L.L.Bean, Inc

ODS Kids' Camp Counselor

Job ID
13422-2018
State
Maine
Shift
First
City
Freeport

Overview

L.L. Bean Kids' Camp Counselor  Freeport, Maine

 

“Outdoor recreation has added years to my life” L.L. Bean, age 87 

 

Share your passion for the outdoors while getting paid to do what you love!

   

The L.L. Bean Kids’ Camp is looking to hire a team of enthusiastic day camp counselors who are eager to share their love of the outdoors. Apply today to work for the Outdoor Discovery School Kids’ Camp in Freeport, ME.

 

Ability to work 8:00am-4:30pm Monday – Friday

Must be available to work Monday - Friday from June 18 to August 24

Must be available to attend training in Early June

Responsibilities

 

L.L.Bean Kids Camp Counselors inspire youth to: 

  • Develop an appreciation for outdoor recreation by participating in a variety of outdoor activities
  • Build new outdoor recreational skills that can be used for life
  • Gain self-confidence by trying new things in a safe environment
  • Become good stewards of the environment

Working in small groups of 7-12 kids, counselors will be in charge of facilitating a fun and positive learning experience through a variety of outdoor activities.

  • Counselors will work with L.L. Bean Instructors to teach the skills of kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, archery, and fly casting.
  • Counselors will also be responsible for teaching specific activities such as geocaching, orienteering, knot tying, and nature studies, as well as running a variety of games and initiatives.

Camp Counselors are responsible for:

  • Contributing to the achievement of the goals and mission of the Outdoor Discovery Schools Kids Camp.
  • Assisting in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their group within activities and throughout the camp.
  • Creating a safe and inclusive environment for all.
  • Completing morning preparations and end of day activities and responsibilities
  • Teaching the established curriculum with enthusiasm, creativity, and professionalism
  • Communicating to co-counselors, ODS instructors and/or supervisors any camper behavioral concerns in a timely manner.
  • Take immediate and appropriate action to rectify any unsafe conditions. Immediately communicate to co-counselors and or supervisors any safety concerns.
  • Participating in end of day briefings and communicate any issues that negatively impact the campers experience or program quality.
  • Assuming additional related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Being an L.L.Bean Brand ambassador by modeling L.L. Bean’s core values of Outdoor Heritage, Service, Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, and Safe and Healthy Living.
  • Ensures compliance with the L.L.Bean Comprehensive Health and Safety program by knowing and following all safety guidelines, policies, procedures and expectations.  Take immediate and appropriate action to rectify any unsafe conditions.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates high-energy and passion for the outdoors
  • Able to put others at ease, relates easily to all personality types
  • Can communicate clearly and confidently
  • Knows how to encourage and give helpful feedback
  • Experience as a Camp Counselor in Training or in another camp leadership role preferred.
  • Experience working with kids.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Course work or degree in Outdoor Education or Childhood Education preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.  
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and computer literate.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Ability to work 8:00am-4:30pm Monday – Friday
  • Must be available to work Monday - Friday from June 18 to August 24.
  • Must be available to attend training in Early June
  • L.L.Bean offers competitive wages, additional pay if working on a holiday, access to 401(k) program, as well as an employee discount. For more details, please refer to the benefits section on our website atwww.llbeancareers.com

If you possess the skills and qualifications we are seeking to fill these positions, please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume.

  We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization. 

 L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer.

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