Start and end date: Begins immediately – August 1.
Purpose: To further the mission of Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp through the planning and delivery of a horseback riding program that is safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ ages and abilities. Provide management to the physical operation of the horseback riding facilities and equipment.
Reports to: Horseback Director and Executive Director.
Must have a comprehensive background in teaching various styles of horseback riding to all levels of riders
Must have proven horseback instructional background. Specific certifications may be required
Needs to be able to recognize major symptoms of horse illness and discomfort
Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
Love and appreciation for the camp culture and values it instills in children
Ability to accept supervision and guidance and work with one’s peers
Good character, integrity, and self control
Maintain enthusiasm, energy, positive attitude and appearance and interact with campers at all times
20 years of age or older.
Arrive at camp at 8:30 am and stay until buses leave at 4:00 pm
Maintain punctuality and attendance
Make sure that safety is priority one in all aspects of the horseback program
Assist in maintaining the horse barn
Including set up before Staff training
Set and enforce barn rules
Create cleaning guidelines to keep barn clean and organized
Conduct inventory of all equipment and supplies and order when necessary
Pack all materials/supplies at the end of the summer and store in barn apartment
Assist Horseback Director in the training and supervision of Horseback staff and general camp staff
Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training
Educate staff in barn rules and specifics of schedules
Assist in training horseback riding and counseling staff in their horseback riding responsibilities
Assist Horseback Director in the planning, direction and supervise a safe and fun horseback riding program
Deliver creative riding program activities
Set daily and session schedules for the horse program
Evaluate camp horseback riding policies and procedures and give necessary input regarding any possible additions or changes
Evaluate the physical soundness of each horse daily and make judgments on whether horse can be ridden each day, given noticed horse conditions.
Other Job Duties:
Participate as a member of the camp leadership team to plan, direct and supervise daily programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions
Work with Program Directors and other administrative staff to develop program and leadership awards
Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned
To apply, send these completed forms to the camp office.