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Become a Lifeguard at Camp Ramapo this summer!

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Become a Lifeguard at Camp Ramapo this summer!
Ramapo for Children

Job Description

We are seeking students interested in experiencing fieldwork in the world of special education as a part of our waterfront team. Spend your day interacting with campers at our lakefront and pool while developing the skills you need to succeed with a wide range of children, including those who other adults may find difficult. You will learn to understand child behavior as communication. You will emerge with a heightened ability to meet children’s needs and to teach them new skills. You will learn how to create environments that celebrate strengths and enable all children to feel a sense of belonging. You will work hard every day you are here, and learn more than you ever thought possible. This is not just any summer camp job—it is an unparalleled opportunity to embrace the exceptional. 

As a Camp Ramapo Waterfront Lifeguard, you’ll benefit from:

Intensive, evidence-informed training on our Ramapo Approach, which is sought out by educators, school leaders, youth workers and caregivers around the world
Daily interaction with children who face varying degrees of social, emotional and learning challenges
A network of people within Ramapo for Children’s community, which includes year-round staff members, trainers, board members and counselor alumni, many of whom have gone on to pursue careers in education, social work and psychology
Onsite lifeguard certification through the American Red Cross is available for all waterfront staff
Free room and board on our 250-acre campus plus summer stipend and travel reimbursement
Up to six credits through an on-site college course, “Fieldwork in Special Education”

Many counselors are emerging professionals in the fields of special education, social work, psychology, and related fields, but no previous experience in this type of work is necessary. We do ask you exemplify the following:
Willingness to learn
2,000 Stipend + Travel, room and board included
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Rhinebeck, New York United States
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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