Begins mid-May and ends August 7

Minimum Qualifications

  • Creativity and ability to maintain organized setting
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Love and appreciation for the camp culture and values it instills in children
  • Ability to relate to one’s peers and work alongside
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Good character, integrity, and self control
  • 20 years of age or two summers of previous related experience

Reports to:
Executive Director. Works alongside lead craft co-coordinator.

Position purpose:
The Arts and Crafts Coordinator is in charge of the crafts programs at Whippoorwill.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Maintain a clean, neat and organized arts & crafts program area.
  2. Plan and set up arts & crafts activities for Bear Cub, Log Cabin and Teepee camps.
  3. Report stock & supply needs to office coordinator and/or executive director.
  4. Provide sample of the art activity to each camp counselor who is “signing” campers up to help motivate and gather interest in the activity.
  5. Initiate crafts activity when scheduled group arrives. (The group counselor will be your assistant.)
  6. Delegate responsibility to counselors who are assistants.
  7. Help campers with their projects during the activity period.
  8. Watch the time and initiate closing before the end of activity.
  9. Store finished projects in a protected area with camper’s name on a label with their project. You may finish a project for a camper between periods if it is just about done and the camper has given permission.
  10. Make sure that campers’ names are on all projects – finished and unfinished.
  11. Organize clean-up. You may delegate clean-up chores to campers & counselors or clean up yourself after the group leaves.
  12. Bring finished craft activities down to the camps and distribute to campers at closing or give to program director.
  13. Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members outside of camp.
  14. Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their campers to have a successful camp experience.
  15. Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public while presenting a positive image of camp.

How to Apply

Everything’s online this year! Use our quick and easy online application.

If you have questions, email camp@whippoorwill.com or call 615-799-9925.