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Chewonki Foundation

  • 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset, ME
  • www.chewonki.org
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Activity Head

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min experience

salary range

$1.5k - $1.5k / month

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

Camp Chewonki is a nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children. Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building skills and knowledge in a core curriculum, and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips. Participants in our Leadership Expeditions are aged 14-18 and spend 3 weeks or 5 weeks learning leadership skills, remote travel, and a robust sense of self.

Camp Chewonki’s activity program is designed to deliver the Chewonki Foundation’s mission through skill building, team development, self-reflection, and healthy risk taking. The Activity Heads are responsible for preparing and facilitating lessons, coordinating a team of discipline-specific instructors, and keeping activity equipment and areas safe and well-maintained. Each activity has discipline-specific skills and related requirements for the activity. While Activity Leader’s primary responsibility is instruction in their area of expertise, camp provides a dynamic workplace environment that requires creativity, flexibility, and a team player approach. Activity Leaders are expected to role model this approach to many hands make light work.

Activity Heads coordinate and facilitate activities at both the boys and girls camp including: Natural History, Farm & Food Systems, Outdoor Living Skills, Watercraft (Canoeing/Kayaking), Community Building, Woodworking, Visual Arts, Archery.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience working in specialized activity area; relevant certification, as required

    • Preferred Certifications depending on activity area could include: American Canoe Association, American Red Cross Lifeguarding, U.S. Archery Instructor, Association for Challenge Course Technology, etc.

  • Experience working in educational spaces, preferred

  • Current Wilderness First Aid Certification (Chewonki will offer course prior to camp season)

  • Current Lifeguard Certification, preferred

  • Valid driver’s license and driving record approved by Chewonki’s Insurance Carrier

  • Must Pass Background Criminal Check

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