Summer ushers in a whirlwind of summer camps with laughter and songs echoing through the trees.
A Summer Lead Camp Counselor is an important member of our field team. They help create magical and impactful day camps for children ages 5-12 or teens 13-17. A Summer Lead Camp Counselor works throughout our summer camp season which runs May through August.
As a Lead Counselor, you’ll be spending your time:
This position begins May 14th and runs through August 20th.
A Lead Counselor is a mentor worth remembering and emulating
A Lead Counselor takes pride and joy in mentoring children and teens through outdoor adventures, games, stories, and songs. These individuals can partner energy with patience and responsibility with fun.
Camp Leads are expected to:
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We require current pediatric and adult CPR and First Aid certification by the first day of work. We accept certifications from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI).
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Summer Lead Camp Counselors report to the applicable Site Manager.
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.
Office Location, Hours, Travel
The work of the Summer Lead Camp Counselor is typically performed at Durham, Orange, and Wake County locations. Travel to off-site locations is occasionally required.
Hours are dependent on organizational needs. Hours typically total between 40 hours and 50 hours per week and range from 7:30a – 6p Monday through Friday. Any hours worked beyond 45 during any single week will be classified as overtime. Occasional weekends and/or evenings may be required.
The wages for this position are $12.00 per hour.
Benefits include professional development opportunities, unlimited vitamin D, and a steady stream of (mostly funny) stories.
This Summer Lead Camp Counselor position is open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
Complete the Applicant Info Form:
Applicant Information Form: https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/join-our-team/employment/summer-lead-camp-counselor-durham-orange-wake/application/
Email the following to Schoolhouse of Wonder at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Current certification in CPR and First Aid and a successful background check are required before work can begin. Schoolhouse will pursue both indicated and non-indicated references.
This is an “at will” seasonal, non-exempt, hourly position that reports directly to the applicable Site Manager.
Qualified women, minorities, and bilingual candidates (English/Spanish) are encouraged to apply. We are fully invested in creating a supportive environment for all marginalized groups including women, people of color, and LGBT+ people by promoting community collaboration within our organization.
Schoolhouse of Wonder is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.
About Schoolhouse of Wonder
Founded in 1989, Schoolhouse of Wonder’s mission is to create kind, curious, and confident kids through nature-based outdoor adventures. We seek to achieve this mission through year-round, outdoor day camps, curriculum-aligned field trips, and leadership training for teenagers.
These core values guide our behavior and help us make decisions:
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