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  • Employer: Camp Easter Seals UCP
  • Type of Position: Temporary/Seasonal
  • Industry: Human Services
  • Location: New Castle , VA
  • Salary Range: 200 wk/food and room

Camp Counselor

Description of Camp: Camp Easter Seals UCP Virginia is located about forty-five minutes northwest of Roanoke in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. We offer children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy wide variety of fun and challenging activities in a unique and supportive camp atmosphere. Our campers have a variety of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and several other physical and intellectual disabilities. Throughout the summer, camp offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy to kids/teens. The summer ends with a week for families that have a child with a disability. The campers seem to have a lasting impression on the staff.

Job Description: To help contribute to camp’s unique and supportive atmosphere we are seeking camp counselors and program specialist for summer employment. Camp counselors supervise and care for the campers’ personal needs as well as lead and assist campers with camp activities. Program Specialist plan, implement various camp activities, and assist counselors with camper care and supervision. Camp counselors and Program Specialist come from around the country and world to work at camp. Many of the staff have described their experience at camp as “Life Changing!”

We are seeking specialist for the following: - Program Director* - Aquatics (lifeguards)* - Adventure (camping, nature, ropes course)* - Performing Arts - Arts and Crafts - Horseback Riding* - Adaptive Sports *Experience or Certification Required

Requirements: - Minimum of 18 years of age - Have compassion and patience - Be physically and cognitively able to supervise camper and assist with their personal care - Be able to lift at least 50 lbs on a daily basis - Act ethically and honestly - Desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Required Education and Experience:

To Apply:

-Please contact Alexander Barge, Camp Director, alex.barge@eastersealsucp.com Phone: 540-777-7325 ext. 8103 or Whitney Civitts, Assistant Camp Director. whitney.civitts@eastersealsucp.com Phone: 540-777-7325 ext. 8114. For more Information or an Application

Contact Information:

Alex Barge
201 E Main St Salem, VA 24153
540-777-7325
fax:
alex.barge@eastersealsucp.com