Mount Hermon

Redwood Camp Recreation Specialist

US-CA-Mount Hermon
2 months ago
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Summer Staff
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Summer Staff - Organized Camp

Position Objective:


The Recreation Specialist works with Program Lead and Director of Children’s Ministry to develop, implement, and oversee operation of Redwood Camp recreation facilities and assist with Cook-out program as well as teambuilding workshops to provide a welcoming environment and with unparalleled customer service in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values.


Key Job Accountabilities:   

  • Set up and take down of daily recreation and adventure activities.
  • Responsible to develop and oversee operation of Redwood Camp recreation facilities, as well as adventure facilities.
  • Aids in cook-out program as well as teambuilding workshops.
  • Leads recreation activities, guiding training and supervision to provide counselors with the tools to create activities appropriate for primary and junior youth.
  • Assists in the leading of adventure activities, guiding training and supervision to provide counselors with the tools to create activities appropriate for primary and junior youth.
  • Oversee recreation facilities maintenance and upkeep, documenting and reporting on equipment needs. Assist in the adventure facility maintenance as well.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to Pro-Ro (rotational counselors on program that week).
  • Assist Adventure Specialist with promotion of adventure department as well as assisting training and then supervision of counselors in ropes course leadership, safety, proper use of equipment, and work toward proficiency in skills.
  • In coordination with Junior Lead, Primary Lead, or Program Lead, will assist in running and implementing set up and games.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • Pro-Ro (counselors on rotation helping run either adventure or recreation elements.).


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. 




  • High school graduate.
  • 1 year of college experience preferred.
  • Level 2 Challenge Course certification preferred.
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified.

Work Experience:


  • Preferred previous experience working with primary and junior youth.
  • Prefer prior experience in leadership roles in camp settings. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong working knowledge of ropes/challenge course equipment, maintenance, safety, operation and training. 
  • Love for children of all ages is essential.
  • Well-versed in how to create and foster “teachable moments” through activity and able to train counseling staff to do so as well.
  • Able to maintain strong, team-oriented work ethic in conjunction with general program staff.
  • Emotionally mature and willing to accept responsibility.
  • Must be able to lead and teach with patience and clear instruction.
  • Motivated and able to lead with empathy and discipline.
  • Must be prepared to problem solve on the job.

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 walking, sitting, and standing for 6-8 hrs. a day.
  • Requires lifting and transporting 25-50 lbs. of gear and equipment up and down stairs.
  • Requires employee to ascend and/or descend ladders, stairs, cables, and trees using hands and feet.


Additional Requirements:


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




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