POSITION: BLINDNESS CAMP COUNSELOR – NAPA, CALIFORNIA
Are you attracted to helping blind youth and adults grow in their abilities, skill and self-confidence? Does the thought of inventing a summertime camp experience that makes the extraordinary ordinary make you restless to work with a like-minded team? Then perhaps this summer you might want to join our spirited camp in the rolling Napa foothills and have some fun while doing a whole lot of good.
Since 1950, the San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind has hosted thousands of blind youth and adults in summertime camp sessions at our lovely 311-acre camp we call Enchanted Hills. Just minutes from renowned wineries and world-class recreation opportunities, the wooded camp offers all the usual summertime activities from swimming to horseback riding, from sports to art. But beyond the summertime fun is a powerful agenda – to increase the self-confidence and self-respect of campers who may often have no other time in the year to meet blind friends and role models who are successful and living an actualized life. Your job will be to make sure campers grow in their own potential while at the same time have a summer experience which is powerfully fun and engaging.
We’re looking for people who know how to build camp spirit and contagiously involve all campers to try new activities, sports and blindness techniques. You may not be required to know much about blindness when you start, but we expect that you will quickly learn much about the can-do spirit and techniques which all successful blind people use. So whether your background or interest is in education, psychology, rehabilitation, crafts or sports if you think you can bring your spirit and knowledge to bear on inventing the best camp ever, we want to hear from you.
Camp counselors are part of a 20-person counseling team. We’ll train you, feed you and put you up in good quarters for the six weeks of service. Training begins Sunday, June 16 and you’ll finish work on August 4, 2019 with roughly $1,400 in your pocket. Most counselors have such a profound experience that they often complete the summer wondering why they need to be paid at all.
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an equal opportunity employer to all. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of age, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, military veteran status, political affiliation, height, weight or any other factor unrelated to the job.
We strive to maintain a scent-free environment and a drug-free workplace free of harassment, in accordance with California law. Employees are expected to behave in accordance with these objectives.
All LightHouse employees are hired for an indefinite and unspecified duration and consequently, no employee is guaranteed employment for a specified length of time. Employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and LightHouse. Accordingly, either the employee or LightHouse can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause (“employment at will”).
For application process, please visit our camp counselor page.
Please submit a cover letter and résumé as Word attachments (no .PDFs please), to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles. Due to time constraints we will only respond to complete submissions in which there is serious interest. Thank you for your understanding.