and assists with providing the necessary instruction and orientation, prior to leaving camp, to ensure the campers’ safety while on the trip. Together with the trip leader, the trip counselor works with campers to build a cohesive group and provide a positive challenge experience for each participant. Previous wilderness/backcountry trip experience required; lifeguard training, wilderness first aid/first responder and CPR certifications required.

Minimum age 18. Start: June 20   End: August 12


Property Assistant

The part-time property assistant performs routine maintenance and basic repairs, to ensure the camp property and facilities are well-maintained during our summer camp sessions, rental season and Friends of Camp Little Notch events. Period of employment is May–October. During our summer camp sessions, the property assistant works around, but not with, children.

Minimum age 21.

   


Short-Term Volunteer (Wood Faerie)

Short-term volunteers are experienced adults whose skills and experience further the camp’s mission, but who, due to time constraints or other obligations, are not able to commit to a full-season staff position. These volunteers assist with administrative, operations and maintenance tasks as needed and appropriate to their skills and experience, and as assigned by the camp director or volunteer coordinator. Short-term volunteers do not supervise campers, but may assist counselors or program staff with activities consistent with their skills/experience, if assigned, and may offer elective activities in their area of expertise as time permits. Volunteers must complete training prior to the beginning of their volunteer session. Reports to camp director.
Minimum age 21.

In order to ensure the safety of our campers, all volunteers must complete a background check each year. Please click here to submit your information:  https://camplittlenotch.quickapp.pro/ The cost for the background check is $15, payable at the time of submitting your request. Thank you!


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