Activity Specialist - (Only in CA)

In addition to the qualifications we seek in all volunteers, as outlined on the Volunteer page, the Activity Specialist role has its own set of parameters:

General Responsibility
Prepare and lead camp activities and keep activity area clean

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of Camp Director to design and implement assigned activities
  • Lead daily activities in area of specialty; write lesson plans as needed
  • Teach and monitor proper use of related equipment
  • Assist in setting up and packing up activity areas
  • Assume or assist with cabin counseling duties as assigned
  • Serve as a good example in personal language, behavior, appearance, rest, and health habits

Essential Functions

  • Ability to assist campers in emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury)
  • Ability to maintain constant supervision of campers when on-duty
  • Ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate designated activities
  • Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards

Specific Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • At least 19 years of age
  • Training, experience, and certification (if required) in assigned activity area(s)
  • Ability to determine need for supplies and equipment, and submit requests prior to camp
  • Experience working with/instructing young people
  • Ability to put others' needs before own
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good character/ability to make difficult decisions in the face of adversity
  • Ability to relate to adults of all ages, as well as to children
  • Flexibility and ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Good communication skills
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults with IBD in a camp setting
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications helpful
  • Be physically able to stand for extended periods of time, walk long distances, carry equipment/supplies, etc., often times in inclement weather