Working at Broad Creek in Summer 2022

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General Requirements for Employment

  • Minimum Age - Must be 16 on or before June 1st, 2022 (Counselors In Training must be at least 15)
  • Registration in Scouting - All staff members must be registered with the BSA. Registration can be secured at the time of hire if not already a member.
  • Behavior - All staff members will live by the Scout Oath and Law at all times, and will read and agree to the policies and procedures listed in the staff handbook and the Staff Code of Conduct
  • Salaries - Will be based on position and tenure. Tenure equivalencies may be approved if an applicant possesses extensive prior experiences related to the job.
  • Training - All staff members must report in time for staff training.

What to Expect?

  • Dates - Broad Creek Camp Staff are expected to live on site for the duration of their employment. Most Scouts BSA positions will have variable start dates, but most will begin required training June 19th and end July 31st at the conclusion of our final Scouts BSA session. Many staff will be offered additional Cub Adventure Camp positions that will extend their employment to August 17th, 2021 after closeout. Select manager positions will be expected to be available for both Scouts BSA and Cub Adventure Camp seasons.
  • Hours -  During this time, Scouts BSA staff will be required to be at Broad Creek from noon on Sunday to noon on Saturday. Scouts BSA Staff will also have one "night off" a week, where up to 1/3 of the entire staff will not have active responsibilities after serving food for dinner. Cub Adventure Camp staff will have Mondays completely off, from Sunday evening release to Tuesday morning report. During the week, hours of work will be from the morning flag ceremony (7:50am) till the end of program in the evening (~9pm).
  • Time Off - Staff are permitted to take time off to participate in family vacations, summer camp with their troop, or other similar situation by request. Advance notice is required for any absences, which allows us to provide coverage for absence. Due to extensive absence, staff may not be eligible for a director position or other needed position, and may also be ineligible to receive select post-season awards at Reservation Dinner.
  • Housing - Broad Creek has many housing types based on age, experience, gender, and availability. All under 18 staff will be housed in 2-3 person canvas wall tents. These tents have a wooden platform, metal frame to hold up the canvas, electricity (at least one outlet per person), and a metal bunk with camp style mattress. 18+ staff members may be placed in a staff cabin, which has wooden bunks with camp mattress. There are other housing areas for Camp Directors, Program Directors, Commissioners, etc. that offer private rooms. Housing arrangements are considered privileges and require the signing of a housing agreement for any staff that participate in roofed housing.
  • Food - All staff will be provided meals with the campers every day. Food allergies and special diets will be accommodated as best we can by the food service company. There is a 1-week rotation of meals, so be prepared for repeat meals.

Position Descriptions:

NOTE: Applicants will need to enter both preferred Scouts BSA positions and preferred Cub Adventure Camp positions if they would like to work both seasons (see above for dates). Select positions require availability for both seasons.

 

Scouts BSA Positions

Camp Administration

  • Adventure Director
    • With the help of the Trek Guides and Adventure Staff, responsible for planning, coordination, and leadership of Broad Creek "older-youth" adventure programs
    • Age 21+ required
    • Backpacking, paddle-sport, or climbing experience preferred
    • National Camp School availability or active certification required
    • Possess or be able to receive American Canoe Association training and appropriate U.S. Coast Guard training
    • Leave No Trace Trainer or Master Educator certification preferred
    • Resume required for consideration
    • Active driver's license required
  • Business Manager
    • Responsible for tracking and managing seasonal revenue and expenses for the summer season. Oversees operation of the trading post, quartermaster, food service, and Rosenberg Welcome Center operations.
    • Age 21+ required
    • Availability for pre-camp planning required
    • Current Resident Camp Director certification preferred
    • Money management experience preferred
    • Resume required for consideration
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Camp Commissioner
    • With the help of the Program Commissioners, maintains a culture of exemplary customer service for visiting units. The Camp Commissioner will conduct daily site visits to units, collect and summarize anecdotal feedback, and put on adult leader socials, 
    • 21+ required
    • Have one of the following:
      • Six months of service as an active BSA volunteer commissioner as of June 1st, 2022
      • Active Camp Director or Program Director National Camp School certification
      • Spring National Camp School availability
    • Resume required for consideration
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Health Officer
    • Manages the Jacobs Health Lodge and serves as the on-call responder for all medical needs.
    • Age 18+ required, 21+ preferred
    • Wilderness First Aid certification required
    • Resume required for consideration
    • Active driver's license required
  • Program Clerk
    • Program support staff assisting the Program Director with special tasks and administrative needs; staffs the Rosenberg Welcome Center alongside the Reservation Clerk
    • Age 18+ preferred
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • Program Director
    • With the help of the program team area directors and staff, responsible for planning, coordination, and leadership of the overall Scouts BSA program at Broad Creek; manages the execution of program, regularly assessing effectiveness and making adjustments as needed
    • Age 21+ required
    • Availability for pre-camp planning required
    • National Camp School availability or active certification required
    • Resume required for consideration
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Quartermaster
    • With the help of the Quartermaster Aid, responsible for providing material needs for program and administration as assigned; manages durables and consumables in a systematic and thrifty way, processing procurement requests for staff as needed.
    • Age 18+ required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
    • Active driver's license required
  • Trading Post Manager
    • With the help of the Trading Post Clerk, responsible for success of the Camp Saffran Trading Post and all trading post inventory management
    • Availability for pre-camp planning required
    • Age 18+ required, 21+ preferred
    • Resume required for consideration

General Staff

  • Program Commissioner
    • Provide exemplary, front-line customer service to visiting units by providing daily campsite visits and inspections, addressing needs as they arise; if needed, provide program areas or administration with instructional assistance and other support
  • Quartermaster Aid
    • Assist the Quartermaster in the management of camp materials; if needed, provide day-to-day support to the Camp Rangers
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Trading Post Clerk
    • Assist the Trading Post manager in operating the Camp Saffran Trading Post and managing the trading post inventory
    • Age 18+ preferred
  • Counselor In Training
    • See below for information on our CIT program

Program Team

Adventure Programs

  • Trek Guide
    • Lead adventure program crews through their advanced outdoor program itineraries, providing initiative games, team-building activities, and other supplemental programming to create a meaningful and impactful experience
    • Age 18+ required
    • Backpacking, paddle-sport, or climbing experience preferred
    • Possess or be able to receive Red Cross Wilderness First Aid or equivalent training
    • Leave No Trace Trainer or Master Educator certification preferred
    • Resume preferred, but not required
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Adventure Staff
    • Provide logistical and instructional support as needed for Broad Creek adventure programs
    • Age 18+ preferred
    • Active driver's license preferred

Aquatics

  • Aquatics Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for aquatics activities on Lake Straus and in the pool
    • Current lifeguard certification preferred
    • Swimming proficiency well enough to receive BSA Lifeguard training required
  • Pier Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all aquatics activities on Lake Straus
    • Current lifeguard certification preferred
    • Swimming proficiency well enough to receive BSA Lifeguard training required
    • Age 18+ required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • Pool Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all aquatics activities at the pool
    • Current lifeguard certification preferred
    • Swimming proficiency well enough to receive BSA Lifeguard training required
    • Age 18+ required
    • Resume preferred, but not required

Shooting Sports

  • Archery Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all archery activities
    • Age 18+ required
    • US Archery Level I Certification required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • Rifle Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all activities at the rifle range
    • Age 21+ required
    • NRA Rifle certification required
    • RSO certification preferred
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • Shotgun Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all activities at the shotgun range
    • Age 21+ required
    • NRA Shotgun certification required
    • RSO certification preferred
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • Archery Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for archery range activities
  • Shooting Sports Staff
    • Supervise and provide instruction for rifle or shotgun range activities
    • RSO or NRA Rifle/Shotgun certification preferred
    • Age 18+ preferred

Climbing

  • Climbing Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all activities at the climbing tower; as needed, provide natural-face climbing instruction for Broad Creek adventure programs
    • Age 21+ required
    • Localized and active Level I or Level II Climbing Instructor certification preferred
      • If current Level I, availability for Level II Climbing training or National Camp School required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Climbing Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for all climbing tower activities
    • Localized and active Level I or Level II Climbing Instructor training preferred
    • Age 18+ preferred

Conservation & Ecology

  • Conservation & Ecology Director
    • With the help of the Con-Ec Interpreters, responsible for planning, coordination, and leadership of the Conservation & Ecology program at Broad Creek; serves as the camp Outdoor Ethics guru and camp resource for endemic life interpretation and management
    • Age 18+ required
    • National Camp School availability or active certification required
    • Leave No Trace Master Educator preferred
    • Resume required for consideration
  • Conservation & Ecology Interpreter
    • Supervise and provide instruction for Con-Ec curriculum and activities
    • Leave No Trace Trainer or Master Educator preferred
    • Resume preferred, but not required

Eagle Summit

  • Eagle Summit Director
    • With the help of the Eagle Summit staff, responsible for planning and execution of Eagle-required merit badge instruction at Broad Creek; as needed, works with youth one-on-one outside of class time to meaningfully complete advancement requirements
    • Age 18+ required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • Eagle Summit Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for Eagle Summit curriculum and activities; as needed, works with youth one-on-one outside of class time to meaningfully complete advancement requirements

First Year Camper

  • Project Thunder Heron Director
    • With the help of the Project Thunder Heron Instructors, responsible for planning, coordination, and leadership of Project Thunder Heron first-year camper program at Broad Creek
    • Age 18+ required
    • National Camp School availability or active certification required
    • Resume required for consideration
  • Project Thunder Heron Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for Project Thunder Heron instructional sessions; as needed, provides instructional support during PTH elective activities
    • Resume preferred, but not required

Scoutcraft

  • Scoutcraft Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all activities at Scoutcraft; coordinate weekly wilderness outpost and other camp-wide activities as assigned
    • Age 18+ required
    • National Camp School availability or active certification required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • Scoutcraft Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for all activities at Scoutcraft; attend wilderness outposts and other camp-wide activities as needed

STEM

  • STEM Director
    • With the help of the STEM staff, responsible for planning, coordination, and leadership of the STEM program at Broad Creek
    • Age 18+ required
    • Resume required for consideration
  • STEM Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for all activities at STEM
    • Resume preferred, but not required

Trade Skills

  • Trade Skills Director
    • With the help of the Handicraft Instructor, supervise and provide instruction for all activities at Galloway Lodge
    • Age 18+ required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Handicraft Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for all activities at the Galloway Lodge

 

Cub Adventure Camp Positions

Camp Administration

  • Business Manager
    • Responsible for tracking and managing seasonal revenue and expenses for the summer season. Oversees operation of the trading post, quartermaster, food service, and Rosenberg Welcome Center operations.
    • Age 21+ required
    • Availability for pre-camp planning required
    • Current Resident Camp Director certification preferred
    • Money management experience preferred
    • Resume required for consideration
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Camp Commissioner
    • With the help of the Program Commissioners, maintains a culture of exemplary customer service for visiting units. The Camp Commissioner will conduct daily site visits to units, collect and summarize anecdotal feedback, and put on adult leader socials, 
    • 21+ required
    • Have one of the following:
      • Six months of service as an active BSA volunteer commissioner as of June 1st, 2022
      • Active Camp Director or Program Director National Camp School certification
      • Spring National Camp School availability
    • Resume required for consideration
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Health Officer
    • Manages the Jacobs Health Lodge and serves as the on-call responder for all medical needs.
    • Age 18+ required, 21+ preferred
    • Wilderness First Aid certification required
    • Resume required for consideration
    • Active driver's license required
  • Program Clerk
    • Program support staff assisting the Program Director with special tasks and administrative needs; staffs the Rosenberg Welcome Center alongside the Reservation Clerk
    • Age 18+ preferred
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • Program Director
    • With the help of the program team area directors and staff, responsible for planning, coordination, and leadership of the overall Cub Adventure Camp program at Broad Creek; manages the execution of program, regularly assessing effectiveness and making adjustments as needed
    • Age 21+ required
    • Availability for pre-camp planning required
    • Willingness to venture outside of comfort zone required
    • National Camp School availability or active certification required
    • Resume required for consideration
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Quartermaster
    • With the help of the Quartermaster Aid, responsible for providing material needs for program and administration as assigned; manages durables and consumables in a systematic and thrifty way, processing procurement requests for staff as needed.
    • Age 18+ required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
    • Active driver's license required
  • Trading Post Manager
    • With the help of the Trading Post Clerk, responsible for success of the Camp Saffran Trading Post and all trading post inventory management
    • Availability for pre-camp planning required
    • Age 18+ required, 21+ preferred
    • Resume required for consideration

General Staff

  • Den Chief
    • Provide exemplary, front-line customer service to visiting units by providing daily campsite visits, addressing needs as they arise; if needed, provide program areas or administration with instructional assistance and other support
  • Quartermaster Aid
    • Assist the Quartermaster in the management of camp materials; if needed, provide day-to-day support to the Camp Rangers
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Trading Post Clerk
    • Assist the Trading Post manager in operating the Camp Saffran Trading Post and managing the trading post inventory
    • Age 18+ preferred
  • Counselor In Training
    • See below for information on our CIT program

Program Team

Aquatics

  • Aquatics Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for aquatics activities on Lake Straus and in the pool
    • Current lifeguard certification preferred
    • Swimming proficiency well enough to receive BSA Lifeguard training required
  • Pier Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all aquatics activities on Lake Straus
    • Current lifeguard certification preferred
    • Swimming proficiency well enough to receive BSA Lifeguard training required
    • Age 18+ required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • Pool Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all aquatics activities at the pool
    • Current lifeguard certification preferred
    • Swimming proficiency well enough to receive BSA Lifeguard training required
    • Age 18+ required
    • Resume preferred, but not required

Shooting Sports

  • Archery Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all archery activities
    • Age 18+ required
    • US Archery Level I Certification required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • BB Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all activities at the BB and slingshot ranges
    • Age 21+ required
    • NRA Air Gun or equivalent certification required
    • RSO certification preferred
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • Archery Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for archery range activities
  • Shooting Sports Staff
    • Supervise and provide instruction for BB and slingshot range activities

SPLAT

  • SPLAT Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all SPLAT activities at the climbing tower
    • Level I or Level II Climbing or COPE Instructor training preferred
    • Age 18+ required
  • SPLAT Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for all SPLAT activities

Conservation & Ecology

  • Conservation & Ecology Director
    • With the help of the Con-Ec Interpreters, responsible for planning, coordination, and leadership of the Conservation & Ecology program at Broad Creek; serves as the camp Outdoor Ethics guru and camp resource for endemic life interpretation and management
    • Age 18+ required
    • National Camp School availability or active certification required
    • Leave No Trace Master Educator preferred
    • Resume required for consideration
  • Conservation & Ecology Interpreter
    • Supervise and provide instruction for Con-Ec curriculum and activities
    • Leave No Trace Trainer or Master Educator preferred
    • Resume preferred, but not required

Scoutcraft

  • Scoutcraft Director
    • Supervise staff, provide instruction, and maintain safety standards for all activities at Scoutcraft; coordinate weekly wilderness outpost and other camp-wide activities as assigned
    • Age 18+ required
    • National Camp School availability or active certification required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
  • Scoutcraft Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for all activities at Scoutcraft; attend wilderness outposts and other camp-wide activities as needed

STEM

  • STEM Director
    • With the help of the STEM staff, responsible for planning, coordination, and leadership of the STEM program at Broad Creek
    • Age 18+ required
    • Resume required for consideration
  • STEM Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for all activities at STEM
    • Resume preferred, but not required

Handicraft

  • Handicraft Director
    • With the help of the Handicraft Instructor, supervise and provide instruction for all activities at Galloway Lodge
    • Age 18+ required
    • Resume preferred, but not required
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Handicraft Instructor
    • Supervise and provide instruction for all activities at the Galloway Lodge

 

Supplemental Positions

These positions may be added to an existing contract and comes with additional pay.

  • Aquatics Director
    • With the help of the aquatics staff, responsible for planning, coordination, and leadership of the overall aquatics program at Broad Creek
    • Age 21+ required
    • Added to either the Pier or Pool Director position
    • National Camp School availability or active certification required
    • Resume required for consideration
    • Active driver's license required
  • Camp Chaplain
    • Plan and run weekly Scout's Own services; provide support and promote wellness within the Broad Creek staff team
    • Compatible with most non-Adventure positions
    • Those interested in being the Camp Chaplain should reach out directly to rjackson@baltimorebsa.org for consideration.
  • Camp Chief
    • Serve as the Nentico Lodge representative at Broad Creek; contact Lodge for complete position description
    • Compatible with most non-Adventure positions
    • Assigned by Nentico Lodge leadership
  • Media Specialist
    • Serve as the camp photographer, taking pictures of camp activities, organize and cataloging content, and managing Broad Creek social media
    • Age 18+ preferred
    • Added to STEM, Program Clerk, or Business Manager position
    • Resume required for consideration
    • Active driver's license preferred
  • Shooting Sports Director
    • With the help of the shooting sports staff, responsible for planning, coordination, and leadership of the overall shooting sports program at Broad Creek
    • Added to either the Rifle or Shotgun Director position
    • National Camp School availability or active certification required
    • Resume required for consideration
  • M.O.O.S.E. Director
    • Responsible for planning, coordination, and leadership of the M.O.O.S.E. outpost program (Moving Onward and Outward Scouting Experience)
    • Age 18+ required
    • Leave No Trace Trainer or Master Educator certification preferred
    • Added to any Cub Adventure Camp position

 

Counselor In Training

Broad Creek offers a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program for Scouts who will be 15 years of age by June 1st, 2021. Applicants must be registered with an active Boy Scout Troop, Explorer Post, or Venture Crew. During your session as a CIT you will experience assignments in all areas of camp operations. This is an opportunity to find out if summer camp staff is for you, and what area you are best fitted for. Preference in selecting camp staff for future years will be determined by successful completion of your training and the CIT experience. CITs are volunteers, but will receive free housing, food, and camp experience as part of the program. CITs also receive second-year pay when they enter their first year of being a paid staff member.

The CIT program encourages Scouts to attend summer camp with their unit. However, the CIT must be available for staff week, and a minimum of at least two additional program weeks (total of 3 weeks during the summer camp season). Working the entire summer is a possibility if you are interested and the Camp Director approves of you staying.

As a CIT, you will follow the rules and regulations of the camp at all times. These rules and regulations are defined in the staff manual that you will receive. Scouts interested should submit a staff application and complete an interview.

Hiring Process

Interviews for leadership will be completed throughout the late-fall, with general staff following soon after as applications are received. Interviews will be performed virtually or in-person by request, depending on the preference of the applicant.

It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America to offer equal employment opportunity, training, development, advancement and continuation of employment on the basis of relative qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or physical handicap that is unrelated to an individual's ability to perform the job assignment. Applicants are not required to give any information on this form that is prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Your completed application will be given every consideration, but with its receipt does not in any way imply that the applicant will be employed.

Specifically, matters affecting employment, volunteer work, application of both, respectively, and clientele, the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, will take affirmative action to insure that each employee, volunteer, applicant, and client will be accorded equal treatment. The commitment to this policy applies uniformly to all levels of administration.

Staff Development Weekends

We will be ready to meet staff arriving as early as 5pm Friday. If you will be arriving later than 8pm, let us know ahead of time.

Spring 2022

  • TBD - Camp staff will primarily focus on development and program design.
  • TBD - Camp staff will help with camp projects and required training.
  • Fall Event - TBD - Cub Family Weekend. Camp staff will be running program for Cubs and their families.
  • Directors Weekend - TBD - Directors and selected staff will work on program development, lesson plans, and staff site setup. Invitation only!
  • Staff Week - Work Week - June 13-19, 2021 - Available to all hired camp staff, focus will be on physical work to get Camp Saffran ready.
  • Staff Week - Program Week - June 20-26, 2021 - Required for all camp staff, this is the main training leading to the start of summer camp on June 27th.

There is another opportunity to help out on "pre-camp staff", which will run from TBD to TBD. This staff will be a relatively small group, selected by the Broad Creek Rangers and Council Camping Director. They will be helping the Rangers prepare Broad Creek for summer camp. 

Staff Branded Items

Below are links for staff to order additional Staff T-Shirts and Hoodies, these links will not be live till 2022. Orders will be ready for staff during Staff Week - Program Week (dates above). All staff will receive 2 shirts as part of their employment, additional are sold at cost to staff. Costs will be $4 higher for each size if purchased during Staff Week due to rush ordering.

Staff Hoodie:  www.broadcreekbsa.org/bcscstaffhoodie

Staff T-Shirt:  www.broadcreekbsa.org/bcscstaffshirts

 

Required Documents to Work at Camp: 

 

 

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