General Overview: The Scout Leaders develop and implement a discovery day program for children of camp staff (generally pre-camp, potentially ages 1 to 7), some evening duties may also be required as the needs of the program dictate.
- Create an environment where the Scout Village campers are safe and are encouraged to explore, create, use their imaginations, and positively interact with one another.
- Set up existing childcare area, inventorying current supplies and prepare list of additional materials needed to be purchased.
- Working with co-leader, establish the daily routine/program schedule for the young people in the program. Routines may vary based on the age of children and may include free play, crafts, reading, music, nature exploration, etc.
- The resources of Merrowvista are available for use by the Scout Village. Work with Activities Team and Waterfront Coordinator to schedule access to the many program resources of the site (e.g. use of sports areas, equipment, arts & crafts…).
- Communicate with the parents of Scout Village campers regarding any special needs or emerging issues involving their child/children.
- When not with Scout Village, participate in all community activities, such as Flag Raising, meals, Evening Reflection, special days, and Night’s Doings, and strive to model the mission and values of the American Youth Foundation.
- Promptly discuss any difficult situations that arise in camper or staff relationships, discipline and other areas of concern with the Coordinator and Director
- Establish personal and professional goals for the summer and work toward those goals
- Complete all job functions, including requested records, written reports, and other duties as assigned.
- Encourage leadership development, healthy community living, and AYF mission and values driven practices.
- Protect the safety and health of campers by adhering to community expectations and following all policies and procedures outlined in the Staff Handbook, including our alcohol-, drug-, and tobacco-free camp policy and AYF COVID-19 Staff Eligibility and Expectations.
- Fully participate in and be present at all community activities and staff training
- Strong emotional and mental health. Must be adaptable and exhibit good judgement to determine what is in best interest of the campers in their care.
- Effective communication with youth participants and adult staff across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Ability to foster positive relationships.
- Ability to understand, promote, actively include, and work effectively with diverse perspectives and identities
- Thorough understanding of critical issues shaping the lives of young people in the U.S., especially racial and gender equity, inclusivity, justice, ethics, and cultural competency
- Position is located at Merrowvista in Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. The Merrowvista site necessitates the ability to move through rugged terrain.
- Scout leaders will live onsite during staff training and during the two camp sessions.
Education, Experience, or Certifications
- Must be 18 or older and one year post-high school graduation experience
- Previous experience working with children, adolescents and/or young adults required
- Strong teaching/facilitating and leadership skills preferred
- Early childhood education experience preferred
- Current certification in CPR and First Aid (training available for accepted applicants)
- Weekly pay: $600
- Scout Leaders will receive one day off for every six days worked