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*FIT VISTA- Copper Cannon Camp Development VISTA
The founder of Copper Cannon Camp, Hamilton Ford, never forgot the significant impact of his adventures as a young boy at a summer camp. Camp offered him an outdoor experience, new friends, and a retreat from poverty. That life-changing experience eventually led to his founding of Copper Cannon Camp in 1963. From its humble beginnings in an old Franconia ski lodge to its present location on 128 acres bordering the White Mountain National Forest in Bethlehem, Copper Cannon Camp continues to embody Ham Ford’s commitment to provide low-income young people with life-enriching camp experiences. Copper Cannon is a traditional summer camp and has all of the classic camp activities: archery, campfires, arts and crafts, hiking, ropes courses and much more. However, the impact of our camp goes well beyond simply having a good time. We focus on three main aspects during each week of camp: preventing summer learning loss, healthy lifestyles and building social capital. Children should have the opportunity of a summer camp experience, regardless of their financial or family situation. There are life-changing opportunities unique to a camp setting – things that otherwise might not be experienced, learned or realized at home or school. Camp is more than just a week of simple activities. It offers a chance to build social skills, try new things, and participate in enrichment activities. As a free summer camp, Copper Cannon defies all logic and business models. Every year we not only plan and run camp programs for hundreds of underserved youth, we also raise all of the money to do so. Despite this challenge, we have managed to grow and thrive over 50 years since our inception in 1963. Not everything a child takes from camp can fit in their suitcase. At Copper Cannon we take this to heart and know we are in the life changing business. It is imperative our VISTA member shares this passion.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will continue to grow the conference center in to a revenue generating source to subsidize the core mission of our organization. They will help develop a road map for providing additional financial stability for our organization. VISTA member will bridge the gap between Copper Cannon Camp and individual donors by cultivating present and future donors. Assist with the yearly auction by creating and facilitating social media announcements, press releases, help solicit donations for the auction, and create a list of donors and attendees from the event to follow-up with an invitation to camp. In conjunction with our new strategic plan, volunteerism and alumni development are a priority. Implement a social media plan focused on four areas: Camper Recruitment, Camper Follow-up, Fund Raising, and Conference Center.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Housing ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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*FIT VISTA- Copper Cannon Camp Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2019  -   08/01/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW HAMPSHIRE  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2019  To  04/01/2020 

Contact Julie Lynch
231 Gale River Rd
Bethlehem   NH   03574
(603) 641-1143
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66971