Sailing Assistant Program
Are you an experienced camper with the Joseph Conrad Summer Sailing Camp program? If you enjoy working with children and are enthusiastic about the unique experiences a camp environment provides, then you may want to consider becoming a Sailing Assistant.
Applications for the 2013 season are now available and must be received by March 1, 2013.
1: Sailing Assistants' Purpose:
The Sailing Assistant is to provide support and guidance to Joseph Conrad campers and to assist the staff in the daily operations of the program.
You must be 16 years old.
Have at least one year experience working with children between the ages of 10 - 15.
Must have a background in basic sailing skills.
Must be able to swim.
Must be able to work as part of a team.
Must be able to work with young people in a positive, patient, and respectful manner.
Must have a positive attitude, show enthusiasm and energy.
Assist in supervision of campers. Discourage negative talk and report problems to camp staff. (You do not discipline.)
Participate to the best of your abilities in all camp activities.
Assist in preparation for camp activities as needed.
Supervision of campers in dormitory area including wake up, lights out, and clean up.
Act as a positive role model for campers.
Communicate problems, issues, and concerns to Instructors and Directors.
Insure ship security.
You are supervised and guided by the Sailing Instructors, Alternate Director, and the Director of the camp. Please come to any of us to discuss difficulties you are having.
As a Sailing Assistant you act as a big brother or big sister to the campers. You are a role model. You look out for their best interests and help keep the peace. You also help campers make friends, learn to sail, and feel safe and supported while away from home. You maintain a positive attitude and a willingness to listen and help. You are a valuable member of our staff. Safety, supervision, and fun are the most important things that you will help to provide while here at camp. These three things help ensure a great camper stay.
We do not tolerate the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs. We do not tolerate excessive negative attitudes, abusive language or behavior. Behaviors or conversations which would be deemed inappropriate for the 10 - 15 age bracket are not tolerated. Use of the above mentioned items, or difficulties with the behavior and language guidelines will result in you dismissal from the Sailing Assistant Program. Your travel expenses home are you own responsibility in the event of termination.
Sailing Assistants are expected to remain on the museum grounds at all time from Sunday's arrival between 1:30 and 2 p.m. to Friday's departure around 4 p.m. If you have driven your own car here, you will be asked to park it in the south parking lot, lock it, and report your license plate number to security.
For more information, call 860.572.5322, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. -4 p.m.