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Camp Footloose Leader

  • Location: Narrabeen NSW
  • Category: Young People
  • Type of work
    • Disability Support
    • Education & Training
    • Sport & Physical Activity
    • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Suitable for
    • Work Experience & Internships
  • Duration

    Event duration

  • Time Required

    Half day training + 5 days/ 4 nights of Camp Footloose.

  • Training

    Half day of leader training at Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW office in North Ryde NSW (8th September 2018)

  • Requirements

    • Working with Children Check
    • National Police Certificate
    • Lifeguard training (desirable)
    • Current First Aid Certificate (desirable)

  • Reimbursement

    Nil. Meals and lodging will be provided the week of Camp Footloose.

Camp Footloose is a week-long fun recreation and education camp for children and young people with arthritis. Campers share experiences in a supportive environment and gain a greater sense of control of their health. Volunteer leaders and staff guide participants through activities. As a Volunteer Leader at Camp Footloose your role will be to oversee a small group of 2-3 campers throughout the week on camp.

Dates:
Training day: 8th September 2018 (North Ryde)
Camp duration: Monday 8th October - Friday 12th October 2018 (Narrabeen)

Objectives are as follows:

Self-motivation:
- Plan craft and games activities as allocated by AONSW prior to Camp Footloose (during leader training day)
- Run craft and games activities during camp as scheduled

Leadership:
- Be present and punctual for each activity period
- Be actively engaged and able to facilitate the program activities as scheduled, meal time periods and other free times as required
- Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures

Understanding:
- Encourage all camp members to participate in activities with an understanding that children with juvenile arthritis may not be able to participate in all activities and may require extra assistance
- Appropriate language, patience and manner in dealing with 9 – 18 year olds, as well as AONSW and camp venue staff

Assistance:
- Assist camp venue staff when participating in organised recreation activities
- Assist with other activities as necessary and required by AONSW staff
- A positive, CAN-DO attitude


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