Staff Positions at Trail's End Camp

Staff Positions at Camp

Cabin Specialist

Cabin Specialists provide Trail's End will the first level of support for the campers in their assigned bunk. These college aged men and women serve as the big brother/big sister, parent and 24/7 role model for the 10-12 campers in their assigned bunk. Each age division at Trail's End is made up of three bunks. Consequently, Cabin Specialists support the entire group 36-40 campers while at activity periods.

The primary function of the Cabin Specialist is to build relationships with their campers and to create energy and fun within their bunks. Additionally, camper care is an important aspect to the job. Cabin Specialists focus on all the details, ensuring the campers' physical and emotional well-being, including any medical, dietary and social needs, are being met. The Cabin Specialist is trained and supported by their Group Leader and Head Counselor.

Applicants must be energetic, patient, a role model, detail orientated, have excellent organizational and communication skills, and a proven ability to work with others.


Activity Specialist

The Activity Specialist has the unique role of instructing in their area of expertise and working with a group of campers in their assigned bunk.

These college aged men and women bring their skill, energy and passion for their specialty area to camp. The Activity Specialist works under the direction of the Area Director and Head of Areas. Activity Specialists recognize the need to be able to work with both the skilled and unskilled camper. Our "success based on attitude over aptitude approach" is used as the foundation for every program at Trail's End. We look to foster growth and develop confidence in our campers by surrounding them with Activity Specialists that match our philosophy.

When Activity Specialists are not instructing at their area of expertise, they work and travel with their assigned bunk group. During these times, the Area Specialist effectively serves in the role of Cabin Specialist, ensuring the campers' physical and emotional well-being. In this role, the Activity Specialist is trained and supported by their Group Leader and Head Counselor.

Applicants must be skilled in the specialty area, detail oriented, have excellent organizational and communication skills, and a proven ability to work with others.


Group Leader

Group Leaders (GL) provide Trail's End with the first level of support for both the campers and counselors. The GL is responsible for leading and supervising 36-40 campers and 10-12 staff members.

The primary function of the GL is to care for their campers and support their staff. GLs focus on all the details, ensuring the campers' physical and emotional well-being, including any medical, dietary and social needs, are being met.

Staff management is another main responsibility of the Group Leader. GLs will supervise the Cabin Specialists and Activity Specialists that live and work within their group. Group Leaders are responsible for providing their staff with ongoing training/coaching, guidance in problem solving and regular feedback to correct or praise their work.

Applicants must be detail oriented, have excellent organizational and communication skills, and a proven ability to work with and supervise others. GLs will be trained and supported by the Head Counselors and Camp Directors.


Activity Area Director

The Activity Area Director is a part of a team of Area Directors that provide Trail's End with both an expertise at their assigned specialty area, and an additional level of support throughout camp.

The primary function of the Activity Director is to enhance our program by bringing their skill, energy and passion for their specialty area to camp. The Activity Director recognizes the need to design the program for both the skilled and unskilled camper. Our "success based on attitude over aptitude approach" is used as the foundation for every program at Trail's End. We look to foster growth and develop confidence in our campers by surrounding them with Activity Directors that match our philosophy.

Staff management is another major responsibility of the Area Director. The Area Director will supervise the Activity Specialists that work within their area. Area Directors are responsible for providing their staff with ongoing training/coaching, guidance in problem solving and regular feedback to correct or praise their work.

Applicants must be skilled in the specialty area, detail oriented, have excellent organizational and communication skills, and a proven ability to work with and supervise others. Areas Directors will be trained and supported by the Head of Areas Director and Camp Directors.