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Summer Camp Director

Overview

The Andrew P. Stewart Center is a non-Profit organization committed to serving the community of Pittsburgh through educational initiatives, wellness resources, and spiritual enrichment. The Center is looking for a Camp Director to lead summer camp staff. Our Summer camp engages about 70 elementary children in experiential learning opportunities that focus on academic readiness, spiritual growth and emotional maturity.

Camp will be staffed by 8 lead counselors, 8 assistant counselors, and a Camp Director.  Additional support will be provided by volunteer groups that serve primarily in one week engagements.

Dates

The camp is Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm beginning June 5th and ending July 21st. Counselors must be available to participate in staff training on Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2.

Description of Responsibilities

The Camp Director at the Andrew P. Stewart Center will provide leadership for the Center’s summer staff

The Center’s summer camp has several components. Most weeks consist of rotation curriculum in the morning (STEM, Art, Recreation, and Bible study).  Afternoons are filled with interest tracks, also known as, learning communities.  Students will choose which group to participate in. Learning communities include: STEM, Visual Arts, Preforming Arts, History/Culture, and Sports/Fitness. Camp counselors will be responsible for leading one learning community.  All learning communities will go on field trips throughout the week related to the activities they will be engaged in. Students will also go on a weekly Friday Field trips to locations such as  Centennial Olympic Park, Lake Lanier, Movie Theater, and Roller Skating Rink.

The Camp Director will be responsible for overseeing group transition, camp logistics, and schedule. The Camp Director will also implement a camp-wide positive behavior management system. The Camp Director’s primary responsibility is to oversee camp staff, ensuring that counselors are providing a positive, safe and enjoyable atmosphere for the children and volunteers.

Critical Qualities

  • ability to have fun with kids, but also to communicate respectfully and confidently to students
  • ability to verbally communicate with peers, staff, supervisors, and partners
  • strong time management and organizational skills
  • demonstrates punctuality
  • ability to work well with others from diverse backgrounds
  • experience with elementary students
  • experience leading a group of adults
  • ability to give constructive feedback to team members
  • actively able and willing to participate in activities
  • passionate about community service
  • possess good conflict resolution skills
  • ability to take instruction from leadership while also being able to function without specific instructions

 Not required, but preferred:

  • valid driver’s license
  • ability to swim

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit the following to the Program Director, Ashley Hicks via email, ashley@stewartcenter.org.

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Summer Camp Lead Counselor

Overview

The Andrew P. Stewart Center is a non-Profit organization committed to serving the community of Pittsburgh through educational initiatives, wellness resources, and spiritual enrichment. The Center is looking for camp counselors for our summer staff. Our Summer camp engages about 70 elementary children in experiential learning opportunities that focus on academic readiness, spiritual growth and emotional maturity.

Camp will be staffed by 8 lead counselors, 8 assistant counselors, and Camp Director.  Additional support will be provided by volunteer groups that serve primarily in one week engagements.

Dates

The camp is Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm beginning June 5th and ending July 21st. Counselors must be available to participate in staff training on Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2.

Description of Responsibilities

Camp Counselors at the Andrew P. Stewart Center will provide leadership for the Center’s summer day camp. 

The Center’s summer camp has several components. Most weeks consist of rotation curriculum in the morning (STEM, Art, Recreation, and Bible study).  Afternoons are filled with interest tracks, also known as, learning communities.  Students will choose which group to participate in. Learning communities include: STEM, Visual Arts, Preforming Arts, History/Culture, and Sports/Fitness. Camp counselors will be responsible for leading one learning community.  All learning communities will go on field trips throughout the week related to the activities they will be engaged in. Students will also go on a weekly Friday field trips to locations such as  Centennial Olympic Park, Lake Lanier, Movie Theater, and Roller Skating Rink.

Counselors will be assigned to a group of children, designated by age.  Counselors will work to provide stability and continuity for the summer’s activities and help direct volunteer groups. Counselors are expected to to participate fully in all components of camp and form positive relationships with the children.

The counselor’s primary responsibility is to guide the children through an interactive summer of fun and learning. Counselors are expected to help provide a positive, safe and enjoyable atmosphere for the children and volunteers.

Critical Qualities

  • ability to have fun with kids, but also to communicate respectfully and confidently to students
  • ability to verbally communicate with peers, supervisors, and partners
  • strong time management and organizational skills
  • demonstrates punctuality
  • ability to work well with others from diverse backgrounds
  • experience with elementary students
  • actively able and willing to participate in activities
  • ability to verbally communicate with kids and provide instructions
  • passionate about community service
  • possess good conflict resolution skills
  • ability to take instruction from leadership while also being able to function without specific instructions

 Not required, but preferred:

  • valid driver’s license
  • ability to swim

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit the following to the Program Director, Ashley Hicks via email, ashley@stewartcenter.org.