Camp Mary White
2023 Job Descriptions
Unit Counselor: The Unit Counselor must be a female of at least 18 years of age. The Unit Counselor is expected to attend and participate in pre-camp training and use that training appropriately during the camp session. The Unit Counselor is responsible for the overall supervision of the campers in her unit, ensuring their safety and well-being. Unit Counselors work together as a team, with at least one other counselor per unit of up to 16 campers, to plan, schedule, and implement camp activities which engage the campers and give them opportunities to learn new skills, build friendships, and be at ease in the outdoors. Unit Counselors guide campers in successful participation, facilitate problem solving, attend to the needs of individual campers as well as the camp unit as a whole, and contribute as necessary to the overall smooth running of camp. Unit Counselors sleep in a counselor cabin within a cluster of camper cabins and are responsible for the campers around the clock. Unit Counselors must be comfortable in the outdoors in varying weather conditions, must be able to walk and hike on uneven terrain, carry up to 40 lbs for short distances, and respond quickly and effectively to crises or emergencies. The Unit Counselor is an enthusiastic role model who inspires the campers under her care. Preferred qualifications: enjoys and has experience working with children, is comfortable in outdoor rustic settings, has the ability to teach and lead activities, and can communicate with youth and adults in a positive manner.
Arts and Crafts Director
The Arts and Crafts Director must be at least 18 years of age. The A&C Director is responsible for planning and leading arts and crafts activities. Before camp starts, the A&C Director is expected to plan activities and work with the Camp Director to ensure that necessary supplies are available. During the pre-camp training period, the A&C Director is expected to attend training relative to the position; she also uses this time to clean and organize the A&C building and prepare activities. During the camp session, the Arts and Crafts Director leads craft activities, maintains the A&C building, assists with planning and facilitating camp programming, acts as a resource for Unit Counselors to develop unit programming, and contributes to the overall smooth running of camp. The A&C Director might also be asked to assist Unit Counselors with camper supervision as necessary. The A&C Director must be comfortable in the outdoors in varying weather conditions, must be able to walk and hike on uneven terrain, carry up to 40 lbs for short distances, and respond quickly and effectively to crises or emergencies. The A&C Director is a creative leader who encourages others to have fun with craft activities. Preferred qualifications: has experience with multiple types of arts and crafts media and projects, can design activities which align with the camp experience and are scaffolded for different age groups, is organized and communicative, and is comfortable leading groups of children and collaborating with other staff members.
The Counselor in Training Director must be a female of at least 21 years of age. The CIT Director is expected to develop, in collaboration with the Camp Director, a comprehensive CIT training program that teaches topics such as CMW procedures and traditions, supervising and leading camper activities, and maintaining camper safety. The CIT Director acts as the Unit Counselor (fulfilling duties of Unit Counselor as listed above) for the first-year CIT’s and supervises the 2nd-year CIT’s who are placed in leadership positions in camper units. The CIT Director is passionate about Camp Mary White and about training our next generation of camp counselors. Preferred qualifications: has experience working at Camp Mary White and is familiar with CMW traditions and protocols, has worked with older teenagers and is able to lead this age group as a positive
The Cook must be at least 21 years of age. The Cook oversees the kitchen and meal preparation. Before the start of camp, the Cook collaborates with the Executive Director to plan meals and cleans
and organizes the camp kitchen. The Cook ensures that New Mexico food safety regulations are followed and prepares the kitchen, as necessary, for required inspections. The Cook prepares meals
with any needed accommodations for camper or staff dietary needs or food allergies. The Cook directly supervises and assigns duties to the Assistant Cook, in collaboration with the Camp Director. The Cook is responsible for unpacking and organizing food stuffs, maintaining a clean and orderly kitchen, and communicating closely with the Executive Director when food orders are placed. The Cook is highly-organized, task-organized, and flexible and must hold current ANSI Food Protection Manager Certification. Preferred qualifications: experience working in a commercial kitchen and/or cooking for large groups of people, ability to follow recipes and directions to prepare a variety of foods, able to assist with developing meal planning ideas.
The Assistant Cook must be at least 18 years of age. The Assistant Cook is supervised by the Cook and assists with all kitchen and meal preparation duties. When not directly engaged in kitchen-related
duties, the Assistant Cook performs other tasks as assigned by the Camp Director to assist with the smooth-running of camp. The Assistant Cook must hold current ANSI Food Handler Certification. The
Assistant Cook is hard-working, works well with others, and takes initiative. Preferred qualifications: experience cooking or working in a kitchen and comfortable taking direction from supervisor.
The camp Health Supervisor must be a female of at least 21 years of age. The Health Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the health and safety of campers and staff. The Health Supervisor reviews camper health forms prior to the start of camp and collaborates with the Camp Director to ensure we have up-to-date information about camper needs. The Health Supervisor reviews camp health and safety protocols and medical standing orders and advises the Camp Director as necessary. The Health Supervisor sets up and maintains the camp infirmary, assists with health and safety-related staff training, conducts camper health screenings upon arrival, safeguards and dispenses camper medication, triages camper health/injury concerns, provides treatment within the scope of the CMW standing orders and determines if there is a need for treatment beyond this scope, and maintains accurate health records. The Health Supervisor is available around the clock to handle routine or
emergency matters, must be comfortable in the outdoors in varying weather conditions, must be able to walk and hike on uneven terrain, carry up to 40 lbs for short distances, and respond quickly and
effectively to crises or emergencies.The Health Supervisor is detail-oriented, caring, and able to think on her feet. Preferred qualifications: must be certified as a medical provider (i.e. RN, LVN, LPN, Dr.,
EMT), has experience working with children, is competent with handling medical emergencies, caneasily learn to use record-keeping software.