Year Round Wilderness Teacher/Counselor

Industry: 
Education
Classification: 
Full-time
Company: 
Cameron Boys Camp,
255 Cameron Camp Road,
Cameron ,
North Carolina
28326
Contact Person: 
Brad Gearhart
Contact E-mail Address: 
bgearhart@bchfamily.com
Contact Phone Number: 
(910) 2454034
Description/Responsibilities: 
Cameron Boys Camp, a year-round wilderness camping program based in North Carolina, is seeking a full-time counselor/teacher. We are an intense, relationship-based ministry to at-risk youth (10-16 year olds) in a wilderness setting. Living in the outdoors year-round, fishing, climbing trees, paddling 200 miles down a river in Florida or Georgia, camping by a lake in North or South Carolina, and backpacking the Appalachian Trail in Virginia - all are part of the camp adventure. The heart of our ministry is building a daily partnership and relationship with youth. Three counselor/teachers (chiefs) provide the primary care and leadership for a group of 10 boys. They live with the group in a primitive campsite setting with the purpose of helping troubled youth confront and resolve past issues and current life conflicts while developing healthy relationships and living habits. The chiefs facilitate a group process where problems are resolved as they arise and a caring, helpful environment is developed in the group. Activities include tent building, fixed campsite maintenance, routine chores, weekly cookouts, a hands-on experiential education program, woodcarving, educational daytrips, trip planning and extended expedition trips such as two- to four-week river/canoeing, hiking/backpacking, lake and educational road trips.
Requirements/Qualifications: 
-- single, committed Christians who have a heart for God, as well as youth, who are looking for a mission to immerse themselves in for at least two years -- college degree or equivalent experience -- interested in outdoor living and working with people -- good physical health, emotional stability and exemplary habits -- willing to be involved longer than the regular five days a week for occasional long trips or unusual circumstances.
Application Instructions: 
Submit your application to www.bchfamily.iapplicants.com. You can contact Brad Gearhart at bgearhart@bchfamily.org or 910-245-4034 or fax your resume to 910-245-3616 For additional information check out www.cameronboyscamp.com