You will be teaching four activity periods each day, either as the “lead” instructor or in an assistant role. Eagle’s Nest offers a wide range of activities, including arts classes, athletics classes, outdoor classes, and “special” classes that are often
created by our inspired staff members. During the application and interview process, you will have the opportunity to express the types of classes that you are most qualified for and interested in teaching. We hope for staff members to have the opportunity to teach a variety of classes throughout the summer.
General cabin responsibilities
You will live in a cabin with about 12 campers, three counselors (total) and a Junior Counselor. As a cabin counselor you will be responsible for helping the campers with day-to-day activities, serving as a mentor to them, and also as their substitute
parent. You will help them with many things including cabin clean up, homesickness, interpersonal relationships, bed wetting, etc.
General program responsibilities
As an activity instructor, you will be working with at least one other staff member per activity, to teach campers skills in their chosen class. Your primary role is to ensure the safety and skill development of our campers. You will also be responsible for planning and implementing a class lesson plan. Class content should be taught in a way that meets our program goals. Some of these goals include working within a team, learning good sportsmanship, and individual skill development.
General community responsibilities
Organize and lead or help to lead several all-camp evening activities each session and at least one weekend activity during the summer.
Be present at all “All Camp” activities (evening activities, square dances, cookouts, Capture the Flag, ceremonial times, etc.) except when on a day off or night out.
Be present at flag raising in the mornings and goodnight circle in the evenings.
Be a Table Parent. Care for the campers during meal times and check in with them throughout the day.