Camp Acoma Lead Counselor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-604530
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: March 06, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: June 1, 2018
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire energetic and enthusiastic lead counselors for the Camp Acoma Cubs, Bears, Adventure & Leaders in Training day camps. Camp Acoma serves children ages 4 -13 (or entering pre-kindergarten through seventh grade) from Blake and the larger Twin Cities community. Acoma operates over an eight-week period from June 11 - August 3, 2018. There will be one week of staff training followed by five weeks with campers at the Hopkins campus and two weeks with campers at the Wayzata campus. Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. each day and concludes at 3:30 p.m. with Extended Day wrapping around the program from 7:30 am - 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Staff typically serve from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless involved in the Extended Day programs. The Bears, Adventure & Leaders in Training programs serve 80 - 100 children ages 5 - 13 while the Cubs program serves 20 - 35 children ages 4 - 5.

Camp Acoma lead counselors are responsible for assisting directors in the design and implementation of all arts, technology, athletic, recreational and field trip activities. Supervisory responsibilities include managing counseling and Extended Day staff. Lead counselors report to the Acoma directors to ensure a safe, fun, enriching and nurturing environment for all campers.

Experience in teaching children ages 4 - 13 and day/recreational camp experience is preferred. Candidates with experience in lifeguarding, swim instruction, ice skating, visual & performing arts and technology instruction are desired. Candidates with experience in leading team building and adventure based learning for older campers (ages 8 - 13) are also encouraged to apply.

The Blake School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational day school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 with an enrollment of 1375 bright, talented students. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Hopkins, Minneapolis and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. Students are from nearly 50 communities around the Twin Cities, defining Blake as a truly metropolitan school. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values. For more information on The Blake School, please visit Blake's website at: www.blakeschool.org.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success.

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