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Day Camp Counselor (part-time, seasonal)

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Community Center - Rolling Meadows, IL
$14.75 - $16.00 Hourly

JOB SUMMARY: The Day Camp Counselor is a seasonal position working directly under the supervision of the Camp Site Director. This is an at-will position. Primary duties include:

  • Supervise a group of 10-15 children, however still responsible for all participants in the camp.
  • Take head counts of children after transitioning to each new activity and routinely during the day.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in daily activities alongside campers.
  • Meet and greet parents and campers upon arrival and departure.
  • Communicate effectively with children, parents and staff to resolve conflicts.
  • Assist with transitioning campers to designated areas in a timely manner.
  • Assist with emergency procedures and building evacuation when necessary.
  • Complete accident/incident reports in a timely manner and turn it in to the site director.
  • Attend parent/camper meetings as needed.
  • Monitor behavior conduct of campers.
  • Incorporate Behavior Management strategies when needed.
  • Be fair, consistent, and use appropriate and positive discipline with program participants.
  • Build relationships with all campers by showing compassion, empathy and understanding.
  • Provide an inclusive environment for all campers.
  • Report to work, staff meeting, and scheduled activities on time.
  • Notify Site Director of any concerns of children's health or safety.
  • Exhibit quality leadership and be a good role model.
  • Follow and enforce all Rolling Meadows Park District general rules, policies and safety procedures.
  • Attend all required trainings.
  • Maintain cleanliness of all facilities used and take care of all equipment and/or supplies used.
  • Wear a staff shirt, gym shoes and appropriate camp attire every day.
  • Other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must be at least 16 years of age and should have:

  • Excellent skills and experience supervising children.
  • Be reliable, show initiative, possess flexibility, and open to constructive criticism.
  • Possess the knowledge and skills of planning, organizing and leading activities.
  • Able to recognize behavioral concerns and help foster them into a positive experience.
  • Able to communicate with parents, children and co-workers and to respond tactfully to their concerns.
  • Able to complete camp training, CPR certification, and any other required trainings.



This is a part-time, seasonal summer position. Schedule includes nine consecutive weeks during the summer, working hours are 8:30am-4pm at Community Center or Teen Center. Hiring range starts at $14.75 - $16.00 per hour, dependent upon qualifications. Plus applicable facility and program discounts.



If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing begins early.
The Rolling Meadows Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.