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11 May 2022

Other Outdoor Cabin Coordinator

Camp Chewonki – Posted by Wiscasset, Maine, United States

Job Description


Camp Chewonki is a nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children. Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building skills and knowledge in a core curriculum, and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips. Participants in our Leadership Expeditions are aged 14-18 and spend 3 weeks or 5 weeks learning leadership skills, remote travel, and a robust sense of self.

The Cabin Coordinator is responsible for supporting campers and cabin staff and facilitating the creation of a campwide community. There are two Cabin Coordinators, one assigned to the Puffin Program and the Owl age group, the other assigned to the Heron and Osprey age groups. Cabin Coordinators strive to personally know as many campers as possible and work as the primary liaison on the Coordinator Team to manage camper needs in their assigned age groups. Cabin Coordinators serve as mentors to Cabin Leaders and other staff members, providing support for nearly all aspects of their jobs. The Cabin Coordinators are expected to support the growth and development of all staff in attaining their personal best as an educator, caretaker, and employee.


Uphold the Chewonki Foundation’s mission and values

Learn and uphold Chewonki Protocols as stated in Camp Chewonki Staff Handbook

Learn and uphold Wilderness Protocols as set forth by Chewonki

Participate in Leader of the Day (LoD) rotation to ensure camp schedule runs smoothly

Ring bells, run mealtime procedure, communicate with health center, among other duties

Participate in Program On-Duty (POD) rotation to support a safe program

Hold on-call phone/radio, record incident reports and notes from the field in daily log, ongoing and end of day review of daily log to coordinate timely and appropriate follow up to staff and participant needs

Conduct daily check-ins with cabin leaders and provide support as needed, facilitate weekly age group check-in to solicit and plan support for staff and participant needs and concerns

Meet with other Coordinator Team members to discuss and address camp concerns

Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:

Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants

Assist cabin leaders with daily check-in process for participants needing additional support

Manage risk and maintaining the safety of participants

Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned

Practice professional presentation and communication with participants and their families, co-workers, and the public

Be an active member of the Chewonki community; e.g. participate in camp set up and take down

Assist Program Director with coordination of staff schedules including cabin coverage and staff events

Facilitate staff mentor/mentee group to support staff development

Act as liaison to the kitchen staff and facilitate mealtime curriculum in dining hall

Provide support for age group specific activities

Complete all necessary paperwork, i.e. incident reports, camper reports, trip reports

Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp

How to Apply

Please visit our website and apply for Cabin Coordinator. Please include 2-3 references.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: cabin, camping, canoeing, challenge course, climbing, farm, hiking, leader, nature, Ropes Course, and teamwork.

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