Camp Acoma Lead Counselor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-720012
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: January 24, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire energetic and enthusiastic lead counselors for its Camp Acoma day camps. Camp Acoma serves children ages 4-13 from Blake and the larger Twin Cities community. Camp lead counselors must be available for one week of training prior to the start of the nine-week day camp program. Summer staff training will be held the week of June 1. Camp Acoma will take place on Blake’s Hopkins campus from June 8 through July 24 and on the Wayzata (Highcroft) campus from July 27 through Aug. 7. The Camp Acoma Bears, Adventure and Leaders in Training programs serve 80-100 children ages 5-13; the Cubs program serves 20-35 children ages 4-5.

Camp Acoma lead counselors are responsible for assisting camp directors in the design and implementation of all arts, technology, athletic, recreational and field trip activities. Responsibilities also include managing and supervising the counseling and Extended Day staff. Lead counselors report to the Acoma directors to ensure a safe, fun, enriching and nurturing environment for all campers. Lead counselors are scheduled to work around the Camp Acoma schedule, which operates Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm with morning and afternoon Extended Day opportunities available.

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,367 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. 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.

Experience and Skills:

Experience in teaching children ages 4-13 and day/recreational camp experience is preferred. Candidates with experience in lifeguarding, swim instruction, visual and 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.