Summer Staff FAQ

picture25Thinking about working at Action Kids Summer Camp for summer 2018? Check out our FAQ to learn what you can expect as a valued summer camp  staff.

What age do you have to be to work at Action Kids?
You must be 16 years old to work at Action Kids.

What does the daily schedule look like?
Daily schedules vary for full time and part time staff. Full days are between 7:45– 5:00. Half days are either 7:45-1:00 or 1:00 to 5:00. You may be asked to arrive at 7:00 for early care or stay until 6:00 for our after camp program.

What is the salary?
Salaries vary depending upon position and experience

What are the summer camp dates?
Our 2018 camp season will begin with two mandatory Staff Orientation training days in June .  Summer camp runs from June 18 to August 24th.  Absences must be approved in advanced. All summer camp staff must be available to work 8 out of the 10 scheduled weeks of camp.

What skills are you looking for in an Action Kids Summer Camp counselor?
The skills that make a successful counselor are:

  • The ability to work well with children of all ages.
  • The belief that you can make a difference in the life of a child.picture24
  • The willingness and ability to foster self-esteem, cooperation, courage, responsibility and FUN!
  • The ability to work well in close proximity with others.
  • A love of the outdoors – in all weather conditions.
  • The ability to take charge and motivate others.
  • Creativity, patience, kindness, cooperation and spirit.
  • The ability and willingness to be a positive role model.
  • The willingness to pitch-in and go the extra mile…

Do I NEED experience working with kids?
We prefer that our summer staff have experience working with children, but it is not a prerequisite.