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How to Apply

Before you apply for employment, please make sure you have carefully read the preceding staff section of our web site and understand the guidelines, expectations, and the requirements of the job.

Job Description

Summary

Your primary responsibility as a counselor is the safety and well-being of the campers. You will work closely with other counselors in your tribe and activity, and you will report to your Tribal Leader, Activity Leader, and the Camp Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Activities at Camp

During the day, the counselor teach in one or more activities that he or she is qualified to teach or instruct. These are determined by the Directors based on skills, previous experience, and camp needs. These may include and are not limited to the following:

Archery, Riflery, Tennis, Fishing, Basketball, Cross Country, The HEAT, Lacrosse, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football, Indian Lore, Nature, Gardening, Arts & Crafts, Pottery, Swimming, Water Polo, Library, Weight Lifting, Climbing Wall, Music, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Blacksmithing, Woodshop, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Lifeguarding, and Van Driving.

Compliance

Meeting Attendance

Skills and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of 19 years of age and completed one (1) year of college. Current students in their first year of college are eligible upon completion of their first year of college.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the counselor is regularly required to stand, walk, run and sit for prolonged periods of time on uneven terrain in a mountain top environment. The counselor is also required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The counselor may occasionally have to move or lift a minimum of 25 lbs. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by a counselor to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the counselor is regularly required to stand, walk, run and sit for prolonged periods of time on uneven terrain in a mountain top environment. The counselor is also required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The counselor may occasionally have to move or lift a minimum of 25 lbs. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by a counselor to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Communication Skills

Reasoning Ability

Supervisory Responsibilities

The counselor is responsible for eight (8) campers in their assigned cabin. Also for the campers signed up for the counselor’s specific activity during the designated time the qualified campers are scheduled to attend or participate in the designated activity. There are occasions that the counselor will be responsible for the supervision of campers due to unforeseen circumstances for an unforeseen period of time.

Certificates & Licenses

All Counselors are required to be currently certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. All adventure staff and tripping staff are required to have at a minimum, Wilderness Advance First Aid and CPR. Specialized activities may require additional certifications by a recognized certifying third party.All Counselors are required to be currently certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. All adventure staff and tripping staff are required to have at a minimum, Wilderness Advance First Aid and CPR. Specialized activities may require additional certifications by a recognized certifying third party.

Counselors selected to drive for Falling Creek Camp must be at least 23 years of age and have an approved driving record by Falling Creek Camp’s insurance company. Once approved, selected drivers are required to participate and pass a driving seminar administered by Falling Creek Camp’s Director of Transportation.

A review of this description has excluded the marginal function of the positions that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions. All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the counselor occupying this position. Counselors will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor. Minimum requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. This document does not create an employment contract.

Falling Creek Camp Staff Guidelines

Falling Creek Camp’s goal is to create a safe and fun atmosphere where boys can build self-esteem, learn new skills, and develop true friendships. Counselors are the most important ingredients to achieving this goal. An effective counselor must be able to function in a variety of roles. You will be called upon to be a teacher, parent, leader, mentor and friend. To ensure that the campers remain our first priority, please initial by each of the following guidelines that have been established by Falling Creek Camp.

TOBACCO

I understand that Falling Creek Camp is a tobacco free community. Smoking or the use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited on camp property or any camp sponsored trip.

ALCOHOL

In keeping with NC state law, I understand that consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors (under 21) while employed by Falling Creek is prohibited (this includes time off and session breaks). I also understand that absolutely NO alcoholic beverages may be brought onto camp property and I may not return to camp under the influence at any time.

DRUGS

I understand the use of any controlled substance, including marijuana, is absolutely PROHIBITED during my employment with Falling Creek Camp. As a condition of my employment, I may be required to participate in drug screening.

CRIMINAL RECORD/ CHILD ABUSE

I realize that sexual, physical or emotional abuse of any child, or any form of corporal punishment is not allowed. I certify by my signature below that I have never been accused, arrested or convicted of any felony and that I have never been accused, arrested or convicted of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.

ROLE MODEL

I understand that campers are very impressionable and will look up to me as a role model. I pledge to provide a positive image through my actions on duty and off. I will take special care in the language I use at all times, especially with campers. Profanity or poor sportsmanship have no place at Falling Creek Camp. Since the camp community is year round, I will also represent myself appropriately in regards to social networking on the Internet and in other public forums.

PERSONAL APPEARANCE

I understand that I will set a good example in my clothing and appearance while at camp. Body piercing, tattoos, and extreme hair coloring/cutting are not permitted during employment at Falling Creek Camp unless given specific permission by the Directors. Staff members will not be allowed to display body piercings or tattoos that would detract from an appropriate professional image. While there are many personalities and styles at Falling Creek, I will maintain good hygiene and a well-kept appearance (including shaving), similar to when I was interviewed and hired. I realize I will be given a staff shirt to be worn on opening and closing days and other camp events. I understand that hats, headbands and sunglasses are not acceptable on opening and closing days. I will set a good example for campers in regards to what I wear. Women on the FCC staff realize the need to dress modestly while on duty or around the waterfront. Undergarments of any kind should not be visible and modest one-piece bathing suits are required.

REST / TIME OFF

I understand that I need to maintain a healthy amount of sleep to insure I am ready to be the best I can be. I understand that I am expected to be in my cabin by midnight when I am not on my day off and that the Counselor’s Lair closes at this time. I understand that all staff needs time away from camp to rest and "recharge your batteries” to be ready to fulfill counselor obligations. Time off is not a time for long travel or trips. I also understand there is a cabin specifically available for cabin counselor staff to use on their day off to allow for uninterrupted sleep.

WELLNESS

I understand the importance of requiring any camper or myself to immediately report to the Infirmary if we are not feeling well and to insure my campers in my cabin or overnight activity take their medications as required. I also understand that I am financially responsible for any prescribed medications or procedures that are not covered by Workers Compensation.

DIETARY

I realize that Falling Creek’s foodservice will serve well-balanced meals and snacks, and I also understand that my personal dietary preferences may not always be met while at camp. I will inform the directors of any special dietary needs prior to the start of camp.

VISITORS

I understand that if I plan to have visitors at camp, I will notify one of the directors. It is my responsibility to see that visitors do not interfere with my camp duties and I realize that visitors cannot participate in any camp activities without the prior approval of a director.

ELECTRONICS/CELL PHONES

In keeping with the camp atmosphere, I will keep all electronics, laptops, cell phones, chargers, pagers, etc. away from the campers. I will not keep them in my cabin. I realize that personal cell phones can be used in the Counselor Lair or off camp property during my free time.

The purpose of these guidelines is to make Falling Creek a special place. To achieve this goal, staff must strive to be responsible role models to the campers; provide leadership and supervision not only during in-camp programs but on all off-camp programs; work with other staff members to provide positive experiences for all members of the camp community; provide exemplary behavior and leadership when not specifically assigned; and adjust one’s personal habits to the philosophy, policies and ideals of Falling Creek Camp. The camper’s happiness and welfare is our primary concern. Camp is a community of people living and working together. My signature below certifies that I will abide by these guidelines and pledge to provide a positive experience for the campers and staff at Falling Creek Camp.