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Judy Silverberg: (603) 271-3211
December 16, 2003

Director Sought for Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Service is seeking to fill the position of Director for the Barry Conservation Camp, a small 4-H camp operated jointly by Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The Camp Director trains and supervises a staff of ten and oversees programs throughout the summer season for about 30 campers. Camp programs focus on conservation, shooting sports and fishing. The position is a seasonal job, full-time from mid-May to August and requiring some weekend planning and preparation hours during non-summer months. During the summer season, the camp director lives at Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H.

Applicants must be at least 25 years old and have a bachelor's degree with two years experience in organized youth camping; or a high school diploma and 4-6 years experience. Applicants should have an understanding of and commitment to conservation topics and 4-H youth shooting sports, including safe gun handling. The position requires knowledge of the operation of youth recreation camps; effective oral and written communication skills; a commitment to youth development; and emotional maturity, initiative and judgment.

Interested parties should submit a completed Summer Employment Application by January 30, 2004, to the UNH Cooperative Extension Camps Manager, NH 4-H Camps, Moiles House, 180 Main Street, Durham, N.H. 03824. Application forms may be printed out from the UNH Cooperative Extension website at http://ceinfo.unh.edu/4HYouth/Documents/4hcamps.htm or contact Chris Conlon at (603) 862-2184 or e-mail chris.conlon@unh.edu.

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