Camp Cowboy: Stillwater Position Descriptions
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- Manage a small group of 10-15 campers with a co-counselor during the duration of each camp
- Facilitate activities and small group discussions
- Promote all Oklahoma State University activities and advertise ways to get involved
- Help cultivate a sense of community by engaging campers in relationship building and creating shared experiences
- Assist in set up, execution, and tear down of large group activities
- Rehearse and perform camp skits
- Aid counselors in creating community by floating between small groups and connecting with campers
- Bring energy and enthusiasm to all aspects of Camp Cowboy
Stillwater Staff Application Timeline
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Absolutely not! Camp Cowboy is open to everyone at OSU that is interested in serving on staff. If you want to make lasting memories and build relationships with incoming first-year and transfer students, Camp Cowboy staff is the role for you!
You get paid in service hours! Every camp that you work for Stillwater Camp, staff members can earn up to 38 service hours. If you are interested in a paid position, we recommend looking into being a Quest Counselor.
Stillwater staff members are required to work AT LEAST two camps. However, we encourage staff to work as many camps as they would like!
A typical small group can range from 10-15 campers. As a counselor you would manage this group of students with a fellow co-counselor!
Co-Counselors will be determined by the Camp Cowboy Directors. These pairings are based around availability, personality, and experience working Camp Cowboy.
We encourage folks to apply for both Counselor and Wrangler positions if they feel confidently in doing each of the jobs. When it comes time for camps, the Director of Student Involvement will select where you are best fit, but we will also take into account your preferences.
Staff trainings will take place over three Saturdays in the Spring semester. They are five hour long trainings made to help staff create relationships, learn university resources, and cultivate that Camp Cowboy spirit! All staff trainings are required and if you have scheduling conflicts with dates you will attend a make-up training.
Stillwater camps run for three-days and are Friday-Sunday. Friday goes from 11am-12am, Saturday from 8am-12am, and Sunday 8am-12pm.
Stillwater staff can enjoy the rest of their summer between camp sessions. If you are traveling from out of town, we can also work with you to provide housing between each camp session you work.
Camp Cowboy: Quest Position Descriptions
Quest Counselor Responsibilities/Requirements:
- Assist Director of Outdoor Experience in day to day responsibilities including
- Coordinating quest program details
- Managing social media
- Facilitating small group reflections
- Directing large group activities
- Paid Position working 5 hours a week in Spring 2023 semester and 40 hours in Summer 2023
- Partner regularly with Outdoor Adventure Staff
- Remain in good academic and conduct standing with OSU
- Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student for the Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 semesters
Applications due Thursday, December 1, 2022
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Pay is $8.50/hr and per Quest Camp you work 40hrs
The short answer is no, but we do encourage folks to apply for both as they are different interview processes.
Since this is a payed position you would be expected to work all 6 Quest camps for the summer. If there are extenuating circumstances please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Quest camps take place on Tuesday-Thursday except for one in July that is from Sunday-Tuesday. Quest camps are 3 day long trips and you are typically working from 8am-10pm everyday during the camps.
Yes! Quest counselors will also get Camp Cowboy apparel, CPR certification, professional development opportunities, and exclusive access to trainings offered by Outdoor Adventure.
Yes. Stillwater staff training will teach Quest Counselors lots of valuable lessons about conflict resolution, bias training, and best facilitating practices that will be applicable to Quest.
Yes. Quest Counselors will attend a Mock-Trip training before Quest camps begin in June where you will visit a campsite and practice all activities and program elements that the Quest trips will typically entail.
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