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Relief Counselor (Seasonal)

Responsibilities
Involvement in the total camp programs with responsibility to help in all areas as needed, including areas such as waterfront, dining room, campfire programs, children with behavior problems, etc.
Attend and participate in staff meetings.
Promote observance of the spiritual emphasis programs and of the moral and ethical code affecting campers and staff.
Responsible for sharing with the Camp Director all matters of mutual concern relating to the total welfare of the camp.
Display creativity and innovation in programming.
Responsible to observe set curfew.
Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in assigned living unit, within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.
Apply basic youth development principles in working campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
Help to ensure campers are properly supervised at all times.
Be aware of, and implement, safety guidelines.
Participate in implementation of program activities for campers within the Star Lake mission and outcomes
Responsible for assisting teaching of activities,
Actively participate in all programs areas as assigned.
Support the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.
Assist in any program areas as needed (Cool Clubs, Play Labs, EP's etc.).
Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
Support Counselors in providing the daily care for each camper within your supervision including recognition of personal health needs.
Be alert to camper needs and discuss any problems with Head Counselor.
Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure proper use, care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to Head Counselor.
Be a positive role model for campers and staff.
Ensure positive attitude, behavior and interaction with campers and staff at all times.
Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
Set a good example to campers and others with regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation and sportsmanship.
Participate in general planning and implementation of the total camp program, including evening programs and special days as scheduled by the Program Director or Head Counselor.
Sit with campers at meals, as assigned.
Assume night duty on a revolving basis, as assigned.
Offer assistance and support to all program areas as assigned.
Assist Program Director and in planning and preparation for total -camp activities.
Assist with preparation of tabernacle and other buildings for opening and closing days, Sundays,
and other special programs. Preparation includes cleaning, moving chairs, sweeping, moping and
vacuuming.
Sit at camper overflow tables or monitor bathrooms in the dining hall as assigned on a rotating
basis.
Assist with the registration and departure of campers.
Take part in evening programs as assigned by Program Director
Arrive at least ten minutes early to scheduled activity periods, evening programs, evening
recreation, meetings, etc., to assist or lead in set-up or preparation of programs.
Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
Clean living area daily.
Work as a team player.
Committed to the development of campers spiritually, physically, educationally, emotionally,
and socially
Willing to work with all staff members regardless of their positions.
Maintain a high level of interaction with campers and staff.
Be a constructive member of the staff contributing in every way possible to the health, harmony,
and happiness of the Star Lake Camp family.
Pray that each camper comes to know Christ as Savior.
Attend weekly staff Bible studies. These take place one evening per session.
Attend Sunday morning staff worship.
Voice criticisms to the Camp Director first.
Be in accord with camp aims and policies, being loyal to camp at all times.
Assist where needed for the benefit of the campers and the smooth operation of the camp.
Respond positively to the direction of the Program Director when he/she makes schedule changes.
Ability to participate fully in the total camp program .
Ability to communicate and work with groups of various ages and skills levels, and provide
necessary instruction to campers and/or staff.
Physical ability to respond appropriately and quickly to situations requiring first aid.
Cognitive and communicative abilities to plan and conduct activities that achieve camper
development objectives.
Ability to identify and respond to hazards. Must be able to assist campers in emergency (fire,
evacuation, illness, or injury).
Respond immediately to assigned area in the event of a missing camper alarm.
Qualifications
A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to share your faith with others
Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
Ability to relate to one's peer group
Ability to assist in teaching an activity
Good character, integrity, and adaptability
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
High school graduate and/or one year experience working with children, counselor-in-training course, group leadership course, experience as youth leader preferred
New Jersey Working Papers, if age 17 (with the Camp's assistance)


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