Thank you for your interest in Mountain Friends Camp! We’re looking for energetic and hardworking adults of all ages to create a supportive and fun community for our campers. All new adult staff and counselors-in-training need to complete an application. Accepted staff will need the medical history form and liability waiver prior to camp. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, space still available for 2017.
Please use the link above to complete a staff application, you’ll be required to make an account with Campdoc.com. After application, a background check and medical forms will be required of all adult staff prior to camp.
1. Minimum of 18 years of age (all ages of adults encouraged to apply, and exception may be made for qualifed individuals who have graduated from high school at age 17).
2. High school graduate, some college preferred, or equivalent experience
3. Experience significant to:
-working with children in a camp setting (counselor)
-OR Experience significant to cooking and meal prep in a camp setting, additional experience with youth preferred (cook)
-OR Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Registered Nurse (RN) or higher medical training, and experience significant to working in a camp setting (medic)
4. Familiarity and compatibility with Quaker values.
Mountain Friends Camp is a residential, co-ed camp affiliated with Intermountain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) for youth ages 10-15. At camp, everyone takes responsibility for the well being of the community, from deciding on “norms” to washing dishes to making sure that everyone is having fun. We live simply and in harmony with the natural environment and have a great time exploring, learning and sharing.
We are seeking cabin counselors, kitchen staff, and 1-2 medics for this summer. You will have a huge amount of fun during your time at Mountain Friends Camp, and a lot will be asked of you. As a Quaker youth camp we ask everyone in the community to strive “to answer that of God in everyone we meet.” Please reflect on what it takes to create a community based around Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, integrity, equality, community, and stewardship, and your preparedness to handle challenges, hard work and very limited personal time. Staff members are expected to lead by example and participate/lead in all aspects of camp including meals, plork, activities and supervised free time. You will be a role model, friend, coach, problem solver, game and activity leader, and substitute “parent” while at camp. Some staff will work primarily in the kitchen; however all will interact with campers and will hold each other to the same high standards of behavior. Thank you in advance for your energy, creativity and service!
Dates: July 3-July 31, 2017
Location: Near Santa Fe, NM and Mora NM
Compensation: $800-$1050 for full season depending on qualification and experience. Room and board are included as a residential camp.
If you are not available for the full season, consider joining us at camp for one week as a work trade volunteer.
Returning staff do not need to fill out the “short answer questions”. Note that Heath Care Recommendations Form 2 needs to be completed by a physician or PA for all staff every year.
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