Target Sports Specialist
Job Details
Camp Menzies - Camp Connell, CA
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Rate of pay: $100 per day during camp season. 


Under the supervision of the Activities Manager, the Target Sports Specialist thoughtfully develops and delivers target sport and hand eye coordination activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers age and abilities. All activities planned will follow ACA and Girl Scout Safety Guidelines.


Develop and deliver a target sports program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers and utilizes unique programming styles to meet camper needs

  • Understand, instruct, and promote the safe use and care of equipment in target sports program area, including proper storage, maintenance, appropriate use by campers, proper safety gear, appropriate locations for use, etc.
  • Facilitate all target sports activities, including camper progression of skills; reward and recognition programs
  • Evaluate the camp target sports program and offer feedback and suggestions to the Activity Manager as needed


Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures

  • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures as outlined by the Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints, American Camp Association (ACA) standards, and USA Archery procedures
  • Be a role model to campers and staff in attitude and behavior
  • Provide staff coverage and facilitate camper evaluations


Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the target sports and program shed area

  • Maintain the target sports equipment and supplies, including clear inventory and planning for replacement of supplies in a timely manner
  • Be responsible for observing hazards or enhancements in target sports area and alerting other appropriate staff
  • Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair


Other Job Duties:

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned
  • Participate in pre-camp staff training, as well as in-service training sessions
  • Assist with the organization of the living unit, providing camper supervision and participating as a positive role model
  • Assist in cleaning and maintenance of camp during pre-camp training, after each session and during end-of-season cleaning period
  • Chaperone arriving and departing campers on buses as assigned
  • Assists with the delivery and pickup of camper luggage
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
  • Minimum age 19
  • Experience in nature or environmental instruction
  • Current certification in first aid and CPR, desired
  • Valid Drivers License with a clean driving record
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless a qualifying medical or religious exemption is needed


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Training and experience in target sports, desired
  • Archery Instructor I certified or willing to be certified
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors in varied conditions
  • Some knowledge of sport science, general target sports, and facilitation, desired
  • Ability to motivate and maintain effective working relationships with staff from diverse cultures and all organizational levels

Physical and Intellectual Aspects of the Position:

  • Ability to communicate in English and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers


Some physical requirements of a target sports position could be endurance including standing, walking or hiking, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Verbal communication to groups of campers in an outdoor setting. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to set up equipment and assist campers. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the environment available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and other environmental conditions.