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Summer Day Camp Counselor
Title:Summer Day Camp Counselor
Division:School Age
Site:Various Locations on Oahu, Maui, Kona and Hilo
Job Title: Summer Day Camp Counselor
Responsible to: Site Coordinator of Program & Day Camp Director
Classification: Hourly/Seasonal
Location: Various Locations on Oahu, Maui, Kona, and Hilo

Nature of Supervision:
Works under the supervision of Site Coordinator, Group Leader In Charge (GLIC) or independently in their absence.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the safety and well-being for a group of 15-20 School-Aged children. Must know how many students are in attendance at all times and the exact whereabouts of each child. Submit lesson plans to Site Coordinator one (1) week in advance. Strive to make all activities meaningful and enjoyable for every child. Follow schedule and start activities on time. Ensure that group is safe and never left unsupervised. Remain with your group throughout the day, including lunch and snack times. Set a positive example for children to follow.

Typical Duties:

  • Always ensure safety and health of all group members
  • Always know how many in the group and whereabouts of each child assigned to group
  • Understand and be in accord with Kama’aina Kids mission, values, policies, and dress code
  • Organize in advance an activity that is in line with the objectives of the program
  • Lead and control the group in all daily activities
  • Stimulate creative learning and create fun and positive group experiences
  • Provide safe, structured activities during transitions, down times, or as requested by Site Coordinator
  • Communicate with parents or guardians of children on a daily basis
  • Care for and maintain facilities and equipment used by the group
  • Attend all counselors’ meetings called by the Site Coordinator
  • Pass out notices as required
  • Oversee proper sign-in and sign-out procedures of daily rosters
  • Ability to ensure the safety of all campers and staff
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Participation in all overnight camps scheduled for your site
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance from a supervisor or co-worker
  • Ability to assist in teaching one activity (i.e. kayaking/canoeing, sailing, swimming, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalency professional manner.
  • Must be able to pass all criminal background checks and fingerprinting clearances
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certificate, or the ability to obtain one
  • Positive attitude and ability to perform duties in a self-directed manner
  • Communication skilles to effectively converse with parents, co-workers, and children in a professional manner


Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Experience working with children, in a professional setting, such as an afterschool program
  • Lifeguard & WSI Certificate, or the ability to obtain one
  • A passion for outdoor education and aquatic activities
  • Ability to disconnect from technological devices ( including, but not limited to: Instagram, Facebook) for the duration of the work shift.

Physical Effort Required:

Ability to lift 40 lb., physically fit to teach, supervise, and participate with children in sports and other activities that may require running, jumping, bending, squatting, ability to stand for (4) four hours, if necessary to the activity being presente

Essential Functions

Able to assist children in emergency (fire, injury, etc.); observe loading and unloading of buses; and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of children.

Position Content:

This job description is not intended to be and should not be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify; add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the children, the program, and the center.

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