Birchwood Camp Intern Program
Application is now CLOSED for the 2018 Summer Intern program.
Our camp intern program is a unique summer opportunity for young adults who desire to grow as leaders while working at beautiful Birchwood Camp for the summer.
Birchwood Camp is a 160 acres, year round camp located near Anchorage, Alaska. Nearly 6,000 guests attend Birchwood each year. Birchwood is home to numerous summer groups ranging from Birchwood Summer Camp, retreat groups, to college-youth camps and camps for those with special needs. Our attentive and supportive camp staff is available to provide a truly unique and enriched camp experience! Birchwood Camp’s mission is to build community on common ground. Birchwood seeks seasonal summer 2018 interns to support our growing camp through program delivery for Birchwood’s summer camp programming and operations; serving a broad and diverse population. Utilizing the camp’s traditional activities to deliver team building, challenge course facilitation, recreation, and environmental education programs, we teach 21st century skills including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
The ideal candidate will hold or be currently enrolled in a Bachelors degree in Recreation, Outdoor Leadership, Physical Education, Teaching or related subject, and prior experience delivering program content in a camp setting. The candidate must be comfortable in an outdoor setting and familiar with outdoor recreation, team building facilitation, and natural sciences. The candidate will supervise campers and lead outdoor programs to groups of campers, students, adults, and families; maintain specialized program equipment; assist with special programs and events. The candidate will report to and assist the Camp Director in the development and delivery of camp sessions and programs. The candidate will be responsible for leading campers and assisting with retreats / groups, and the operation of summer camp sessions. Birchwood Camp’s schedule varies with weekday, weekend, evening, and some overnight/on-call work is required. Salary DOE with base rate weekly stipend of $225. Estimated start date of May 26, 2017. Visit www.birchwoodcamp.org for job description. Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alcohol, drug, and tobacco free workplace. EOE. (ACA Accredited)