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McGimsey Day Camp 2017 Staff Applications Now Being Accepted

by Jay Ghormley

The Alamo Area Council Outdoor Adventure Department is seeking potential staff members who possess enthusiasm, reliability, and a strong dedication to Scouting. Selecting qualified staff is vital to the success of Cub Scout Day Camps.

The McGimsey Day Camps will feature a new Camp Staff Structure in 2017; Robert Klekar, McGimsey Day Camp Director, will lead this staff. (Day Camp Staff ApplicationExternal Link)

Required certification through the Boy Scouts of America National Camping School will be provided, if required.

Minimum requirements for staff members include:

  • Applicants must be a registered member of the Alamo Area Council or be willing to register.
  • Applicant must exemplify the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Preference will be shown to applicants available for the entire period.
  • Be at least 14 years of age (unless otherwise stated, per position)
  • Have held positions of leadership in their home unit 
  • Must be committed to attend all of the development and orientation events for staff
  • Must apply using the provided application

Job Descriptions:

Program Director (paid position): The Program Director is responsible for the Cub Scout Day Camp program. The Program Director plans the program with the help of the Area Directors and Pack Guides. The Program Director must be 21 years of age, or older, of well-known good character and ability. In addition to being currently certified at National Camping School for Day Camp administration, the Program Director will do the following:

  • Report to the Camp Director.
  • Promote Day Camp attendance at roundtables, pack meetings, and activities.
  • Help unit leaders plan and carry out a successful Day Camp through the use of personal coaching, training, and program aides.
  • Help the Camp Director conduct a camp staff training activity.
  • Train and supervise paid Program Directors
  • Train and supervise volunteer Pack Guides.
  • Train and supervise paid Program Aides, as needed.
  • Be responsible for program planning, supplies, and personnel.
  • Submit payroll timesheets to Camp Director.
  • Attend monthly Day Camp Committee Meetings
  • Evaluate Day Camp program and staff.
  • Attend Staff Training Week.

Aquatics Director (paid position): The on-site Aquatics Director must be 21 years of age or older and hold a current certificate of training as a BSA Aquatics Instructor from a National Camping School and be currently trained in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalents. 

  • Report to Day Camp Director.
  • Recruit, Train, Schedule and Supervise paid Aquatic Staff.
  • Maintain Pool facilities (bathrooms, patio, equipment)
  • Coordinate with Park Ranger for Pool Maintenance.
  • Supervise Day Camp swimming program.
  • Supervise swim lessons.
  • Coordinate Swim Checks.
  • Supervise pool rentals.
  • Submit Aquatic Staff payroll time sheets to Camp Director 

Lifeguards (7-10 paid positions): Lifeguards must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid lifeguard certification. Lifeguards must also be currently trained in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalents.

  • Report to Aquatics Director.
  • Recruit, Train, Schedule and Supervise paid Aquatic Staff.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Pool facilities (bathrooms, patio, equipment, etc…)
  • Assist with Day Camp swimming program.
  • Assist with swim lessons.
  • Assist with swim checks.
  • Assist pool rentals.
  • Attend Staff Training Week

Shooting Sports Director (paid position): The Shooting Sports Director supervises the Shooting Sports programs of the Day Camp. The RSO must be at least 21 years old and hold a valid certificate from the Shooting Sports section of the National Camping School. (NCS Certificate must include BB and Archery).

  • Report to the Camp Director.
  • Conduct Shooting Sports camp staff training.
  • Train and supervise paid RSO/Range Masters and Range Instructors
  • Train Pack Guides, as needed.
  • Be responsible for program planning, supplies, and personnel.
  • Submit payroll timesheets to Camp Director.
  • Evaluate Shooting Sports program and staff.
  • Attend Staff Training Week.

Camp Health Officer (paid position): The on-site health officer is a responsible adult, at least 18 years of age, with one of the following certifications: licensed physician, licensed nurse practitioner, nurse (RN, LPN or LVN), licensed physician assistant, paramedic, or EMT (basic, intermediate or paramedic).

  • Report to Day Camp Director.
  • Inventory and update medical station and First Aid Kit supplies.
  • Maintain Medical Records/Logs.
  • Review and maintain Medical Records for each camp/camper; beginning at check-in.
  • Complete the following: Camp Health Officer’s Training Course (available online)
  • Attend Staff Training Week.

Games Director (paid position): The Games Director must 18 years of age or older with a demonstrated ability to plan, supervise and guide games.

  • Report to the Program Director.
  • Plan and carry out a fun and constructive games program.
  • Select games that will enhance the theme.
  • See that a list of supplies needed for the games is submitted to the Program Director.
  • Prepare all games in advance; ensure all equipment is available and directions make sense.
  • Train and assist the Pack Guides to teach the skills necessary for Scouts to play the games.
  • Supervise the use and storage of equipment and materials.
  • Attend Staff Week Training.

Games Assistant (paid position): The Games Assistant must be 16 years of age or older with a demonstrated ability to work with and instruct games.

  • Report to the Games Director.
  • Assist Games Director
  • Train and assist the Pack Guides to teach the skills necessary for Scouts to complete projects.
  • Attend Staff Week Training.

Crafts Director (paid position): The Crafts Director must be 18 years of age or older with a demonstrated ability to work with and instruct crafts.

  • Report to the Program Director.
  • Plan and carry out a constructive Crafts program.
  • Select crafts that will enhance the theme.
  • See that a list of supplies needed for the projects is submitted to the Program Director.
  • Prepare all crafts in advance; ensure all parts are available and directions make sense.
  • Train and assist the Pack Guides to teach the skills necessary for Scouts to complete projects.
  • Supervise the use and storage of equipment and materials.
  • Attend Staff Week Training.

Crafts Assistant (paid position): The Crafts Assistant must be 16 years of age or older with a demonstrated ability to work with and instruct crafts.

  • Report to the Crafts Director.
  • Assist Crafts Director
  • Train and assist the Pack Guides to teach the skills necessary for Scouts to complete projects.
  • Attend Staff Week Training.

Scout Skills/Nature Director (paid position): The Scout Skills Director must 18 years of age or older with a demonstrated ability to plan, demonstrate and instruct Scout Skills. The Scout Skills program will include practical outdoor scouting skills and nature education elements.

  • Report to the Program Director.
  • Plan and carry out a constructive Scout Skills program.
  • Select Scout Skills that will enhance the theme, where possible.
  • See that a list of supplies needed for the projects is submitted to the Program Director.
  • Prepare all Scout Skills in advance; ensure all supplies are available and directions make sense.
  • Train and assist the Pack Guides to teach the skills necessary for Scouts to complete projects.
  • Supervise the use and storage of equipment and materials.
  • Attend Staff Week Training.

Scout Skills/Nature Assistant (paid position): The Scout Skills Assistant must 16 years of age or older with a demonstrated ability to plan, demonstrate and instruct Scout Skills. The Scout Skills program will include practical outdoor scouting skills and nature education elements.

  • Report to the Scout Skills Director.
  • Assist Scout Skills Director
  • Train and assist the Pack Guides to teach the skills necessary for Scouts to complete projects.
  • Attend Staff Week Training.

Archery Range Safety Officer (RSO) (paid position): The Range Safety Officer(RSO)/Range Master runs the Archery range. The RSO must be at least 18 years old and have been trained as outlined in the Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Sports Manual, No. 30931.

  • Reports to the Shooting Sports Director.
  • Supervise overall range safety and organization.
  • Supervise Range Instructors, maintaining proper Instructor/Shooter ratio (1:8).
  • Maintain range facility and equipment.
  • Submit payroll time sheets to Shooting Sports Director.
  • Evaluate range program, staff and safety.
  • Attend Staff Training Week.

BB Range Safety Officer (RSO) (paid position): The Range Safety Officer(RSO)/Range Master runs the BB range. The RSO must be at least 18 years old and have been trained as outlined in the Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Sports Manual, No. 30931.

  • Reports to the Shooting Sports Director.
  • Supervise overall range safety and organization.
  • Supervise Range Instructors, maintaining proper Instructor/Shooter ratio (1:8).
  • Maintain range facility and equipment.
  • Submit payroll time sheets to Shooting Sports Director.
  • Evaluate range program, staff and safety.
  • Attend Staff Training Week.

BB Range Instructors (Six (6) paid positions): The BB Range Instructors directly interact with Cub Scout participants at the range. The Instructors must be at least 18 years old and have been trained as outlined in the Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Sports Manual, No. 30931.

  • Reports to the Range Safety Officer/Range Master.
  • Provide hands on instruction and supervision to Cub Scout participants.
  • Maintain proper Instructor/Shooter ratio (1:8)
  • Assist with range facility and equipment management.
  • Attend Staff Training Week.

Archery Range Instructors (Six (6) paid positions): The Archery Range Instructors directly interact with Cub Scout participants at the range. The Instructors must be at least 18 years old and have been trained as outlined in the Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Sports Manual, No. 30931.

  • Reports to the Range Safety Officer/Range Master.
  • Provide hands on instruction and supervision to Cub Scout participants.
  • Maintain proper Instructor/Shooter ratio (1:8)
  • Assist with range facility and equipment management.
  • Attend Staff Training Week.

Extended Care Supervisor (paid position): The Extended Care Supervisor must at least 21 years old, of well-known good character and ability. Responsibilities of the Extended Care Supervisor include the following:

  • Report to the Camp Director.
  • Provide care for Scouts paying for early/late care. (7:30-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Maintain attendance records.
  • Ensure safety of Scouts.
  • Work with the Program Director to obtain needed supplies.
  • Have/prepare a program for Scouts in the program.
  • Ensure the area has enough staff.
  • Attend Staff Training Week.
  • Evaluate 

Extended Care Assistant (paid position): The Extended Care Assistant must at least 16 years old, of well-known good character and ability. Responsibilities of the Extended Care Assistant include the following:

  • Report to the Extended Care Supervisor.
  • Assist Extended Care Supervisor as needed.
  • Provide care for Scouts paying for early/late care. (7:30-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Ensure safety of Scouts.
  • Attend Staff Training Week.

Pack Guides/Counselors in Training (50+ volunteer positions): The Pack Guides must at least 14 years of age and of well-known good character and ability.

  • Report to the Program Director.
  • Carry out duties as assigned by the Program Director.
  • Guide the pack through the Day Camp program.
  • Assist and supervise the Scouts in the pack.
  • Assist in program areas as needed so that Scouts make the most of their opportunities.
  • Be concerned for camper safety.
  • Be knowledgeable of the Cub Scouting and Webelos Scouting programs.
  • Attend Staff Training Week.

If you are interested in serving on the McGimsey Day Camp Staff please review the staff dates and available positions and click HEREExternal Link to submit an application.

 


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