Swimming Instructor / Counselor
Company: Camp Cobbossee for Boys
Posted on: March 15, 2020
Swimming Instructor / Cabin Counselor
Thanks for your interest in working at Camp Cobbossee!
Cobbossee is a 4-week, 2-session sleepaway summer camp in Maine.
The dates for this position run from June 7th to August 15th, 2020.
For more on what summer camping actually is, see the very bottom of
Cobbossee is looking for a few talented and motivated Swim
Instructors / Counselors. Situated on a gorgeous, clear water lake
(Lake Cobbosseecontee) in the lakes region of Maine, Cobbossee has
a picturesque waterfront, private access and a man made beach.
Working at the Waterfront includes a Red Cross Lifeguarding course
provided by us as well as a 5-day Waterfront Orientation for the
Waterfront team to upload and practise all of the skills of
proficient waterfront management.
Each Swimming Instructor/Counselor lives in a bunk with (and cares
for!) a set of campers and works at the camp waterfront during the
day, teaching swimming with a range of age groups and skill sets.
This position is also responsible for joining in with the rest of
the waterfront staff on safety drills, training, and generally
contributing to a strong team. Being on the waterfront team also
offers a huge variety of roles and activities alongside instructing
swimming including boat driving, all of our watercraft activities
and fishing. You want to belong to an amazing crew and do good work
all summer whilst learning or improving your skills for so many
activities that involve water? This is for you.
Ever wanted to see New England? Well, in addition to your salary
and bonus, Cobbossee will provide you with a travel stipend so you
can get out to Maine without spending your own money.
Room and board is also provided, so you won't spend any of your own
money all summer on living expenses (the food is famously good at
Cobbossee. No, really, it is).
Further, days off and nights out are spent with other adventurous
folks like you. Our counselors make lifelong friends at Cobbossee.
Many return year-to-year.
OTHER POSSIBLE BENEFITS
We can configure your employment this summer as job training, an
internship, or just a really great summer job. Our director, Josh
Holland, is a former academic and can make sure your experience is
converted into internship credit if that's what you want. If you
are in any child-centered major (teaching, education, coaching) or
any sports-related field (sports management, kinesiology, movement,
physical-education), this experience can be one of the best paid
internships you can find.
THE BOTTOM LINE
"Summer jobs" are often seen as throwaway jobs. Not here. This job
is going to challenge you. You are going to give of yourself, have
an absolute blast, develop strong friendships with your peers, and
really make a difference in young people's lives.
You should come work at Cobbossee because we are one of the best.
We develop counselors like we develop campers. You will change for
the better. It will truly be the summer of your life.
For anyone not familiar with the huge world of sleepaway camps in
New England, it works as follows:
All over the northeast each summer, families send their boys and
girls up to New England to spend anywhere from a couple weeks to
the entire summer at a sleepaway camp. Sometimes people who are not
from the east coast see this as a strange choice, maybe even a mean
choice! "Don't they like their kids?" the question goes. Of course
they do. They love their children and it's hard for them to be away
from them for the time they are at camp. But parents sacrifice time
with their kids in the summer because summer camp is really good
for young children. Camp (especially longer-term camps of
four-to-eight weeks) teaches children independence, self-reliance,
and confidence through the teaching of new skills, improving at
sports, and living away from home. It isn't always easy. But it is
worth it! Crucial to this process are you, the counselor. You
become like a family member to the campers in your cabin. In fact,
you will find yourself developing really fast yourself, just so you
can be the best counselor and instructor possible for your kids! It
is rewarding, challenging, and transformative work to care for
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