Job Title: Trip Leader and Counselor
Organization: City Kids Wilderness Project
Overview: Trip Leaders & Counselors work with a small team of co-workers to provide a summer adventure-based youth development program for DC youth.
- Mentoring: Develop a positive, proactive relationship with youth, be a role model, facilitate team and personal growth. Encourage positive behavior, set goals, and create a safe environment for participants.
- Activity and Trip Leader: Responsible for planning and leading activities, daily reflections, camp lessons, sports, day trips, and multi-day backcountry trips with a co-leader or team of co-leaders. Daily activities include team-building games, skill-building lessons, team sports, debriefs and group facilitation. Day trips include off-site day adventures, education and service trips. Multi-day backcountry trips range from 3-10 days including backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking.
- Cabin Counselor: Responsible for the daily care, health and safety of a cabin of 4-6 campers and JET. Prepare campers for activities and trips, lead daily reflection, and nighttime cabin activities.
- Jet Supervisor: Primary supervisor for 1-2 high school youth leaders throughout the course of the session. Provide daily feedback,, encouragement, support, and formal evaluations during job training program.
- Experience working with children in outdoor, camp or other residential settings, trip leading preferred
- Ability to build strong relationships, manage group dynamics, and support positive behaviors
- General knowledge and ability in experiential education and outdoor activities, including; canoeing, horseback riding, camping, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, games & initiatives,, backcountry living and travel
- Judgement and the ability to anticipate and manage potential hazards in outdoor settings, both physical and emotional, under stressful conditions.
- Cultural competency, the ability to work in a diverse community and a commitment to social justice, equity, inclusion & anti-racism.
- Patience, initiative, enthusiasm, proactive communication style, flexibility, teamwork, and energy
- First aid certification appropriate to wilderness activities, as a minimum CPR and Wilderness First Aid (LGT and WFR or EMT preferred)
- Drivers license preferred
Anticipated Dates: Summer June-August 2021