Current Overnight Summer Camp Job Openings

Thank you for your interest in working at our overnight summer camp. Please apply for any of the listed positions by using our online job application. We’ll get in touch with you soon.

Yours,
Joe Mendes
Owner/Director

(216) 849-9395 (winter office) * (740) -269-0137 (camp)


joe@camprooseveltfirebird.com
Facebook: JoeTreeMendes
Skype: JoeTheDirector

Job Listings:

Boys Village Director

Job Responsibilities: In collaboration with the Directors, a Village Director’s goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for all campers and staff; offer support and guidance to other members of the counseling staff; live in a cabin with and co-supervise 6-10 campers; and lead and assist in teaching one or more activities. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth

- Oversee cabin activities, enforce cabin and camp rules

- Assure campers are properly supervised at all times

- Regularly check-in with village staff and provide feedback that is documented for the Directors

- Establish and maintain system for village logistics including duty and chore schedules and village activities

- Mediate conflicts and problem solve any issues that arise within the village

- Participate in the development and implementation of activities for campers within the mission of camp

- Maintain high standards of health, safety, attitude and behavior in all activities for campers and staff

- Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned

- Other tasks or duties deemed necessary by the camp director.

All staff members of Camp Roosevelt Firebird must be able to:

1. Think clearly and exercise good judgement while supervising children in assigned area(s)

2. Work cooperatively with staff and campers.

3. Operate tools, equipment, vehicles, boats and appliances as applicable to job duties.

4. Assist staff and campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury or natural disaster.

5. Possess mental, visual and auditory ability to respond to environmental hazards and internal/external threats

Preferred Experience: Applicants should have experience working as a camp counselor and experience or interest in supervising peers in a similar role. Village Director should be fun loving, responsible, and empathetic person. May be required to come to camp with current First Aid and CPR certification or higher.

Training: We provide an extensive training week to familiarize staff with camp policy, procedures, and your program area. Training in counseling is also provided so that staff is ready to work with our campers when they arrive. Additional support and guidance is provided on an ongoing basis.

Compensation: Must be available from May 23 – August 6, 2019. Salary is approxiamately $275 per week (based on experience) plus room & board and a $300 travel stipend. Additional salary bonuses are available for specific certifications and for additional weeks worked either before or after the camping season.

High Ropes Course Supervisor

Job Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the Directors, the Ropes Course Supervisor’s goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable high ropes program, and to disseminate personal knowledge and skills related to all aspects of climbing and teambuilding programming, in addition to serving as a camp counselor. The Ropes Course Supervisor’s responsibilities include:

- Applying basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.

- Participating eagerly in the development and implementation of activities for campers within the mission of camp

- Teaching and supervising high ropes and ground initiatives at all levels to campers

- Processing elements with campers to foster personal growth

- Managing and providing leadership for the ropes course staff

- Enforcing climbing policies and protocols

- Being professional, responsible, on time and serious about the job

- Using utmost care and judgment when making decisions affecting the well-being of campers

- Reporting any problems or concerns to an administrative staff member

- Other tasks as deemed necessary by the Directors. (Eg: maintaining equipment etc.)

All staff members of Camp Roosevelt Firebird must be able to:

1. Think clearly and exercise good judgement while supervising children in assigned area(s)

2. Work cooperatively with staff and campers.

3. Operate tools, equipment, vehicles, boats and appliances as applicable to job duties.

4. Assist staff and campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury or natural disaster.

5. Possess mental, visual and auditory ability to respond to environmental hazards and internal/external threats

Preferred Experience: Applicants should be 21 or older and have experience working on a ropes course as a facilitator. Experience supervising peers is preferred. Should be assertive, self confident and able to comfortably manage peers. Is a responsible and empathetic person who wants to spend time with kids.

Training: We provide an extensive training week to familiarize staff with camp policy, procedures, and your program area. Training in counseling is also provided so that staff is ready to work with our campers when they arrive. Additional support and guidance is provided on an ongoing basis.

Compensation: Camp Roosevelt Firebird staff must be available from May 27 – August 6, 2019. Salary is $2,500 for the duration of the contract period, plus room & board and a travel stipend. Additional salary bonuses are available for certain certifications and for additional weeks worked either before or after the camping season.

Senior Counselor (age 19 and up)

Applicants with these skills especially needed:

  • archery
  • life guarding certification
  • mountain biking
  • climbing / challenge course
  • musician /song leader
  • arts, dance and drama

Cabin Counselor - Job Description

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About Camp Roosevelt Firebird: For 100 years, we’ve been creating a quality and caring community, training amazing staff, and designing fun and engaging activities for campers. We are located on Leesville lake in a remote valley within the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Plateau. Campers develop self-confidence, leadership, respect, humor, and appreciation for the environment and more. Campers choose from a variety of activities and enjoy our wonderful 103 acres of woods, hills and shorefront. Sports, swimming, boating, creative arts, adventure, farming, camping – we’ve got it all! Plus we have a few special twists: farming, animal care, and sustainability projects; a wilderness camping program; community service and leadership training. While we ALWAYS have fun at camp, we also strive to make ourselves and the world a better place!

Job Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the Directors, a Cabin Counselor’s goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for all campers and staff; live in a cabin with and co-supervise 6-10 campers; lead and assist in teaching one or more activities. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.

  • Oversee cabin activities, enforce cabin and camp rules.

  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of activities for campers within the mission of camp.

  • Assist in program areas such as waterfront, and any other camp activity as directed.

  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff

  • Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.

  • Maintain a safe, clean and respectful living environment.

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned

  • Other tasks or duties deemed necessary by the camp director.

All staff members of Camp Roosevelt Firebird must be able to:

1. Think clearly and exercise good judgement while supervising children in assigned area(s)

2. Work cooperatively with staff and campers.

3. Operate tools, equipment, vehicles, boats and appliances as applicable to job duties.

4. Assist staff and campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury or natural disaster.

5. Possess mental, visual and auditory ability to respond to environmental hazards and internal/external threats

Preferred Experience: Applicants should have experience and/or interest in working with children for extended time periods. Counselor should be fun loving and a responsible and empathetic person. May be required to come to camp with current First Aid and CPR certification or higher.

Training: We provide an extensive training week to familiarize staff with camp policy, procedures, and your program area. Training in counseling is also provided so that staff is ready to work with our campers when they arrive. Additional support and guidance is provided on an ongoing basis.

Compensation: Camp Roosevelt Firebird staff must be available from June 1 – August 6, 2019. Salary is $2,200 for the duration of the contract period, plus room & board and a travel stipend. Additional salary bonuses are available for certain certifications and for additional weeks worked either before or after the camping season.

How to Apply: Women and men who are at least 18 years old are encouraged to apply. Use our online application located on the bottom of the website page. If you have additional questions, call or email joe@camprooseveltfirebird.com.

Junior Counselor (age 17, 18)

Applicants with these skills especially needed:

  • archery
  • life guarding certification
  • mountain biking
  • climbing / challenge course
  • musician /song leader
  • arts, dance and drama

Junior Cabin Counselor - Job Description

About Camp Roosevelt Firebird: For 99 years, we’ve been creating a quality and caring community, training amazing staff, and designing fun and engaging activities for campers. We are located on Leesville lake in a remote valley within the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Plateau. Campers develop self-confidence, leadership, respect, humor, and appreciation for the environment and more. Campers choose from a variety of activities and enjoy our wonderful 103 acres of woods, hills and shorefront. Sports, swimming, boating, creative arts, adventure, farming, camping – we’ve got it all! Plus we have a few special twists: farming, animal care, and sustainability projects; a wilderness camping program; community service and leadership training. While we ALWAYS have fun at camp, we also strive to make ourselves and the world a better place!

Job Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the Directors, and the cabin Senior Counselor, a Junior Cabin Counselor’s goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for all campers and staff; live in a cabin with and co-supervise 6-10 campers; lead and assist in teaching one or more activities. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.

  • Oversee cabin activities, enforce cabin and camp rules.

  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of activities for campers within the mission of camp.

  • Assist in program areas such as waterfront, and any other camp activity as directed.

  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff

  • Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.

  • Maintain a safe, clean and respectful living environment.

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned

  • Other tasks or duties deemed necessary by the camp director.

All staff members of Camp Roosevelt Firebird must be able to:

1. Think clearly and exercise good judgement while supervising children in assigned area(s)

2. Work cooperatively with staff and campers.

3. Operate tools, equipment, vehicles, boats and appliances as applicable to job duties.

4. Assist staff and campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury or natural disaster.

5. Possess mental, visual and auditory ability to respond to environmental hazards and internal/external threats

Preferred Experience: Applicants should have experience and/or interest in working with children for extended time periods. Counselor should be fun loving and a responsible and empathetic person. May be required to come to camp with current First Aid and CPR certification or higher.

Training: We provide an extensive training week to familiarize staff with camp policy, procedures, and your program area. Training in counseling is also provided so that staff is ready to work with our campers when they arrive. Additional support and guidance is provided on an ongoing basis.

Compensation: Camp Roosevelt Firebird staff must be available from June 10 – August 1, 2017. Salary is $1,400 for the duration of the contract period, plus room & board and a travel stipend. Additional salary bonuses are available for certain certifications and for additional weeks worked either before or after the camping season.

How to Apply: Women and men who are at least 18 years old are encouraged to apply. Use our online application located on the bottom of the website page. If you have additional questions, call or email joe@camprooseveltfirebird.com.

To Apply

Follow the links below to fill out an online application.

Upon opening the link, you must set up an account and then click on "register for this session." This will take you to the appropriate application.

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