Position Information

Posted
Sep 7, 2022

Closes
Nov 7, 2022

Description

Duties:

This position is for a weekend camp counselor. We provide our campers a great weekend at camp and their families/caregivers a respite. This is huge for our families/caregivers and campers. We have not been able to offer this weekend since fall 2019! We are looking to provide this service to our amazing campers and families.

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding weekend activity? Do you love Fall camping as much as we do? Camp Easterseals in New Castle, Virginia is seeking weekend Camp Counselors to join our team for a weekend of Fall fun and camping October 28 – 30th. The Camp Counselor will assist the campers with daily activities to include nature walks, arts and crafts and adapted sports activities.
YOU are a good match for this position if you….
  • At least 18 or older.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Believe that with the right support, people with disabilities can live, work, and contribute to their communities.
  • Have the ability assist campers with daily activities as needed (ex. Transferring in/out of wheelchairs, bathing, feeding, dressing)
  • Have a great attitude, sense of humor, and enjoy spending time in the outdoors!
What you will receive….
  • Room and board (smores included!!)
  • Competitive pay $$.
  • Experience caring for individuals with disabilities.
  • Personal growth and meaningful work.
  • A beautiful and peaceful work environment.
About Camp Easterseals: For 64 years, Camp Easterseals has provided quality recreational and therapeutic camp programming in the beautiful countryside of New Castle, Virginia. Children and adults with disabilities are able to experience all the outdoors has to offer including horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, ziplining and campfires thanks to an amazing group of dedicated team members just like you. We strive to attract and engage team members with diverse lived experiences. We intentionally seek out and value uniqueness across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, personality, disability, and age.

Requirements: 

  • Attend and actively participate in all staff orientation programming as well as ongoing staff and cabin meetings.
  • Learn about the likes/dislikes of your assigned camper(s) and any physical/emotional supports and strategies needed to help them thrive at camp.
  • Supervise and assist campers with daily activities as needed, including transferring, bathing, feeding, dressing, and other tasks.
  • Encourage participation in camp activities and assist as needed.
  • Supervise cabin during rest and night duty when scheduled.
  • Assist in daily and weekly cabin and camp clean-ups.
  • Show and encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.
  • Set an example for campers and others through cleanliness, punctuality, sharing, sportsmanship, and other appropriate behaviors.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Fulfill assigned roles in enforcing safety regulations and emergency Procedures.
  • Maintain all camper paperwork as assigned.

How to apply:

Salary
175/weekend

Duration of position
Friday October 28th- Sunday October 30th, 2022


Employer Information

Contact
Whitney Civitts

Phone
540-864.5750

Email
whitney.civitts@eastersealsucp.com

Website
https://www.easterseals.com/

Address
900 Camp Easter Seals Rd, New Castle, VA, 24127

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