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The Agassiz Village Cabin Counselor is responsible for ensuring overall camper well-being, keeping a cabin group of 12 campers (ages vary from 8-16) on schedule with activities, and leading camp activities. A counselor’s work includes assisting with camper management during activities, in cabins, on sports fields, at the waterfront and in the dining hall. Counselors may lead daily activities, like crafts, outdoor games, musical performances, and may perform other responsibilities. Counselors supervise and manage campers at all times, except during scheduled breaks. Counselors participate in whole camp activities and special events such as talent shows, and camp competitions. Counselors also accompany youth on overnight trips to one of our islands. The Cabin Counselor is responsible for helping to implement Agassiz Village Social & Emotional Learning curriculum by setting a positive example for kids. Counselors set the tone of the cabin, create the cabin rules with youth, correct inappropriate behavior, and ensure personal grooming, cabin clean up, bedtime routines are happening. Counselors are the ambassadors of fun, while following all safety rules and regulations.
The Agassiz Village Archery Instructor facilitates full-day programs for youth ages 8-17. This role is responsible for planning archery curriculum and flow of the day, set up and break down of the course, facilitating students, and maintaining safety. The ideal candidate will be skilled in facilitation and working with a variety of students and ages. Instructors work closely with the Director of Youth Development and Experience to ensure a service vision for Agassiz Village Summer Camp Program. Class size varies but typically the instructor will have 12 students per hour several times throughout the day. Training and certification provided for the archery instructor.
The Director of Camper Care is responsible for supporting the mental, emotional, and social well-being of all campers ages 8-17. This staff member will serve as a critical component of our Camper Care Team and guide Agassiz Village in creating an environment that’s welcoming for all.
Our Director of Staff Care helps the staff to grow and develop in the areas of: Community Building, Camper Development, Camper Engagement, and Behavior Management. They have strong skills in mentoring and building relationships with young adults.
The Agassiz Village Health Center EMT works closely with the Camp Nurses to ensure effective daily operations of the Camp’s Health Center and health and wellness of Agassiz Village campers and staff. Health Center Staff also ensures compliance with state and federal laws and American Camp Association (ACA) standard requirements.
The Agassiz Village Yoga Instructor develops lesson plans and teaches yoga and meditation lessons that help students ages 8-17 to learn how to self-regulate through breath-work and mindful movement for 6 weeks during the summer. The Yoga Instructor should possess yoga experience as a participant and an instructor as well as a passion for passing on life skills and values through athletic participation.
The Agassiz Village Daytime Activities Manager is responsible for creating and overseeing all daytime programming (archery, waterfront, performing arts, yoga, art, nature, sports, etc.). They are also responsible for creating and implementing the activity curriculum, guidelines and procedures that align with the program goals and outcomes Agassiz wants to achieve.
The Agassiz Village Evening and Weekend Activities Manager is responsible for creating and overseeing all evening and weekend programming (Olympics, carnival, village events, movie night, overnight camping, talent shows, dance, etc.). They are also responsible for creating and implementing the activity curriculum, guidelines and procedures that align with the program goals and outcomes Agassiz wants to achieve.
The Agassiz Village Office Manager is responsible for delivering high quality customer service to ensure that each child is registered properly, through computer data input, verbal communication, and handling of financial transactions. The Office Manager is an integral member of our team and contributes to the success of each camper’s summer experience.
The Operations Manager is responsible for overall smooth operations during an 8 week summer program from mid-June to mid-August. The Operations Manager manages the business end of camp: financial, human resources, IT, and risk management.
The Agassiz Village Social and Emotional Experiential Learning Instructor facilitates activities for youth ages 8-16. This role is responsible for planning an SEL curriculum, flow of each activity, set up and break down of the activities, facilitating students, and maintaining safety. The SEL activities you facilitate should support camper growth in the following areas: critical thinking, perseverance, communication, social awareness and peer relationships, teamwork, and self-regulation.
This position is open to applicants currently pursuing a Bachelors or Masters in Behavioral/Wellness Health, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a M.E.S.H. related field. The Youth Advocate role is critical in supporting the behavioral, mental, social and wellness health of campers ages 8-17 throughout their time at our overnight summer camp.
The Agassiz Village (AV) Village Leader (VL) is directly responsible for overseeing all aspects of the cabin life within the ‘village’ and is accountable for the final outcomes of the ‘village’. The Village Leader is responsible for ensuring that campers and cabin counselors participate in the AV programs and activities in a safe and supportive environment. The Village Leader directly supervises 10 counselors and 60 campers ages 8-14 to ensure program scheduling, conflict resolution, behavior management, motivation, health and well-being of campers and staff in the village.
The Agassiz Village (AV) Assistant Village Leader (AVL) supports the Village Leader in overseeing all aspects of the cabin life within the ‘village’ and is accountable for the final outcomes of the ‘village’. The AVL along with the Village Leader is responsible for ensuring that campers and cabin counselors participate in the AV programs and activities in a safe and supportive environment. The AVL supports the Village Leader in directly supervising 10 counselors and 60 campers ages 8-14 to ensure program scheduling, conflict resolution, behavior management, motivation, health and well-being of campers and staff in the village. The VAVL also ensures that campers’ needs and issues are managed while also ensuring that staff engagement with campers is appropriate and consistent with AV mission and policies and procedures.
The Agassiz Village Waterfront Director is responsible for supervising a team of 6-7 lifeguards, and 150 campers ages 8-17 while on the waterfront, including all water activities, equipment, and facilities. The Waterfront Director ensures that the Camp’s waterfront program and protocols are followed in compliance with the regulations for Department of Health and American Camp Association standards. They will provide a safe and nurturing environment for all and will be actively involved and have a positive attitude about all camp activities.
The Agassiz Village Lifeguard/Boat Driver facilitates full-day programs for youth ages 8-17. This role is responsible for driving the boats during the Waterfront activity periods and lifeguarding during free swim periods. They are responsible for planning the boating curriculum and ensuring skills building for campers.
The Agassiz Village Swim Instructor (Lifeguard) is responsible for teaching swimming skills during the Waterfront activity periods and lifeguarding during free swim periods. They are accountable for the daily needs of the program and assist the Aquatics Director to ensure that the camp’s waterfront program and protocols are followed in compliance with the regulations for Department of Health and American Camp Association standards. The Swim Instructor (Lifeguard) is charged with ensuring the camp experience of all those that attend is safe, fulfilling, and enjoyable. When not actively working at the Waterfront, shall act in the capacity of a Cabin Counselor with an assigned cabin group.
The Kitchen Staff assists in all aspects of kitchen operations (dish washing, food prep, etc.) to ensure the timely preparation at the highest quality of all meals required for the Camp community. The Kitchen Assistant works in a team to support the Head Chef/ Food Service Manager to ensure compliance with the Department of Health and USDA guidelines. The Kitchen Assistant performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of Agassiz Village.
The Agassiz Village (AV) Driver creates opportunities for work/life balance for Agassiz Village summer staff members. They will be responsible for picking up staff from the bus or airport, driving staff off camp in the evenings and taking staff on excursions on their days off. The Driver will be responsible for planning the daily scheduling, advertising opportunities to staff members and encouraging staff to sign up in advance for opportunities. The Driver will encourage staff to take their breaks away from camp to rejuvenate and come back ready to work. The driver will arrange logistics, outdoor and evening activities, and sightseeing excursions. The driver may also be responsible for picking up and dropping off campers when needed.
The Housekeeping Staff assist in all aspects of camp’s housekeeping and laundry needs, they maintain the cleanliness of public areas, bathrooms, and dining hall etc. to ensure general facility cleanliness and camp laundry operation. The Housekeeping staff work in a team to support the Facilities Manager and Camp Director to ensure compliance with the Department of Health and USDA guidelines. The Housekeeping staff perform job duties consistent with the mission and goals of Agassiz Village.
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