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, 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
Room & Board
Refer-a-friend $200 bonus
Wilderness First Aid Certification (starts June 8th)
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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