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

740-269-0137
joe@camprooseveltfirebird.com
Facebook: JoeTreeMendes
Skype: JoeTheDirector

Job Listings:

Challenge Course/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 June 9 – August 9, 2018. 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.

Camp Nurse / Wellness Center Manager

Job Responsibilities : ​Under the guidance of the Directors, the health center coordinator is a health care provider for all injuries, ailments, and emergencies that occur at camp. The coordinator is also an extension of the camper’s parents, to help in moments of homesickness, provide TLC, and provide help with adjustment at camp. The health coordinator is an integral part of our community who participates in camp activities and is always willing to pitch in any realm of camp. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Maintain a clean and sanitary health care center

- Keep an inventory of medical supplies and reorder as needed.

- Dispense medications to staff and campers.

- Be prepared to handle emergencies that arise at any time.

- Assist with cabin inspection to encourage and support camper hygiene.

- Maintain accurate records of camper and staff visits to the health center.

- Maintain accurate records of medication distribution – OTC, prescriptions, and as-needed medicine.

- 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.

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

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

1. Think clearly at all times.

2. Work cooperatively with staff and campers.

3. Exercise good judgment.

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

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

6. Maintain supervision of assigned area(s) while on duty.

7. Possess the mental, visual and auditory ability to respond to environmental hazards and internal and external threats to the camp community.

Preferred Experience: Applicants should be 21 or older, and should be a certified registered nurse (RN), licensed professional nurse (LPN), or emergency medical technician (EMT). Experience and/or interest in working with children is preferred. A health coordinator should be a fun, patient, honest, caring and responsible person who wants to spend time in the outdoors with kids. We provide extensive training in counseling skills, so that our entire staff is ready to work with our campers when they arrive. We assume your certification includes current First Aid and CPR certification or higher.

​Compensation: Camp Roosevelt Firebird staff must be available from June 9 – August 9, 2018. Competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications, plus room & board and a travel stipend. Reimbursement

provided for temporary Ohio RN license if needed.

Wellness Center Manager

Wellness Center Coordinator

Click here for a PDF file of this job description

About Camp Roosevelt Firebird: For 97 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 scenic Leesville Lake in 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 pastures. Sports, swimming, boating, creative arts, adventure, camping – we’ve got it all! Plus we have a few special twists: farming, animal care, and sustainability projects; and community service and leadership training. 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 our Team of Health Care Supervisers, the Wellness Center Coordinator is a health care provider who coordinates care for all injuries, ailments, and emergencies that occur at camp. The Wellness Center Coordinator is also an extension of the camper’s parents, to help in moments of homesickness, provide TLC, and provide help with adjustment at camp. The Wellness Center Coordinator is an integral part of our community who participates in camp activities and is always willing to pitch in any realm of camp.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain a clean and sanitary health care center

  • Keep an inventory of medical supplies and reorder as needed.

  • Dispense medications to staff and campers.

  • Be prepared to handle emergencies that arise at any time.

  • Assist with cabin inspection to encourage and support camper hygiene.

  • Maintain accurate records of camper and staff visits to the health center.

  • Maintain accurate records of medication distribution – OTC, prescriptions, and as-needed medicine.

  • 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.

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

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

1. Think clearly at all times.

2. Work cooperatively with staff and campers.

3. Exercise good judgment.

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

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

6. Maintain supervision of assigned area(s) while on duty.

7. Possess the mental, visual and auditory ability to respond to environmental hazards and internal and external threats to the camp community.

Preferred Experience: Applicants should be 21 or older, and should be a certified registered nurse (RN) or emergency medical technician (EMT). Other levels of Health Care Experience and licencing may be considered sufficient as well. Experience and/or interest in working with children is preferred. A Wellness Center Coordinator should be a fun, patient, honest, caring and responsible person who wants to spend time in the outdoors with kids. We provide extensive training in counseling skills, so that our entire staff is ready to work with our campers when they arrive. We assume your certification includes current First Aid and CPR certification or higher.

Compensation: Camp Roosevelt Firebird staff must be available from June 5 – August 1 , 2017. Salary is $500 per week for the duration of the contract period, plus room & board and a travel stipend. Reimbursement provided for temporary Ohio RN license if needed.

How to Apply: Our online application is at the bottom of this website page. If you have additional questions, call or email joe@camprooseveltfirebird.com.

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

Click here for a PDF file of this 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, 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 10 – August 1, 2017. Salary is $1,600 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.

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 June 4 – August 9, 2018. Salary is $275 to $300 per week for the duration of the contract period, plus room & board and a travel stipend. Additional salary bonuses are available for specific certifications and for additional weeks worked either before or after the camping season.

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.

All staff positions require first aid and CPR training. Many positions require additional training and certifications.

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