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Cedar Lodge Summer StaffEach year we take up the challenge of hiring a new staff to play with us for a season or two. We are usually working with a group of our staff from the previous summer with plans on returning, and a few select campers moving up to junior staff positions, but there are always significant holes left that take care and patience to fill.
Though on rare occasions we may hire a exceptional staff member that is 18 or 19, the average age of our staff is 20-24 years old. They must have at least one year of college, three good references, a clean police record, and experience in both several skill areas and with children. Our Staff come from various parts of the US and abroad. International staff must also hold exceptional English communication skills.
We hire friendly, cohesive young people to help your child enjoy their camping experience, each staff member is chosen for their initiative, creativity and love of children. All staff are specialist in one of more areas of program. The all enjoy teaching and working with young children in an outdoor setting. They are hired for their ability to be good role models, ability to relate well with children, maturity, work ethic and general good nature.
There is at least one counselor living in each cabin of eight to ten campers, with larger cabins and younger camper's cabins usually having two counselors. Cabin camper\staff ratio is 1-8. Day camper\staff ratio is 1-5.
All Staff must be at camp one week prior to the first week for in in-depth training and orientation week. During this week the staff is trained in CPR and First Aid, given time to familiarize themselves with their program areas, given training in child development and potential child problems, trained in group games and prepared for the arrival of 60 energetic campers on Sunday.
Riding and Swimming staff must come an additional training week before camp, to focus extensively on the riding and swimming programs offered at camp. Archery staff come several days early to participate in a special archery clinic. Extra care and training is given to these three potentially dangerous areas to assure that best safety rules that can be followed will be.
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