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Camp Name: YMCA Camp Mason

Camp Location: Hardwick, NJ

Camp Description: 460-acres of ridges, valleys, ponds, streams and trails cover the property of YMCA Camp Mason. We are located in northwestern New Jersey just outside the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, one of the last true wilderness areas in the northeastern United States. This setting affords us almost limitless opportunities to engage in outdoor fun and promote living a conscious lifestyle.

Sponsoring YMCA: Camp Ralph S. Mason YMCA

YMCA Location: Hardwick, NJ

Job Description and Required Certifications: SKILLS: Hard Skills: Safety and first-aid skills: • Injury prevention and management. • Rescue. • Navigation. • Weather reading. • Water safety. Site appropriate skills: • Hiking. • Overnight camping. • Rock climbing/ belaying. • Canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. Strong organizational skills. Ability to adequately plan and prepare for trips. Environmental skills- especially. knowledge of and commitment to Leave No Trace practices. Soft Skills: Strong leadership skills with the ability to be flexible. Effective communication skills. A commitment to ethical behavior. Understanding of group dynamics. An awareness of how psychology and motivation can affect actions. Ability to work under pressure and maintain composure in a changing environment. Certifications: First Aid certification, required. CRP certification, required. Lifeguard certification, required. Wilderness First Aid, required. Wilderness First Responder, preferred. Top Rope Site Manager (American Mountain Guide Association), preferred. Valid driver’s license and clean record, preferred. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan and execute adventure trips for campers between 7 and 16 years of age. Be a role model to campers and fellow staff in both behavior and attitude. Participate in the maintenance and presentation of the Trips Center, ensuring all equipment and systems are working/inventoried and consistently carried out. Be able to make valuable contributions to the planning and execution of evening, weekend and theme activities. Anything else that needs to be done to keep Camp Mason safe, fun, and on the leading edge of the camping industry. APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2013 Dates of Employment: June 9, 2013- August 18, 2013 Must be able to commit to entire season.

Salary Information: Compensation, Benefits & Housing: Shared housing and cafeteria style meals are provided. Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $2,000. Workman’s Compensation Insurance provided to all staff. Shared housing and cafeteria style meals are provided.

Room and Board Provided: Yes


How to Apply: email Laura at laura@campmason.org for application

Apply By Email: laura@campmason.org

Apply By Phone: 908-362-8217

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