Horseback Riding Counselor

Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps

Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps

Horseback Riding Counselor

Roxbury, VT
Internship
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    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.
  • Qualifications
    • 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
  • Compensation
    $3000
  • Industry
    Sports
  • Fun Fact
    Tennis Magazine chose Windridge as "one of the top ten tennis camps in the United States".
  • 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.