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Summer Camp Counselor - 2024

Job Details

International School of Denver - Denver, CO
$20.00 - $22.00


International School of Denver (ISDenver) is an independent school that teaches the curricula and fulfills the highest educational standards of the United States, China, France, and Spain to prepare its students to thrive in a diverse and competitive global society. ISDenver is a prestigious International Baccalaureate World School offering immersion bilingual international education from PreK-G8, and is accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) and participating governments. To learn more about ISDenver, please visit our website.  To specifically learn about our summer programs, visit this site.

Staff and Faculty members are the cornerstone of our school. In addition to driving the school’s operations, they must also embody the school’s values and believe in the school’s mission:

ISDenver Values: Diversity, Integrity, Compassion, Responsibility, Perseverance

ISDenver Mission: Our inclusive, globally minded community develops highly motivated and academically successful bilingual learners who are inter-culturally adept and make positive contributions in a complex world.


Position Summary: Under the leadership and direction of the Camp Director, Summer Camp Counselors are responsible for ensuring camper safety, creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for our campers, and implementing lesson plans and activities. We offer numerous types of camps in English, French, Chinese, and Spanish. Our camps are for children ages 3-14, are each a week long, and run Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:30pm throughout the summer. Our main Summer Programs run from June 5th-July 28th with additional camps from July 31st-August 11th. There are no camps June 19th, July 3rd and 4th.


Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless their experience specifically matches the qualifications. At ISDenver we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the candidate we are looking for!

  • Follow lesson plans (as Lead Counselor) and/or assist with the implementation of lesson plans (as Assistant Counselor) activities that fit the children’s needs and interests.

  • Provide a safe and healthy environment, both physically and mentally, to ensure the operation of a quality summer camp program.

  • Ensures children are aware of rules, and daily scheduled routines.

  • Appropriately respond to and redirect undesirable camper behavior.

  • Reports all accidents to the Camp Director, and completely fills out proper health log and/or accident/incident form.

  • Make sure proper procedures are followed for sign-in/out of children on a daily basis

  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service as required.

  • Takes responsibility for the quality of the supplies, equipment and materials.

  • Interact positively and energetically with all campers, parents/guardians, and staff.

  • Display responsibility and professionalism.

  • Work after-care twice per week (3:45pm-5:30pm).

  • All other duties assigned by Management.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must possess current CPR and First Aid licensing (or be willing to acquire).

  • Must attend and complete all mandatory training prior to start date.

  • Must have excellent leadership skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Desire and ability to work with children of all ages.

  • Demonstrated responsibility and dependability.

  • Must exhibit patience and understanding.

  • Receives and follows detailed instructions. Must be alert at all times, keeping safety in mind. Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor the environment and children’s well-being.

  • Inherent ability to show respect to all students and families.

  • A sense of innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to exchange information using tact and confidentiality.

  • Sense of humor, used effectively to maintain personal and team morale in challenging times.

  • High levels of motivation and a positive attitude.

  • A person of integrity who can build trust within the team and the ISDenver community.


Required Experience:

  • One year of childcare experience

  • 18 years of age

  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Chinese (preferred, not required)




Physical Demands:

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle, reach with hands and arms, see, talk, and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to bend, stoop, kneel and lift items weighing up to 20 pounds.


Location and Schedule: Our camps run Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:30pm.

  • Summer Programs run June 10th-August 16th. There are limited camp options in August.

    • For those looking for additional hours, there are opportunities to work pre-camp the last few weeks in May.

This job does not have remote work flexibility.


Benefits (please see ISDenver benefits summary information here):

  • Colorado Sick Leave: Camp counselors receive one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, to a maximum of 48 hours.

  • Discounted summer camps for children of summer camp staff (ISDenver academic year enrollment not required)

  • Free daily lunch

  • ...and more!


Salary Range: Pay is $20/hr for Assistant Counselor and $22.00/hr for Lead Counselors.

To Apply: Applications are only accepted via ISDenver’s online employment portal.

Interviews: Interviews may be conducted in person, by telephone or via video conferencing. Only applicants to be invited for an interview will be contacted; no phone calls or emails, please. ISDenver does not consider nor save information sent for non-posted positions.



  • Job descriptions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

  • All employees are required to undergo, at minimum, a Colorado Department of Human Services required background check prior to employment. Certain positions may require more extensive background checks.


ISDenver celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People of color, LGBTQIA+ candidates, and people from other historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. ISDenver is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.