Type of employment: Short-term, paid
Working with: Students aged 9-17
Language used: English
Primary function: In this role you will work alongside Golden Path Academics staff to successfully run activities and excursions for a group of students. You will gain valuable leadership experience as a counselor for children and teens as you guide them through their camp experience. You will be responsible for the well-being of your campers as well as promoting healthy competition and working alongside 1-2 co-counselors.
Who are we looking for?
The applicant must:
- Be older than 18.
- Be excellent in English both oral and written.
- Be enthusiastic, positive, creative, responsible, organized, and love to work with children and teens.
- Be willing to embrace challenges and step out of the comfort zone.
- Have strong interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work as part of a team in English.
- Have the ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently and to think and act creatively on the go.
- Commit to work throughout the duration of the program.
- Commit to participate in training days plus at least 2 camps sessions.
- Be punctual to all camp related activities
What will your main duties and responsibility be?
- Serving as a positive role model for youth.
- Running a variety of small and large group activities for students. Activities may include rafts, nature, orienteering, relay races, songs, games, opening and closing ceremonies. This includes time spent on the bus.
- Encouraging student participation, and providing information to students regarding activities in English.
- Attending the training and planning weeks before the camp session begins.
- Assisting in maintaining program records including incident reports, attendance, campers’ assessment, and surveys.
- Taking responsibility for the safety of students in emergency situations, and reporting any issues or problems to the Camp Director.
- Act as big brother or sister, assisting in the well-being of homesick, lonely or emotional campers.
- Attending scheduled meetings throughout the program.
- Performing related duties as assigned.
- Scouting or outdoors background.
- Experience in managing group of 15 people.
- Passion for enriching and innovating educational experiences.
- Understanding of how to work with children and teenagers.
- Excellent ENGLISH oral communication skills.
- Good leadership skills.
- Proactive, problem-solving, well-organized – Work smart!
- First Aid Certified.
How will you benefit from working with us?
- Regular training sessions to obtain crucial knowledge and skills.
- A certificate of participation certified by GPA Camps and International Camping Fellowship.
- Covered meals, accommodation and transportation (bus from check-in spots to camp sites).
- Opportunities to work long term and promotion in the Education and International Camps fields.
- Great opportunities to influence and inspire children and adolescents.
- Trained camping skills: tracking, map reading, coordinating, shelter building and knot tying.
- The essential 21st century skills acquiring and boosting: teamwork, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving.