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 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.

We hire on a rolling basis which means we screen applicants and conduct phone interviews typically within 2 weeks of receiving an application. If you’re interested in a position, it’s highly encouraged you apply today!

Counselor / Direct Care Roles
Leadership Roles
Administrative 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

*Positions available at all 4 locations*
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

*Positions available at all 4 locations*
As an Activities 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

*Filled for Summer 2018*
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

*1 Position Available at Camp Courage North*
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

*1 Position Available at Camp Courage North*
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.

Youth Development Coordinator

* 1 Position Available at Camp Friendship*
As the Youth Development Coordinator you will…
– Share responsibilities with co-Youth Development Coordinator at Camp Friendship.
– 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.

Administrative Roles

Volunteer Services Assistant

*Available at Camp Friendship*
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.

Human Resources Assistant

*Available at Camp Friendship*
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 on-boarding 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

*Available at Camp Courage and Camp Courage North*
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.

Marketing & Communication Assistant

*1 Position Available at Camp Friendship*
As a Marketing and Communications Assistant you are responsible for sharing the True Friends story to the greater public. Using social media, blog, website, print and digital materials, assistants will find unique ways to showcase our programs and activities including summer camp, respite services, horse therapy, team building, travel events and much more.

Marketing and Communications Assistant will…

– Identify unique opportunities to showcase individuals, places and things in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings.
– Research, write, edit, develop and create materials to be used for marketing True Friends to our audiences through print, social media, website and many other platforms.
– Collaborate with Photography Assistants to complete service specific marketing projects.
– Create content for a large non-profit organization with multiple service lines.

View the full position description here.

Photography Assistant

*3 positions available; one at Camp Friendship, one at Camp Courage and one at Camp Eden Wood*

As a Photography Assistant you are responsible for visually sharing the life-changing experiences of True Friends. Photography assistants observe and may participant in programs and activities surrounding a variety of services including summer camp, respite services, horse therapy, team building, travel events and much more. True Friends presents unique photography and video opportunities from capturing individuals experiencing:
– zip lining from 600 ft.
– riding or brushing a horse
– enjoying a multi-sensory room
– traveling to the boundary waters or Mount Rushmore
– dancing their hearts out
– testing their limits on ropes course or the wheelchair accessible challenge course
– devouring a s’more while enjoying a campfire

Photographers will:

– Identify unique opportunities to take photographs and/or videos of individuals, places and things in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings
– Edit, catalog and prep photos to be used for marketing opportunities including social media, website, print materials and video
– Collaborate with Marketing Assistants to complete service specific marketing projects
View the full position description here.

Transportation Coordinator 

*1 Position available at Camp Courage North.

The Transportation Coordinator must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work effectively with individuals with developmental disabilities, parents, care providers and general community. Willingness to be a positive team member, good organizational skills, possess valid driver’s license, ability to use or learn computer word processing and database systems.

View the full 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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