Senior Camp Counselor

The Double-Daring Camp for Girls, a Plato Learning summer camp

About Plato Learning

Plato Learning brings books to life using a curriculum that blends reading with physical engagement, critical-thinking and arts and crafts to develop reading skill and interest. Our services are delivered via summer camp and afterschool programs. Our core offerings, Camp Half Blood (Adventures in Greek Mythology) and the Double-Daring Camp for Girls, have served over 3000 families since their founding in 2010. Our mission is to create equitable learning spaces where children can unlock their passion and creativity.

About Double-Daring Camp for Girls

At a time when conversation about gender inequality is front and center, Double-Daring Camp for Girls provides a supportive space for girls to try new things and engage with others freely. DDCG is committed to the empowerment of girls and providing an environment that allows girls to unabashedly discover their talents and nurture their gifts. Through fine arts, literature, sports and digital media, Double-Daring girls are encouraged to find the hero within themselves.

Learn more at https://doubledaringcamp.com

Senior Counselor: Camp Half-Blood NYC

Start Date: June 1, 2017

To apply, please submit a Resume and cover letter to [email protected]

SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Serve as an ambassador of Plato Learning, demonstrating our mission and values in a positive and professional manner and acting as a role model of the Plato Learning mindset
  • Commit to building a safe, child-focused community
  • Demonstrate professionalism and accountability
  • Take initiative to analyze and solve problems
  • Treat others with courtesy and respect
  • Respond to camper, family member and colleague needs
  • Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity and confidentiality

REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to educational programming for children
  • Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a high-functioning team
  • Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly, maturely and compassionately with families
  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm all day, every day, for up to 10 weeks
  • Current CPR & First Aid certification preferred

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

  • At least 18 years old and completed at least one year of college
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • At least 2 years of experience working with kids in a camp or educational setting
  • Interest & Skills in one or more of the following: literature, literacy, drama, theater arts, storytelling, music, visual arts, science & nature studies, archery, rock-climbing.
  • Commitment to girls/women’s issues is a must

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Every Senior Counselor will be paired with a Junior Counselor on a cabin of no more than 12 campers between 6-12 years old
  • Ensure children's safety, manage children's behavior and model constructive participation in all daily activities
  • Lead instructor on weekly Elective classes
  • Act as a role model and mentor for campers, CIT and Junior Counselor staff
  • Work closely with Site & Camp Directors to ensure safety of all children
  • Facilitate camper check-in and check-out, and communicate effectively and professionally with parents
  • Senior Counselors may be asked to help with morning camp set-up as needed
  • All staff must participate in training sessions before camp begins
  • Senior Counselors will report directly to the Camp Director during the camp season

COMPENSATION

Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal positions and do not include benefits. Expectations for work hours at Plato Learning programs are outlined above; we are committed to competitively compensating staff.

  • $15 per hour for the 8 week camp season
  • Staff Training: You will be compensated at a rate of $15 per hour for approximately 15-20 hours of mandatory pre-season training
  • Operations Set-Up Days: You will be compensated at your weekly camp rate, prorated for days actually worked
  • Payroll is processed every two weeks; payments will be issued and paystubs made available every other Friday

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Some lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs.
  • Typing, writing, reading
  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
  • Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, running, kneeling

See Inside the Office of Plato Learning

Since 2010, Plato Learning has been hosting after-school and summer camp programs that bring books to life using a curriculum that blends reading with physical engagement, story-making, art, and design thinking. The company’s overarching goal is to develop long-term literary interest and skills in children by providing them with immersive storytelling experiences.


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