First-Year Camp Counselor – Volunteer

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Position: Camp Counselor Volunteer

Length of Position: 1 year (intermittent activities and events)

Reports to: Camp HOPE Coordinator

A Safe Place Family Justice Center is looking for individuals to fill the role of Camp Counselor at Camp HOPE Oregon. Camp HOPE Oregon is a week-long camp experience for children and youth who have experienced domestic violence. During the summer of 2017, Camp HOPE will hold two sessions of camp. Session 1 will be for ages, 7-11 and Session 2 will be for ages, 11-15. This position will also include activities and events throughout the year before & after camp. We are searching for dedicated individuals to be positive role models and build relationships with our campers, as well as assist in creating a safe space for the campers to have fun!

Responsibilities of a Camp Counselor at Camp HOPE Oregon:
  • Attend 16 hours of pre-camp training (provided by A Safe Place staff)
  • Assist with pre- and post-camp events—activity facilitation, set up and take down of these events
  • Attend Leadership Retreat
  • Supervision of youth, ages 7-15 during two, week-long camps
  • Model healthy boundaries with youth and other staff
  • Create a fun, enthusiastic atmosphere for youth
  • Encourage youth-involvement in activities and events
  • Utilize healthy relationship skills, such as clear communication or boundary setting, to build positive rapport with youth

Qualifications

  • 17 years or older
  • Experience working with youth, ages 7-15
  • Able to commit to 1-year mentoring/volunteering role (intermittent events/activities)
  • Able to pass background check
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) encouraged to apply
  • Past camp experience a plus

Training and Event Dates

  • Counselor Training: May 20th & 21st (all day)
  • Pre-Camp Meeting: June 4th (daytime)
  • Leadership Retreat/Training: June 22nd—25th
  • Camp Week 1: June 25th—30th
  • Camp Week 2: July 2nd—7th
  • Post-Camp Reunion: Early August (Date TBD)

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