Camp and Seasonal Positions

You should apply if you are:
– Passionate about making a difference in the world.
– Organized and are able to pay great attention to detail.
– Willing to step outside your comfort zone.
– Motivated to take initiative and be a role model for all staff, volunteers, and campers.
– Able to support others with daily living skills.
– Happy to live and work in a communal setting.
– Eager to take initiative and have a strong work ethic.
– Able to be flexible and adapt to an ever-changing environment.

CPR/First Aid certified, Lifeguard certified, camping experience, prior experience with the population are highly valued but NOT required. All 2016 seasonal camp positions include comprehensive training, housing & meals. Hourly positions may not provide housing. Wages are determined based on experience and will be discussed in the interview.

Counselor / Direct Care Roles
Leadership Roles
Camp Support Roles

If you’re ready for a life-changing summer job, we’re ready for you to join our team!

Questions? HireMe@truefriends.org



Counselor / Direct Care Roles

Cabin Counselor

As a Cabin Counselor you will…
– Be a caregiver for camper’s social, emotional and physical needs.
– Be a leader of fun, friends and adventure.
– Manifest a loving and inclusive environment.
– Provide opportunities for kids and adults with disabilities to reach outside of their comfort zones and experience adventure and skill building they don’t get anywhere else.
– Set clear expectations, ensure basic needs are being met, build rapport, and create opportunities for fun and learning.
– Have the opportunity to work at all 4 of True Friends’ camps.

You should apply if you are…
– Age 18+
View the full position description here.


Activities Counselor

As an Activity Counselor, you will…
– Use & learn skills to lead a variety of activities from high ropes to arts and crafts, from large group games to adaptive archery and so. much. more.
– Learn how to adapt all activities to meet the needs of all your campers.
– Create opportunities for empowerment and independence.
– Facilitate team building, social skill development, and just plain fun.
– Have the opportunity to work at all 4 of True Friends’ camps.

You should apply if you are…
– Age 18+
– Comfortable coaching small and large groups.
View the full position description here.



Leadership Roles

Assistant Program Manager

*Full for Summer 2016*
As an Assistant Program Manager you will…
– Provide support for site manager.
– Have the opportunity to manage and mentor seasonal camp staff.
– Provide logistical and administrative support for weekly adapted programs.
– Be trained as a Department of Transportation driver.

You should apply if you are…
– Age 21+
– Successfully able to lead and coach others.
View the full position description here.

Activities Coordinator

*Full for Summer 2016*
As an Activities Coordinator you will…
– Design and implement innovative and adaptive activities for youth and adults with varying abilities.
– Support and mentor Activities Counselors in providing high quality activity sessions.
– Facilitate scheduling and coordinate activity details to provide high quality experience for campers.

You should apply if you are…
– Age 21+
– Successfully able to lead and coach others.
View the full position description here.

Cabin Coordinator

*Full for Summer 2016*
As a Cabin Coordinator you will…
– Care for the training, supervision, evaluation, and mentoring your team of Cabin Counselors
– Develop and implement behavioral support and interventions for campers with a variety of physical, developmental, and social disabilities.
– Be the main contact for caregivers and families of campers.

You should apply if you are…
– Age 21+
– Successfully able to lead and coach others.
View the full position description here.

Volunteer Coordinator

*Full for Summer 2016*
As the Volunteer Coordinator you will…
– Share responsibilities with co-Volunteer Coordinator.
– Responsible for running youth development programs each week.
– Supervise volunteers within the camp community and the Volunteer House.
– Mentor youths and young adults in various situations.

You should apply if you are…
– Age 21+
– Passionate about youth development.
– Comfortable as a leader / role model and leading large and small groups.
View the full position description here.

Transportation Coordinator

Calling all road warriors! True Friends is looking for a king or queen of the road to provide campers and staff with safe transportation between our sites and off-site locations. This is a non-traditional camp position working an hourly wage up to 40 hours Wednesday-Sunday. *Must have reliable transportation to work locations. *Must be able to drive for extended periods of time (no more than 8 hours at a time).

As the Transportation Coordinator you will…
– Assist in off-site camper Sunday check-in and Friday check-out processes.
– Coordinate Saturday staff trips to fun and interesting off-site locations around Minnesota.
– Be trained as a Department of Transportation driver.

You should apply if you are…
– Age 21+
– Comfortable working independently as a camp community support member.
View the full position description here.



Camp Support Roles

Human Resources Assistant

*Full for Summer 2016*
As the Human Resources Assistant you will…
– Work at all True Friends locations with all seasonal staff.
– Assist Cabin Coordinators with performance management evaluations.
– Coordinate all True Friends seasonal staff onboarding processes.
– Track and update all seasonal staff’s training records.
– Conduct mid-summer stay interviews and end of summer exit interviews.

You should apply if you are…
– Age 18+
– Successfully able to lead and coach others.
View the full position description here.

Office Coordinator

*Full for Summer 2016*
As an Office Coordinator you will…
– Prepare camper applications and documents.
– Lead camper check-in and check-out processes.
– Manage our online and in-person camp store (dependent on site).
– Maintain and efficient and productive office environment.
– Conduct phone calls between sites, with caregivers, and more.

You should apply if you are…
– Age 18+
– Successfully able to lead and coach others.
View the full position description here.

Public Relations Assistant

As a Public Relations Assistant you will…
-Take photos of campers, staff and activities
-Identify and write unique camper stories
-Assist marketing with summer social media efforts
-Write press releases for summer activities and staff
-Perform the duties of a counselor (25% of your time)

You should apply if you are…
-A college student or graduate majoring in journalism, marketing, public relations, communications, photography or related field
-Comfortable working independently on a wide variety of projects relating to public relations
-Looking to diversify your portfolio with human interest stories and coverage of the special needs community

View the full position description here.

Special Diets Kitchen Intern

*Full for Summer 2016*
We provide 3 meals a day, 7 days a week May-August to a variety of individuals with extremely specific dietary needs. Interns will learn valuable skills to handle special diet requirements of our participants, staff, and volunteers. Spend your summer changing lives and gaining real life experience! TO APPLY, EMAIL RESUME BY MAY 1: hireme@truefriends.org

As a Special Diet Intern you will…
– Develop alternative menus and assist with meal preparation.
– Communicate with caregivers regarding special diet requirements.
– Answer special diet nutrition questions
– Work 25-35 hours/week.

You should apply if you are…
– Currently enrolled in a dietetics or nutrition program.
– Must possess good organizational skills, willingness to work independently, and excellent verbal communication skills.
– Looking to gain hands-on experience to complete a course internship.
View the full position description here.

Volunteer Services Assistant

*Full for Summer 2016*
As the Volunteer Services Assistant you will…
– Office at Camp Friendship in Annandale, MN.
– File/organize volunteer paperwork and maintain online volunteer database.
– Open upcoming week’s and close previous week’s volunteers.
– Capture volunteer stories through pictures, stories, and various media outlets.
– Assist Volunteer Coordinators with youth development programming each week.

You should apply if you are…
– Age 18+
– Successfully able to lead and coach others.
View the full position description here.

 

The Top 10 Reasons to Join the True Friends Team

10. You’ll have a great story to tell when people ask, “What did you do last summer?”
9. You’ll have lots of stories for friends and family.
8. We provide free room and board, Internet access and weekend trips to top Minnesota attractions.
7. You’ll receive a comprehensive training program to prepare you to work successfully with campers and their special needs.
6. Volunteers can fulfill service learning requirements for efforts such as earning an Eagle Scout badge, completing an internship or community service obligation.
5. You can add teaching, lesson development, problem solving, leadership skills, behavior management, team player and more to your resume.
4. You’ll be able to create friendships from around the world that will last a lifetime.
3. You’ll be remembered forever by the campers you serve.
2. It is one of the most important, fun and rewarding jobs you could have—you’ll remember the experience forever.

and, the #1 reason to join the True Friends team …

1. YOU’LL LEARN MORE ABOUT YOURSELF THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE, AND THIS LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE WILL PREPARE YOU TO BE A BETTER PROFESSIONAL, PARENT AND HUMAN BEING.





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