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Support kids affected by childhood cancer as a Camper Care Specialist!

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ORGANIZATION: CAMP CASCO INC

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SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES

Our Camp Planning Committee is seeking an individual with a background in supporting children with special needs who is interested in helping to support childhood cancer patients and survivors at our 2022 Overnight Camp:

2022 Overnight Camp, ages 7-17, 8/14-8/20, Groton, MA

Prior to your camp session, you will be responsible for working with your Program Director to review camper records, identify potential behavioral challenges, and suggest solutions to best support these children during the week of camp. During your camp session, you will serve as a member of the camp’s Leadership Team, providing additional support where needed to help children with behavioral challenges thrive in the camp environment. Most importantly, you will get the unique opportunity to help give childhood cancer patients and survivors an incredible week of camp: experiencing independence, having fun, and building friendships to last a lifetime.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate must possess the following core skills:

  • Experience providing childcare

  • Experience working with children with behavioral challenges

  • Strong communication skills

  • Organization

  • Effective and supportive management style

  • Creativity and resourcefulness

  • Problem-solving


REQUIREMENTS & COMMITMENT

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, pass a background check, and have demonstrated experience working with children with special needs. Applicants must be able to commit to help with this role through the execution of the camp week they select (August for Overnight Camp). Most volunteer work can be done remotely throughout the year, but applicants must be able to commit to attending every day of the week-long camp.

All participants must be up-to-date on all immunizations at the time of camp, including COVID-19.

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About CAMP CASCO INC

Location:

PO BOX 330, SUDBURY, MA 01776, US

Mission Statement

Camp Casco creates amazing camp experiences that build lifelong connections for children with cancer and their families.

Description

Camp Casco builds community for childhood cancer patients, survivors, and families in New England through amazing camp experiences. We create a space for kids to reclaim their childhood- to laugh and play. All of our campers have been affected by childhood cancer, and this unifying environment is liberating. At camp, cancer instantly becomes the least remarkable thing about you - a welcome relief for those who have felt defined by this label in everyday life.

Research shows that summer camps for children with cancer reduce disease-related anxiety, improve self-image, increase independence, build social skills, and ultimately improve psychosocial outcomes. We provide these benefits to New England kids free-of-cost, giving patients, survivors, and siblings the chance to make lasting memories and build lifelong friendships.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Sun Aug 14, 2022 - Sat Aug 20, 2022

WHERE

167 Prescott StreetGroton, MA 01450

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Mental Health
  • Child Development
  • Special Needs
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 2-3 hours/wk preferred; flexible and virtual

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