Description: The Wayne Institute is a dynamic, 5-day sleep-away summer camp located in West Palm Beach, FL, that prepares rising 9th and 10th graders for success in high school and the college admissions process. This summer, we are hosting 5 week-long sessions on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Camp sessions will take place on the following dates:
- Staff Arrives: June 8th
- Session 1: June 15th – June 19th
- Session 2: June 22nd – June 26th
- Session 3: July 6th- July 10th
- Session 4: July 13th – July 17th
- Session 5: July 20th – July 24th
Position Summary: The Wayne Institute is seeking a motivated, organized, and passionate Camp Counselor for all five weeks of our Summer Camp Program sessions. As our new Summer Camp Counselor, you will be leading a cohort of 10 camp attendees through our curriculum of aptitude and personality testing, high school navigation seminars, college application discussions and activities, and scholarship identification and writing on a weekly basis. Ultimately, for each student in your cohort, you will be responsible for developing an individualized, action-oriented Roadmap to Success for high school and the college admissions process that will be created in consultation with each student.
Ideally, you are a current undergraduate student with great communication and organizational skills, an interest in interacting with and educating high school-aged students, a good sense of humor, and patience.
Essential Job Functions:
- Supervise students during camp hours.
- Lead seminars, discussions, lectures and activities with a 10-camp attendee cohort about navigating high school and the college admissions process.
- Review, edit, and develop a ‘Roadmap to Success’ of each of the 10 students in one’s camp cohort on a daily basis.
- Hold daily office hours with other camp attendees to develop and review their personalized Roadmaps to Success.
- Set up, execute, and clean up special camp activities and events.
- Facilitate scholarship identification and writing sessions.
- Walk students through your accepted college applications.
- High School Diploma
- Currently pursuing a degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Strong public speaking, interpersonal, and writing skills.
- Strong Interest in educating high school-aged students about how to navigate high school class selection, extracurricular selection, and the college admissions process.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, flexibility, and professionalism.
- Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize, and a willingness to support team members on a variety of tasks.
- Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills to work successfully with a variety of individuals.
- Demonstrated ability to use G Suite or MS Office tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, email, calendars, etc.
- Ability to work with limited supervision and high levels of initiative.
- Be able to pass a Level 2 Background Check.
- Summer Camp Program Mentors will be paid $1,000 per week.
- Room and Board included.
- Travel stipends to camp available on a case-by-case basis.
Please send your resume and cover letter to WSelogy@thewayneinstitute.org. In your cover letter, please describe how you personally stood out in your college admissions process.