Camp Finland is Hiring for Day Camp and Teen Camp 2020

Camp Finland is hiring for Day Camp and Teen Camp!

Camp Finland is on for July 20th-24th, 2020!

Download Application PDF here!

Positions Available:

  • Day Camp Counselor
  • Teen Camp Counselor

Read below for more detailed job descriptions for each position.

Day Camp Finland is a 5 day-long day camp. We focus on giving area youth the opportunities for friendship and discovery by providing them with activities and skills that will open their hearts and minds to the vast world around them. 

Positions available: 

Day Camp Counselor: Camp Counselors will be primarily involved in pre-Camp work by attending meetings to stay involved/up to date with pre-Camp organization and planning the Camp week. Counselors will be paid for 8 hours per day of Camp as well as up to 10 hours of planning and set-up. Counselors will track their hours and keep the group informed if they are over or close to going over their allotted hours.

  • Before and after the Camp week: they will need to be able to attend 1 full set-up day the weekend before and 1 full take-down day the weekend after.
  • During Camp week, they will be focused on the kids and helping them navigate the daily schedule; letting them know what is available at what times, what behaviors are and are not acceptable.
  • Counselors will be expected to engage with campers; helping campers if they are having a rough day or celebrating if they are having a good day or accomplished something difficult.
  • Experience with teaching about nature would be great.

 

Teen Camp Finland is a week long (5 days – 4 nights) overnight camp for area teens focusing on developing a healthy sense of self and community belonging. We focus on love of nature, discovery, friendship, self worth and leadership. Teen Camp Finland will run from June 14th – 18th this year. 

Positions available: 

Teen Camp Counselor: Teen Camp Counselors will primarily be involved in pre-Camp work through attending meetings to stay involved and up to date with the structure of the pre-Camp organization and the planning of the structure of Camp week in general. Counselors will be paid for 14 hours per day of Camp as well as up to 15 hours of planning and set-up. Counselors will track their hours and keep the group informed if they are over or close to going over their allotted hours.

  • During Camp week, they will need to be able to attend a minimum of 1 full set-up day the weekend before Camp and 1 full day the weekend after as well as the 4 overnights of Camp.
  • During Camp week, they will be primarily focused on the teens and keeping them where they need to be when they need to be there. 
  • Counselors will be expected to self-engage with teen campers verbally and emotionally on many levels. The ability to hold kids accountable and empower them at the same time is a must.
  • Counselors will be expected to lead campers in activities like: campfire music, ghost stories, outdoor skills and games (capture the flag, campfire games etc.). 
  • Counselors must have lots of energy.
  • Experience with teaching about nature would be great. 

To Apply

All of these positions (excluding Kitchen Assistants) require a background check and references.

Download Application PDF here!

Please fill out the form below to apply for this position:

Job Application - Youth Program

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Please contact Honor Schauland for more information at 218-353-0300

Applications can also be mailed to Camp Finland, Friends of Finland, PO Box 582, Finland MN 55603.

Paper applications may be requested at the Clair Nelson Center during business hours. Call 218-353-0300 or email using the form above for more information.

All positions are paid $15/hour.

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