What this means is be open to learn from the best. Welcome to the Swift Nature Camp Family.
Camp is a place to make new camp friends, so we generally do not hire friends. I liked daily picking the activities I wanted to do. like archery, canoeing, riflery, team building and more. Please limit the electronics you bring to camp, it's not part of the north woods atmosphere we are trying to promote. Demonstrations and skill practice sessions are held for various program activities. In the cabins we want you to build an open atmosphere encouraging trust and respect. I really liked the Animals in the Nature Center. Staff members from overseas who are not resident aliens or citizens are usually covered by health insurance provided by the sponsoring international exchange agency. At that very moment I broke out in full camp mode and sang the entire hippopotamus song to not only him but my entire middle school behavior class. Know-one is ever born with 100% skills or talent. ~High school diploma required, one or more years of college preferred, ~Experience as a camper, or working with children as a leader or assistant leader,preferred, ~A basic understanding of children and the ability to develop an up-beat and positive relationship with them, ~A current Red Cross CPR and First Aid Card. As counselors the needs & safety of our campers come First. It is amazing having your Birthday at camp. Yet, most important being a camp counselor provide life skills that will enhance your job marketability far beyond a paycheck or resume building. We want everyone to leave Swift with more esteem for others and themselves, to feel more confident in their abilities to be accepted and understood as part of humanity and to feel positively challenged to work and plan for a successful life. It is used for opening the camp, and preparing for the arrival of campers and staff training. This represents an additional nontaxable benefit in the amount of $500.00(noncash payment) per summer. SNC is down to earth and not a rich kids camp. Staff training includes discussion sessions dealing with various aspects of child development, camp policy, counseling methods and camp programs. It is more than just letting our camp days happen. We will provide you with instructions, lesson plans, encouragement, guidance and support before camp begins. If your expenses are greater than the stipend, you pay the difference. This is also a time that we can judge how you are fitting in to our way of life. It is extremely demanding requiring flexibility, endless energy and a willingness to sacrifice your personal needs and wants for the children. 3). Swift is a good fit for me, I love nature and being outside. So make it easy on all of us, if you can not live by our rules please look else where for a summer job. All jobs are consideredseasonal. What we need to do to mold our campers into a positively motivated team, that respect and listen to each other. You will need very little money during camp, many of our staff leave camp with their total paycheck amount.
Servitude- Being a staff member at Camp is all about doing things for others. Our goal at camp is to have children appreciate basic living, so please bring your favorite books, games, juggling balls or any other thing you might have to help entertain children during down times. We do not pay you for taking these classes, nor is their a charge for attending these classes. Under age drinking (21), even if off camp property is not permitted. This is a great opportunity for campers to learn independence, become a motivated team, and see a reason to preserve nature and wildlife. It is a safe place where we work hard to make each child feel as if they are the most important child in the world. Please bring your computer to camp only if necessary. All jobs are consideredseasonal. There is no room at camp for keeping score. 8) Topics not to be discussed include Politics, Religion, Sex, Drugs, Drinking and other Mature Content. I like making beaded animals and friendship bracelets in Arts & Crafts.
See if SNC meets your critera for this summer. Please fully read this Counselor Guide prior to completing the application. Being Intentional- We have all heard of the "magic" of summer camp. Our website is designed in 3 parts Summer Camp Staff, Campers & Parents of Campers, You have just completed the staffing info, please read and watch the other two, it will only help you feel more comfortable about your new adventure at Swift Nature Camp.
During your time at camp you will receive; We try to schedule time off equally per session, and allow staff to make up to 4 requested days off or request time off together. It is a knowing and imagining what we want from our campers, fellow staff and ourselves. I liked that all the activities were in a non-competitive atmosphere. To accept a gratuity is to weaken the relationship between counselors and camp families, Since every effort is made to treat each camper fairly without special favors. I was excited to get my Archery Achievement Award, it took dedication. Then It's time for us to call your references. Share a smile and brighten someone's day. I liked learning about nature and ecology. Take the Emotional Quiz.
Take a little time and take the Emotional Intelligence Quiz, its a great way to see how in tune you are to others emotions. Because religion is personal, we maintain a nonsectarian approach to all religious dealings. If your coming to camp to party or have a summer fling ..please stay home. We have Staff Rules, and appropriate punishments when rules are brokenwith the most severe leading to a loss of position. As a cabin counselor, you will be living with and responsible for a group of campers in their living quarters. We will provide you with a health examination form. I liked the shorter first timer camp & my councilors were fun and caring. Don't do your job or break the rules and you will be leaving us early. Campers rely on each staff member and need you to be with them. Here are some of the trait we value and are willing to help you be better at. We want you to feel that SNC is the right place for you this summer. We need Swift family members to be more concerned about others than themselves. Drug testing is done randomly throughout the summer. Never should campers involved with your concerns. During. 8) Assumes total responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of the campers entrusted. You may bring pets to camp, they must be able to live in the Nature Center and be friendly around campers. Any extension of chronic illness is not covered. He half smirked at me and said, "I don't know what would make me smile today. To learn more about camp activities and daily schedules, watch the SNC Camp Tour video to get a better feel for camp. Your responsibilities are outlined here and in the Counselor Job Description. Today in class I had a student who was having a tough day behaviorally. We agree to provide room and board which you agree to accept at camp and on all camping functions. A Completion Bonus as showen on your contract will be paid in full upon remaining at camp till the summer is over. Your music should be kid approved. Can you remember how that special someone listened to what you had to say, how they made you feel important? Our website is designed in 3 parts Summer Camp Staff, When we have a clear sense of where we're going,we are flexible in how we get there".- S. Sinek, Winter: 25 Baybrook, Oak Brook , Il. We are no different. 2)Assumes responsibility for leadership and guidance to those campers in daily living skills, Counselor employment begins at 9am on May 19th, 2022 and continues until August 14th, 2022 at 3pm. Responsibility- The awesome responsibility is not just the 10 or so children that you will need to keep safe. We have Staff Rules, and appropriate punishments when rules are brokenwith the most severe leading to a loss of position. Current Red Cross CPR and First aid training is required, you can do at home, school or at camp. We require Four references . We will provide ARC First Aid and CPR Training as required for employment. We are no different. Not sure if this is for you? In most cases, we are required by state and federal governments to withhold a portion of your salary for the payment of income and social security taxes. Lead by example, play & laugh.
Administrative staff is always available to help with the daily challenges of being a camp counselor. Camp is a wonderful place to meet great people.
For those who have been counselors before, you know that camp provides an experience like no other. So make it easy on all of us, if you can not live by our rules please look else where for a summer job.
What About Camp RulesAs in any community, it is important for everyone to know what is expected of them.
6) Staff and campers are not permitted to have Food, Gum and Soda in cabins or around camp. You all have the potential and the ability to do great things, just stay focused and continue the hard work. ), to respect Swift Nature Camp's (SNC) rules and to conduct yourself at all times in a manner which reflects favorably upon both you and SNC. WHAT YOU WILL GAIN - AT SNC This is a true story of the benefits of camp!Steveo a 4 year counselor gained skills he uses everyday as a teacher. With your help, we will provide a valuable life changing experience where we all respect each other, support each others differences, encourage personal growth and feel deeply connected to each other. With your help we will provide a valuable learning experience for everyone involved. I really enjoy meeting new kids from all over and counselors every year. Emotional Intelligence Quiz. At Swift Nature Camp we expect each counselor to share our camp's Philosophy and meet the Staff Goals and duties as outlined here and in the Job Description.
Please only have family members call the camp's business line in an emergency. ), to respect Swift Nature Camp's (SNC) rules and to conduct yourself at all times in a manner which reflects favorably upon both you and SNC. So, that's it and that's a lot.We think it's really important to be straight forward and clear with each other, which is why we have written this for you to understand NOW not after you arrive at camp. "For some reason the first thing that came out of my mouth was, "Well what can make ahippopotamus smile?" During mandatory orientation, your employment will be probationary. Dedicated- When things get tough do you give up? 4) Assumes responsibility for leading and assisting as an activity specialist during programmed cabin activities, and teaches outdoor living skills during canoe, backpack or bike trips. Swift Nature Camp uses a progressive warning system (verbal, written, dismissal) for most violations. Is it easier for you to say good things rather than bad? Camp Jobs Are Resume Builders because they provide Real world Experience & Traspherable Skills.
Your responsibilities are outlined here and in the Counselor Job Description. Physical work is involved and camp improvements are made. It is not permitted at anytime and they should never be in your possession. Welcome to the Swift Nature Camp Family. It is extremely demanding requiring flexibility, endless energy and a willingness to sacrifice your personal needs and wants for the children. We are not afraid to let go staff that are not meeting the needs of the campers or care little for camp rules. Want to learn more about validating emotions? However, you may be asked to drive camp vehicles. Current Red Cross CPR and First aid. As a counselor the needs of our campers come First. If it is your night off you must remain in camp where you can enjoy the staff lounge. Many committed hands make for light work. please read completly and jot down your questions to ask during your interview. Cabin assignments are made before each session begins, so we get to know everyone better before a specific assignment is made. Our goal is to lead by example and guide campers to make good decisions.
The stipend is payable at the end of the season, when you have successful completed your term of employment. Giving of yourself, your time, your energy. Camp is an unique environment where lifelong friends are made and each family member realizes the positive impact they can make on each other and the world. We give you plenty of free time during the 10 weeks that our campers are with us. But that is only a part of the story, more importantly there is the intentionality of camp. By agreeing to work at SNC, you are affirming your commitment to the Physical and Mental well being of the campers which you have been entrusted with. He then looked at me like I was absolutely insane. SNC is about trying new things, meeting new people and being on my own. This is a period of both hard work and incredible fun! Most phones do work at camp but service is spotty. Your residency and attendance at meals is a mandatory part of your job. By agreeing to work at SNC, you are affirming your commitment to the Physical and Mental well being of the campers which you have been entrusted with. As in any community, it is important for everyone to know what is expected of them. Your Results May result in Termination.
Once this is done, we'll call for a final interview. Any changes to this contract must be in writing, signed and attached to this contract. If your coming to camp to party or have a summer fling ..please stay home. If you do not have a bag of tricks get materials before you arrive at camp or we can help you build your bag. For those joining us for the first time, you will be part of a special magic that happens only at camp. If you have personal differences with the philosophy and methods of camp, please talk with us and only us about those differences. Our first priority is to the campers, and to have adequate coverage to ensure their safety. More importantly we feel comfortable with each other and know we can spend a summer living & working together. Working at camp should be the most fun and rewarding job you've ever had, it may also be the second hardest job in the world (the first being a Parent!).