Employment at Barry Conservation 4-H Camp

Positions Available Summer 2022

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We are searching for just the right people to join the staff at Barry Conservation 4-H Camp (BCC) for the 2022 season.  This might just be the most rewarding job you'll ever have!   BCC is a small camp located in New Hampshire's White Mountains.   The program focus is getting kids unplugged and out into nature.   The  camp is operated jointly by UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H and the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department. 

The staff is talented and close-knit.   The common attributes of the ideal staff member is someone who loves to work with youth and who has a passion for the outdoors.  One must also be energetic and be willing to work very hard.  Compensation is very competitive and includes room and board.    All positions will remain open until filled.  Feel free to give us a call to learn more.  The time to apply is now.

 

Position Descriptions for Open Positions

Job Description

 

Barry Conservation Camp (BCC) is operated by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in cooperation with the N.H. Fish and Game Department. Located in the scenic White Mountain National Forest, BCC provides a small close-knit community for its 40 campers and 11 staff. Small,cozy cabins house 7 campers and a counselor. Campers are grouped by age and gender. There are modern central toilets, shower facilities and a beautiful dining hall complete with a great kitchen.

Reports To: Camp Administrator

Pay Rate: $8,000 - $15,000 includes room & board while camp is in session.

Part-time seasonal position from January-August(January - April workload is roughly 10 hours a week & flexible)

Required to live on site from June-August (housing is provided)

Qualifications: 25 years of age (minimum) & Bachelor’s degree

  • 2 years camp administration experience, including staff supervision
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Ability to live at camp during the 4-H camp season including nights & weekends and physically access all areas of camp
  • Knowledge of and Ability to Maintain A.C.A. Accreditation Standards and NH Health and Safety Regulations (or willingness to learn)
  • Emotional maturity, sound judgement, stability,and initiative
  • Training in First Aid & Child/Infant CPR (will be provided)
  • Interest and experience in hiking, canoeing, shooting sports, fishing, and the outdoors is helpful

General Description:

The BCC Director is responsible for helping to create and maintain a positive culture and climate which is so valued at this special camp. A chief priority is maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all staff, campers, and volunteers. The BCC Director is responsible for overseeing just about everything related to the daily operation of camp. The position requires leadership, positivity, creativity, passion, respect, cultural competence, initiative, work ethic, enthusiasm, judgement, and a sense of humor.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Help to hire, train and supervise all BCC staff including the assistant director, nurse, kitchen staff and counselors. Working at summer camp is often a transformative experience. We value that experience and want to help young adults learn to work in a positive and highly functioning environment to help foster their development.
  2. Coordinate the camp schedule. This includes educational programming as well as staff schedules and time off.
  3. Oversee all camp financial activities and maintain up-to-date accounting records.
  4. Supervise program delivery and all activities (including health and food services) at camp.
  5. Maintain all camp operations by the standards set by regulatory bodies.
  6. Make sure camp facilities are safe and well maintained. Work with the NH Fish and Game staff and Berlin Hatchery staff to complete emergency, routine and approved projects.
  7. Address any camper and other issues in a professional and efficient manner. Maintain open communication with camper parents and/or guardians.
  8. Keep the Camp Administrator appraised of how things are going on a regular basis. Rely on the Camp Administrator for guidance and assistance as needed.
  9. Prepare season-end evaluation and reports as required and requested.
  10. Always represent BCC enthusiastically and appropriately.
  11. Other duties as assigned by the Camp Administrator.

 

Job Description

 

Barry Conservation Camp (BCC) is operated by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in cooperation with the N.H. Fish and Game Department. Located in the scenic White Mountain National Forest, BCC provides a small close-knit community for its 40 campers and 11 staff. Small,cozy cabins house 7 campers and a counselor. Campers are grouped by age and gender. There are modern central toilets, shower facilities and a beautiful dining hall complete with a great kitchen.

Reports To: Camp Director & Camp Administrator

Pay Rate: $6,500 includes room & board and $ 500 gear sign-on bonus

Required 2022 Dates: June 13 - 17 (Training), June 20 - August 11 (Camp Sessions)

Qualifications: 21 years of age (minimum)

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Camp administration experience, including staff supervision
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Ability to live at camp during the 4-H camp season including nights & weekends and physically access all areas of camp
  • Knowledge of and Ability to Maintain A.C.A. Accreditation Standards and NH Health and Safety Regulations (or willingness to learn)
  • Emotional maturity, sound judgement, stability,and initiative
  • Training in First Aid & Child/Infant CPR (will be provided)
  • Interest and experience in hiking, canoeing, shooting sports, fishing, and the outdoors is helpful

General Description:

The Barry Conservation 4-H Assistant Camp Director will assist in maintaining the camp facilities and programs throughout the summer camp season. The Assistant Camp Director will help maintain a healthy and safe environment for all staff, campers, and volunteers through effective leadership and demonstrated commitment to philosophy and goals of UNH 4-H Camps.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the training and supervision of all Camp Staff. This includes assisting in the coordination and leading of staff orientation and in-services, systematically supervising all staff, and providing opportunities for corrective feedback during the summer season.
  2. Coordinate, schedule and supervise weekly programs including staff schedules, time off and program curriculums.
  3. Supervise program delivery of activities at camp, including but not limited to assisting with the development of new and innovative programs and maintaining existing operations at the highest quality.
  4. Develop and present program activities when needed.
  5. Maintain all camp functions within the standards set by the American Camping Association, State of New Hampshire Department of Health, University of New Hampshire, UNH Cooperative Extension, New Hampshire Fish and Game, and all other regulatory bodies.
  6. Address all camper issues in a professional and efficient manner. Maintain open communication with administrative team and Camp Director.
  7. Prepare weekly Family Newsletter as well as weekly and season-end reports as required and requested.
  8. Represent UNH 4-H Youth Camps enthusiastically and appropriately at all times and attend related functions representing UNH 4-H Camps as needed and requested.
  9. Any other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Director and Camps Administrator.

 

Job Description

 

Barry Conservation Camp (BCC) is operated by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in cooperation with the N.H. Fish and Game Department. Located in the scenic White Mountain National Forest, BCC provides a small close-knit community for its 40 campers and 11 staff. Small,cozy cabins house 7 campers and a counselor. Campers are grouped by age and gender. There are modern central toilets, shower facilities and a beautiful dining hall complete with a great kitchen.

Reports To: Camp Director & Assistant Director

Pay Rate: $4,000 includes room & board and $ 500 gear sign-on bonus

Required 2022 Dates: June 13 - 17 (Training), June 20 - August 11 (Camp Sessions)

Qualifications: 18 years of age (minimum)

  • Commitment and ability to work with children
  • Emotional maturity, sound judgement, stability,and initiative
  • Dedication to the goals and philosophy of Barry Conservation 4-H Camp
  • Training in First Aid & Child/Infant CPR (will be provided)
  • Interest and experience in hiking, canoeing, shooting sports, fishing, and the outdoors is helpful

General Description:

The BCC Counselor has the overall responsibility of the health and well-being of campers in their charge. He or she will provide guidance to campers in daily camp living and maintain a safe and nurturing environment for campers. The Counselor will strive to provide a positive example, be a good team member, work well unsupervised, have excellent judgement, work hard, and have a good sense of humor. Serving as a Counselor at BCC will be a formative life experience and a ton of fun!

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise small and large groups of campers. This includes but is not limited to living in a cabin with campers, taking responsibility for multiple cabin supervision, maintaining clear and reasonable expectations for campers, and promoting life skills growth in campers.
  2. Understand and enforce policies and safety procedures, actively identify,and eliminate hazards and provide guidance to campers during emergencies.
  3. Take an active leadership role in camp community. This includes but is not limited to working cooperatively with camp staff, being a team player, accepting responsibilities as assigned and taking initiative to complete tasks as needed.
  4. Lead or assist with teaching in program areas, recreation activities and planning and leading activities.
  5. Supervise and account for the well-being of all campers within your charge including those assigned in a cabin group or those that are placed in your charge during program activities.
  6. Maintain open and constructive lines of communication with other staff members and the administrative team. Complete reports as required.
  7. Represent Barry Conservation 4-H Camp in an enthusiastic, supportive, and informative manner during camper check-in, check-out and at any time when dealing with the general public.
  8. Assist with pre-camp and post-camp duties.
  9. Any other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate by supervisory staff.

 

Job Description

 

Barry Conservation Camp (BCC) is operated by the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in cooperation with the N.H. Fish and Game Department. Located in the scenic White Mountain National Forest, BCC provides a small close-knit community for its 40 campers and 11 staff. Small,cozy cabins house 7 campers and a counselor. Campers are grouped by age and gender. There are modern central toilets, shower facilities and a beautiful dining hall complete with a great kitchen.

Reports To: Camp Director & Camp Administrator

Pay Rate: Starting pay $3,500 for season.

Required 2022 Dates:  June 19 - August 11  - Part-time flexible position - Some pre-camp work to review medical forms starting June 12, 2022.

Qualifications: RN (strongly preferred) or LPN currently licensed in NH.

  • Commitment and ability to work with children
  • Emotional maturity, sound judgment, stability,and initiative
  • Commitment to the goals and philosophy of Barry Conservation 4-HCamp

General Description:

The UNH 4-H Camp Health Care Supervisor has the overall responsibility of the health and well-being of all campers. Additional duties might include helping to plan and administer Covid-19 policies and procedures as they relate to camper healthcare.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Before campers arrive, review the medications and health needs of each camper(may include contacting families by phone to clarify needs). S/he should discuss unusual requirements with the director or camp physician.S/he should be familiar with and reinforce the general policies.
  2. Be  present during camper check-in (Sundays) to meet families, review health forms, intake medications, and check campers for common health issues.
  3. Work with the Camp Director to establish a schedule of daily consultation.This is not a residential position.However, there will be a time each day when the Nurse is on site to check on current health concerns or recent treatments, review the health log and incident/accident reports.
  4. Take an active leadership role in camp community.This includes but is not limited to working cooperatively with all camp staff, being a team player within the unit, accepting responsibilities as assigned and taking initiative to complete tasks as needed.
  5. Maintain open and constructive lines of communication with other staff members and the administrative team. Complete reports as required.
  6. Represent UNH 4-H Camps in an enthusiastic, supportive, and informative manner during Camper Check-In, Check-Out and at any time when dealing with the general public.
  7. Any other duties deemed necessary and appropriate by the Camp Director or Administrator.

 

 

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Author(s)

Mike Harris
4-H Program Manager
Asst Extension Program Mgr
Phone: 603-679-5616
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824