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Outdoor Adventure Camp Staff

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Trail Blazers
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Montague, NJ
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Published 14 days ago

Trail Blazers is an outdoor adventure program that takes to the trails!

Join us in Northwest New Jersey, in the Delaware River Water Gap

Living as a tight-knit community of 8-10 campers and their group leaders (...this could be you!), immersed in the beauty of the Kittatinny Mountain range, you will have the opportunity and responsibility to fully lead your group.

Many camps are planned down to the second and don’t allow time to wander off course, whereas at Trail Blazers we encourage curiosity and desire to explore. Our small group experiences allow children (and adults!) to play, learn, and grow. It’s a wet rainy day? Slip and slide on the lawn! Loving the team builder you just

A "typical" day

did? Let’s do it again with a bigger challenge!

You’ll begin your day with breakfast and an opportunity to set goals and get excited about the day. Your group will work together to devise daily schedules that meet their needs and interests. Any given day could entail hiking, biking, canoeing, time at the wood shop, low ropes, high ropes, archery, art, gardening -- the list goes on! Your day ends around the campfire, singing, laughing, telling stories and jokes, showing appreciation for one another, and planning for the day to come.

Each group embarks on a multi-day expedition called vagabond -- there where and how of it is determined by the group you are with. This could be a hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail, canoeing down the Delaware River, or a farmstead trip to upstate New York.

Your days will be full, and you'll be outside in the sunshine (and in the rain!) almost 100% of the time. If you love children, nature, and outdoor adventures, JOIN US!

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We strive to make camp a place of belonging for everyone, and are actively taking steps to make sure our processes and practices promote equity and inclusion for all, including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other marginalized groups.

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Hiring has begun and is ongoing. We do not look at materials sent through Indeed - you must apply through the Trail Blazers job web page to be considered! Thank you!

Learn more: www.trailblazers.org/jobs

Apply directly: https://forms.gle/smWMmhYM1uEkh3by6

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Job Requirements

  • At least one year of experience working with children ages 7 - 17
  • High levels of enthusiasm, kindness, and patience
  • Experience having developed or desire to learn hiking, camping, and other wilderness skills
  • The ability to move safely over uneven terrain
  • The ability to work outside in any weather
  • The ability to see and respond to dangerous situations
  • The ability to run, bend, and change directions while moving
  • The ability to sleep in a rustic environment: on a cot with a mattress, under a canvas tent, without access to electricity
  • The ability to ride a bicycle, or willingness to learn
  • The ability to carry at least 20 lbs in a backpack.
  • Ability and comfort swimming in a lake, or at least entering shallow water

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Position availability

Domestic Group Leader total compensation begins at $2100.

Other open positions:

  • Waterfront Instructors – 18+. To implement an exciting and safe waterfront program you must be an avid swimmer, responsible and level headed, able to pass all American Red Cross lifeguard training prerequisites (we provide training), with experience leading aquatics activities a plus. Summer salary begins at $2100.
  • Driver – 21+. Clean driving record required; CDL strongly preferred. Must be responsible, reliable, and willing to work both a set and an “on-call” schedule. Summer salary begins at $3000.
  • Team Supervisors – 21+. Oversee a team of Group Leaders, providing support and coaching. Leadership experience required. Summer salary begins at $3400.
  • Area specialists – 18+. Positions require significant experience in one or more of the following areas: organizing overnight camping trips, mountain biking, river canoeing, low ropes course facilitation. Summer salary begins at $2100.

All positions include room and board at our residential site in northern New Jersey.

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Staff training for summer camp counselors begins on June 18th (arrival day June 17th). Leadership and specialist staff begin training on June 11th. Final day for all positions is August 23rd.

Trail Blazers is an outdoor adventure program that takes to the trails!

Join us in Northwest New Jersey, in the Delaware River Water Gap

Living as a tight-knit community of 8-10 campers and their group leaders (...this could be you!), immersed in the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    June 17, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 16, 2021

Salary

$2,100 - $3,500Summer salary based on position. Group Leader salary begins at $2100.

Benefits

Room and board on a beautiful camp property, surrounded by trees and trails!

Room and board on a beautiful camp property, surrounded by trees and trails!

Location

On-site
210 Deckertown Turnpike, Montague, NJ 07827, USA

How to Apply

Visit our website for more information about our program, and apply directly here:

https://forms.gle/smWMmhYM1uEkh3by6

Visit our website for more information about our program, and apply directly here:

https://forms.gle/smWMmhYM1uEkh3by6

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