Program Intern

Program Interns primarily work directly with the lead and assistant instructors to help with summer camps, private and group lessons, kids leagues and additional youth programs. These interns help create a fun, exciting, educational, and safe experience for all of our kids program participants through the following responsibilities:

Leadership & Customer Service: 

  • Help lead games, activities, and lessons for participants
  • Be kind, respectful and courteous, and listen to the needs of participants, staff and parents
  • Always model the best example of behavior for the group 
  • Ensure you and all participants are following all policies and procedures of the youth program
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for campers, other interns, and staff
  • Be excited and enthusiastic about camp activities (no negative attitudes)
  • Coach Stand Up Paddling and teach lessons to individuals and groups
  • Help staff develop new and creative camp games and activities for on and off the water

Equipment Management:

  • Assign, size and tag participant equipment
  • Roll board trailer to the beach and help unload
  • Ensure all instructor and safety gear is packed for the day’s adventure
  • Wash PFDs, wetsuits, paddles, leashes, fins and boards
  • Load trailer with boards and tie down for transportation

Site Maintenance: 

  • Keep operations containers clean and organized
  • Sweep site and remove trash and debris
  • Clean and sanitize campers’ benches and bins
  • Pick up trash around site
  • Clean and sanitize restroom high touch areas
  • Set up and clean up daily site operations equipment

Risk Management: 

  • Maintain a heightened focus on risk management and the safety of yourself and participants on and off the water
  • Review weather and paddling conditions and work with instructors to develop the daily activities and paddle plan accordingly
  • Listen to and accurately follow instructors’ directions
  • Perform continuous head counts of campers and staff on and off the water
  • Identify risk potentials daily and alert instructors
  • Evaluate participants’ skills and abilities to provide coaching when needed

 

Please contact Victoria Anweiler, Programs Director, at victoria@mikespaddle.com, with any questions or to discuss this program further.

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