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Summer Camp Riding Staff/Counselors

RAYMOND, Maine 04071
United States
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Date Posted: 04/15/2021 | Last Updated: 05/06/2021
Assistant Manager, Certified Riding Instructor, Groom - General, Instructor, Rider - Dressage, Rider - English, Rider - Hunter/Equitation, Summer Camp Counselor, Trainer - Dressage, Trainer - General, Trainer - Hunter/Jumper, Working Student
Positions Available:
Temporary, Contract
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Camp Wawenock is a traditional summer camp for girls on Lake Sebago in Maine. Wawenock offers campers the opportunity to sign up for riding classes either ‘every other regular program day’ or 5 times per week. Riding staff teach the same camper groups all summer - allowing consistency and safety in horse/rider pairings and group lesson planning and delivery that is customized for the individual skills of campers in each class. Lessons occur in the large outdoor ring and the focus is on building balanced, confident riders with a good seat and consistent aides. The program is English-style, Walk, Trot, Canter group classes with incorporation of horse knowledge, groundwork, games and dressage or other riding skills. We do not jump.
Job Description
Our Riding Staff are part of the team who delivers safe, developmentally appropriate, group riding lessons to beginners through advanced riders. Summer Camp Staff are also counselors who live with a group of 4-7 campers, along with another staff member. As a counselor and activity instructor you will develop your own skills and gain tremendous insight and experience that will transfer to other areas of your life in the future. It's also a LOT of fun!

Live, work, eat and play with kids all summer in a supportive environment where you and your development are a top priority for others. Wawenock is a caring and community-minded place where people are appreciated and treated with respect for who they are and what they do. Check out our website to see how incredible this place is - both physically and emotionally.
Job Requirements
1) Flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to listen as well as share thoughts and ideas.
2) Makes safety a top priority
3) Desire to live in a close-knit, positive camp atmosphere - where you'll support your fellow staff and help kids flourish!
4) Desire to be part of a wonderful, caring community
5) Desire to work with and teach kids, including teaching in riding classes of all levels from beginners through Walk, Trot, Canter.
6) Experience in barn work and handling horses on the ground
7) Knowledge of horse health and horse care a plus
8) Experience teaching riding skills to others a big plus
9) Strong communication skills
10) Physically fit enough to safely execute the tasks associated with barn work, leading and handling horses, lifting hay bales, water buckets, playing actively with kids, etc.
11) Willingness to follow all staff protocols, including specific health and safety practices put in place for COVID-19. (We opened and operated safely in summer 2020!)
12) Open and excited about learning and growing
Salary plus travel allowance, Room & Board, Laundry, Internet access, use of camp's facilities on time off, great people to work and play with, building of life skills... It's really an amazing experience! (Oh, and don't underestimate the importance of being able to be in a safe and healthy, beautiful, natural, outdoor environment for 9 weeks this summer!)
Description of Housing Provided
Sharing a wooden cabin (with 360 degrees of bug screens for ventilation) with another staff member and 4-7 girls. Shared by each camper age group bathrooms have electricity, endless hot water, private showers and stalls.