$15.50-$17.50 per hour DOQ

Closing Date

Open until filled.

Job Description

  • Supervision and Safety:
    • Always ensure the safety and well-being of campers and staff.
    • Supervise camp staff and campers during scheduled activities, meals, and free time.
    • Enforce camp rules and guidelines to maintain a secure and inclusive environment.
    • Communicate issues effectively with all members of the camp staff team.
  • Activity Leadership:
    • Plan and lead a variety of engaging and age-appropriate activities, including games, arts and crafts, and team-building exercises.
    • Collaborate with Camp Instructors to plan and lead engaging activities, ensuring a well-rounded and diverse program.
    • Facilitate group discussions and encourage camper participation.
    • Create and implement weekly lesson plans for educational and recreational activities.
  • Outdoor/Nature-based Activities:
    • Actively participate in outdoor activities all day with campers, ensuring their safety and enjoyment.
    • Plan activities that include outdoor hikes, games, nature discovery & exploration, experiments, STEM-based learning, and wilderness skills
    • Assist in organizing and implementing water-based games and activities.
  • Lesson Planning
    • Develop creative and age-appropriate lesson plans for various camp activities, ensuring they align with camp goals and objectives.
    • Integrate educational elements into activities, fostering both learning and fun.
  • Team Collaboration:
    • Work collaboratively with fellow camp counselors and staff to coordinate daily activities and ensure a seamless camp experience.
    • Attend regular staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Camper Engagement:
    • Foster positive relationships with campers, encouraging camaraderie and teamwork.
    • Be attentive to the needs and concerns of campers, providing guidance and support as required.
  • Communication:
    • Maintain open and effective communication with campers, parents, and fellow staff members.
    • Report any incidents, concerns, or noteworthy achievements to camp leadership promptly.
    • Regularly update camp leadership on the progress of activities, addressing any concerns or adjustments needed.

How to apply

All candidates must complete a City of Farmington Hills employment application. Applications are located at or in the Human Resources Department at City Hall (31555 West Eleven Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48336). Applications are also available at The Hawk, 29995 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, 48334. Please email the completed application and supporting documents to or in person to the HR Department for consideration.
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