Camp Phoenix is summer school, reimagined. We empower low-income youth to overcome the summer opportunity gap by blending the essence of sleep-away camp, with the rigors of discovery-based learning. Through joyful academics, enrichment, and community building, our unique, overnight summer immersion program propels middle-school students to reach their fullest potentials as leaders, achievers, and community change agents. Founded in 2012, Camp Phoenix brings low-income youth to its campsite in San Gregorio each summer, where mornings are spent in common core-aligned, exploratory math and literacy groups. Throughout the day campers engage in outdoor and social-emotional learning: sleeping under the stars, cooking breakfast as a team, picking berries from local farms, and peering into tide pools at the nearby beaches. Through the powerful combination of academics and overnight camp, we uniquely position our campers to make growth in academics, while also growing their identities as individuals and young leaders.

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Please apply: https://campphoenix.org/about/jobs/ 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

The Head Counselors are responsible for supervising Bunk Counselors and supporting camper management to ensure all campers have a life-changing summer experience. You will collaborate with Brain Feeders (academic instructors), directors, Achievement Director, and Program Manager to ensure an excellent experience for campers. This includes:

  • Managing (about) 6-8 bunk counselors and supporting them in their roles to create a positive experience for campers.
  • Support the professional development of counselors through coaching.
  • Observe campers and get to know them. Handle serious issues with campers and families.
  • Manage counselor schedules, including organizing time-off schedules
  • Facilitate a portion of counselor training during all-staff training
  • Sit on the Camp Phoenix leadership team to discuss and troubleshoot any issues related to campers and camp operations.

In addition to the characteristics we look for in all Camp Phoenix team members, we look for candidates who:

  • Have 4+ years working with students; middle school aged preferred.
  • Love to problem solve and have excellent behavior management experience.
  • Have experience managing a team.
  • Can balance patience with talking initiative and responsibility when necessary.
  • A great at communicating with both kids and staff alike.
  • Have a knack for coaching, particularly college-aged staff
  • Have an enormous passion for camp!

Employment dates

  • Onboarding and Planning (flexible hours, about 40 hours total, beginning in June); Staff Training (June 15-16, 2022); Camp Dates (June 25-August 9, 2022); plus one Leadership Training weekend and one weekend of additional Instructor Training and Planning

Compensation

  • The Head Counselor pay is a $1,500 stipend for the three-week camp. Each seven consecutive days of work, the Head Counselor will receive a day off. Benefits include a day off per week, room and board, and opportunity to spend three transformational weeks making significant impact on children growing up in low-income communities.

 

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Please apply: https://campphoenix.org/about/jobs/

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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