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Seasonal Lead Camp Educator, SummerQuest

About SummerQuest

SummerQuest is set at the magnificent Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA, a property of The Trustees. The Estate sprawls over 2,100 acres of dunes, barrier beach, tidepools, pine forests, salt marsh, and grassy fields. We strive to instill the values of environmental education and land stewardship in our campers, while having fun exploring these varied environments. A variety of families attend camp from the North Shore area, and we work with community organizations to help broaden our constituency. Each week at SummerQuest is based around a different “quest” theme, from marine mania to a week of wizarding to survival skills on a deserted island. For more information, check out our website at https://thetrustees.org/program/summerquest-at-the-crane-estate-ipswich/

The Opportunity.

The Camp Lead Educator (LE) is a seasonal role with a typical schedule of 40-hour work week, 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday through Friday during the camp season mid-June to end of August, and ~5-hours per week (flexible) in May and early June for training and orientation.

The LE oversees and develops schedules and programming for the Periwinkle and Plover programs (campers ages 4-6) and supervises Camp Educators staffing these programs. The LE serves as alternate Camp Director during the camp season when the Director is not on-site, and must be comfortable assuming a leadership role and supervising camp staff and campers. The LE will communicate programming and directions to educators and coordinate activities, sometimes adapting last minute to changes due to weather or other inconveniences/emergencies. The LE will also assist with the administrative needs of the camp, which will sometimes take the LE away from daily camp activities or require them to work outside of the normal camp day. LE may be required to fill in for a Camp Educator for a camp session, which involves directly supervising a group of campers and implementing camp programming. The LE will lead the development and oversee the implementation of camp activities and schedules by camp educators. The LE acts as the Health Care Supervisor for the camp, under the training and support of a local medical doctor, which entails supervising camp staff in administering basic first aid, coordinating responses to camper medical needs, and dispensing camper medications, as necessary. Full support and training will be provided for Health Care Supervisor duties.

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