The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Summer Position Descriptions

The following 12-week (June - August) salaried positions are needed each summer for our Camp program.

Cabin Counselors:

Requirements:

  • 19 years old or completion of one year of college
  • Physically and mentally capable to handle the care of eight campers
  • Camping experience recommended
  • Ability to supervise and work with volunteers effectively

Recommended:

  • Red Cross C.P.R. Certification

General Function:

To live in a cabin with eight campers and three adult counselors and help to create a safe, happy and memorable camping experience. If medical care is needed, you are responsible for taking the camper to the infirmary.


Unit Leaders:

Requirements:

  • 19 years old or completion of one year of college
  • Physically and mentally capable to handle the care of eight campers
  • Camping experience recommended
  • Red Cross C.P.R. Certification
  • Oversight of the operations of three cabins (12 staff & 24 campers)
  • Ability to supervise and work with volunteers effectively

General Function:

To plan and run unit activities, as well as to support counselors, volunteers and campers to help create a safe, happy and memorable camping experience. If medical care is needed, you are responsible for taking the camper to the infirmary.


Program Specialists or Program Staff:

Requirements:

  • Specialists - 20 years old; Counselors - 19 years old
  • Experience related to field
  • Red Cross C.P.R. Certification required in certain program areas
  • Ability to supervise and work with volunteers effectively

General Function:

To assist in the running of special programs designed by the Camp. Program areas and supporting roles include:

  • Adventure**
  • Archery**
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking Zone**
  • Ex-Pro**
  • Fishing & Boating*
  • Horse Barn**
  • Photography
  • Pool*
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Theatre
  • Videography
  • Woodworking**

* Requires applicable aquatics certification obtained before Camp session
**In-house certification required


Camp Drivers:

Requirements:

  • 19 years old or completion of one year of college
  • Physically and mentally capable to handle the care of campers
  • Camping experience recommended
  • Ability to supervise and work with volunteers effectively
  • Valid U.S. driver's license and clean driving record

Recommended:

  • Red Cross C.P.R. Certification

General Function:

To work closely with admission, medical and volunteer departments to coordinate transportation of campers and volunteers, both prior to and during sessions. Communicate transportation schedules in an organized and timely way. Be on-call for additional drives as needed.


Entertainment Coordinator:

Requirements:

  • 19 years old or completion of one year of college
  • Physically and mentally capable to handle the care of campers
  • Camping experience recommended
  • Choose weekly Camp themes
  • Oversee all-Camp evening activities
  • Facilitate Camp meals, Dining Hall announcements and Camp songs
  • Function as a part of the Summer Leadership team

General Function:

Plan and organize meals and evening Camp activities for the Entire camp. Work with Program Specialists and Staff to provide safe and fun Camp events. Work with outside vendors and visitors associated with Camp entertainment. Function as a member of the Summer Leadership team.


LIT Coordinator (Leader in Training Coordinator):

Requirements:

  • 19 years old or completion of one year of college
  • Physically and mentally capable to handle the care of campers
  • Camping experience recommended
  • Interview and hire LIT candidates in the Spring
  • Organize and plan leadership workshops for LITs
  • Work with LITs and their mentors
  • Function as a part of the Summer Leadership team

General Function:

Review, interview and hire former campers (16-18 years of age) for our Hole in the Wall Leader in Training (LIT) program. Plan and implement a program designed to develop Leadership skills. Work with cabin and program staff to function as mentors for LITs. Evaluate LIT performance. Function as a part of the Summer Leadership team.


Hero's Journey Program Staff:

Job Responsibilities for all Hero's Journey Program Staff:

  • Prompt attendance at all scheduled activities.
  • Provide consistent engagement with participants throughout each session.
  • Communicate relevant observations of participant experiences at morning meeting.
  • Lead, help organize and suggest a varied series of creative games and activities for rainy days and downtime.
  • Adhere to policies in the Camp Manual.
  • Be familiar with and enforce all safety, emergency and Camp policies.
  • Assist with any participant behavior related issues.
  • Promote Hero's Journey program themes and participate in all activities in accordance with specific job responsibilities.
  • Serve as a role model and provide support to Hero's Journey volunteers.
  • Review group/personal goals with Hero's Journey leadership to ensure programmatic effectiveness.
  • Complete camper and volunteer evaluations as assigned.
  • Complete the end of summer evaluation prior to the contract end date.
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary by Hero's Journey leadership.
  • Participate in clean-up and equipment organization activities at the conclusion of each session.

Hero's Journey Adventure Counselor

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in facilitating and debriefing adventure based counseling activities.
  • Experience working with adolescent groups.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Be flexible to meet the changing needs of the program.
  • Attend required trainings coordinated through the Hero's Journey program.
  • Experience with recreational leadership, experiential education or adventure-based counseling.
  • Be capable of delivering consistent, quality programming to Hero's Journey participants for the full summer season.
  • Commitment to help foster a community that celebrates learning, inclusivity and fun.

Adventure Counselor Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct ongoing assessment of all facilitated activities and collaborate with Hero's Journey leadership on program modifications.
  • Maintain inventory of role specific supplies.
  • Incorporate elements of the Hero's Journey mythos and program concepts in facilitated activities.
  • Set-up, facilitate and debrief all low-rope, high-rope and adventure-based activities as outlined during orientation.

Hero's Journey Counselor

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Experience working with adolescent groups.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Be flexible to meet the changing needs of the program.
  • Experience with recreational leadership, experiential education or adventure-based counseling.
  • Be capable of delivering consistent, quality programming to Hero's Journey participants for the full summer season.
  • Commitment to help foster a community that celebrates learning, inclusivity and fun.

Hero's Journey Counselor Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain yurt cleanliness and etiquette.
  • Responsible for morning participant gather-ups, including the description of the theme of the day.
  • Facilitate specific activities as outlined during orientation.

Hero's Journey Expedition Leader

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Experience working with adolescent groups.
  • Experience leading/managing groups in an outdoor setting.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Be flexible to meet the changing needs of the program.
  • Experience with remote recreational leadership, experiential education or adventure-based counseling.
  • Be capable of delivering consistent, quality programming and see to the care of 10-16 Hero's Journey participants.
  • Commitment to help foster a community that celebrates learning, inclusivity and fun.

Expedition Leader Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to basecamp and expedition schedules.
  • Responsible for basecamp cleanliness.
  • Communicate potential changes in programming to Hero's Journey leadership.
  • Maintain communication with the Hero's Journey Program Coordinator regarding weather plans and any important staff/participant updates.
  • Create expedition groups in consultation with fellow staff members and nurses.
  • Provide strong independent leadership throughout expeditions.
  • Ensure all daily tasks are completed on remote expeditions.
  • Responsible for teaching safe and responsible remote camping techniques: fire building, cooking, trail etiquette, preparedness, food planning, etc.
  • Lead all trail hikes
  • Make sure that all reports are completed and submitted at the end of each session.
  • Responsible for facilitating specific ceremonies and activities outlined during orientation.

Hero's Journey Logistics

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Experience working with adolescent groups.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Be flexible to meet the changing needs of the program.
  • Ability to carry 50 lbs.
  • Be capable of delivering consistent, quality programming to Hero's Journey participants for the full summer season.
  • Commitment to help foster a community that celebrates learning, inclusivity and fun.

Logistics Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring adequate food and water supply at basecamp.
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate water supply at remote campsites and program areas.
  • Maintain the documentation of inventory in conjunction with the Hero's Journey program coordinator.
  • Meet daily with the Hero's Journey program coordinator to discuss program needs.
  • Prepare remote campsites.
  • Organize shower rotation for participants.
  • Provide program support to Hero's Journey Program Coordinator.
  • Responsible for kitchen and facility maintenance, cleanliness and supply needs.
  • Organize and facilitate opening day preparations.
  • Organize and facilitate closing day clean-up.

Staff Nurses:

Requirements:

  • Current RN licensure
  • Current CPR certification
  • Pediatric experience preferred
  • Heme-Onc experience preferred
  • Staff nurses are residential from the last week of May through August

General Function:

Provide primary nursing care to a group of about 24 campers each session. Staff nurses are also responsible to triage and treat acute issues among campers and staff. Staff nurses work under the supervision of the Nursing Director and Medical Director. Staff nurses work closely with cabin/program staff to adapt the Camp program to each child’s medical needs.

Dietary Intern:

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate studies with a focus in Nutritional Sciences, 2 completed years preferred.
  • Food service experience preferred.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Self motivated and directed.
  • Dietary Intern is required to live on camp from June through August.
  • Dietary Intern works under the supervision of the Medical Director, Clinical Nurse Manager, Head Chef, and the Camp Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Staff Nurses and Registered Dietician Consultant to ensure the dietary needs of the campers are safely met.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Nurse Manager and Registered Dietician Consultant to create meal plan with camper parents/guardians prior to camper arrival.
  • Communicate supply and ingredient needs to Head Chef prior to camper arrival.
  • Prepare and serve meals in a timely manner for campers with significant dietary needs including but not limited to severe food allergies, PKU, tyrosinemia, fatty oxidation disorders, diabetes, etc.
  • Plan and prepare snack options for campers with significant dietary needs.
  • Meet with camper parents/guardians on opening day to ensure meal plan and collect camper meal supplies.
  • Maintain campers’ personal food in an organized and sanitary manner.
  • Provide education and support to Cabin and Program Counselors with regards to campers’ dietary needs.
  • Monitor and document camper Phe, fat, carb, etc intake as necessary.
  • Assist Kitchen Staff in preparing non-dietary camper meals as time allows.
  • Assist Program Staff in set-up and running of evening programs as time allows.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of meal preparation area.
  • Maintain camp standards of confidentiality with regard to camper medical records.
  • Know and adhere to policies in the staff manual.
  • Perform additional duties as deemed necessary by Medical Director, Clinical Nurse Manager, Head Chef, and Camp Director.