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Year-Round Wilderness Camp Counselor / Teacher
Cameron Boys Camp
Cameron, North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 01/17/2009
Categories: Sports and Recreation
Job Type: Full-Time
Cameron Boys Camp, a year-round wilderness therapeutic camping program, is seeking full-time counselor/teachers (chiefs) for Nov/Dec 08.
We are a relationship-based, intense ministry to at-risk youth in a wilderness setting. Living in the outdoors year-round, fishing, climbing trees, paddling 200 miles down a river in Florida or Georgia, camping by a lake in North or South Carolina, and backpacking the Appalachian Trail in Virginia - all are part of the camp adventure.
The heart of our ministry is building a daily partnership and relationship with the youth. Three counselor/teachers live with each group of 10 campers in a primitive campsite setting. Through a group process of goal setting and problem solving, we help youth confront and resolve past issues and current life conflicts.
Activities include tent building, fixed campsite maintenance, routine chores, woodcarving, weekly cookouts, woodcarving, a hands-on experiential education program, educational daytrips, trip planning and extended expedition trips such as two- to four-week river/canoeing, hiking/backpacking, lake and road trips.
Applicants should have a passion for Christ and youth. We are looking for single applicants with a BS/BA and looking for a mission to immerse themselves in for at least two years. They should welcome challenges and be no stranger to hard work. Other necessary qualities include a love for the outdoors and adventure, enjoying working with others to get things done, excellent physical health, strong leadership abilities, a willingness to learn and grow, and a positive servant attitude. They should possess strong communication and relational skills and self-initiative.
Salary plus benefits including housing/utilities, medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and retirement program. The positions can also be in conjunction with the NAMB US/C2 missions program.
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