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Chewonki Foundation

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

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Campus Head


min experience

salary range

$7k - $7.3k / year

Additional Job Details

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Job Overview

Camp Chewonki is a nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for children aged 8-15 who spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, learning skills and knowledge in a core curriculum, and experiencing 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.

The Campus Head is responsible for supporting campers and cabin staff and facilitating the creation of a campus wide community. The Campus Head directly manages the Age Group Coordinators (2-3) and provides guidance and support to all cabin staff. The Campus Head strives to personally know as many campers as possible and work as the primary liaison on the Director Team to manage camper needs. The Campus Head expected to support the growth and development of all cabin counselors/Age Group Coordinator staff in attaining their personal best as an educator, caretaker, and employee.

  • Supervise and manage Age Group coordinators including;

    • Conducting regular check-ins and providing guidance and support as needed

    • Complete and deliver formal evaluations of Age Group Coordinators

    • Act as next level of intervention for staff and camper issues

  • Support camper experience through building relationships with campers, providing behavior intervention and conflict resolution, as needed

  • Communicate with camper families as needed

  • Manage schedules of Generalist counselors and oversee period off schedules and coverage

  • Act as Camp Leadership during director time off, provide operational support as needed

  • Maintain essential duties as member of the Camp Leadership team

    • Meet with other Coordinator Team members and Director team to discuss and address camp concerns;

    • Participate in Leader of the Day (LoD) rotation to ensure camp schedule runs smoothly

    • Coordinate with Mental Health Aides to ensure camper needs are met

  • Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:

    • Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants

    • Assist cabin leaders with daily check-in process for participants needing additional support

    • Manage risk and maintaining the safety of participants

    • Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned

  • Uphold the Chewonki Foundation’s mission and values

    • To learn more, visit our website at: www.chewonki.org

  • Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp

Special Benefits

  • Travel stipend

  • Room & Board

  • Refer-a-friend $200 bonus

  • Wilderness First Aid Certification (starts June 8th)

Minimum Requirements

    • Experience working in camp, or similar educational spaces

    • Experience supervising or managing others

    • Experience with conflict resolution, preferred

    • At Least 21 years old (to drive participants)

    • Valid driver’s license - you must have a  driving record that can be approved by Chewonki’s Insurance Carrier,

      • Attend Driver’s Training as necessary

    • Must Pass Background Criminal Check

    • The Chewonki Foundation requires that 100% of staff are vaccinated against COVID-19, as allowed for by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination will be required upon acceptance of a job offer.

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