Direct Mentorship Roles
We offer electric guitar, electric bass, drums, keyboard, and vocal lessons at camp. Instructors are responsible for working together to create lesson plans, as well as creating a supportive learning environment for the campers. How you structure your class is up to you! Plan out ideas ahead of time, but be willing and ready to change lesson plans as you get to know your students and are familiar with their needs. Many of the campers have never played before, so you don’t need to be a master musician. Unless you are teaching an advanced class, you will mostly be teaching the very basics. Flexibility is more important than strict lesson plans for this position.
Instrument lessons take place Sunday from 1:50 PM - 3:20 PM as well as Monday through Thursday during the first half of the day (9:15 AM-11:45 AM). Instrument Instructors are encouraged to attend at least one final performance.
Band Coaches work in pairs and facilitate a band working together. The band’s goal is to write one song, practice it, and perform it at the final showcases. There are infinite ways to reach this goal! You are there to keep the band members focused and to offer help in writing and arranging their song. A good Band Coach keeps things moving, helps the band communicate, and keeps track of the song and its different parts while making sure everybody can contribute and feel like their opinions are being respected and valued. We are looking for people who are familiar instructing teenagers and/or who have some musical background or experience.
Band practices take place Monday through Saturday during the second half of the day (M-Th 2:15 PM - 5:00 PM, F 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM followed by a dress rehearsal until 5:00 PM, and Sa 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM). Band Coaches are also required to attend each of the final performances on Saturday, June 29th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, June 30th at 3:00 PM, and may be on call during the afternoon Saturday if their band requires extra practice time.
Counselors are the glue that keeps camp running smoothly! Counselors lead the daily morning circle, closing circle, and additional activities throughout the week of camp. They coordinate and run team building exercises on the first day of camp and help facilitate band formation activities. They are available to help during emergencies, work with campers one-on-one or to help mediate conflicts.
This is an all day position for every day of camp, but has lots of down time when campers are in instrument lessons and band practice. Counselors will also meet several times in the weeks leading up to camp to prepare activities.
Workshop Instructors give our campers an opportunity to learn about other forms of expression and creativity beyond music and enhance the entire camp experience. In 30 minutes to an hour, they’ll help expose campers to new ideas and broaden their way of thinking around how different people experience the world. Workshops are a way to dig deeper into our camp mission and beliefs. Workshop Instructors help to create a fun and exciting environment at camp. They teach campers new skills, help build empowerment and self-esteem, and foster camaraderie among campers.
Examples of some workshops we would like to offer include creative writing, self-defense, photography/videography, safer spaces, or visual art/design. Feel free to apply for any of these or send us your own unique workshop idea(s)!
Workshops take place Monday through Thursday during the afternoon (12:45 PM - 2:45 PM).
Camp Coordinators are the nuts and bolts of camp, working behind-the-scenes to make sure everyone and everything is where they should be at all times. They are both the go-to people for all other volunteers as well as liaisons with campers and parents at the beginning and end of the day. They ensure that the schedule runs on time and that all campers and volunteers are in attendance each day. Camp Coordinators must be punctual, well organized, detail oriented, and able to communicate effectively with campers, parents, and volunteers alike.
This can either be an all day position or split into morning and afternoon shifts, but Camp Coordinators must be available every day of camp.
All schedules are subject to change.