Staff in Training
Position Type: Volunteer
Staff-in-training (SITs) are individuals who are 18 or 19 years of age and meet one of the following criteria:
was a camper during a previous season
recent high-school graduate
has minimal experience working in a camp/childcare and would benefit from focused training
This is a two-week program. In addition to training, SITs will observe, assist and lead an activity over the course of their two week program. During the second week, SITs will move into camper cabins to continue expanding their skills in all areas of camp responsibilities.
Throughout the course of the two weeks, SITs will develop the following skills/knowledge bases:
A strong work ethic
How each camp role is performed
Being an effective leader
General SIT responsibilities will include:
Live with and be a core part of the camp community
Attend meals with campers
Communicate and advocate for the needs of the campers, and escalate issues when necessary
Communicate effectively and compassionately with coworkers and campers
Give and get support through regular check ins with other camp staff
Perform all duties considerate of a range of experiences and needs, with a focus on creating an accessible environment and experience for all
During their first-week, SIT responsibilities will include:
Attend all required trainings as per the SIT curriculum and SIT coordinator
Be present in villages during transitional times when campers could make their way back to cabins
Other duties as assigned based on your skills, competencies, and completed training
During their second-week, SIT responsibilities will include:
Ensure campers are awake at the start of days and in bed at the end of days
Be on hand in the cabin for cabin bonding time and free time
Other duties as assigned based on your skills, competencies, and completed training.
Traversing up to half a mile at a time (with or without reasonable accommodation), likely multiple times a day
Navigating uneven terrain (with or without reasonable accommodation) such as muddy trails with tree roots, gravel paths, inclines, stairs
Accurately exchanging information with other staff members and with campers in a timely way
Remaining present for all assigned shifts.
Exceptions to these requirements can be made with permission from the director, and as long as all camper and staff needs are met.