Riding Instructor/Camp Counselor

This job does not effect your USEF amateur status.

Riding Counselor– Minimum Qualifications 

  • Training and experience in riding and horse care (documented)
  • Current CPR and first aid certification (required)
  • Ability to teach basic riding skills to campers of all ages
  • Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors
  • Ability to function as a positive role model for campers
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with campers and their families
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group and work well with other Camp staff
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability
  • Enthusiasm, maturity, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • High School diploma or equivalent and/or completion of Camp Runoia’s training program
  • Ability to follow and enforce all Camp rules and policies


Responsible to: Riding Director, Camp Directors


General Responsibility – to assist in Camp Runoia’s riding program, maintaining standards that lead to a safe, quality program.


Specific Responsibility:

  1. Understand your responsibilities in the riding program and participate in training during pre-camp training.
  2. Maintain equipment to ensure safety, cleanliness, and good repair.  Store equipment for safety
  3. Develop lesson plans for your assigned classes 
  4. Request necessary repairs
  5. Assist riding director with maintaining achievement records and writing evaluations on campers for riding activity
  6. Perform barn chores as directed
  7. These are not the only duties to be performed.  Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required by the needs of the camp


Essential Functions

  1. Ability to communicate with staff and campers in safety regulations in the riding area.
  2. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to riding and camping activities.
  3. Ability to communicate and work with groups participating, and provide necessary instruction to campers and/or staff.
  4. Ability to teach a minimum of four classes each day, make repairs to equipment, move riding equipment as necessary, conduct stable and horse management.
  5. Abilities to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  6. Cognitive and communication abilities to plan and conduct the activity to achieve camper development objectives.
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Job Details

  • Belgrade, Maine
  • 0-1 Years Experience
  • Seasonal
  • Date Posted: February 10, 2024
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