Mount Hermon

  • Ponderosa Lodge Activities Lead

    Job Location US-CA-Mount Hermon
    Posted Date 7 months ago(9/28/2017 2:15 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Summer Staff
    Projected Position End Date
  • Overview

    Summer Staff - Organized Camp

    Position Objective:

    The Activities Lead will lead the daily activities and program at Ponderosa Lodge in coordination with his/her team of specialists. The Activities Lead is responsible to model a genuine lifestyle of Christian discipleship, nurturing spiritual growth of campers through program activities and curriculum in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values.


    Key Job Accountabilities:     

    • Plan, implement and carry out theme development with the PL Leadership Team.
    • Plan and execute quality programs and activities for both junior high and high school campers. Ensure that all programs are holistic and accomplishing set objectives.
    • Directly lead all Activity Specialists (Recreation, Adventure, & Water), encouraging, training and empowering them.
    • Provide budget oversight and accountability as it relates to program activities.
    • Organize with the Leadership Team for weekly/daily execution of all programs.
    • Meet daily with the Ponderosa Lodge Leadership Team and supervisor.
    • Conduct mid-summer evaluations for the program and all supervised staff.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Ponderosa Lodge Coordinator.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Recreation Specialist
    • Adventure Specialist
    • Water Specialist


    General Qualifications:

    A mature follower of Jesus, still growing and developing in their faith.  Fully in accord with Mount Hermon Association, Inc.’s (“MHA”) mission, vision, values and statement of beliefs. Committed to living these out personally, and instilling them in the organization. Of strong moral character and integrity.


    • College graduate preferred.
    • Must be CPR/First Aid certified .

    Work Experience:

    • Prior experience and leadership in youth programming with a strong background in ministry leadership. Specific experience coordinating youth programs, games and activities.
    • Leadership experience with junior high, high school, and college-aged students.
    • Prior experience in camping ministry, having served in various roles.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to articulate the gospel of Jesus Christ as communicated in Scripture.
    • Ability to demonstrate a personal, committed and thought-through faith in Christ.
    • Attention to detail and follow-through, creative, flexible and able to adjust to challenges of the program.
    • Able to engage in a variety of outdoor activities.

    Key Job Accountabilities

    Physical Demands:

    The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Requires sitting, standing, squatting, stooping, twisting, and hiking.

    Additional Requirements/Skills:

    • Adherence to the basic principles as expressed in Mount Hermon’s Mission, Vision, Values and Commitment statements.
    • Adherence to company dress code and professional standards for personal grooming and appearance.
    • Satisfactory completion of background investigation, or valid work permit, as well as ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


    *This job description reflects essential functions of this position. It does not restrict management’s right to reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



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