Program Staff

A resident summer camp is a working community and requires many different staff positions to run successfully. In addition to a Program Staff member’s primary tasks, each individual will be assigned additional responsibilities that support the overall camp program. The various jobs performed by the Program Staff are essential for the overall operation of the camp, and it is important that all members maintain an attitude of willingness to serve the greater camp mission.

Waterfront Lifeguard
Centered on Lake Eden, Waterfront Lifeguards supervise all waterfront activities as well as canoeing and stand up paddleboarding. Responsibilities include orienting our community to the waterfront area, being vigilant and enforcing waterfront safety, conducting regular buddy checks, and performing waterfront maintenance. Additionally, they engage campers through skills such as Swim Sports, Swim Stroke Development, and Swim with the Lifeguards. Waterfront Staff will take the Red Cross Waterfront Module during Staff Training and participate in regular in-service trainings throughout the summer to review waterfront rescues, practice risk management, and promote physical conditioning. Waterfront Lifeguards will be assigned additional program responsibilities.

Resident position for males and females; preference given to males
*Minimum age 19; Base Pay: $225/week
*Required Certifications: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED

*Preferred Experience: Previous work experience in a Waterfront setting.

Service & Leadership Corps
The Service & Leadership Corps is a volunteer program specifically designed for 16-18 year olds as a bridge between the camper and staff experiences. Corps members serve in the dining hall and kitchen and assist with program activities throughout camp. Each Corps member will lead as the Leader of a Day (LOAD) by implementing the schedule, providing direction and communication, and facilitating group reflection (“carrying the LOAD”). There will be additional opportunities for hands-on leadership training and experience. The Corps also enjoys its own adventures which can include mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, hiking, and more! Corps members must commit to working the entirety of one of two SLC sessions (June 8-July 13 OR July 13-Aug 10). Though this is a volunteer program, participants receive a spending allowance of $75/week for group trips off camp.

*Resident position for males
*Ages 16-18; Volunteer Position

Photographer/Videographer
The Photographers/Videographers have the special privilege of documenting summer memories for campers, their families, and staff. In order to effectively capture important moments, these staff members must be fun-loving, affable, and able to reveal their subjects in ways that tell the story of Rockmont. Using creative genius, they are responsible for taking, uploading, and organizing digital photos as well as producing several videos throughout the camp season. These staff members must be organized, self-motivated, technologically savvy, and able to lead or assist the camp’s Photography skill. Applicants for this position will be required to submit a portfolio of their work demonstrating their proficiency. Photographer/Videographers will be assigned program responsibilities.

*Resident position for males and females; preference given to males
*Minimum age 19; Base Pay: $225/week
*Knowledge and Experience with Lightroom and Photoshop is preferred

Horseback Staff
The horseback staff teach lessons during skill periods and prepare campers for half-day trail rides. They provide instruction in the riding ring which includes the fundamentals of horse care, general safety around horses, and riding basics. They also guide campers through riding obstacles that are appropriate for each camper’s determined riding ability level. Members of our horseback staff must have prior riding experience. Additional responsibilities include performing barn chores and general upkeep of the stables. Resident staff members will be assigned additional program responsibilities.

*Resident and Non-Resident positions for males and females
*Minimum age 19; Base Pay: $225/week

Kitchen Crew Member
The Kitchen Crew fuels the fun at Rockmont. Literally! Under the direction of our Kitchen Supervisors, this behind-the-scenes crew helps with food preparation and food service for approximately 550 people each meal. Additionally, they perform a variety of clean-up duties including dishwashing, sweeping, mopping, etc. The Kitchen Crew rises early in the morning to get ready for breakfast, and finishes their work in the kitchen following the dinner meal. These individuals must be team players, safety conscious, and take pride in their service. ServSafe methods will be trained and practiced. Resident Kitchen Crew Members will be assigned additional program responsibilities.

*Resident and Non-Resident position for males and females; preference given to males
*Minimum age 19; Base Pay: $225/week

Laundry Attendant
It’s been said that the most memorable days end with the dirtiest clothes. If that’s true, then Rockmont provides many memorable days and offers job security to our Laundry Attendants. These staff members typically begin their days in the laundry room after breakfast and work right up until dinner (and sometimes after)! Resident Laundry Attendants will be assigned additional program responsibilities.

*Resident and Non-Resident positions for males and females
*Minimum age 19; Base Pay: $225/week

Outdoor Trip Leader
Outdoor Trip Leaders are our kayak, raft, or water ski/wake board/wake surf specialists, or they are members of our Camping and Climbing Crew. Outdoor Trip Leaders must have a love and demonstrated aptitude for the activity they lead, and must be proficient at managing group dynamics and logistical coordination. They are responsible for creating a safe environment for campers to learn new skills while having lots of fun. Resident Outdoor Trip Leaders will be assigned additional program responsibilities.

•Watercraft Trip Leaders (WTL)
The Watercraft Trip Leaders take campers out on kayak, raft, or Lake James day trips. They must be patient teachers, supportive coaches, and safety-minded professionals. Those leading ski trips must be competent boat drivers and will participate in a thorough boat and safety orientation that includes supervised boat operation.

•Camping and Climbing Crew (CCC)
Camping and Climbing Crew members primarily facilitate campouts, belay and manage the climbing wall, and assist with off-site climbing trips. Facilitation of campouts involves preparation of the meals and supplies for campouts (both Tribal and Cabin Campouts), maintenance of the group campsite, and creation of a fun and safe environment for campers to explore the natural world. Crew members will also work in rotation with off-site climbing trips and the climbing wall, as assigned by the CCC Director. Crew members should be self-motivated workers who are comfortable in both large group settings and small group instructional settings.

*Resident and Non-Resident position for males and females; preference given to males
*Minimum age 19; Base Pay: $225/week
*Required Certifications:
Watercraft Trip Leaders: Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module
Camping & Climbing Crew: WFA, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Office Assistant
This position is for those who are administratively-minded and detail-oriented. The Roundhouse is our summer office and responsibilities there include answering the phone, greeting visitors, sorting the mail, delivering messages, and blowing the bugles (no, you don’t have to play the trumpet). Additional tasks will be assigned in the main camp office. Professionalism, good phone manners, and a positive attitude are essential traits for staff serving in this role. Resident Office Assistants will be assigned additional program responsibilities.

*Resident and Non-Resident positions for males and females
*Minimum age 19; Base Pay: $225/week

Skill Instructor
Skill Instructors are responsible for leading or assisting one or more instructional activities. Instructors must have a love and demonstrated aptitude for the activity they lead, and must be proficient at managing group dynamics and logistical coordination. They must be creative, self-motivated individuals, who are patient teachers and well-organized leaders. Skill Instructors work closely with an activity’s Skill Head in creating and following a lesson plan. Resident Skill Instructors will be assigned additional program responsibilities.

*Resident and Non-Resident positions for males and females
*Minimum age 19; Base Pay determined individually
*Required Certifications: Varies by instructional activity

Work Crew Member
The Work Crew is made up of individuals who are hard working, service minded, and task oriented. They must be passionate about the camp mission, willing to learn new skills, and understand that their behind-the-scenes work is important to the overall functioning of camp. Work Crew responsibilities are divided into two primary groups: programmatic tasks such as providing cabin coverage and operating the Zip Line, and project assignments such as building or repair jobs.

*Resident position for males
*Minimum age 19; Base Pay: $225/week

Full Season Bonus
Residential, weekly-salaried staff members who work the Full Season will earn an additional $250 at the end of the summer. Does not apply to first year CCUSA and Camp Leaders staff.

Early Signing Bonus
Returning staff who submit a completed application by November 27 AND return a signed Full Season Contract, postmarked by December 31, 2017, will receive a $150 bonus. US staff will be mailed a check in January 2018. CCUSA and Camp Leaders staff will have their Early Signing Bonus added to their end-of-summer paychecks.

Recruiting Bonus
Returning staff will earn an additional $150, paid at the end of the summer, for each new Full Season residential staff member that is hired as a result of your referral. Does not apply for CCUSA or Camp Leaders staff.

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