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Summer Camp Assistant

City of Stonecrest

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Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator and Site Supervisor. The Summer Camp Assistant will assist with the operations and facilitation of the daily activity schedule for camp participants.  This is a temporary, entry level position, teaching, instructing and leading recreational activities, events, and programs. 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists in leading and monitoring summer camp and out of school time activities and functions for children ages 5 through 18.
  • Assists with developing and implementing summer camp, after school and other various activities and programs as designed by the Recreation Coordinator.
  • Responsible for the care of the children/adults in the recreation programs they are assigned to.
  • Enforces safety and operating procedures including compliance with health, safety and building codes; enforces by informing participants.
  • Renders CPR/ first aid, according to level of training, in the case of an injury and reports all injuries to the supervisor or his/her designee.  Completes accident reports as required by policy.
  • Distributes and collects equipment for games and activities.
  • Assist in instructing various recreation programs.
  • Ensures that equipment and materials are clean, safe and in proper working condition; reports any damaged and unsafe equipment or required maintenance to the supervisor or his/her designee.
  • Performs related clerical work including, but not limited to, copying, answering telephones, providing information on center activities, and recording center attendance.
  • Consults with others on complex problem situations and provides technical expertise;
  • Provides progress and activity reports to senior management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate;
  • Developing and leading daily activities with campers ranging from indoor and outdoor games, sports, fitness activities, swimming, arts, and crafts that relate to the theme of the week.
  • Coordinate court/field scheduling.
  • Assisting with the Summer Food Service Program, ensuring documentation is correctly filled out and organized daily.
  • Communicating regularly with other Camp Counselors, Site Supervisor, Program Coordinator, and Recreation staff to ensure camp runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • Chaperone campers on field trips, at the aquatic center, and at various locations.
  • Assisting with light-duty cleaning, and the setup and breakdown of tables and chairs.
  • Participates at in-service training as required; participates in weekly staff meetings.
  • Organizes and maintains all equipment and supplies.
  • Performs related duties as assigned


Minimum sixteen (16) years of age or high school graduate or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma, and a minimum of six (6) months of experience volunteering, teaching, leading, or instructing children in an organized recreational or a childcare setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Must have a valid and current certification in CPR/AED and First Aid upon date of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to provide individual and group skilled instruction in varied recreational activities.
  • Ability to develop and implement summer camp activities and programs.
  • Ability to develop and teach educational programs for various age groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with persons of varying ages and abilities, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and understand work schedules.
  • Ability to effectively work with and to secure the confidence and cooperation of participants, the general public, and other employees in recreational activities.
  • Ability to plan, assign, and coordinate the work of contract and temporary employees in recreational activities.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities and use time efficiently
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance
  • Interacts and communicates clearly with coworkers, citizens and vendors in a courteous, friendly matter
  • Manages difficult situations, responds promptly to needs, solicits consultant feedback to improve service, responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments
  • Exhibits tact, consideration, and patience in difficult situations
  • Approaches sudden, unexpected challenges effectively with confidence
  • Punctual, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Uses reason.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Organizes or schedules other tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must conform to grooming and dress codes
  • Work requires the ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals, including but not limited to: household cleaning and maintenance chemicals.
  • While performing the duties of this job, work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying environmental conditions, including heat, humidity, and biting insects/invertebrates.

May work an adjusted schedule for assisting in events occurring after 5:00 p.m. such as meetings, or planned events.


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