Help Transform Lives

Sherwood Forest is more than just a summer camp…

Our programs change the lives of children in need. We are looking for people to join our team this summer who are not only looking to work at a summer camp, but also want to help kids discover the best in themselves. Sherwood Forest staff members are passionate about the outdoors, working with children, and making the world a better place.

 

year round job opportunities

 

Quest Wellness Health Coordinator

Year-round, Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: Quest Program Manager (aka Camp Director)

Position Summary

The Wellness Health Specialist role is a year-round, supervisory member of the Quest team. The position is responsible for establishing positive relationships with campers, families, schools, social service agencies, and Sherwood Forest staff. The Wellness Health Coordinator serves as a resource for Sherwood Forest campers, families and staff; as it relates to the behavioral, mental, emotional, educational and social health needs, through ongoing communication, frequent check-ins, managing services Sherwood Forest can provide, providing connections to services and other agencies beyond Sherwood’s scope, and overseeing individual support plans.

Through involvement with schools and the community, the Wellness Health Coordinator is responsible for recruitment, relationship building and participating in programming for Quest participants in first through third grades and focuses on design and implementation of year-round program activities for camp readiness taking place in St. Louis and at camp in Lesterville. These activities will be used to observe and identify the individual mental, emotional, social health (M.E.S.H.) needs of campers. This role reports to the Quest Program Manager and liaises with all members of the Program Team.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, visit: https://www.sherwoodforeststl.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/0-FINAL_YearRound_WHS.pdf

 

Quest Operations Program Coordinator

Year-round, Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: Quest Program Manager (aka Camp Director)

Position Summary

The Operations Coordinator is a vital member of the program team and reports to the Quest Program Manager, and works closely with the Supports for Success Program Manager.  The Operations Coordinator oversees all registration, administration, and operations, primarily of the Quest program, year-round.  This person primarily works in our St. Louis office but will also live and work at our camp in Lesterville during the months of May to August.  This position requires evening and weekend hours. 

To learn more about this position and how to apply, visit: https://www.sherwoodforeststl.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/00-FINAL_Quest-Operations-Program-Coordinator-Job-Description.pdf 

 

Quest Program Coordinator

Year-round, Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: Quest Program Manager (aka Camp Director)

Position Summary

The Quest Program Coordinator is a creative thinker who is responsible for design, implementing and evaluating all aspects of Quest program activities. This position provides engaging and fun activities to enhance the campers Quest experience. Through involvement with schools and the community, this coordinator is responsible for recruitment, registration, relationship building and program implementation for Quest participants in grades fourth through seventh and focused on design and implementation of year-round program activities. These activities will be used to observe and identify campers’ level of camp readiness, mental, emotional, social health (M.E.S.H.) and social-emotional learning (S.E.L.) abilities, and will take place in St. Louis and at camp in Lesterville. This role reports to the Quest Program Manager and liaises with all members of the Program Team.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, visit: https://www.sherwoodforeststl.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/000-FINAL-Quest-Program-Coordinator.pdf

 

 

Sherwood Forest Alumni Relations Coordinator VISTA

Reestablish and rebuild Alumni connections to Sherwood Forest to improve long-term relationships, extend agency services to alumni, provide support, and extend services to children living in poverty in the St. Louis area. The VISTA will develop a self sustaining, active Alumni Association, with subcommittees, to strengthen services offered to children living in poverty, with the goal of providing them with the tools they will need to reach their full potential.

For more information and to apply for this position for this position, visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=106499

 

Sherwood Forest Grants and Research Coordinator VISTA

The Grants and Research Coordinator VISTA member will build the capacity of Sherwood Forest through the researching new grant and funding opportunities that will allow us to serve the youth of our community in better ways, as well as researching youth development and community trends and writing boiler plate language that is consistent with the overall mission and goals of the organization. The VISTA’s efforts will help break the cycle of poverty by financially supporting the growth of Sherwood Forest’s work in youth development and building a community of
individuals informed and passionate about poverty eradication through outdoor learning experiences.

For more information and to apply for this position, visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=106531

 

Sherwood Forest Public Relations and Community Outreach VISTA

The Public Relations/Community Outreach VISTA member will help break the cycle of poverty by building the capacity of Sherwood Forest through the development and implementation of a detailed public relations toolkit and marketing strategy, increasing public awareness, and expanding organizational partnerships to support the youth participating in Sherwood Forest’s programs in St. Louis, Missouri. The VISTA’s efforts will help break the cycle of poverty by financially supporting the growth of Sherwood Forest’s work in youth development and building a community of individuals informed and passionate about poverty eradication through outdoor learning experiences.

For more information and to apply for this position, visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=106480

 

 

 

 

 

summer job opportunities

 

General Information

Click on the job titles below to learn more about the different positions we are hiring for camp this summer.

*Dates for Summer 2023*

  • Training – May 23 – May 30
  • Camp Sessions – June 1 – August 8
  • Post-camp – August 9 – August 15

 

Facilities

Sherwood Forest consists of four separate villages — Shire, Shantoah, Sycamore Springs, and Summit — each with its own campfire circle. All cabins have large porches, bunk beds, and plenty of storage spaces for campers to keep their belongings. Learn more about our facilities.

How to apply

Go online to https://sherwoodstaff.campbrainstaff.com to complete an application

 Questions

Contact Alexis Newsome at  alexisn@sherwoodforeststl.org or (314)644-3322

Group Leader/Instructor

Position Description

Group Leaders/Instructors fill two important roles while at camp: as a grade-specific Group Leader and an activity Instructor. As a Group Leader, counselors work with and oversee a cabin group of campers. Each cabin group acts as a camp family and home base for campers.  As an Instructor, staff teach and lead activities within different department areas, providing grade-specific programs as well as programs for campers at all age levels. Some staff may have specialized department training.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Basic understanding of and desire to work with children
  • One year of post-secondary school or work preferred
  • Interpersonal skills, especially with regards to accepting guidance and feedback
  • Organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to provide a safe environment and proper care for campers
  • Ability to supervise overnight trips, including learning wilderness camping skills and teaching skills to campers
  • Ability to adhere to and uphold all regulations, policies, and procedures related to health and COVID-19

 Salary

Salary is based on education, experience, qualifications, and time contracted ranging from $2,000 – $2,700. It includes room and board for the duration of employment.

Village Director

Position Description

At Sherwood Forest, cabins are organized into grade level clusters called Villages. Village Directors are in charge of the well-being and organization of individuals within the Village, including both campers and staff. This position serves as seasonal, supervisory role within the Quest team.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years old preferred
  • Class E Driver’s License
  • Experience working with children
  • Prior experience with camp or other recreational activities with children desired
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially with regards to accepting guidance and feedback
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with group leaders and campers
  • Ability to plan and organize camp programs and events related to their village

Salary

Salary is based on education, experience, and qualifications ranging from $3,100 – $3,300. It includes room and board for the duration of employment.

Wellness Health Specialist

Position Description

Behavioral Health Specialist role is a seasonal, supervisory member of the program team. They are responsible for establishing strong, positive relationships with the youth at camp, as well as serve as a resource for other seasonal program staff. The Behavioral Health Specialist will work with cabin staff to meet the behavioral and mental health needs of campers through one-off conversations, frequent check-ins, or behavior/support plans.

Qualifications

  • Degree or certificate in mental health related field; masters preferred: Social Work, Counseling, Therapy, Psychology, etc
  • Previous experience working with youth
  • Must be 21+ years old
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to obtain a Class E, pass a driver’s certification program, and be approved by insurance company
  • Must be available for all trainings and programming from mid-April through mid-September.
  • Ability to establish and sustain positive rapport with youth of all ages and diverse background
  • Puts time and energy into listening to others and is approachable
  • Ability to assess an individual’s strengths and challenges and work with them to improve their abilities
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, and resolve problems in a timely manner, gathers information skillfully, and works well with others to solve problems
  • Consistently models for staff and youth appropriate and positive interactions
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner
  • Open to personal growth and able to respond to constructive criticism

 Salary

Salary is based on education, experience, and qualifications ranging from $8,000 – $10,000. It includes room and board for the duration of employment.

Nursing Assistant

Position Description

Student Nurses work closely with our two RN’s to support the physical health and wellbeing of the camp community. Student Nurses will be given the flexibility to work independently to assess and treat patients while receiving consistent guidance and feedback. Occasionally, nurses may be asked to provide care in backcountry and/or limited resource settings.

Qualifications

  • 3rd or 4th year nursing student
  • Valid class E driver’s license preferred
  • Previous experience working with children and youth in a healthcare setting preferred
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of working with children
  • Interest in working in alternative nursing/medical fields
  • Interpersonal skills, especially with regards to accepting guidance and feedback
  • Ability to provide a safe environment and proper care for campers
  • Ability to work and navigate in a variety of environments and weather conditions

 Salary

Salary is based on education, experience, and qualifications ranging from $2,700 – $2,900. It includes room and board for the duration of employment.

Trip Leader

Position Description

Wilderness trips range from single overnights to multiple backpacking and river expeditions. Trip Leader assists Village Directors and Department Heads in the coordination and preparation of wilderness trips on camp property as well as in surrounding wilderness areas. This includes training and skills verification for staff leading or participating in wilderness trips.

Qualifications

  • Valid Class E Driver’s License, preferred.
  • Basic understanding of and desire to work with children
  • Experience with wilderness trips, including backpacking, camping, canoeing.
  • Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED certification, WFR Preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially with regards to accepting guidance and feedback
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to provide a safe environment and proper care for campers
  • Knowledge of proper gear usage and maintenance
  • Knowledge of safety and risk management concerns related to terrain, weather, and animals in the Ozark mountains.

 Salary

Salary is based on education, experience, and qualifications ranging from $2,700 – $2,900. It includes room and board for the duration of employment.

Youth Advocate – Practicum Position

This position is open to applicants currently pursuing a Bachelors or Masters in Behavioral Health, Social Work, or Counseling. The Youth Advocate role is critical in supporting the mental and behavioral health of campers throughout their time at camp. They are responsible for establishing strong, positive relationships with the youth at camp, as well as serve as a resource for other seasonal program staff. This is a residential position, requiring full-time residence at Sherwood Forest’s camp from mid-May to early August. Free room and board are provided.

Learn more: https://www.sherwoodforeststl.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Wellness-Health-Specialist_2022.pdf