1 Site Supervisor
1 to 2 Program Leaders
2 to 4 Field Instructors
8 to 20 High School Student Leaders
2 to 4 Fourth Grade Classes
2 to 4 Classroom Teachers
1 Head Cook
2 Kitchen Assistants
Following is a brief description of staff personnel:
Site Supervisor: Has total responsibility for operation of the site and makes the final decision in areas of conflict.
Program Leader: Organizes information to share for each class that attends Oregon Trail. Responsible for health and welfare of each student and staff member. Holds and dispenses prescription medication to students and Student Leaders. Responsible for checking site facilities and staff practices for high health standards. Responsible for inventories of equipment and supplies and general logistics of the Oregon Trail site. Responsible for working with high school student leaders to ensure a successful experience for them in working as a “Trail Guide” with a cabin group. Responsible for field day activities. Assists in program activities (when available) such as hobo stove cookout, evening activities, general tasks (clearing tables, weekly clean up, etc.), and campfire programs.
Field Instructor: Cooperatively responsible with teachers for implementing the curriculum pertaining to their area of field study. Also designs a workshop training program and weekly training program for the high school student leaders. Responsible for training and supervising high school student leaders who assist in implementing the curriculum. A new group of high school student leaders arrives each week. Completes written evaluations of the performance of high school student leaders each week. Assists in program activities such as hobo stove cookout, evening activities, general tasks (clearing tables, weekly clean up, etc.), field day and campfire programs.
Classroom Teacher: Ultimately responsible for the conduct and discipline of the students in their class. Cooperate and participate in all phases of the program.
Head Cook and Cook’s Assistants: Responsible for supplying a balanced and adequate diet for all persons attending Oregon Trail.