The Adventure Counselor facilitates all challenge-course activities including group initiatives and high-element climbing events. This position requires prior facilitation experience and technical expertise with both low-rope and high-rope activities. Adventure on the Island emphasizes group cooperation, group problem solving, and group trust.
Counselors for the athletics program will help direct coaches, serve as referees/umpires, and teach basic athletic skills in softball, basketball, floor hockey, and soccer. Sportsmanship and team play are heavily emphasized.
Cabin Counselors are responsible for leading the boys through the daily Island routine. The best analogy for this job is that of the stay-at-home parent. Usually, each cabin group will have two counselors, with one staff member leaving the group during the day to facilitate an activity (athletics, swimming, etc.) and the Cabin Counselor staying with the boys to lead them from activity to activity.
Current RN or LPN licensed by the State of New Hampshire (or with compact agreement.) The camp nurse maintains a watchful presence to the overall wellness of campers and staff, administers medication, maintains records, and works with on-call doctors, EMS, fire department, and hospital by phone or in person when such a need may arise. Pay for this position depends on experience and level of licensure.
The Hiking Counselor, as well as the Cabin Counselor, leads each cabin up and down the mighty Mt. Cardigan and Mts. Welch & Dickey through the course of a session. These day hikes challenge the boys and bring the best out of them. A hiking counselor will lead approximately 20 hikes throughout the summer. WFA or WFR training would be a plus. A clean driving record and being 21 (to be an approved driver) is a must.
This position requires Water Safety Instructor & Life Guarding certifications (or willingness to acquire them before the start of the Mayhew summer), along with strong swimming skills, good communication skills, patience, and common sense. Swim counselors are responsible for instructing the boys in American Red Cross certified swimming at all levels.
Mayhew’s Arts Program gives the boys a chance to express themselves creatively, while teaching them some basic techniques they can use at home. A focus on teamwork is still central, and the boys are encouraged to collaborate on several different group projects. Art counselor responsibilities include developing and implementing creative activities for the boys, as well as finding more and more ways to integrate their artwork into Island life.
Our competitive rowing program is an excellent team activity for the boys, and a strong staff member is needed to facilitate the practices and events. The boats are seven-man Whitehall fiberglass rowing dories. Rowing expertise is not as important as communication skills, teaching ability, enthusiasm, and common sense.
How to Apply
Please thoroughly investigate our website, www.mayhew.org, for more program info and to apply online.
You may also contact Ed Thompson, Mayhew’s Operations Director, for more information.
293 West Shore Rd. // PO Box 120
Bristol, NH 03222