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Summer Day Camp Counselor

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Summer Day Camp Counselor
Town of Cary

Do you have a passion for working with youth, a knack for balancing fun and safety, and a desire to provide the best experience possible for our campers and families?

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 Counselors. Camp Counselors are responsible for effectively organizing and instructing recreational and educational activities for youth day camps. Camp Counselors will supervise campers during programs, games, and field trips; assist with carpool in the morning and afternoon; and complete end-of-day cleaning procedures.  

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

  • 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;

  • Ensures the safety of all campers;

  • Assists with implementation of age-appropriate recreational and educational activities to keep children active and help them develop skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship;

  • Sets up, takes down, and works with others to 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. 

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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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Cary, North Carolina United States
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