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Counselor/CIT Job Descriptions




Leavenworth, WA: NASA award winning DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE, presents the World's First Overnight Half-Blood, Harry Potter, Fandom and XGENS International Academy for youth ages 8-17.



Compensation:


Camp Counselors/Young Scholars (adults, ages 18-22) Room, Board, Weekly Stipend, university & professional recommendations provided after successful completion of work period.  All tuition is waived: Counselors and Young Scholars are expected to develop their interests through semi-private or private lessons from the Directors and Faculty.  


Camp Counselors-in-Training (ages 15-17) Reduced Costs for Tuition, Room & Board, Community Service Credit & university & professional recommendations provided after successful completion of internship period.  Tuition for semi-private lessons is waived: Counselors and CITs are expected to develop their interests through semi-private or private lessons from the Directors and Faculty.  Depending on experience select CIT may receive tuition remission and/or a weekly stipend.


How to Apply: 


1) CITs ONLY (ages 15-17) Register HERE with a refundable $150 application fee and fill out the following questions at the end of the application:

ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING CITs:

2) Send us the names, emails, phone numbers and your relationship to 2 references.  We will send them a link to fill out a simple reference which are sent directly to Camp Demigod leadership, Drs. Anne and Steve Berman

3) If you have a resume, please email it to anne@digivations.com and steve@demigodinstitute.org (not mandatory).  Please include your answers to the questions above in your cover letter.

4) Once your application, resume and cover letter has been approved, all final Applicants will interview by SKYPE or Messenger

5) If selected, the final step is to pass a criminal record check.

6) If candidates are not hired, CITS will be reimbursed the $150 application fee.






Camp Description:


“Excellent literature, especially from the sci-fi and fantasy realms, leads to discovery of the self and externally, enhances critical and design thinking, innovation, fosters empathy and serves as a foundation in unlocking the mysteries of the world in which we live.”  

- Dr. Steven Lee Berman, Founder DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE


NASA award winning  DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE’s Innovation & Literary Camp Demigod has, for 5 years, embraced all of these ideals nurturing a safe, intellectually stimulating environment, where youth are empowered to change the world as they explore and learn about their own internal magical qualities. This process invites and fosters collaboration among like-minded peers on novel projects including prototype inventions, short stories, plays, music, theatrical performances, quest and adventure design, old and new versions of sport including Quidditch, and so much more. As a result, these DIGIVATORS succeed in their life pursuits ranging from a more powerful embrace of offerings of their existing community and school (STEM, Drama, Music, Sports), EQ-Social Activity and friendship, as well as college and early career development ranging from entrepreneurship to healthcare, among others.


Demigods are Immersed in Innovation & Literary CAMP DEMIGOD's activity modules in Ancient Cultures/Greek, Sci-Tech & Engineering, Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Theater, Swordplay, Quidditch and Capture the Flag on a magical 23 acre mountain paradise. International faculty specialize in various knowledge domains including STEM Disciplines such as Advanced Technologies and Applications including Virtual & Augmented Reality, Synthetic Biology, Genetics, and Design Thinking; ARTS & HUMANITIES: Creative Writing, Visual & Performance, Music, as well as MOVEMENT: Theatrical Combat, Hiking, Quidditch, Capture the Flag and beach time.


DIGIVATIONS' career development programming enables advanced high school and college students to receive mentorship and leadership training from the INSTITUTE's network of global academics, business leaders, artists and innovative entrepreneurs who facilitate life long learning, professional development and career opportunities.  Camp Demigod's world-class Directors, Advisors and Faculty have between 20-30 years of distinguished service and subject matter expertise in their respective fields:  creative writing, design thinking, film, humanities (ancient civilizations, anthropology, ethnographics, mythology, languages, among others), innovation, martial arts, music, STEM, and theatre/theatrical combat.  




General Job Duties:


Responsibilities for Counselors and CITs include minding the health and safety of younger campers ages 9-12 and 13-17 (Counselors only), as well as assisting Senior Faculty with art, creative writing, drama, academic pursuits, and theatrical combat depending on the Counselor’s interest.  Counselors supervise their cabin and oversee the morning/rest hour/bedtime routines. On a rotating basis CITs help prepare food and oversee campers serving meals, oversee dish and campus clean up.  They assist with sports (hiking, Quidditch, Capture the Flag and river play).  Depending on their skill set, Counselor and CITs manage games (LEGO serious play, D&D, Magic the card game, Virtual Realty experiences-Oculus Rift/VIVE); assist with camp performances of new theatrical experiences and quest preparations (developing story-line, assisting with the design of costumes and weapon design); and organize weekly dances.    




Essential Job Functions (Camp Demigod Counselor - CITs Assist):


  1. Assist Directors and Senior Faculty in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their cabins, within daily academic classes (Innovation Class, Art, Music or Theater Classes, depending on the interests of the Counselor), recreational activities (ie. quests, town and river time), and throughout the camp experience;
  2. Encourage campers’ collaboration and social growth;
  3. Assure campers are properly supervised at all times and implement safety guidelines;
  4. Participate in the creation, organization and implementation of daily camp activities;
  5. Responsible for assisting in teaching and facilitating classes in a variety of subjects depending on skill (capture the flag, quidditch, theatrical combat, fine art, theatre, Greek mythology, Quest planning, rocketry, STEM, Innovation classes, film, weapon building, campfire activities, etc.);
  6. Serve as a leader and role model to maintain the highest standards of health, safety and hygiene for all campers and staff;
  7. Oversee the daily care of each camper in your cabin, and closely monitoring the personal health and hygiene needs of each camper (sleeping, eating, bathing and handwashing, etc.);
  8. Serve as a role model to campers and staff in your attitude, behavior and problem solving;
  9. Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities and actively volunteer your assistance to help other staff at all times;
  10. Serve as a mentor and leader for all CITs;
  11. Assist in set up, the closing, and cleaning of camp facilities; actively participate in daily camp organizational/cleaning duties (some cooking, overseeing student dish crews, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and more. 
  12. Know, understand and carry out emergency procedures as stated in staff manual.




To be considered for our team you should: 


  • Enjoy working with children and youth ranging in age from 8 to 17;
  • Work hard and enjoy collaborating and working with others;
  • Pursue multi-disciplinary interests and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), ARTS, MUSIC, HUMANITIES or THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE;
  • Be highly motivated to contribute in a roll-up-your-sleeves, hands-on environment and enthusiastic about changing your life and others' lives by participating in a team environment led by world class directors who create uniquely positive experiences;
  • Take and give directions well and have a positive attitude keeping in mind that every task whether mundane or challenging is important to an organization and the people involved;
  • Enjoy learning and applying skills and new knowledge in creative ways: designing and making projects including innovative device prototypes and world building through stories, music, live performances, theatrical sets, costumes and weapons, and quests;
  • Develop and apply mentorship and leadership skills to solve a variety of challenges ranging from social/soft skills needed to assist campers to acquire new talents and knowledge, which are applied in interesting and fun ways;
  • Demonstrate excellent critical thinking and have a high degree of common sense as well as independent and collaborative problem solving skills demonstrating a calmness under pressure; 
  • Although not required, it is helpful to have a background in CPR, Water Safety, First Aid, and other specialized certifications. 





Is Camp Demigod Right For YOU? (Counselors): 


At Camp Demigod, we nurture the development of all CITs and campers by helping them build strong relationships, strengthen self-confidence and skills, and take on new challenges. To accomplish these goals, we rely on a staff of skilled, motivated women and men who enjoy children and the camp environment. To help you evaluate if this opportunity may be right for you, we provide the following information: 


  1. Camp Demigod counselors work very closely with many other people, especially children, and must be able to constantly manage and juggle the many different emotions, thoughts, and opinions that are expressed;
  2. Camp Demigod counselors work long hours with breaks throughout the day. Because most of our staff members live with campers, they actually are working or are on-call 24 hours a day.  The most successful counselors and faculty are those who have a strong work ethic, know when to ask for help and time off;
  3. We have a drug-free, alcohol-free and non-smoking work environment with a zero-tolerance policy. If you want to work at Camp Demigod, it is important that this fits your lifestyle; 
  4. Inappropriate verbal and physical behavior will not be tolerated;
  5. Cell phone use for CITs is limited to no more than 2 hours per day, only in the Faculty/Staff Lounge.  No electronics are allowed in the cabins.





Other Opportunities for Camp Demigod Counselors and CITs:


August DIGIVATIONS Education Ventures DAY Camps in Delta, BC (Canada), hourly pay for Lead Teachers and Teaching Assistants.   Must have Canadian status.

 

DIGIVATIONS celebrates its young faculty and staff!  

Clara Berman, celebrated 4 years at Camp Demigod and is graduating from Medical school in June 2019 at Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
DIGIVATIONS Camp Demigod Institute's Samantha Fix brings rockets to life through innovation and world building.  After 4 years as a counselor, Associate Director, received her Master's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Washington and is working for a defense company in Arizona.

Counselor Rowan Chappell is an environmental biologist graduating from Evergreen College in June 2019.
Junior Counselor Kaleena Ipema received a $10,000 merit scholarship to attend the University of British Columbia where she studies Art and Business.