At camp, our staff (lovingly known as the Unicorn Crew) becomes a tight-knit family that rallies around a single mission, fostering the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders. Brave Trails staff members are committed, dynamic, positive, energetic, patient, and give 100% to their campers and any task they are assigned, even the gritty ones like plunging toilets and loading a lot of heavy luggage. Life at camp requires staff members to have a strong understanding of boundaries and serve as a mentor and role model to our campers.

We’re not gonna lie, it’s really hard work and this job is not for everyone. There will be early mornings, long days, late night and rustic environments.  The most successful staff members are people who don’t mind getting dirty, have A LOT of energy and a good sense of humor, will gladly make a fool of themself to make campers smile, can get along with all personality types, and have a genuine passion for working with LGBTQ+ youth.

The success of Camp Brave Trails is due, in large part, to the quality of the staff we hire. Staff members make or break the experience each camper will have at camp. If you are ready to make a huge impact, work really hard, and have the time of your life, we welcome you to apply!

 

Session 1 - California: June 26 - July 9, 2019 (Two Weeks)

Free Choice Program Lead + Cabin Counselor

Brave Trails is looking for a dedicated Free Choice Program Lead + Cabin Counselor to join the 2019 Unicorn Crew! The Free Choice Lead is responsible for designing and facilitating 3-6 youth appropriate and empowering lessons about a specific focus area. The free choice lead will also serve as a Cabin Counselor for 8-10 youth between the ages of 12-18. This is a volunteer position with room and board provided for the duration of the session. (Examples of Free Choice Focus Areas: Drag, Poetry, Photography, Film, Dance, Outdoor Adventure, Archery, Arts & Crafts, Gayming, Cafe BT, Fashion, Low Ropes, Music, Sports, Body Mind Soul, Performance Art, Cooking, Other...get creative!) Click Here For Full Job Description!


Medical Assistant

We are seeking a volunteer Medical Assistant to support our on-site Medical Team during our camp sessions. This is a great position for EMT or nursing/medical students. You will work under one or two Medical Staff (RN, MD, or LPN) and assist in keeping the camp health center running smoothly. 1-week session minimum commitment. Must be at least certified in First Aid, CPR, AED. Proof of Certification required. Medical staff and assistants will: live on campus for the session(s), provide basic treatment and first aid to campers and staff in, organize and distribute daily medications, keep extensive documentation, incident reporting, parent communication and whatever else a typical day at camp might bring. Must be knowledgeable or willing to learn LGBTQ youth matters and medicine. Must be very comfortable working with and treating transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning children and adults. This position will a valid drivers license and clean driving record in the case that a camper/staff need to be driven to off-campus care. This is a 100% volunteer commitment. We are glad to sign off on internship hours or school credit programs.

Session 2 - California: July 13 - July 19, 2019 (One Week)

Free Choice Program Lead + Cabin Counselor

Brave Trails is looking for a dedicated Free Choice Program Lead + Cabin Counselor to join the 2019 Unicorn Crew! The Free Choice Lead is responsible for designing and facilitating 3-6 youth appropriate and empowering lessons about a specific focus area. The free choice lead will also serve as a Cabin Counselor for 8-10 youth between the ages of 12-18. This is a volunteer position with room and board provided for the duration of the session. (Examples of Free Choice Focus Areas: Drag, Poetry, Photography, Film, Dance, Outdoor Adventure, Archery, Arts & Crafts, Gayming, Cafe BT, Fashion, Low Ropes, Music, Sports, Body Mind Soul, Performance Art, Cooking, Other...get creative!) Click Here For Full Job Description!

Session 3 - California: July 24 - August 6, 2019 (Two Weeks)

Operations AssistantReports to Operations Director

Brave Trails is looking for a dedicated Operations Assistant to join the 2019 Unicorn Crew! The Operations Assistant will assist the Operations Director in keeping camp running smoothly behind the scenes. The Operations Assistant will assist with program set-up and break-down, running off campus errands, organizing, starting fires, walkies talkies management, setting up the camp sound system, and other duties as assigned. Applicants must be self starters, have strong organizational skills, and have a positive "can do" attitude. This position requires a valid driver's license, a working vehicle, and a clean driving record. This is a volunteer position with room and board provided for the duration of the session. Click Here For Full Job Description!


Medical Staff

Camp Brave Trails has 2-3 medical staff (MD, RN, LPN, EMT, Medical Students) on site at all times. 1-week session minimum commitment. Camp experience is not required but is a plus. Medical staff will: live on campus for the session(s), provide basic treatment and first aid to campers and staff in, organize and distribute daily medications, keep extensive documentation, incident reporting, parent communication and whatever else a typical day at camp might bring. Must be knowledgeable or willing to learn LGBTQ youth matters and medicine. Must be very comfortable working with and treating transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning children and adults. Must be comfortable giving injections (insulin, testosterone, etc). Compensation for RN/LPN/EMT or MD: $750 per week and room/board.

Session 4 - Maryland: August 12-August 18, 2019 (One Week)

General Cabin Counselor

Brave Trails is looking for a dedicated General Cabin Counselor to join the 2019 Unicorn Crew! This position will serve as a Cabin Counselor for 8-10 youth between the ages of 12-18. Cabin Counselors are responsible for providing a safe space for campers to explore their identity and become better versions of themselves. This is a volunteer position with room and board provided for the duration of the session. Click Here For Full Job Description!


Operations AssistantReports to Operations Director

Brave Trails is looking for a dedicated Operations Assistant to join the 2019 Unicorn Crew! The Operations Assistant will assist the Operations Director in keeping camp running smoothly behind the scenes. The Operations Assistant will assist with program set-up and break-down, running off campus errands, organizing, starting fires, walkies talkies management, setting up the camp sound system, and other duties as assigned. Applicants must be self starters, have strong organizational skills, and have a positive "can do" attitude. This position requires a valid driver's license, a working vehicle, and a clean driving record. This is a volunteer position with room and board provided for the duration of the session. Click Here For Full Job Description!


Camp Photographer

Brave Trails is looking for a dedicated Camp Photographer to join the 2019 Unicorn Crew! The Camp Photographer is responsible for capturing the magic of camp through photos, video, and social media. Applicant must be an experienced photographer and a social media wiz! This position will also be responsible for editing and uploading photos daily, creating the session slide show, and posting on social media platforms. Additionally, they will assist with and tasks needed to help keep camp running smoothly, including but not limited to program set-up/break-down, errands, etc. This position requires a valid driver's license, a working vehicle, and a clean driving record. This is a volunteer position with room and board provided for the duration of the session.  Click Here For Full Job Description!

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