Travel Camp Lead Staff for Camp Fire’s Rural Alaska Program
- $5,000.00 / season
- Previous experience required
- Start Date:
- Job starts in 2 months (May 21, 2018)
Make a difference by joining our Rural Alaska Program
Camp Fire’s Rural Alaska Program travels to small, remote communities across Alaska from the Aleutians to the Arctic Circle, offering youth the chance to experience our dynamic summer day camp program in their local community.
Rural staff participate in two weeks of paid training in Anchorage, Alaska followed by eight weeks of work in predominately Alaska Native communities across the state. Staff teams travel throughout June and July, delivering programs for two to four weeks in one community and then travel to the next. Programming consists of swimming and cold-water safety, health and wellness activities, cooking, hiking and outdoor recreation, creative arts, games and sports, and team building opportunities. Additional components of the program consist of evening activities focused on teen and elder involvement including potlucks, campfires, storytelling, and more!
*Travel Camp Lead Staff—mid-May through early August
DESCRIPTION: Travel Camp Leader Staff are experienced professionals capable of creating and implementing youth and community-based programs, forming community relationships, and facilitating activities without supervision or direct support. In addition to needing the ability to facilitate engaging, relevant youth programming, the position requires advanced leadership, problem-solving and decision-making skills, as well as experience working with youth, trauma-informed care, and cultural sensitivity. Additional duties include but are not limited to completing weekly check-ins with supervisors, required paperwork, and all other logistics involved in implementing program, while also working productively as a member of a team.
Travel Camp Lead Staff
PAY: Minimum season compensation of $5,000 + Room & Board + travel allowance
Training and Program Delivery Dates: May 21—Aug 1 (start May 14 for Lifeguard Certification)
About Camp Fire Alaska
Camp Fire Alaska offers unique opportunities to individuals who are enthusiastic, creative, hard-working, and eager to share our vision for offering every child the opportunity to discover the best in themselves and others in a fun, safe learning environment.
Whether you live in Alaska or you are coming from someplace else, working at one of our summer programs will be unlike any job you’ve had before. It will be fun, challenging, hard, inspiring, meaningful, and life-changing.
Top 10 reasons to work for Camp Fire Alaska--
- Make a difference working with youth
- Build your skill set with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities
- Experience Alaska
- Get professional training
- Challenge yourself
- Work with leaders in the youth development field
- Have fun
- Play Outside
- Be inspired and be inspiring to others
- Make life-long friends
Other Summer Opportunities at Camp Fire Alaska
Camp Fire Alaska has three summer camp programs to choose from:
Camp Si-La-Meo: Sing, laugh and play outside all day long at our Anchorage day camp. Go boating and swimming, try rock climbing and riflery, teach outdoor skills and creative arts to youth ages 5-13.
Rural Alaska Program: Travel for eight weeks to remote areas and deliver educational and fun programs to youth and the entire community.
Camp K: Spend your summer on Kenai Lake at one of Alaska’s longest running overnight camps. Kayak, hike, play games, and camp out with youth ages 6-17.
How to Apply
Please visit our website and click the yellow apply now button in the top right hand corner.