Begins mid-May and ends August 5
- 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
Executive Director. Works alongside craft co-coordinator.
The Arts and Crafts Coordinator is in charge of the crafts programs at Whippoorwill.
- Maintain a clean, neat, and organized arts & crafts program area.
- Plan and set up arts & crafts activities for each age group camp, specific to ability.
- Report stock & supply needs to office coordinator and/or executive director.
- Provide sample of the art activity to each camp counselor handling sign-ups (to help motivate and gather interest in the activity).
- Initiate crafts activity when scheduled group arrives. (The group counselor will be your assistant.)
- Delegate responsibility to counselors who are assistants.
- Help campers with their projects during the activity period.
- Watch the time and initiate closing before the end of activity.
- 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.
- Make sure that campers’ names are on all projects – finished and unfinished.
- Organize clean-up. You may delegate clean-up chores to campers & counselors or clean up yourself after the group leaves.
- Bring finished craft activities down to the camps and distribute to campers at closing or give to program director.
- Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members outside of camp.
- Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their campers to have a successful camp experience.
- Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public while presenting a positive image of camp.