Summer Job Opportunity – Camp Wediko (New Hampshire)

Camp Wediko, a therapeutic summer camp in New Hampshire, is currently hiring. This is a paid summer position for anyone interested in working with youth, mental health, or simply gaining a unique summer experience! This opportunity allows students to get hands-on experience working with youth experiencing all kinds of mental health challenges.

Additionally we do have a handshake page under ‘The Home for Little Wanderers’ – the nonprofit who oversees the camp! 

For more information about the camp, please see the following link: https://www.thehome.org/programs/camp-wediko/

Staff Application: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/HOM1009HOMLW/JobBoard/9823899f-86fd-4412-bf2c-8e08eb85a9b0/?q=Wediko&o=relevance

Counselor Positions at Camp Triumph (North Reading, MA)

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 The Triumph Center is seeking skilled undergraduate and graduate students for counselor positions at our therapeutic day camp, Camp Triumph. Located in North Reading, MA, Camp Triumph serves children ages 6-16 who present with a wide range of neurodevelopmental and mental health challenges. Counselor responsibilities include facilitating cooperative activities designed to enhance social skills, working with campers on specific behavior goals, and running camp activities like arts and crafts and interactive games. For more information about the job and Camp Triumph, please see the attached flyer and visit our website.

This job opportunity is a wonderful way for undergraduate and graduate students to gain valuable experience in a unique clinical setting with children who present with a range of disabilities. Supervised clinical practicum experiences are available! Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to triumphcenter@verizon.net.

Beyond Akeela Head Advisor (Residential Leadership Role)

Beyond Akeela is an overnight teen program that supports and develops the social-emotional, organizational, and independent living skills of teens preparing to transition to college. Set on a college campus, Beyond Akeela teens gain experience with dorm living, navigating a college campus, and managing their daily schedule with coaching and mentorship from an experienced group of young professionals.

Daily activities include community service opportunities, traditional camp activities, dedicated exercise time, teen talks, and exciting day trips. All the while they’ll be cooking for each other, doing their own laundry, managing budgets, developing meaningful peer connections, and having conversations about teen appropriate topics to reflect on their readiness for college.

Job Description

The Beyond Akeela Head Advisor plays an essential role in the life and social skill development of teenagers who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior years of high school. They are the leader of a team that is responsible for the safety and well-being of a cohort of 15 teens / session over the course of the program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Social Scaffolding & Behavior Management: The Head Advisor is responsible for creating social opportunities and scaffolding for teens in their cohort to take healthy social risks. They will be also identified as a go to person for more challenging situations that Advisors need support working through. They will work with Advisors and Directors to come up behavior plans as well as address group dynamics and camper concerns as appropriate.
  • Staff Support: The Head Advisor supports and provides informal/formal feedback to a group of 4 staff members with whom they work with to create a transformative experience for their teen cohort. This includes leading daily meetings.
  • Parent Communication: The Head Advisor will provide weekly progress updates to parents of all teens in their cohort. Communication will also be written and verbal. Head Advisors also prepare written progress reports for all teens at the end of each session.

A Qualified Advisor

  • Has at least a bachelor’s degree in a field related to youth development.
  • Has multiple years of direct work experience with youth on the autism spectrum.
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    as prior experience supervising and leading a team, and confidence leading a team.
  • Thrives in a collaborative decision-making environment and is comfortable making big-picture decisions that affect the trajectory of the program.
  • Manages their time well and is comfortable balancing a variety of tasks and responsibilities.
  • Has the ability to live and work in a stimulating and high stress work environment with irregular hours including early mornings and evenings.
  • Must be willing to live in a communal dorm environment with teen campers and young adult staff members (with private bath and bedroom).
  • Must be comfortable working on feet for extended periods of time.

Compensation / Benefits

  • Meals and housing fully covered for duration of term. All staff members live on site for their term at camp.
  • $3500-$5500 salary, based on level of experience and qualifications.
  • Travel stipend for assistance getting to/from camp.
  • Unparalleled hands-on experience with students on autism spectrum disorder in residential setting.
  • Membership with American Camp Association, including discounts at outfitters like Chaco, Keen, and others.
  • An opportunity to grow your professional/personal network of like-minded professionals working in related fields.

Interested candidates should send their resume and any questions to Kevin Trimble, director of Beyond Akeela, at kevin@campakeela.com

Beyond Akeela Head Advisor, Residential Leadership Role (Milton, MA)

Beyond Akeela, a summer program in the Boston metro area, is hiring for several head advisor positions in the summer. You can learn more about the specifics of the role here: Head Advisor Job Description. These leadership roles have been great fits for current or recently graduated School Psychology Masters students. The program provides opportunities for neurodivergent 16-19 year olds to build practice the social, organizational, and self-advocacy skills needed to thrive in college. Please visit the website or see the flyer below for more information on the job description.

Interested candidates should send their resume and any questions to Kevin Trimble, director of Beyond Akeela, at kevin@campakeela.com

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Summer Art Director (summer camp in Berkshires)

Danbee Arts & Dance Camp, an all-girls program located in the Berkshires, is currently hiring for their summer 2024 Art Director.

We run two-week camp sessions for girls ages 10-15, giving them a space to grow as artists while also experiencing all of the fun of a traditional camp, like waterfront activities and special events, offered to complement studio time!

The Art Director fully supervises our arts programs. This includes overseeing 8-10 art instructors, the summer’s curriculum, studio upkeep, and our end-of-session art shows. Our program provides a non-competitive, supportive environment, so the Art Director promotes a learning environment that is not about being the best or most experienced, but is instead about being fun, encouraging, safe and age-appropriate. The ideal candidate is an experienced art educator with a bachelor’s in a relevant discipline, with strong organization and communication skills.

June 23 – August 4, 2024 in Hinsdale, MA. Competitive salary; paid travel to camp; meals and lodging included.

Interested applicants should send a resume to info@DanbeeArtsDance.com

We are seeking to fill this position no later than December 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Empow Studios Summer Camp Positions

Empow Studios teaches kids 7-15 years old in STEM in classes after school and weekend, and in camps during the summer throughout the Greater Boston area. Our topics include coding, robotics, video game design, film & animation, digital design, and Minecraft.

Summer Camp Directors lead a team of instructors to inspire and educate youth to create projects using today’s latest computer technologies and engage campers with games, outdoor play, and other fun activities. $25-$30 per hour.

STEM Camp Instructors teach one tech class of typically 10 students per week and ensure that students have a great time learning and building cool stuff. $18-$25 per hour. 

Both roles are full time approximately 8am-4:30pm M-F. Camps run 6 to 10 weeks, June 26-Sept 1. Camp locations run throughout the Greater Boston Area

Summer camp positions (Concord)

Hiring for camp counselors, aquatics staff, specialist positions (e.g. nature education, archery, etc), and a head of challenge course programing at Summer’s Edge at Camp Thoreau in Concord, Mass (about 35 minutes from Medford). 

We are in the process of hiring or supporting education students with summer positions. We have several licensed teachers from different content areas on our staff for mentoring opportunities. 

Benefits include:

  • Complimentary summer membership to The Thoreau Club (access to the fitness center, pools, and tennis courts)
  • Certification and training for lifeguards, WSI, challenge course staff, and archery certifications

The salary is based on the position and individual experience (for example if the individual is an experienced lifeguard or we trained them for the position. Our baseline pay, however, is at least minimum wage ($15.00 per hour).

Summer season runs from June 26, 2023 – August 18, 2023 (Mon – Fri). Our staff orientations are usually held on Mondays and Wednesdays in June from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (except for Juneteenth). 

See this poster for more information and to apply.

For questions please email: camp@thoreau.com

Internship Opportunities at Summer Camp with Neurodivergent Population

Camp Akeela, a summer camp for children and teens who have been diagnosed with ASD (Level 1) or similar social communication disorders, is beginning their hiring season for summer 2023 and are looking for another group of passionate students to work with us at camp this summer. 

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