Job Title: Day Camp Counselor
Department: Camp Programs
Dates of Employment: May 29, 2024 – August 17, 2024
Expected Schedule: 5 days per week
Reports To: Program Managers; Assistant Managers
Housing Available: Yes
Compensation: $500 per week base rate, 10% boost for Spanish speakers, 3% boost for returning camp staff.
Program Overview and Job Summary
KSS offers day camp programming based out of the KSS campus for local and visiting children grades Kindergarten through 5th. Programming is age specific and full-day, offering educational and recreational activities with weekly science and adventure themes. Each week, campers will participate in hands-on activities, local hikes, arts and crafts, games, leadership, literacy, community building and much more!
Day Camp Counselors are responsible for facilitating a wide variety of curricula and activities. They are the primary caregiver for each child attending programming, and are responsible for guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.
Main areas of focus:
90% Teaching and facilitation.
10% Support staff duties (e.g. facilitation of meals, setup/clean up, transportation, student free time).
Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with children;
Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with people with diverse backgrounds;
Ability to create an inclusive learning environment for students from a wide range of backgrounds;
Experience with risk management practices of the outdoor and environmental education industry;
Candidates will be asked to provide verification of 460 hours of experience working with school-age children;
Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications, from an approved vendor, or the ability to obtain before the first day of employment;
Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check;
Ability to communicate verbally in Spanish;
Age 20+ with an excellent driving record and a valid driver's license;
Proficiency with Google Drive and CampSite camp management software.
About Keystone Science School
With the outdoors as a backdrop for learning, Keystone Science School inspires curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science to change lives and strengthen communities. KSS offers a variety of adventure and traditional camp activities within a structured environment designed to allow each camper and participant to understand their potential. In all programs, campers and participants will create lifelong friendships, explore and learn about the natural world, and gain leadership and wilderness skills. For more information go to keystonescienceschool.org
With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with clients, as well as how we work together as a team.