Posted by Eagle Island, Camp on 09/26/2023
Industry Sector: Lifestyle, Outdoor, WaterSports
Job Categories: Trail Management
Company Type: Recreation, Service
City: Saranac Lake
Country: United States
Required Experience: 0 - 1 year
Job Type: Seasonal Full Time
Required to Relocate: Yes
Required to Travel: Yes
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles
Job Description & Requirements
HOUSING AND MEALS INCLUDED
Position Purpose: The Nature Specialist will plan and facilitate fun nature-inspired activities for campers while working to ensure social and physical safety. This position will work with the Program Experience member of the Leadership Team to plan and facilitate a good balance of activity options throughout the day.
Responsibilities: The Nature Specialist is responsible for the overall supervision and programming of the nature activities
Planning and facilitating nature activities
Organize and plan out a variety of activities taking camper feedback and interests into account
Utilize the various ecosystems available on Eagle Island to teach campers about the world around them in fun and exciting ways
Supervise clean up of assigned program areas
Ensure safety rules and procedures are followed
Foster a spirit of cooperation and team building within the small group
Be aware of the ongoing medical needs of campers
See that campers maintain good health habits
Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures
Be prepared to enact written emergency procedures in the event of accident or illness
Participation in the Camp Community
Take responsibility for the use and care of camp-owned equipment and facilities
Keep records and make reports as requested
Participate in required pre-camp training
Participate in post-camp clean-up, inventory and evaluation
Maintain excellent communication with the campers, parents and staff
Perform other duties as assigned by the camp director or program experience member of leadership
Must be over the age of 18 by the start of camp.
A belief in, adherence to, and willingness to promote the mission of the Eagle Island Camp
Willingness and ability to share skills and traditions, and to learn new skills and philosophies.
Maturity, strong leadership qualities, and good judgment.
Acceptance and appreciation of all the people and the ability to live and work with children and adults of various backgrounds, life experiences and identities
Excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work as part of an effective camp staff team
Interest in learning outdoor activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping, nature study, games, and crafts
Physical Aspects of the Position
Visual and/or auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to working outdoors
Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers. (will be trained in first aid)
Ability to endure standing for long hours and perform activities such as running, bending, stooping, and stretching.
Ability to traverse varying terrain, from flat to hilly, while moving between activities.
Ability to operate with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and varying environmental conditions.
About Eagle Island, Camp
One of the most unique Adirondack summer camp experiences is Eagle Island Camp on Upper Saranac Lake in New York. Not only is this one-of-a-kind camp located on an island (how cool is that?!), AND we also offer a variety of programs for girls ages 9 –17, all-gender day camp, and some special adult programs.
Your day will be full of outdoor exploration, education, and fun with activities including:
Daily swimming lessons;
STEM-inspired outdoor education;
Traditional camp survival skills like fire-building and shelter-building.
We have small group sizes to ensure that staff gets to know each camper, helping to create programming that fits their interests and needs for a memorable and transformative summer camp experience. We hope you join us!