Staff Application 2022
Description

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ON THE WILD SIDE Summer 2022 is going to be AMAZING and we think YOU could be a great part of the experience we will be offering our campers! If you want to impact the lives of young people, learn new skills, create new friendships and have a great summer, APPLY TODAY!!!!

We are looking for individuals who care about others, don't mind being silly, are good listeners, want to make a difference, are willing to work hard and all while having a great time!!!! Here are some requirements for being part of the Camp Kidwell Staff.

Scroll down to see available positions, details and specific job descriptions.

Staff Members will......
-Attend Staff Leadership Training June 20-26, 2022
-Work weekly sessions (Mid-day Sunday thru Friday afternoon(weekends off))
-Work sessions from July 10 to August 19 (specific schedules may vary)
-live on site for each session in cabins with our campers.
-help provide a SAFE, FUN AND LOVING environment to our campers
-be expected to make camper safety and supervision their #1 priority
-organize and lead fun, creative, enjoyable and educational activities
-have current First Aid and CPR certification
-live on site and have meals provided at no cost.

Summer 2022 Schedule
• Leadership Training - June 20-26, 2022 - All staff members attend
• Week #1 – July 10-15
• Special Week - July 18-23 - Camp Quest
• Week #2 – July 24-29
• Week #3 – July 31-Aug 5
• Week #4 – August 7-12
• Week #5 – August 14-19


Hiring Process Details
Each applicant will provide
-a resume
-3 references
-Participate in at least one interview
-All applicants 18 and over will complete a background checks
-All applicants will be subject to drug testing.

If you have additional information or would like to speak to someone regarding our employment opportunities, please contact our director KJ Kelly at (269) 521-3559, or kj@campkidwell.org

Click the blue "Register" button at the top of the page to apply!
Dates:
Staff Leadership Training is June 20-26 and summer sessions run from July 10 to August 19.
Ages:
Ages 14 - 99
Cost:
We can't wait to learn more about you and how you can help make "ON THE WILD SIDE Summer 2022" an unforgettable experience! Apply Today!!!!
Availability:
Registration is no longer available
Staff Experience
Are you applying to be a Camp Volunteer
Open to anyone 14 and above who is interested in volunteering to help at Camp Kidwell.
Available Staff Positions
Positions open to 14+ Year Olds
Counselor in Training (C.I.T.)
Counselors In Training are some of the most valuable and appreciated members of our staff. They are asked to work hard in the kitchen and help our campers have a great experience as volunteers. We are so grateful for all they do, without them our program would not be nearly as successful.

The C.I.T. experience is designed to give those who choose to fill the positions the opportunity to gain valuable camp experience and training to help them become our GREAT counselors of the future. C.I.T.'s work with their fellow staff members in implementing our programs and activities and interacting with our campers, allowing them to gain valuable hands on experience. The second and most time consuming part of the program is working in the kitchen helping to prepare, set up, serve and clean up meals. C.I.T.'s typically work in the kitchen two meals a day, washing dishes (we have a new dishwasher, YAY), setting tables, serving food, and cleaning up. We would love to have you join us in making "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022" an amazing experience.

This is a summer, seasonal volunteer position. C.I.T.'s attend staff leadership training and volunteer for at least an additional two weeks.

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Positions open to 16+ Year Olds
Cabin Counselor
Create bonds with your campers and make a difference in their lives that will last a life time. Cabin Counselors areour campers most important relationship while they are with us. The connections you will make will impact your campers in many, many ways, AND it will change you in ways you can't imagine! Come spend the summer with us and help change our world in a positive way!


Our cabin staff members are our camper's most important relationship here at camp. These connections will impact your campers in many, many ways, AND will CHANGE YOU in ways you can't imagine! Come spend the summer with us and help change our world in a positive way!


You will work with a Cabin Leader to ensure your campers have fun, learn new things, while staying as safe during their "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022" experience. You will provide guidance, support and supervision for your campers, while leading them through their daily activities, being sure they have all of their needs met and are safe both physically and emotionally. All staff members are expected to provide guidance, support and supervision for our campers while making our summer experience and unforgettable one.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

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Positions open to 18+ year olds
Alumni Staff
Do you miss camp? Looking to give kids a great experience? Want to relive the "best" summers of your life?

We would love to have you join us help make "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022" one of the best years ever!
Cabin Leader
Provide guidance, leadership and support for your amazing campers.
You will work a cabin counselor to provide your campers with a fun, exciting and challenging camp experience. As the cabin leader you will have the privilege and responsibly of leading your cabin through a wide variety of activities each week, as well as helping them navigate personal care and their interactions with other campers and staff members.

Our cabin staff members are our camper's most important relationship here at camp. These connections will impact your campers in many, many ways, AND will CHANGE YOU in ways you can't imagine! Come spend the summer with us and help change our world in a positive way!


You will work with a Cabin Counselor to ensure your campers have fun, learn new things, while staying as safe during their "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022" experience. You will provide guidance, support and supervision for your campers, while leading them through their daily activities, being sure they have all of their needs met and are safe both physically and emotionally. All staff members are expected to provide guidance, support and supervision for our campers while making our summer experience and unforgettable one.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

Additional specialty trainings may be offered.

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Canoe Instructor
Canoeing is a fun and adventurous program our campers LOVE! Learning what to do when a canoe tips, taking a paddle along the lily pads to see what kind of animals they can find and splashing everyone in sight are some of the highlights of canoeing at camp.
We are looking for someone to help provide this experience for our kiddos in a safe manner. Not only will this person help plan, prepare and implement the canoe/boating program for "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022.", but they will also help oversee the camp waterfront and swimming activities.

All staff members are expected to provide guidance, support and supervision for our campers while making our summer experience and unforgettable one.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

We may be able to offer lifeguard training. If you are interested, please let us know.

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Day Camp Instructor
Camp is a special place for EVERYONE who attends....Always has been and always will be. We like to start that special bond early by offering day camp to our youngest campers. Come help start our 4-7 year old campers on a childhood full of magical camp experiences. Two day camp instructors will work together to plan, prepare and implement a fun, creative and exciting program for "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022." Our day camp program welcomes 10 campers each week. Campers are here daily 7:30am to 5:00pm, are served three meals, swim, ride horses and play games, create awesome crafts and so much each day!

Day Camp Instructors also work with resident campers and staff during times they are not with their day campers. All staff members are expected to provide guidance, support and adult supervision to make our summer experience unforgettable.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

Additional specialty trainings may be offered.

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Horseback Riding Assistant
Horses.....not much else needs to be said and there is an instant line of campers ready to go spend time at the riding facility. Horses are our most demanded activity and we love sharing our huge, loving critters with our campers! Our horseback riding assistant will work with our HBR instructor preparing and leading an amazing equine experience for the kids during "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022" and be sure horses are well taken care of and healthy.

All staff members are expected to provide guidance, support and supervision for our campers while making our summer experience and unforgettable one.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

Additional specialty trainings may be offered.

Click the blue position title(above) to see a full job description.
Horseback Riding Instructor
Horses.....not much else needs to be said and there is an instant line of campers ready to go spend time at the riding facility. Horses are our most demanded activity and we love sharing our huge, loving critters with our campers! Our horseback riding instructor will work to prepare and lead an amazing equine experience for the kids during "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022" and be sure horses are well taken care of and healthy.

All staff members are expected to provide guidance, support and supervision for our campers while making our summer experience and unforgettable one.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

Additional specialty trainings may be offered.

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Lifeguard
The waterfront is a hopping place that ALL campers and staff love to spend time. The kiddos love to bounce on the water trampoline, play sharks and minnows and splash around. Our lifeguards oversee the waterfront and plan and implement a fun swimming program for "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022."

All staff members are expected to provide guidance, support and supervision for our campers while making our summer experience and unforgettable one.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

We may be able to offer lifeguard training. If you are interested, please let us know.

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Team Building Instructor
Young and older campers love climbing our climbing wall and zooming down our zipline and testing their problem solving skills on our ground initiatives. Our Team Building Instructor will help our campers overcome their fears and challenge each young person to push themselves further than they think they can. This individual will receive training here at camp and plan and implement the team building program for "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022."

All staff members are expected to provide guidance, support and supervision for our campers while making our summer experience and unforgettable one.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

Additional specialty trainings may be offered.

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Positions open to 21+ Year Olds
Assistant Director
Our Leadership Team is vital to a safe, fun, smooth and enjoyable summer.
Come share your leadership skills and help our staff give our campers an amazing experience! Help plan, prepare and implement "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022." Work with the Camp Director and leadership team members to create great activities and programs, work with staff members to be sure they are doing a great job and becoming better people along the way and help create a safe environment for everyone.

All staff members are expected to provide guidance, support and supervision for our campers while making our summer experience an unforgettable one.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

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Camp Chef
EVERYONE enjoys a great meal.
Camp is no different, campers look forward to "Taco Tuesday" or "Backwards day" with pancakes for dinner and goodness knows the staff needs good nutrition to keep up with the kiddos all summer. We need a chef to help make our food service program the talk of camp. We are looking for someone to plan, prepare, and serve our meals and oversee our kitchen and staff. The camp chef will work with the leadership team and staff to make this summer an amazing experiences for our campers.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

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Head Counselor
Working at camp is a demanding job, but our cabin staff loves helping our campers learn and grow, while having a great time. They however are often young and inexperienced, so having support in learning from challenges they face and hearing positive reinforcement from our leadership team goes a long way to making their job easier as well as much more enjoyable. Our head counselors work with the cabin staff members to be sure they know they are doing a good job, fix any problems that might arise and be sure they have the materials and supplies then need to be successful in giving the kiddos a great experience. Head counselors are part of our leadership team and will also help plan, prepare and implement "ON THE WILD SIDE SUMMER 2022."

All staff members are expected to provide guidance, support and supervision for our campers while making our summer experience and unforgettable one.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

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Health Officer
Safety is our #1 Priority! If our campers and staff do not feel safe and comfortable, their experience at camp will not be as positive as it could be.
Providing a highly skilled, knowledgeable and personable health officer is vital to allowing everyone at camp to feel safe. Each summer we look for someone with the appropriate training, but also very important, is caring, compassionate, organized and thorough to run our health office and be sure we are taking care of our campers and staff.
The health officer provides overall health care for our campers, including administering medications, providing basic first aid, comforting young people who are physically ill as well as those who may be sad and miss home. As part of the leadership team the health officer will also have input on activities, programs and general camp functions.

All staff members are expected to provide guidance, support and supervision for our campers while making our summer experience and unforgettable one.

This is a summer, seasonal position.

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