Road’s End Farm’s success and reputation as a nurturing place for campers has resulted primarily from the collaborative efforts and abilities of others who have shared its philosophy and had the perseverance to achieve its goals. To ensure the best possible experiences for campers, Road’s End Farm has relied upon select groups of engaging and energetic young people to actually implement the camp program and impart its basic values over the years. As each year some members of the staff move on to embrace other of life’s challenges, the Farm always has an ongoing need for new staff to carry on the Camp’s work and traditions as attentive residential counselors and knowledgeable riding instructors. We are also always interested to hear from those wanting to help out with cooking or nursing.
First and foremost, any person interested in becoming a staff member at Road’s End Farm should have a genuine concern for young people coupled with an eagerness to help them feel comfortable in their surroundings and confident in themselves. An ideal candidate would also possess a high degree of emotional maturity and the ability to effortlessly set an example worthy of emulation, one that would quickly reveal a gentle sense of humor and a goodly amount of patience. While being able to teach horsemanship or serve as a lead rider for small groups of campers on the trails would certainly be highly desirable qualifications for employment at the Farm, neither one is necessary if an applicant has other skills that would benefit the camp program described in the preceding sections. Such skills might include, but not be limited to, being proficient at teaching swimming, canoeing, or arts & crafts or being qualified to lifeguard or provide advanced first aid.
Kindness, enthusiasm, and a good work ethic are the key character traits held by all Road’s End Farm counselors. Compensation is based on relevant certifications, credentials (i.e. riding instruction, swimming instruction, arts & crafts, etc.), and performance. As a condition of employment, of course, all staff members receive room, board, laundry, and other incidental camp-related expenses in addition to their salaries.
If this invitation has caught your eye and piqued your imagination, please give some thought to spending a summer sharing in the camaraderie at Road’s End Farm. Naturally, as the primary requirement for becoming a valued member of the camp’s staff is one’s ability to be a positive role model for young people, people with a penchant for profanity, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, or inappropriate behavior should not consider working at the Farm. Being an equal opportunity employer, Road’s End Farm holds firm to the belief that diversity enriches the experiences of all and empowers those who embrace it. To that end, people of all races and religions are genuinely encouraged to seek employment at the camp.
For more information about what staff positions are currently in need of just the right person or to request an employment application, please feel free to email email@example.com or call us directly at 603/363-4900.