The 2019 WiSci camps will be held for two weeks each in:• July 14-27, 2019 in Tallin, Estonia• July 3-16, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia• August 18-31 in Pristina, Kosovo
The time commitment for a Counselor is around 18 days, plus participation in Counselor Webinars. This includes days for the Camp Counselors’ travel to the host country + Counselor Training + Camp + travel home with US campers.
The role of the Camp Counselor is primarily to serve as the core support person for a group of 10 campers, 24-hours a day, with backup and support from Girl Up staff. In addition, the camp counselor facilitates daily Girl Up curriculum for leadership trainings for campers, supports day-to-day programming on-site, accompanies participants during off-site excursions, and develops close relationships with campers.
All camp counselors (10 per camp) will be expected to act as a link between the camp management and the 100 total campers. They will also be responsible for the general development, skill achievement, safety, and well-being of all campers.
All counselors will be required to pass a background check, to participate in weekly webinar counselor trainings leading up to camp, and to attend a 4-day training session the week before each Camp begins in the Camp’s host city.
A successful candidate will: - Be between the ages of 20-24 by the time of counselor training;- Be in college or recent college/University graduate;- Be independent, patient, mature, flexible, organized, and considerate;- Have experience with high school youth, particularly in a residential or camp setting;- Be able to both motivate and discipline when necessary;- Interest and/or experience in working with different cultures;- Communicate effectively (written and verbal) with youth and professionals from various backgrounds;- Ability to lead and implement group activities effectively;- Ability to work as a member of a team and accomplish tasks in a timely manner;- Experience with STEAM related subjects highly preferred.- Have enthusiasm and support multi-cultural friendships.