Career Services - Camp Counselor Summer 2018


Camp Counselor Summer 2018

Job posted on December 15, 2017

Contact Information

Organization: Camp Courageous

Contact Person: Jeanne Muellerleile

12007 190th Street
Monticello, Iowa 52310

Phone Number: 319.465.5916 ext. 2300



Job Description

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. Campers with intellectual and physical disabilities, brain injuries, hearing or visual impairments, autism and other special needs are served. Working with children and adults with special needs is often a very real challenge. Campers may need help with personal care including feeding, dressing, and bathroom needs. Some campers exhibit behavioral challenges. Patience, energy, good judgment and enthusiasm are important qualifications for a position at Camp Courageous. The hours are long. An unselfish attitude and an emphasis on teamwork are needed. Staff are expected to put the campers' needs before their own. If you possess the necessary attributes, apply for a position at Camp Courageous. Volunteer positions, internships, and paid positions are available. Volunteers and Interns can receive an optional stipend of $50.00/week plus room and board. Paid counselors and activity specialists receive the best employment package around. Seasonal staff earn $475/week while year-round staff earn $625 to $675/week. Room and board are provided which include air-conditioned staff dormitories affording the staff separate living quarters from the campers. Staff share cabin duty on a rotating basis. Other benefits include a health insurance plan and one week of paid vacation for year-round staff. Camp provides a bonus for returning seasonal summer staff and a monetary incentive for recruiting additional summer staff. Candidates for year-round positions must have experience with individuals with disabilities. Seasonal positions are for one or more season. YR-ROUND: Starts the first day of the season requiring a one year commitment.WINTER: January 29 to March 23, 2018. SPRING: March 26 to May 18, 2018. SUMMER: May 20 to August 17, 2018. FALL: August 22 to November 30, 2018. Positions: Counselors, Respite Care Weekend Counselors, Kitchen Staff and Health Staff Assistant. (Non-smokers please.) Feel free to apply online by accessing the camp's website.
Application Deadline: May 20, 2018


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