George School Day Camp: Employment

George School Day Camp is an equal opportunity employer. We are looking for individuals who show an interest and ability in working with children and who know how to work as part of a team. Each hired member of the staff must complete the required child abuse clearance and police background checks. All employees under the age of eighteen must have working papers from the school district in which they live.

All employees must follow the guidelines of George School Day Camp as well as the George School campus rules.

Hours of Operation

All staff members are expected to arrive at work by 8:30 a.m. and stay until 3:30 p.m.

Dates of Employment

It is expected that since the day camp is only in operation for eight weeks (thirty-nine working days) each employee will work every day of the camp season. Occasionally, some employees are hired to fill in for one of the offered sessions (first three weeks or last four weeks). There are up to two mandatory pre-camp training days that you need to attend. These training sessions are very important to learning the expectations associated with your position. There is no additional pay for these training days. Dates and times will be established and included in your employee contracts.

Again, because the camp season is only thirty-nine days long, employees will not be paid for missed days. We ask that you give us the professional courtesy to call in if you are too sick to attend work.

Positions

Activity Leader

Activity Leaders are typically career teachers or college-age employees. Activity leaders will be scheduled to lead a group for any of the day camp specialty activities that are scheduled throughout the day. While at the activity, the activity leader is considered the adult in charge and is expected to provide campers with the supervision and instruction for safe play for the duration of the scheduled period. Interest in working with children, group management skills, knowledge of games/activities, and an outgoing personality are among the skills needed for this important staff position. Activity leader salary scale is based on years of experience and age. Apply online.

Counselor

Counselors are assigned to work with one group for the entire camp session. The role of counselor (group leader) is very important. The counselor is the one who gets to know the campers the best. The counselor transitions with his/her group through the daily activities. It is expected that counselors actively participate in all of the scheduled activities of their group except when the group is in the pool. Counselors need to have an outgoing personality. They should show an interest in working with children, consistently demonstrate good group management skills, and be willing to learn. Counselor salary is determined by a set pay scale based on years of experience and age. Apply online.

Counselor in Training (CIT)

A CIT is a volunteer position at George School Day Camp. To be eligible to apply for a CIT position, applicants must be a rising high school freshmen or sophomores. Applicants must obtain working papers from the school district in which they live.

Note: To obtain working papers, first call your district office. You must appear in person, with proper identification. Once you obtain the form, please fill out the personal information pertaining to you. Then, send it to the day camp. We will fill out the employer portion and return it to you so you can take it back to your district office. Your district will then sign and submit it for processing. This process may take up to three weeks, so be sure to start early.

CITs are employees and therefore are asked to sign an employee contract. This contract outlines basic rules of behavior and basic job expectations.

If hired, each CIT is assigned to work with one or more groups. In these groups, CITs are expected to assist the counselor with the group. The CIT experience involves observing how the lead counselor operates the group and handles situations, decision-making processes, inter-group conflicts, etc. The CIT is expected to participate in all activities scheduled for the group. In addition, each CIT is assigned various duties that are crucial to the smooth operation of the day camp.

Each CIT participates in weekly workshops that take place during regular camp hours. These workshops are designed to better prepare CITs for the situations that arise as a camp counselor.

A completed application must include a recent photo of the applicant.

A committee of day camp administrators will consider each application. Obviously, all applicants are not accepted. You will receive notification of our decision by the end of December. Apply online.

WSI Instructor

George School Day Camp employs between five and seven WSI-certified instructors to teach swim lessons to campers ages four to fourteen. WSI Instructor hours are 9:00 a.m. to noon. Pay is commensurate with experience. Apply online.

Lifeguard

George School Day Camp employs four to six lifeguards to oversee the safe, free swim of campers from noon to 3:00 p.m. Guards must be at least sixteen years of age. Additional hours and income may be available from outside rental groups who use the pool from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Occasional full-day work is also available—filling in as lifeguard in the pool or accompanying campers and staff on kayaking trips during the day. Apply online.