As a Woodworking Specialist at Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake, you will play a crucial role in creating a positive and engaging experience for campers by leading woodworking activities. Your responsibilities will include designing age-appropriate projects, providing instruction on woodworking techniques, ensuring camper safety, and fostering a creative and inclusive environment. This position requires a passion for woodworking, strong instructional skills, and a commitment to the values and goals of Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake.
Program Planning and Implementation:
Develop and plan woodworking activities suitable for different age groups and skill levels.
Create a diverse range of woodworking projects that align with the camp's overall program.
Instruction and Demonstration:
Provide clear and engaging instruction on woodworking techniques and safety protocols.
Demonstrate proper tool usage and craftsmanship to campers.
Foster a supportive and encouraging atmosphere to enhance campers' confidence and skills.
Safety and Supervision:
Implement and enforce safety guidelines in the woodworking area.
Monitor campers to ensure they use tools and equipment safely.
Be prepared to respond to and manage any woodworking-related emergencies.
Equipment and Inventory Management:
Maintain and organize the woodworking workshop, including tools and materials.
Report any equipment issues and coordinate with camp leadership for repairs or replacements.
Work collaboratively with other camp staff to integrate woodworking activities into the overall camp schedule.
Attend staff meetings and training sessions to stay informed and contribute to the camp community.
Create a positive and inclusive environment that encourages camper participation and enthusiasm.
Provide individualized attention to campers, fostering a sense of accomplishment and skill development.
Serve as a positive role model for campers by embodying the camp's values and promoting a sense of community.
Previous experience in woodworking instruction and project design.
Knowledge of woodworking tools and safety procedures.
Ability to work well with children and create a supportive learning environment.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Current CPR and First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain).
Enthusiasm for camping and a commitment to the mission and values of Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake.