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Counselor Position

Counselor Position

Counselors are responsible for a group of 15 to 20 children daily Ensure children’s safety, manage children’s behavior and act as a role model and mentor Model constructive participation in all daily activities Work closely with Division Leader to ensure safety of all children Counselors must be at least 17 years of age. All Counselors must participate in four days of training before camp begins.

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Instructor Positions

Sports, Recreation & Outdoor Education Instructors

  • Develop age-appropriate activities that keep children active and help them develop skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
  • Use group management skills to engage all children in daily activities.

Some sports and recreation instructors specialize in specific activities such as soccer, outdoor education, basketball, or tennis. Others will lead a variety of activities such as ultimate Frisbee, flag football, and lacrosse. Sports instructors must be at least of college age and have experience organizing relevant activities. Instructors must participate in instructor-based training and four days of all staff training before camp begins.

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Visual and Performing Arts Insturctors

  • Plan activities that give children the opportunity to express themselves creatively.
  • Facilitate activities that give children a sense of accomplishment that comes from mastering techniques and completing projects.
  • Use group management skills to engage all children in daily activities.

Oasis programs include drama, dance, arts and crafts, music, sculpture and more. Arts instructors must have some previous teaching experience and/or expertise. Instructors must participate in instructor-based training and four days of all-staff training before camp begins.

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Enrichment Instructors

  • Plan activities that give Children the Opportunity to participate in activities that are both recreational and educational.
  • Facilitate activities that give children a sense of accomplishment that comes from mastering techniques and completing project.
  • Use group management skills to engage all children in daily activities.
  • Enrichment activities consist of Science, Nature, Martial Arts, Cooking, Creative Writing, Yoga and more.

Enrichment instructors must have some previous teaching experience and/or expertise. Instructors must participate in instructor-based training and four days of all-staff training before camp starts.

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Leadership Positions

Division Leaders

  • Supervise as many as 12 staff members and up to 75 children on a daily basis.
  • Teach young staff to foster positive youth development.
  • Work closely with parents and families.
  • Model program participation and appropriate interaction with children
  • Coordinate staff training

* Enhance leadership skills and build your resume Typically, Division Leaders have backgrounds in teaching, social work, psychology, or youth development. Eligible candidates should have a master’s degree and/or previous leadership experience in youth development programs. The Division Leader position requires participation in a series of pre-camp training sessions in the late spring and facilitating four days of all-staff training before camp begins.

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Health Directors

  • Oversee all medical issues and emergencies that occur on site.
  • Manage all documentation relating to all medical occurrences.
  • Work closely with campers, staff and families on a daily basis.
  • Follow all Department of Health rules and regulations.
  • Create safety systems throughout the site to prevent illness and injury.
  • Manage all medical supplies.
  • Dispense medication and keep related records.

Health Directors are certified Nurses, EMT’s, Medical Students or Paramedics. Health Directors must be NYS licensed Emergency Medical Technician, RN, or LPN. In addition, Health Directors should have a current certificate in Responding to Emergency first aid issued by the American Red Cross and must have successfully completed a CPR course within the past year.

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Office/Administrative Staff

  • Communicate with parents, campers, and staff daily.
  • Assist with data entry, ordering supplies, attendance, bus routes and other tasks.
  • Work closely with the Operations Director and Program Director

The Administrative staff position requires participation in four days of all-staff training before camp begins.

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Operations Director

  • Supervise and monitor a staff of 20-100
  • Act as a liaison between children and families
  • Oversee all on-site financial operations and budgets.
  • Manage information systems including systems for purchasing, delivering, and storing supplies.
  • Supervise payroll.
  • Coordinate transportation
  • Manage pre-program site preparation and post-program site closure.

Typically, Operations Directors have backgrounds in management or youth development. Many Operations Directors are graduate students in public policy or business. Operations Directors participate in a great deal of training before the summer and should be prepared to start working 3-4 weeks before camp begins. The Operations Director must be able to maintain order in a busy environment. Eligible candidates must have a valid driver’s license. The Operations Director position requires participation in a series of pre-camp training sessions in the late spring and facilitating four days of all-staff training before camp begins.

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Program Director

  • Supervise as many as 15 instructors.
  • Create and Manage overall program content and design.
  • Oversee budget, purchasing and instructor development.
  • Create and update the daily schedule along with special events and rainy days.
  • Evaluate quality of instruction and activities.
  • Coach instructors on appropriate group behavior management strategies
  • Work closely with Leadership team to ensure camper safety in all activities

Typically, Program Directors have backgrounds in teaching, educational leadership, or youth development. Program Directors must have experience managing staff and creating age-appropriate lesson plans in a wide range of instructional areas such as physical education, art, theatre and academic enrichment. The Program Director position requires participation in a series of pre-camp training sessions in the late spring and facilitating four days of all-staff training before camp begins.

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Aquatics

Swim Directors

  • Execute a safe, high quality instructional swim program.
  • Oversee swim staff.
  • Ensure compliance with all rules and regulations of the Department of Health, American Camp Association, and the American Red Cross
  • Evaluate camper swim levels.
  • Implement systems to ensure safety of all persons at the pool.
  • Foster relationships with Non-Oasis pool management and supervisors

Swim Directors must be at least 21 years of age, have 3 seasons of previous waterfront experience as a lifeguard and/or camp pool director and possess a current Water Safety Instructors Certificate (r.09) from the American Red Cross, YMCA, or other recognized training programs. The Swim Director position requires participation in a series of pre-camp training sessions in the late spring and four days of all-staff training before camp begins. Swim directors must have a current lifeguard certification and CPR certification. In NYS, CPR certifications are only recognized for 1 year from time of issue.

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Swim Instructors/Lifeguards

  • Teach the American Red Cross Learn-to -Swim Program
  • Work directly with children of all swim levels daily.
  • Assist with all waterfront activities as assigned, including lifeguard duties.
  • Help develop and implement swim lessons geared to the ages, interests and abilities of campers.
  • Monitor safety of children and staff in the pool and changing areas.

Swim Instructors must have a current lifeguard certification or WSI and CPR certification. In NYS, CPR certifications are only recognized for 1 year from time of issue.. Interested applicants should contact Oasis headquarters. All instructors must participate in four days of training before camp begins as well as pre-camp trainings in their concentrated areas.

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Support Staff

Maintenance/Support Staff

  • Keep site clean, safe and functioning.
  • Set up equipment, water stations, coolers and keep all camp spaces well maintained.
  • It is preferred that candidates for this position have a valid driver’s license.

The Maintenance staff position requires participation in three days of all-staff training before camp begins.

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