Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
AmeriCorps Camp Counselor
Position Title: AmeriCorps Counselor at Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp
Position Description: Pfeifer Camp is an educational, residential camp for at-risk youth ages 8-14 that has received many local, national, and international awards, and was named a national Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Program. Our director was named as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2012. During the school year AmeriCorps Counselors will serve in the local schools as tutors and mentors to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, leading them in a variety of activities: teambuilding, social/emotional learning, gardening, cooperative games, service learning, etc. During summer AmeriCorps Counselors live at the camp from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon each week, are responsible for up to 12 campers in a cabin, and will lead them in all camp activities.
Position Requirements: AmeriCorps Counselors must live on site in a cabin with campers when they are present. You must be able to pass the following background checks: NSOPR (National Sex Offender Public Registry), state criminal background checks, FBI fingerprint check, and child maltreatment checks. We prefer applicants who have their own transportation, but exceptions are possible. You must be able to certify in First Aid and CPR. You must be able to adhere to the AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities and the camp’s policies and procedures. We prefer applicants with college and/or residential camp experience who are at least 21 years of age.
Service Location: Little Rock, AR
Schedule: Full Time 9/13/2020 - 7/31/2021; Shorter schedules are possible such as Summer Only
Program Benefits for full time members: Living Allowance $14,279 per year; Education Award $6,195; Health Coverage; Training; Childcare assistance if eligible
Accepting Applications 8/10/2020 – 6/1/2021
Primary Service Area: Education
Skills to be Gained: Public Speaking, Team Work, Communications, Recruitment, Writing/Editing, Teaching/Tutoring, Computers/Technology, Community Organization, Group Management, Social and Emotional Learning, Camping, and How to Play.
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