Orienteering and Geocaching Leader (Specialist Counselor, Camp Grossman)At Camp Grossman
Whatever calls to you…making a difference in the lives of children …making new friends (or bringing your old friends to enjoy a camp summer together) ….earning money…. and/or having a fun and memorable time outdoors this summer, please consider joining the Camp Grossman Team! We aim to support your goals as you support ours.
FREE CAMP TUITION Parents of camp aged children are welcome to have their children enjoy the Camp Grossman experience for all weeks they are working at no charge.
GREAT HOURS WITH NIGHTS AND WEEKEND OFF Camp days run from 8:15-4:15 weekdays, leaving you lots of time for the other things you want to do this summer
FREE TRANSPORTATION Counselors are welcome to use our free bus service from 31 towns around the Greater Boston area including Acton, Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Canton, Chestnut Hill, Concord, Dorchester, Framingham, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Medfield Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Randolph, Roslindale, Sharon, Sherborn, Somerville, Sudbury, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, West Roxbury, and Westwood.
FLEXIBILITY THAT WORKS FOR YOU Join us for all or part of your summer. Flexible schedules (e.g. several days per week) are also possible.
DIVERSE AND WELCOMING JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston core values – Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation – which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT As a special perk for our staff this summer, the JCC is offering a 6 session program to support our staff as they prepare to launch their careers: creating your Linked-in profile, how to see and sell your skills, identifying roles that match your goals, and resume prep are examples of what you will learn. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion to cite on their resume.
GREAT PLACE TO WORK As our alumni can tell you: Camp Grossman summers are an amazingly fun way to spend your summers while developing great skills which will serve you well in future jobs and life in general. Grossman staff work as a tight team to create wonderful experiences for children while helping them build confidence and skills. Camp Grossman is located on 75 acres of the beautiful Hale Reservation in Dover.
This role is a great opportunity for someone who wants to share their love of exploration and adventure with children while creating a joyful, memorable summer working with children in a day camp setting. Responsibilities include: creating a fun/joyful active dynamic, planning and implementing geocache scavenger hunts, leading children on searches, making them fun and educational, teaching children orienteering skills (e.g. use of compass and map), ensuring camper safety when hiking. NOTE: For this role, training on geocaching and orienteering (use of compass) will be provided to the staff person, if needed.
Camp Grossman is welcoming 700+ campers and over 250 staff this summer. The camp day runs from 8:15 AM -4:15 PM, Monday through Friday. Orientation happens the week of June 21 and there are 3 staff meetings on various Monday evenings throughout the summer. Most counselors and staff also work 1 or 2 additional family nights or overnights, depending on their position in camp. As noted above, working for part of the summer or several days per week is possible.
RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS - physically able to lead hikes over outdoor terrain - high school senior (or equivalent) or older - Knowledge of map and compass use, or willingness to learn (training provided) - able to inspire, encourage and motivate campers - ability to create a sense of fun - patience, flexibility and a sense of humor - excellent group management skills - truly enjoy working with children - a strong desire to make a difference every day - strong teamwork and relationship building skills, the ability to multitask, the ability to manage situations effectively and diplomatically - ability and commitment to build strong relationships with campers, co-workers, and camp leadership - JCC Greater Boston requires that new employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at time of hire. The JCC will consider requests for medical or religious exemption that do not pose undue hardship or a direct threat to health or safety.
How to ApplyJCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to learn more or are ready to apply, please reach out to us at email@example.com
Orienteering and Geocaching Leader (Specialist Counselor, Camp Grossman)
294 Powissett Street, Dover, MA, 02030, United States