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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 adventure and promote the values of environmental awareness.

Sponsoring YMCA: Camp Ralph S. Mason YMCA

YMCA Location: Hardwick, NJ

Job Description and Required Certifications: Camp Mason is seeking a passionate, enthusiastic and motivated environmental educator to act Arts Director at our traditional YMCA summer camp. The Arts Director is a senior staff member whose primary role is leading staff in the delivery of effective and engaging programs. Camp Mason offers a variety of art activities including but not limited to: Arts & Crafts, Painting, Drama, Dance, Photography, Choir, Stuffed Animal Making and Jewelry Making. Qualifications: Required: Must demonstrate a strong passion for the arts and making a difference in the lives of children The ability to participate in the planning, execution and evaluation of programs Creativity and the ability to help other express their own creative energy Must have a strong interest and desire to help people learn of experience an art/craft as a form of expression Strong leadership skills and a professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a changing environment Experience working at a camp or residential education center First aid and CPR, or willingness to get certified before camp starts The ability to complete the full term of the position Preferred: Lifeguard certification a plus Belay experience or interest in learning a plus Valid driver’s license and clean record a plus Responsibilities: Train a group of counselors to become effective instructors Provide leadership to staff as necessary (includes instruction, evaluation and feedback of activities) Be a role model to campers and staff in both behavior and attitude Develop hands-on activities and engaging destination walks related to the arts and self expression Plan and teach classes to groups of children between 7 and 16 years of age Ensure that all campers experience progression and recognition in all art programs Be directly responsible for the maintenance and presentation of the Arts & Crafts Center Ensure 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

Salary Information: Compensation, Benefits & Housing: Shared housing and cafeteria style meals are provided. Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $2,200. Workman’s Compensation Insurance provided to all staff.

Room and Board Provided: Yes

How to Apply: To apply, please send completed application with current contact information to Additional cover letter and resume encouraged.

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Apply By Phone: 908-362-8217

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