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Each year 12 - 15 seasonal staff members are hired for the summer camp season. The primary duties include: instruction of classes, daytime youth supervision, inventory and care of equipment, maintenance of instructional area, and being a positive role model for campers and teens. Other duties staff members are expected to perform on a rotational basis are: meal service, assemblies, recreation supervision, planning and conducting special afternoon recreational activities, evening programs, store, and other assigned duties as directed by the Center or Program Director. All staff work together to provide leadership and a well-run camp week for each camp group. Training is provided.Most camp sessions run from Monday - Friday. Staff members have separate accommodations on site.
Starting salary is $315.00-$340.00 a week, plus room and board. Additional pay for weekend work is available. Housing is available on weekends.

 

See All Staff Position Descriptions

 

  • Staff Coordinator/Store Keeper
    Responsibilities:
    • Assist the Program Director in development of summer staff
    • Advise staff
    • Act as liaison between staff and Camp Director in the absence of the Program Director
    • Coordinate and facilitate programs
    • Serve as a leader and role model for all camp participants including staff and campers
    • Keeping of the store including stocking
    • Inventory, and ordering merchandise REQUIREMENTS: strong leadership skills, decision-maker, flexibility in working with others, good work ethic, experience in camping and scheduling.

     

    Requirements:
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Decision-maker
    • Flexibility in working with others
    • Good work ethic
    • Experience in camping and scheduling.

     

    Pay: $340/ week + benefits.

  • Waterfront Director
    Responsibilities:
    • Supervision and scheduling of waterfront staff in development and conducting of all waterfront activities including swimming classes, community swimming program, recreational swimming, and canoeing classes and trips
    • Maintenance and upkeep of the pool and bathhouse, water quality, and pool sanitation
    • Teach camp swim classes

     

    Requirements:
    • W.S.I. (preferred)
    • Lifeguard Training (training provided)
    • Scheduling skills

     

    Pay: $340/ week + benefits.

  • Canoeing/Kayak Instructor
    Responsibilities:
    • Teach camp canoeing & kayaking classes
    • Assist in planning and facilitation of canoeing trips
    • Lifeguard at the pool when assigned
    • Plan and facilitate other programs with other staff
    • Other camp duties

     

    Requirements:
    • Lifeguard Training and/or Canoe certification

     

    Pay: $315/ week + benefits.

  • Riflery Instructor
    Responsibilities:
    • Teach shooting safety and basic skills class
    • Care and maintenance of equipment and range
    • Plan and facilitate other programs with other staff
    • Other camp duties

     

    Requirements:
    • Experience with rifle or shooting sports (preferred)
    • 4-H Shooting Education Rifle Instructor Certificate (training provided

     

    Pay: $315/ week + benefits.

  • Archery Instructor
    Responsibilities:
    • Teach shooting safety and basic skills class
    • Care and maintenance of equipment and range
    • Plan and facilitate other programs with other staff
    • Other camp duties

     

    Requirements:
    • Experience with archery or shooting sports (preferred)
    • 4-H Shooting Education Archery Instructor Certificate (training provided)

     

    Pay: $315/ week + benefits.

  • Swimming Instructor
    Two positions available (beginning and advanced swimming)
    Responsibilities:
    • Teach and assist with camp/community aquatic programs
    • Assist with care/maintenance of pool under supervision of Waterfront Director
    • Guard for community swim and other programs
    • Plan and facilitate other programs with other staff
    • Other camp duties

     

    Requirements:
    • Lifeguard Training (training provided)

     

    Pay: $315/ week + benefits.

  • Nature and Forestry/Outdoor Living Skills Instructor
    Responsibilities:
    • Teach nature, forestry and outdoor skills class
    • Maintain equipment and care for nature room animals
    • Plan and facilitate other programs with other staff
    • Other camp duties

     

    Requirements:
    • Background in outdoor adventure activities and excitement in sharing these skills with children

     

    Pay: $315/ week + benefits.

  • High and Low Ropes Course Isntructor

    Three Positions Available

    Responsibilities:

     

    • Teach ropes classes
    • Care/Maintenance of equipment and ropes courses
    • Plan and facilitate other programs with other staff
    • Other camp duties

     

    Requirements:
    • Ropes course experience and training preferred.

     

    Pay: $315/ week + benefits.

  • Camp Nurse/EMT
    Responsibilities:
    • Managing the health care program including administering medications
    • Completing/filing health records
    • Plan and facilitate other programs with other staff
    • Other camp duties

     

    Requirements:
    • Advanced first aid, CPR/AED training, EMT and/or WFR training preferred

     

    Pay: $340/ week + benefits.

  • Leather Craft Instructor
    Responsibilities:
    • Introduce campers to the fun and exciting art of leather crafting
    • Teach 4 daily class
    • Conduct and supervise afternoon “Open Recreation” activities for all campers interested in leather craft
    • Plan and facilitate other programs with other staff
    • Other camp duties
    Requirements:
    • Craft or art experience prefered. Training provided

     

    Pay: $315/ week + benefits.

  • Performing Arts Instructor
    Responsibilities:
    • Teach drama and theatrical arts classes
    • Facilitate any special activities dealing with theatrical or performing arts
    • Plan and facilitate other programs with other staff
    • Other camp duties

     

    Requirements:
    • A background in Theatrical and Performing arts
    • An enthusiasm in sharing and working with children

     

    Pay: $315/ week + benefits.

 

Our Mission

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center's mission is to improve the quality of life through educating youth and adults in a natural setting.

Contact Us

Address:
1267 4-H Camp Road
Appomattox, VA 24522

Phone:
(434) 248-5444

Fax:
(434) 248-6749