Specialty Camp Instructor


  • Supervise a group of campers focusing on behavior management, safety, security and skill development
  • Work daily in classrooms and implement ESF s curriculum
  • Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and effectively create a fun environment
  • Provide oversight and instruction for your support Counselor(s)
  • Impart your knowledge and expertise as an Instructor, resource and guide
  • Lead campers in the learning process through the use of skills such as: innovation, creativity, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, ethical decision-making, collaboration, teamwork, time management, empathy and leadership
  • Work effectively with fellow team members and collaborate on daily responsibilities
  • Complete assigned paperwork
  • Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times, and to adhere to all company policies
  • Have fun!
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Position Competencies for Success

  • Understand and support the mission of the organization
  • Commit to the growth and development of youth
  • Work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication skills; using clear, concise and professional language when interacting with campers, camp families and colleagues
  • Be responsible, reliable and safe
  • Always have a positive, can-do attitude
  • Be patient, caring and creative
  • Produce consistent, high-quality work
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
  • Be a flexible, adaptive and a team player
  • Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

Experience Requirements

  • Understanding or interest in specialty programming/subject matter
  • Prior classroom teaching experience
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Previous camp counselor/teaching experience (preferred)

Certification Requirements

  • Teacher certification preferred

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor s degree

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to the Camp Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Site Director

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus
  • Work outside, upright and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
  • Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
  • Possess physical capacity to fulfill all essential job functions responsibilities listed above

This job description is subject to change at any time.

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