Paid Jobs at Wonderland Camp
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Job Title: Cabin Leader
A Cabin Leader must be 18 years or older. A Cabin Leader is in charge of daily operations of cabin life during camp. They are responsible for cabin cleanliness and camper personal care, maintaining the schedule, supervision of Cabin Counselors, all responsibilities that come with being a mandatory reporter, and assisting in camper care. These individuals typically have at least a year of experience with individuals with special needs, summer camp and/or supervising peers.
Job Title: Counselor
A Counselor must be 18 years of age or older. Counselors should be able to organize and conduct activities with campers. They help campers with all aspects of camp including personal care, activities and down time. Counselors should be able to follow directions from Cabin Leaders and Program Staff. All Counselors should participate in all camp programs with their campers. A Counselor should be able to work with the Wonderland Camp staff as a team. Please read the “Day in the life of a Wonderland Camp Counselor” page for a more in depth view of this position.
Job Title: Leadership Team
The leadership team should have extensive knowledge of camp, serving individuals with special needs and/or supervision of peers. The LT members supervise and support the cabin and program teams. They work with the Camp Director and Asst. Director to ensure the highest quality staff training and support. Positions include: Program Coordinator, Residential Life Coordinator, (two) Cabin Coordinators, Operations Coordinator and a VR Coordinator.
Job Title: Camp Clinic Director
The clinic director is responsible for the overall operation of our medical clinic and for all clinic staff supervision. The director will be a registered nurse, a physician's assistant, or a medical doctor who ideally will live on site for the 12 weeks of the summer and be available to help manage staffing and operations during spring and fall weekends if possible. The director will respond to medical emergencies as needed, and supervise the charting , dispensing, and documentation of all medications given to campers by the clinic. The clinic director will report to the Camp Director.
Job Title: Cabin Medication Aide
Our Cabin Medication Aide (or CMA) role is very similar to a counselor position but with the added medical responsibilities. (Be sure to read “A Day in the Life of a Wonderland Camp Counselor” above.) Our CMAs work under our RNs to help check in, prepare, and administer camper medications each week. They also help our nurses respond to medical emergencies. This is a great opportunity for a nursing student to gain a lot of hands-on experience in the field! This position also lives and works in the cabin; when not doing medical- specific duties they will be helping campers with activities, personal care, etc. This is a challenging position at camp that takes dedication, organization, and a lot of hard work!
Job Title: Medical Professional (Emergency Medical Technicians and Licensed Practical Nurses)
Our camp clinic is staffed 24/6. People in this role will live onsite and respond to camper and staff medical needs as well as emergencies. They will work closely with the full clinic staff, our certified medication aides, and the Leadership team. They’re often called upon at night so will need to sleep with a walkie-talkie nearby.
Job Title: Dietary/Nutrition Intern
This individual should be studying to be a dietitian, nutritionist, or for a position in a food-service- related field. They will work with our kitchen teams and learn all aspects of the kitchen (meal planning, food prep, sanitation, serving etc.) The Dietary intern will work to plan healthy daily snacks for campers and staff. They will also assist with camper check-in to discuss special dietary needs/allergies with families and caregivers to ensure we are supporting those needs. When not working in the kitchen they will help within cabins, gaining more experience serving individuals with special needs. This position is a blend of kitchen staff, dietary specialist and camp counselor. They should expect to be cooking, serving food, doing dishes, prepping special diet meals, and all other aspects of working in a commercial kitchen as well as being in cabins serving individuals with special needs of all ages. (These are paid internships)
Job Title: Waterfront Director
Our waterfront director should be great at leading their peers and must have strong organizational skills. Having a lifeguard certification and/or Missouri boating license is a plus but not mandatory. (We can help the right candidate obtain these.). The WF Dir. will help the Program Coordinator make the weekly schedule for boating, communicate with boat and tractor drivers, help schedule our lifeguard team at the lake, and operate all aspects of the waterfront such as fishing, paddle boats, etc. In addition to waterfront responsibilities the WF Dir. will live and work in cabins just like all program staff positions, help with evening programs, camper care etc.
Job Title: Program/Activities Staff
Includes: Arts and Crafts, Nature (Birds, Wildlife, Hikes), Recreation (Group Games, Sports, Water Play, Fun!), Music/Drama (Singing, Talent Show), Shooting range (BB guns and archery) Photographer/Social Media (Weekly DVD, Pictures, Facebook), Lifeguards (pool and waterfront), Evening Program (responsible for the planning of all evening programs, dances, carnivals, etc). Program Staff must be at least 18 years old. They will help plan and facilitate activities. Program staff are also assigned to cabins and will be helping Counselors with camper care. They must have the appropriate current certification, if required, in their designated area (America Red Cross or other National Certification for Lifeguards, etc). The Program Staff should be able to organize and supervise groups consisting of campers and counselors. The Program Staff should display interest, knowledge and skills in their activity area and the ability to instruct others. Creativity and adapting activities for individuals with disabilities a MUST.
Job Title: Leader in Training
The Leader in Training (LIT) must be 16 or 17 years of age or older. The LIT will shadow a Cabin Leader or Counselor to learn various skills that are needed to become a Counselor. An LIT is not directly responsible for any camper needs but will gain leadership and professional skills.
Wonderland Camp is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.