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Summer Day Camp Activity Specialist

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Summer Day Camp Activity Specialist
Town of Cary

Do you have a passion for working with youth and an eagerness to share your skills and hobbies with others?  

Cary is seeking energetic and creative individuals at least 18 years of age who are enthusiastic about working with elementary-aged children to serve as Summer Day Camp Activity Specialists. Activity Specialists will have the responsibility of creating and facilitating age-appropriate activities and programs for campers in grades K-5, purchasing and monitoring inventory for their programs, and driving a Town of Cary vehicle as needed. Specialists may focus on activities such as archery, canoeing, orienteering, and nature studies, drama, dance, arts and crafts, music, science, martial arts, and more. 

Camp Staff are required to participate in general training prior to camp.

Camp locations include Bond Park Community Center and Mills Park Elementary.

This is a seasonal (May-August), non-benefited position, up to 40 hours a week, with a maximum of 999 hours.   

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Cary is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that reflects the community we serve. Our goal is for our workplace to be one where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work every day. 

Typical Tasks

  • Plans and implements age-appropriate recreational and educational activities to keep children active and help them develop skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship;

  • Manages the group to ensure a safe and healthy camp for all participants during all activities (classroom, gym, outside, bus/transportation, off site field trips);

  • Uses group management skills to engage all children in daily activities;

  • Facilitates activities that give children a sense of accomplishment that comes from mastering techniques, skills, and completing projects;

  • Orders activity supplies and manages inventory;

  • Sets up, takes down, and works with others to sanitize/clean camp room and equipment daily;

  • Carries out behavior management procedures and handles camper emergencies;

  • Assists with camp opening and closing, including camper drop-off and pick-up;

  • Performs other job-related tasks as required.

    Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment. 

    Requires a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record. 

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    Must be at least 18 years old
    Requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma or GED
    Requires some experience engaging with youth in a paid or volunteer capacity
    CPR and First-aid Certification preferred; training opportunities available.
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