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 andrea.cirabisi@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.

 

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Camp Director

To support the mission of Friends of CLN by managing the operation of Camp Little Notch, with direct responsibility for all aspects of the development and implementation of the summer camp program. Support Friends of Camp Little Notch in efforts for recruitment of both campers and staff. Represent Camp Little Notch to the public.

Minimum age 25.

Assistant Camp Director

The assistant camp director works closely with the camp director to plan and ensure the delivery of a safe, organized, and fun camp program for all campers and staff. This individual oversees the work of the unit staff and CIT director and serves as the on-site director in the camp director’s absence.

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

Program Director

The program director works closely with the camp director and assistant director to plan and ensure the delivery of a safe, organized, and fun camp program for all campers and staff. This individual oversees the coordination of program activities and schedules, providing and maximizing opportunities for camper-directed planning. The program director supervises program specialists, and works closely with trip staff to plan and organize off-site wilderness trips, and serves as the on-site director in the event that the camp director and assistant camp director are unavailable.

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

Camp Health Director

The camp health is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of campers and staff and the maintenance of sanitary living conditions throughout camp. The health director reviews all camper and staff medical forms, shares pertinent information as necessary, conducts health screenings of arriving campers, and oversees the distribution of all camper and staff medications. The health director is first responder in the case of a medical emergency.

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

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 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

Waterfront Director

The waterfront director establishes and oversees all activities in and on the water, assesses camper and staff swimming ability, and safety conditions at the waterfront, and supervises all staff and campers participating in swimming and small craft activities.  The waterfront director oversees the lifeguard staff and is responsible for conducting regular rehearsals of emergency procedures and  response at the waterfront. As required by the NYS DOH, the waterfront director must have documented previous experience of at least one season as a camp aquatics director at a New York State children’s camp; OR two seasons of at least 12 weeks as a children’s camp lifeguard; OR 18 weeks of previous experience as a lifeguard at swimming pool or bathing beach.

Certifications required: WSI or PSI, Lifeguard Supervision/Management, Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED, First Aid. Reports to camp director.
Minimum age 21.   Start: June 20   End: August 12

 

Lifeguard (Swimming or Small Craft)

Lifeguards assist with activities in and on the water, and supervise campers, staff and guests participating in aquatic activities. Swim lifeguards supervise recreational swimming and give swimming lessons. The small craft lifeguard supervises recreational canoeing, kayaking, and sailing. All lifeguards rehearse and respond to waterfront emergencies as directed by the waterfront director.

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

Ropes Course Specialist

The ropes course specialist leads staff and camper groups through the progression of initiatives and low and high elements and the debriefing process, while ensuring the safety of the participants. The ropes course specialist is responsible for regular evaluation of equipment and elements, including maintaining up-to-date equipment use logs.

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

Program Specialist

The program specialist coordinates creative activities based on the interests of campers in the areas of arts, crafts, nature exploration and ecology, and oversees the organization and resources in our two program centers, The Imagination Station (arts and crafts) and the Wolery (nature/ecology), The programs specialist may lead activities directly or provide guidance and materials so that unit staff can lead activities with their campers, either at the program centers or throughout camp.

Minimum age 18. Start: June 20   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

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Director

The CIT director works collaboratively with the camp director to develop and deliver a quality, hands-on counselor-in-training program for 15-17 year olds. After spending time pre-season articulating the goals and general scope of the program, the CIT director works directly with the CITs to plan and carry out the three-week training program. Once the CITs have moved into assisting with program activities, the CIT director is responsible for daily observations and providing feedback to each CIT on her growth and development, and for providing a final written evaluation of each CIT. Previous camp leadership experience, and experience living and working with teens, required. Wilderness First Aid and CPR required. Reports to camp directoir.

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

Site Director (Seasonal)

To support the mission of Friends of CLN by managing the operation of Camp Little Notch during the spring, late summer, and fall. Be responsible for all aspects of spring, late summer and fall weekend programs, rental groups, and open camping. Support Friends of CLN fundraising efforts, and represent CLN to the public.

Minimum age 21. Start: May End: October

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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