Chicago, Illinois
Tel:  (773) 465-7536
The Tourette Syndrome Camp Organization is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

     
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Email: info@tourettecamp.com

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Tourette Syndrome Camp USA Summer Camp will run from Sunday June 25 2017 until Saturday July 1, 2017.
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Staff


The Tourette Syndrome Camping Organization is seeking volunteers to staff our 2017 summer camp program, Tourette Syndrome Camp USA.

As of April 19 we are no longer considering new staff applications only returning staff applications.

If you were on Staff for our 2016 Summer Camp you only need to fill out Pages 1 (Contact Information) and 4 (Background Information) on the application. However you will need to put N/A (not applicable) in all other spaces.

If you are a returning staff member you can go directly to the Online Staff Application.

This year's program runs from Sunday, June 25, 2017 till Saturday July 1, 2017 at YMCA Camp Duncan Near Fox Lake, Illinois (35 miles North of Chicago). All staff will be required to attend a training session on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Camp Duncan.

If you are interested in applying, please review the job description for available positions and fill in the online application form. You should also review our staff manual which provides details, expectations and responsibilities of our staff.

Staff Manual (Adobe PDF)
Staff Manual (Microsoft Word)

Upon receipt of your application a follow up interview by phone or in person will be required for new staff. Interviews will be begin in March. Reference and background checks will also be conducted. If you were on Staff for our 2016 Summer Camp you only need to fill out Pages 1 and 4 on the application.

Staff selection will be done by our camp committee and is also based on the number of campers that will be attending this year's program. We do give preference to returning staff.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Scott Loeff       Monica Berg
President         Camp Director




Job Descriptions

Assistant Camp Director

This is the counselor who is to assume duties of Camp Director if she or he is away from the campsite for some reason. She/He is responsible to the Camp Director. The Camp Director may assign additional duties to the Assistant Camp Director as needed during camp. The Camp Director will appoint any Assistant Camp Directors.

Senior Counselor

The counselor is directly responsible for continual supervision of campers. The counselor is to facilitate the group process, while ensuring camper safety and creating a positive camper experience. Counselors need to be willing and able to participate with their campers in the majority of camp activities. Camp counselors need to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers, interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations and use positive behavior management techniques. Counselors are expected to model and demonstrate mature, appropriate, adult behavior. Enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience and self-control are the model behaviors for our camp counselors. Counselors must have the ability to communicate/coordinate tasks and responsibilities with co-counselors or seek assistance from Camp Director. Must be at least 18 years old by the time camp begins.

Other responsibilities include participation in pre-camp training the day before camp begins. Counselors must be able to attend post-camp evaluation meeting and complete camp and camper evaluation forms prior to leaving camp.

Junior Counselor

The Junior Counselor role is to model positive behavior and interactions for campers. They are to assist the counselors with tasks, but are NOT directly responsible for campers. Neither is a Junior Counselor expected to be exclusively responsible for errand-running, menial tasks or "go-fer" work. Junior Counselors are expected to show mature, appropriate behavior. The oldest cabins may have a Junior Counselor if that person is 2 years older than the campers. Junior Counselors must be at least 17 years old by the time camp begins.

Camp Health Manager

He/She is responsible for the health and welfare of the campers and is in charge of the first aid building. His/her duties include checking campers into and out of camp, treating sick or injured persons, keeping a medical log of all treatments and dispensing all internal medication. The Camp Health Manager is expected to participate in staff meetings during the camp session and work closely with the Camp Director in contacting parents, if necessary, regarding camper accidents / injuries.

The Camp Health Manager will be responsible for taking possession of medication and, when possible, talking to parents about camper health concerns during registration. After the health screenings at camp, the Camp Health Manager will inform counselors which children in their cabins need medication on a regular basis. Upon completion of the camp session, the Camp Health Manager will return medicine to parents as they pick up their child.

Director of Camper Success

He/She is responsible for training all staff on the disorders and mental health concerns. He/She is responsible for the mental health and welfare of the campers. His/her duties include checking on campers who have been identified as having severe symptoms, anxiety and homesickness. He/She will also be responsible for monitoring campers´┐Ż behavior concerns, intervening when necessary. The Director of Camper Success is expected to participate in staff meetings during the camp session and work closely with the Camp Director in contacting parents, if necessary, regarding camper behaviors and concerns. He/She will be available at all times for intervention when requested by camp staff. He/She will provide support for cabin counselors, offering suggestions to help cabin counselors with specific concerns. He/she is responsible to the Camp Director.