Careers at Linx - Summer Camp Opportunities

             

Junior Camp Head Counselor

Responsibilities

  • AD line responsibilities as described in AD job description
  • Greet campers each morning
  • Implement motivational strategies in group
  • Monitor group dynamics and ensuring everyone is included
  • Keep track of camper needs including epi-pens, nurse visits, early dismissals...
  • Direct and communicating effectively with co-counselors
  • Plan activity periods and running them independently
  • Assist at activity periods run by a specialist
  • Monitor camper behavior throughout the day
  • Communicate effectively with supervisory staff
  • Maintain communication with parents via email or blog posts
  • Monitor campers during lunch (behavior, food consumption…)
  • Participate fully in opening and closing ceremonies
  • Maintain accurate attendance including morning attendance, head-counts throughout the day.
  • Monitor camper behavior in changing rooms for swimming
  • Assist with swim lessons on an as needed basis
  • Monitor pool deck during swim periods when not on break
  • Ensure campers are in correct AD lines at end of day
  • Distribute end of day LINXicle to each camper
  • Assist in cleanup at end of day as directed
  • Participate in morning meeting and afternoon debrief sessions

General Group Development:

  • LINX Camps places a large emphasis on positive group development. We must all work together to create an environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and confident.
  • You will need to incorporate “getting to know you” games, ice breaker, and team building activities in everything you do.
    • Try to build a sense of team for your groups using challenges and rewards
    • Come up with a special spirit object or toy that can be used as motivation
  • LINX Camps has a ZERO tolerance policy for any acts of meanness towards anyone (counselor to counselor, camper to camper, camper to counselor, counselor to camper)
    • If you see or hear anyone being mean you must address it. Remember that silence is approval.

Junior Camp Assistant Counselor

Responsibilities

  • AD line responsibilities as described in AD job description
  • Greet campers each morning
  • Assist with group as directed by head counselor
  • Monitor group dynamics and ensuring everyone is included
  • Communicate effectively with head counselor and co-counselors
  • Assist at activity periods run by head counselor or specialist
  • Monitor campers during lunch (behavior, food consumption…)
  • Participate fully in opening and closing ceremonies
  • Monitor camper behavior in changing rooms for swimming
  • Assist with swim lessons on an as needed basis
  • Monitor pool deck during swim periods when not on break
  • Ensure campers are in correct AD lines at end of day
  • Assist in distributing Linxicles to each camper at end of day
  • Assist in cleanup at end of day as directed
  • Participate in morning meeting and afternoon debrief sessions

General Group Development:

  • LINX Camps places a large emphasis on positive group development. We must all work together to create an environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and confident.
  • You will need to incorporate “getting to know you” games, ice breaker, and team building activities in everything you do.
    • Try to build a sense of team for your groups using challenges and rewards
    • Come up with a special spirit object or toy that can be used as motivation
  • LINX Camps has a ZERO tolerance policy for any acts of meanness towards anyone (counselor to counselor, camper to camper, camper to counselor, counselor to camper)
    • If you see or hear anyone being mean you must address it. Remember that silence is approval.

Freedom Counselor

Responsibilities

  • AD line responsibilities as described in AD job description
  • Greet campers each morning
  • Implement motivational strategies in group
  • Monitor group dynamics and ensuring everyone is included
  • Keep track of camper needs including epi-pens, nurse visits, early dismissals...
  • Direct and communicate effectively with co-counselors
  • Plan activity periods and running them independently
  • Assist at activity periods run by a specialist
  • Monitor camper behavior throughout the day
  • Communicate effectively with supervisory staff
  • Maintain communication with parents via email or blog posts
  • Enroll campers in daily freedom choices
  • Monitor campers during lunch (behavior, food consumption…)
  • Participate fully in opening and closing ceremonies
  • Maintain accurate attendance including morning attendance, head-counts throughout the day.
  • Monitor camper behavior in changing rooms for swimming
  • Assist with swim lessons on an as needed basis
  • Monitor pool deck during swim periods when not on break
  • Manage and running a variety of freedom choice activities that may include but not limited to: dodge ball, capture the flag, new games, sports…
  • Assist at freedom choices run by a specialist that may include but not limited to: rock climbing, archery, fishing, canoeing, golf...
  • Ensure campers are in correct AD lines at end of day
  • Distribute end of day Linxicle to each camper
  • Assist in cleanup at end of day as directed
  • Participate in morning meeting and afternoon debrief sessions

General Group Development:

  • LINX Camps places a large emphasis on positive group development. We must all work together to create an environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and confident.
  • You will need to incorporate “getting to know you” games, ice breaker, and team building activities in everything you do.
    • Try to build a sense of team for your groups using challenges and rewards
    • Come up with a special spirit object or toy that can be used as motivation
  • LINX Camps has a ZERO tolerance policy for any acts of meanness towards anyone (counselor to counselor, camper to camper, camper to counselor, counselor to camper)
    • If you see or hear anyone being mean you must address it. Remember that silence is approval.

Specialist/Generalist

Responsibilities

  • AD line responsibilities as described in AD job description
  • Plan and implement engaging, fun activity periods
  • Communicate effectively with head counselors, freedom counselors, junior assistants and directing them when at your activity
  • Communicate effectively with supervisory staff
  • Assist in monitoring groups during lunch when not on break
  • Keep activity supplies well organized and in good working order
  • Monitor supply levels and condition and review needs with supervisor
  • Participate fully in opening and closing ceremonies
  • Assist in the distribution of Linxicles to each camper at end of day
  • Assist in cleanup at end of day as directed
  • Participate in morning meeting and afternoon debrief sessions

General Group Development:

  • LINX Camps places a large emphasis on positive group development. We must all work together to create an environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and confident.
  • You will need to incorporate “getting to know you” games, ice breaker, and team building activities in everything you do.
    • Try to build a sense of team for your groups using challenges and rewards
    • Come up with a special spirit object or toy that can be used as motivation
  • LINX Camps has a ZERO tolerance policy for any acts of meanness towards anyone (counselor to counselor, camper to camper, camper to counselor, counselor to camper)
    • If you see or hear anyone being mean you must address it. Remember that silence is approval.

Swim Counselor

Responsibilities

  • AD line responsibilities as described in AD job description
  • Wear proper uniform (red or orange swim suit, no long sleeves…)
  • Greet campers as they enter pool deck
  • Develop and implement fun based swim lessons that foster skill development and camper engagement
  • Be in the water at all times
    • Monitoring and correcting strokes
    • Following skill assessment chart and keeping accurate record of camper progress
    • Monitoring and correcting camper behavior as needed
  • Lifeguard during free swim
  • Serve as “overseer” on observation deck one period of the day
  • Supervise changing rooms between swim periods
  • Communicate effectively with co-counselors and supervisor
  • Communicate with parents via weekly emails including Red Cross swim level checklist and narrative of camper progress/areas for improvement
  • Assist in cleaning up pool deck at end of day
  • Assist and lead activities as need on Friday special events and rainy days
  • Assist in handing out Linxicles to each camper at end of day
  • Assist in cleanup at end of day as directed
  • Participate in morning meeting and afternoon debrief sessions

Report to: Swim Supervisors

During lessons, all swim counselors are expected to:

  • Be in the water at all times, unless demonstrating a specific skill requires you to be on the pool deck
  • Engage in swim lessons by explaining and demonstrating skills
  • Follow the skills assessment charts and keep an accurate record of each child’s progress
  • Recognize and correct issues with specific swim stroke and skills, give individual feedback
  • Address disciplinary issues within the swim group through disciplinary action or by alerting the swim supervisor. Use the 10% rule and don’t reset for repeat offenders. Don’t hesitate to request assistance from your supervisor.
  • Come prepared to lessons each day with a plan, don’t wing it!
  • Incorporate fun-based learning techniques during swim lessons, eg. games and challenges We want to develop a positive group dynamic in all activities. Encourage good sportsmanship by having campers cheer for one another during competitions and congratulate one another.
  • Be punctual, counselors should always be waiting for campers, not the other way around. When groups arrive on the pool deck swim instructors should be in position in front of their respective lanes, identifying themselves visually and vocally.

During free swim periods, all swim counselors are expected to:

  • Stay attentive and alert at all times
  • Be punctual when returning from breaks
  • Adhere to and enforce pool rules
  • Wear correct uniform and hold the guard tube/ always have their whistle available
  • During the transition periods in between lessons, those guards who have been assigned to supervise the locker rooms are expected to have an eye on the children at all times to ensure a fast and safe changing experience for everyone. Additionally, no one should ever be supervising the children in the locker rooms alone, two or more counselors are required at all times.
  • The pool deck should be free of toys and equipment before anyone leaves at the end of the day. Putting away pool supplies is everyone’s responsibility, and with everyone’s help it is a task that can be completed quickly and easily!
  • A break schedule will be developed as the summer progresses. Counselors may only go on break once they have been relieved by a returning guard, and must return promptly from all breaks.

Pool Rules and Discipline:

  • It is important that we over communicate and connect the dots with all behavior issues. If a child is having issues in their swim class, we need to discuss this with their counselor because it may be something that is occurring outside the pool as well.
    1. Swim instructors should not have to spend more than 10% of their time on any child for negative reasons.
    2. If a child is causing issues that are taking up an undue amount of time and effort, the swim instructor should alert their supervisor for assistance.
    3. There is also a one strike rule at the pool for all safety related issues, such as running on the pool deck, leaping without looking, throwing pool toys, and all unsafe conduct.
    4. The second time a child has to be told not to do any of these things, they must sit on the side of the pool for the remainder of that period.

General Group Development:

  • LINX Camps places a large emphasis on positive group development. We must all work together to create an environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and confident.
  • You will need to incorporate “getting to know you” games, ice breaker, and team building activities in everything you do.
    • Try to build a sense of team for your groups using challenges and rewards
    • Come up with a special spirit object or toy that can be used as motivation
  • LINX Camps has a ZERO tolerance policy for any acts of meanness towards anyone (counselor to counselor, camper to camper, camper to counselor, counselor to camper)
    • If you see or hear anyone being mean you must address it. Remember that silence is approval.

Arrival/Dismissal (AD) Captain

Responsibilities

Am

  • On first day: directing staff and parents in proper procedures and remind campers of their line designation
  • Set up AD line for the day including retrieving devices from camp office and ensuring cones and sign are in place
  • Supervise AD team to ensure proper camper oversight and distribution of name tags (on Mondays)
  • Receive any notes, medicines, or messages parents have at drop off.
  • Ensure accurate attendance is being taken by AD counter
  • Transition to Junior Flats or Freedom Hill once all of your campers have arrived and/or it is 9:00AM
  • Assist campers in finding their group once at Freedom Hill or Junior Flats
  • Deliver Epi Pens to Nurses' Station
  • Communicate with supervisors or counselors regarding any issues in a timely manner

PM

  • Ensure AD Team Members positioned throughout the group.
  • Ensure AD attendance is accurate before dismissal from AD area
  • Lead group to dismissal location upon signal from closing ceremonies MC
  • Begin loading the vehicles (one car per AD Team Member) once group is settled at AD location.
  • Direct dismissal of campers by calling camper names for loading into cars
  • Monitor dismissal procedure to ensure car line keeps moving
  • Supervise loaders and entertainers to ensure coverage in all areas
  • Direct and assist with PM clean up as assigned
  • Deliver Epi Pens to nurse’s office and returning itouch to camp office
Report to Director
Responsibility Responsible for all the campers in your AD Line. Greet AM/PM parents in your car line. Maintain order and control of your car line. Keep Campers safe while arriving and departing.
AM Setup Make sure the Jr and Sr AD Counters get the iTouches from Headquarters (HQ) and load attendance screen. Make sure you, your traffic cone, and sign are visible to parents. Meet with your AD TEAM to review procedures, rules and responsibilities.
Arrivals Stop cars that are for your car line. AD Team members open the door for the campers and walk the campers over to the Jr and Sr Watcher. Make sure the Counters take attendance as campers arrive (tag them on your iTouch). Take any notes, medicines, or messages parents have at drop off. Make sure campers are prepared for the day prior to parents leaving (they have a peanut-free lunch, sunscreen applied, towels, etc...). If a parent forgot something or needs more attention, be sure to have them pull around and direct them to the camp office. Parents may come back at 9:30 to meet with a Director. Transition to Picnic Grove: Once all of your campers have arrived and/or it is 9:00AM, you are to lead your group to the Picnic Grove. Use your Team to walk the campers (You in front, one in back and a few in the middle). Once at the Picnic Grove you can "deposit" the campers at their designated group (signs will be obvious and their group name is on the iTouch). Never leave a camper unattended in Picnic Grove. FINAL AM STEP: Have your Counters turn in their iTouches to the Office Runner and join your group.
Closing Ceremonies When arriving into Picnic Grove at the end of the day, you will go to your AD Post (clearly marked within Picnic Grove) to start to receive your campers. On the signal the campers will then leave their groups and go to their AD Lines. Have your Counters take attendance once you have the campers settled into position. Make sure you have all of your AD Team Members positioned throughout the group. Make sure campers take everything they have from Picnic Grove before leaving for their AD Line.
Dismissals On the signal from the Head of Closing Ceremonies, lead your group to your AD location. Take attendance making sure to tag all the campers you have. If a camper left early, it will be reflected on your attendance chart. Once you are settled at your AD spot, you may begin loading the vehicles (one car per AD Team Member). You call out to individual AD Crew members to bring specific campers to each car. The Counter tags the camper for attendance purposes. Remind the AD Team members to make sure the campers have everything they came with before loading them into the car. Try to keep your car line moving. Make sure Crew Members help fasten seat belts so the cars can exit quickly..
PM Clean Up Have your Counters return your Attendance Chart (or iTouch) to HQ
Communication with Parents During arrival and dismissals only
1st Day Activities Train parents that having an open seat for the campers on the side you are loading and unloading from will be the most efficient way to get them in and out of camp the quickest. Car Seats for younger siblings that campers have to climb over and around can slow you down considerably. Instruct your AD Watcher to lead ice-breakers and get to know you games with the campers WHENEVER there are new campers in your group. Have your AD Team members constantly reinforce that the campers in your group go to Car Line "X" in the afternoon. Get the campers to repeat where they go in the afternoon (make it a game). This will help them remember for when it is time to go home.

Arrival/Dismissal (AD) Counter

Responsibilities

AM

  • Tag campers in (AM) and out (PM) on the device
  • Bring AD line AD bin to AD location in AM and returning it in PM
  • Receive campers and directing them to join “AD circle"
  • Assist in leading the group from AD location to Freedom Hill or Junior Flats
  • Assist campers in finding their groups at Freedom Hill or Junior Flats

PM

  • Receive campers at AD lines and helping to take attendance/tag campers
  • Assist AD captain in leading group to dismissal location.
  • Call campers for dismissal as cars are identified
  • Tag campers out on device as they are loaded into cars
  • Assist in PM clean up as assigned
Report to AD Captain
Responsibility Responsible for 'tagging' campers in and out in the AM and PM into the iTouch.
AM Setup Get your group's iTouch in the morning from camp Head Quarters. Get your group's AD bin with Epi's etc... Make sure you, your traffic cone, and sign are visible to parents.
Arrivals Position yourself on the ground away from the car line. Campers will be brought over to you in the AM. Have the campers join your group and sit in a circle. Get to know the campers and help them make new friends. Play some seated group games (no running around or movement). Transition to Picnic Grove: Once the Captain gives the go ahead, help lead your group to Picnic Grove and deposit the campers to their group table/tree.
Closing Ceremonies When arriving into Picnic Grove at the end of the day, you will go to your AD Post (clearly marked within Picnic Grove) to start to receive your campers. Start to tag your campers.
Dismissals On the signal from the Head of Closing Ceremonies, help lead your group to your AD location. Tag the cars and have the Captain call out the campers who are needed to be brought to each car by Team Members.
PM Clean Up Return the iTouch to the office.

Arrival/Dismissal (AD) Walker/Runner

Responsibilities

AM

  • Greet campers and parents with an enthusiastic smile and “Good Morning!"
  • Bring campers to the appropriate grouping (junior and senior)
  • Assist in leading the group from AD location to Freedom Hill or Junior Flats
  • Assist campers in finding their groups at Freedom Hill or Junior Flats

PM

  • Receive campers at AD lines and helping to take attendance/tag campers
  • Assist AD captain in leading group to dismissal location.
  • Walk campers to their cars
  • Ask campers about their day and mention things like “Wasn’t the Friday event fun today?” while helping campers into their car

Arrival/Dismissal (AD) Entertainer

Responsibilities

AM

  • Welcome campers as they arrive and ask them to join a quiet seated game away from the road.
  • Engage with campers and facilitate name games and ice breakers
  • Assist in leading the group from AD location to Freedom Hill or Junior Flats
  • Assist campers in finding their groups at Freedom Hill or Junior Flats

PM

  • Receive campers at AD lines as they arrive at Freedom Hill / Junior Flats and help organize them into a line
  • Assist AD captain in leading group to dismissal location.
  • Keep campers seated and assist in facilitating camper dismissal as called by AD captain
  • Monitor departing campers to ensure they take all belongings with them
  • Assist in PM clean up as assigned
Report to AD Captain
Responsibility Responsible for all the campers in your AD Line. Maintain order and control of camper when they arrive and are seated at your AD waiting area Keep Campers safe and seated while arriving and departing.
AM Setup Retrieve your AD stanchion from the camp office and bring it to the AD Line gathering place. Make sure you, your traffic cone, and sign are visible to parents.
Arrivals Position yourself on the ground away from the car line. Campers will be brought over to you in the AM. Have the campers join your group and sit in a circle. Get to know the campers and help them make new friends. Play some seated group games (no running around or movement). Transition to Picnic Grove: Once the Captain give the go ahead, help lead your group to Picnic Grove and deposit the campers to their group table/tree. Take your stanchion with you to Picnic Grove and place it in it's afternoon location.
Closing Ceremonies When arriving into Picnic Grove at the end of the day, you will go to your AD Post (clearly marked within Picnic Grove) to start to receive your campers. Start to collect your campers into a line for closing ceremonies. Have the Team Members positioned throughout the line. The Counters will take attendance once you have the campers settled into position. Make sure campers take everything they have from Picnic Grove before leaving for their AD Line. Take the stanchion with you to your meeting spot.
Dismissals On the signal from the Head of Closing Ceremonies, lead your group to your AD location. Get the campers settled and seated in a circle. Campers will be taken from your group by the Team Members. Remind the campers and AD Team members to make sure the campers have everything they came with before loading them into the car.
PM Clean Up Make sure there is ZERO lost and found!!! Make sure you bring your stanchion back to the office to then be collected in the AM.
1st Day Activities Lead ice-breakers and get to know you games with the campers WHENEVER there are new campers in your group. Reinforce your name AD Line "X" with the campers. Get the campers to repeat where they go in the afternoon (make it a game). This will help them remember for when it is time to go home.

Bus Captain

Responsibilities

  • Arrive at first bus stop 15 minutes prior to pick up time
  • Get off bus at each stop to greet families as they arrive for pick up or dismissal
  • Greet campers and parents at each bus stop (upbeat, remove sunglasses…)
  • Ensure campers are prepared for the day with everything they need
  • Keep accurate attendance on device as campers get on or off bus
  • Maintain position at front of bus so as to monitor camper behavior and conversations throughout ride
  • Direct other counselors riding the bus to sit among campers and spread out throughout bus
  • Lead games and songs throughout bus ride - Facilitate bus identity and spirit

Arriving at camp

  • Direct counselors to get off bus and assist in moving campers to Freedom Hill/Junior Flats
  • Direct one counselor to sweep bus for items/campers left behind

Departure from camp

  • Meet busline at Freedom Hill/Junior Flats and assist campers in lining up
  • Lead line from Closing Ceremonies to Bus Loop
  • Direct campers to line up along side of bus to facilitate attendance and loading of bus
  • Ensure each camper is picked up by an authorized person (Linx pick up card or valid ID which matches name on camper info) In the event that parent does not have Linx pick up card, checking ID is MANDATORY!
  • Keep cell phone on and accessible AT ALL TIMES!

Bus Monitor

Responsibilities

  • Greet campers and parents at each bus stop (upbeat, remove sunglasses…)
  • Ensure campers are prepared for the day with everything they need
  • Sit among campers not with other staff members
  • Lead games and songs throughout bus ride - Facilitate bus identity and spirit

Arriving at camp

  • Assist Bus Captain in directing campers once off the bus
  • Do a sweep of bus once all campers are off to ensure there are no items/campers left behind
  • Assist in moving campers to Freedom Hill/Junior Flats

Departure from camp

  • Meet campers in bus line at Freedom Hill/Junior Flats
  • Facilitate campers forming a line at Freedom Hill/Junior Flats
  • Assist Bus Captain in lining campers up along side of bus to ensure accurate and speedy attendance
  • 1 Monitor board bus before campers to monitor behavior

Early Drop Off Counselor

Responsibilities

  • Greet campers and parents in an upbeat manner (no coffee, no sunglasses…)
  • Tag campers in when they arrive and ensure they have all materials for the day (tagger)
  • Walk campers from arrival to gym (Runner)
  • Engage campers in fun interactive activities
  • Monitor camper behavior
  • Communicate any issues with supervisor in a timely fashion
  • Divide campers into sections (junior/senior) to move to opening ceremonies
  • Assist campers in finding groups at Freedom Hill/Junior Flats

General Group Development:

  • LINX Camps places a large emphasis on positive group development. We must all work together to create an environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and confident.
  • You will need to incorporate “getting to know you” games, ice breaker, and team building activities in everything you do.
    • Try to build a sense of team for your groups using challenges and rewards
    • Come up with a special spirit object or toy that can be used as motivation
  • LINX Camps has a ZERO tolerance policy for any acts of meanness towards anyone (counselor to counselor, camper to camper, camper to counselor, counselor to camper)
    • If you see or hear anyone being mean you must address it. Remember that silence is approval.