- Date Posted: March 17, 2022
- Location: Susanville , California
- Job Type: Full Time
- Housing Offered: Yes
- Experience: No experience required
- Website: http://mountainmeadow.com
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: (530) 310-1107
Here at MMR we strive to create a very unique environment. An environment that is contrary to contemporary culture. Where technology is traded for all-present conversations and authentic friendships. Where true fun is had without the help of any substance. Where there is no pressure or expectancy for romantic relationships and everyone is viewed as family. Our mission and our commitment are at the heart of what we do at Mountain Meadow and should be taken into special consideration when seeking employment with our family. We want to move away from the norm and fight for greatness.
Camp is an intensive short-lived time, filled with kids that need us to be present in every moment. We want staff that is willing to give themselves to the kids and experience living a unique lifestyle.
If you seek a summer of fun alone, we encourage you to look elsewhere. To say the camp is fun is an understatement, fun is a given. But MMR isn’t just a summer camp. It’s a place where fears are conquered and identities are found. It’s a place where genuine relationships are born and flourish. We are a growth, unplugged, wholesome adventure. We practice stewardship, inclusiveness, empathy, encouragement, and integrity. As we celebrate authenticity, we help each other as a family, find joy in our uniqueness and encourage all to dance outside their comfort zones. We believe all this starts with our counselors.
SEEKING CAMP COUNSELORS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
Mountain Meadow Ranch counselors act as both cabin counselors and activity instructors. We are currently actively interviewing for the following positions!
Out-Trip Specialist and Out-Trip Specialist Driver ( 21+ Willing to go through 15 passenger campsite van training ) Our out-trips consist of 13 campers, two counselors (one of which is a trained van driver), and one van. The privilege of leading an out trip is an amazing opportunity! It gives you a beautiful way to inspire young people toward greater love and respect for all they will see and together see some of the most amazing places in Northern California. Typically departing after breakfast and returning before dinner, however, depending on the destination, they may require more time. Some out-trips will get an early start and depart an hour before the rest of us eat breakfast. Our two primary and most popular destinations are the Lassen Day Trip which includes Lassen National Park (either to summit Mt. Lassen or visit geothermal sites and incredible vistas within the park), Burney Falls, and Subway Cave. The other is The Desert Trip out to the Skedaddle mountains, lizard hunting, water caves, petroglyphs, and fossil beds.
Mountain Meadow Ranch is unplugged and tech-free. Many campers bring along simple point-and-shoot cameras, purchase disposable film cameras, or choose to simply enjoy their time and give up the distraction of capturing altogether. In any case, it is your job to capture the fun experiences and memories made throughout each session and the entire summer. It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and video is worth a million, both mediums will be a part of your day-to-day life at camp. As head of Media at MMR, the camera is an extension of yourself, and our hope is that you can find joy in knowing you are capturing the moments that our camp family and parents of our campers will cherish for years to come.
The Mountain Biking Program consists of 10 mountain bikes of various sizes and endless forested trails. The bikes are kept in the Bike Shed a quick walk from the campfire. During activity periods rides of anywhere between 3 and 8 miles are led by the Mountain Biking Counselor and attended by up to 10 campers, a second supportive staff will be sent to assist with a large group. Longer, day-long rides are also possible, but requires more planning and accounting for at least one meal. Activities other than simple trail rides are common also, including counselor-designed challenge courses and follow-the-leader.
Fencing at Mountain Meadow Ranch is a vessel for fun, imagination, and adventure. Vast is the opportunity for play and make-believe, all while providing a platform to model integrity and sportsmanship. Just as creating fun is essential for providing a great activity, enforcing safety rules is just as important. The fencing counselor must be properly trained in the techniques and rules of fencing(staff week). Organized fencing experience is a plus, but a fun and willing to learn outlook is all that is needed.
Riflery is understandably an area of high risk. The activity takes place only at the riflery range, which is down the hill below the barn, facing a dirt hillside away from camp. The rifles are kept in a locked cabinet in a secure location away from the range, and the key to the cabinet is kept by the directors, along with ammunition. The range consists of a covered platform to shoot from, and boards to mount targets on 50 feet away. Campers shoot bolt-action 22 caliber rifles, which only hold one bullet at a time and are recognized as one of the safest firearms to operate.
All Lake related activities at MMR take place on Lake Almanor, a big surface area lake of almost 13,000-acre located about 42 miles from camp. Every day after breakfast the lake crew (which consists of four counselors) takes a van-load of campers (10, who were picked the night before) to the lake, where they spend the day skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, tubing, etc. on two boats. The boats are kept in slips in the water at the Knotty Pine Resort marina, where we start and finish each day.
More activity areas may be available please fill out an application to see what else is offered. If you are looking to serve in a specific activity area please contact Director Kat- [email protected] to see what is currently available!
**We have been monitoring the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) closely and recognize the WHO’s change in declaring COVID-19 a pandemic and international recommendations for social distancing. We continue to closely monitor the situation and public health recommendations and will plan and communicate any actions accordingly.
The safety of campers and staff at MMR is paramount. As of right now, we are going to continue to operate for Summer 2020. You can follow our updates on the impact of COVID-19 and camp on our COVID-19 Page via our website.
Parting words of wisdom:
“Wash your hands like you just chopped jalapeños and need to take out your contacts”