Circle F Dude Ranch Camp, a premier for-profit coed Summer Camp, is seeking vibrant, adventurous, and caring Interns to join our summer counselor team as we celebrate 70 years in continuous operation. Circle F Dude Ranch Camp Counselors and Interns are uniquely placed to make positive and life-changing impacts on young people each summer through our mission of Respect, Inspiration, Play, Positive Thinking, Leadership, and Engagement.
At Circle F our counselors and interns are the primary caregivers for each camper. Our counselors and interns are responsible for the planning, teaching, coordinating, and implementation of activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills throughout the summer.
Activity areas in which our interns and camp counselors will be expected to lead, operate, and supervise include:
· Waterfront: Lifeguarding, Waterfront Safety Instructor, Sailing, Swimming, Canoeing
· Extreme Sports: Overnight camping, Camp Craft, Paintball, Wilderness Survival, Wilderness Cooking.
· Climbing: Rock Wall, Zip Line, Alpine Tower, Giant Swing, Odyssey High Ropes Course.
· General Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Archery, Tennis, Skate park, Gymnastics/Tumbling
· Horseback Riding: English and Western Riding, Trail Rides and Rodeo
· Creative and Performing Arts: Videography, Photography, Arts and crafts, Theater, Dance
Along with many other exciting opportunities, Circle F will provide Training in most areas, along with Lifeguard Certification for those eligible during our staff development period. Horseback riding is exempt from in house training as we expect our horseback instructors to be experienced riders.
Circle F Dude Ranch Camp require camp counselors to be at least 18 years of age and preferably completed their first year of college or began college classes; they should be able to understand the developmental needs of young people and have strong interpersonal communication skills allowing them to relate to youth and adults in a positive and professional manner.
Applicants should have some level of interest and experience in at least one of our program specific areas outlined above, they should also be willing to train in other areas in which camp feel they will be best suited to.
Through the course of our summer program we hope that our interns and counselors will gain both theory and practical experience in the following areas:
· Understanding of Youth Behavioral Management Cycle
· Understanding the importance of teaching independence and responsibility to young people
· Understanding Conflict management and how to resolve conflicts between young people
· Camper Hygiene and its importance
· Understanding the importance of keeping camper and working areas clean
· How to address bullying in youth development setting
· How to handle homesickness in an overnight program
· Ages and Stages of youth development
· Develop Leadership skills through aged appropriate games and programs
· Further develop Communication Skills- verbal/non verbal with both adults and youth alike
Understanding the responsibility of reporting concerns of Harassment and Abuse