Senior Counselor: Double Daring Camp for Girls

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.

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 the 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

Learn more at https://doubledaringcamp.com

To apply, please submit a Resume and cover letter to ddcgdirector@gmail.com.


See Inside the Office of Plato Learning

Plato Learning hosts 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 overarching goal of the organization is to develop long-term literary interest and skills in children.


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