Summer ushers in a 12-week whirlwind of summer camps for children ages 5-12. A Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for working as part of the field team to successfully deliver summer day camp programs in service of the Schoolhouse mission. This position is responsible for assisting with a camp group of children, mentoring and providing feedback for CITs, communicating with Schoolhouse staff and camp parents, modeling Schoolhouse values, and ensuring the physical and emotional safety of participants. Summer Camp Counselors report to the Regional Program Manager in Durham, the Wake County Site Manager in Wake, or the Orange County Site Manager in Orange.
A Schoolhouse of Wonder Counselor takes pride and joy in mentoring children through outdoor adventures, games, stories, and songs. These individuals can partner energy with patience and responsibility with fun. A Counselor is a mentor worth remembering and emulating.
This position begins June 5th and runs through August 25th with an opportunity to continue into the fall season. Training Dates include the evening of May 15th, all-day Staff Training Weekend on May 20th and 21st, and an all-day on-site training May 23rd.
A formal review will be conducted by the supervisor to establish and assess progress against employee goals. Ongoing feedback provided through regular supervision and work plan development/review sessions.
The Schoolhouse of Wonder office is currently located at West Point on the Eno Park, 5101 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27704.
The work of the Durham Summer Camp Counselor is typically performed at the Schoolhouse of Wonder office/West Point on the Eno Park.
The work of the Wake County Summer Camp Counselor is typically performed at Umstead State Park, I-40 Reedy Creek Entrance, 1800 N. Harrison Avenue, Cary, NC, 27513.
The work of the Orange County Summer Camp Counselor is typically performed at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, 3223 New Hope Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Travel to off-site locations is occasionally required. Occasional weekend and/or evenings may be required.
Regular hours are 7:30a – 6p Monday and 8a – 6p Tuesday through Friday. This is a full-time, seasonal, exempt position. Hours vary depending on the week, with occasional weekend and/or evening requirements.
Paid training is $10.00 per hour and summer camp is paid at a flat rate of $450 per full, 5-day camp week. Weeks less than 5 days will be pro-rated. Benefits include professional development opportunities, unlimited vitamin D, and a steady stream of (mostly funny) stories.
To apply, first complete the Applicant Info Form. Also, please email the following to Schoolhouse of Wonder at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Current certification in CPR and First Aid and successful background check required before work can begin. Schoolhouse will pursue both indicated and non-indicated references
This is an “at will”, full-time, exempt, seasonal position that reports directly to the Regional Program Manager (Durham), the Wake County Site Manager (Wake), or the Orange County Site Manager (Orange).