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Horseback Riding Counselor

Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps

Horseback Riding Counselor
Roxbury, VT Internship Paid




Supervise campers in activities and their living units in a manner consistent with and supportive of the goals of the Windridge experience - a camp where campers make a commitment to hard work, good sportsmanship, and wholesome fun and laughter amidst a warm and friendly environment in a caring atmosphere.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Guide campers in assigned living unit in participating in all aspects of camp activities in a non-threatening atmosphere that allows for success and the ability to learn from failure.
  • Teach or lead campers with a wide range of abilities in riding lessons.
  • Assist each camper in meeting the goals and objectives established by the camp as outlined in the camp’s philosophy.
  • Supervise all assigned aspects of the campers’ day including morning wake-up, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest hour, bedtime and after-hours duty.
  • Leads by example in observing camp rules and regulations and carries out established role in enforcing camp rules and safety regulations.
  • Instruct campers in emergency procedures such as fire drills, evacuating the cabin, etc.
  • Help campers plan their participation in riding lessons, free activities, camp-wide programs and special events.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff training, meetings, and supervisory conferences.
  • Maintain good public relations with campers’ parents.
  • Submit all required reports on time.
  • Willing to use appropriate discipline techniques as instructed during staff training and on-going by supervisory staff.
  • Respect and cooperate with fellow staff and administrators.
  • Provide a fun environment for campers within the confines of safety and learning.
  • These are not the only duties to be performed, some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.
  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels), and provide necessary instruction to campers.
  • Abilities to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.


  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Ability to relate one’s peer group
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Ability to supervise and/or teach riding lessons.
  • Enjoy working with children.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability.Self-motivated, leadership ability,
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • High school graduate or equivalent, or at least 18 years of age

About Us

Windridge Tennis and Sports Camps stand unique among children's summer camps in that we incorporate sports-specialty camps within the traditional framework of a rural New England camp setting.

Fun Fact

Tennis Magazine chose Windridge as "one of the top ten tennis camps in the United States".