Each group of campers is led by 2 – 3 Group Counselors who fill the role as mentor, coach, older sibling and teacher. Much of campers’ summer success lies with the relationship they develop with their group counselor. Counselors spend the day working with their campers and participating in all activities with them. We look for applicants who have patience, compassion, great listening and communication skills, spirit and the ability to relate to children.
Group Leaders head up our Stepping Stones and first grade groups. Their job entails all of the responsibilities of a Group Counselor as well as directing the group counselors that work with them. Group Leaders must be at least 21 years of age.
Division Leaders act as a liaison between the Directors and the group or division for which they are responsible. Division Leaders are direct supervisors of the campers and counselors in their groups and assist the Directors with all activities, group issues and staff performance. The Division Leaders are fully involved in all aspects of their campers’ day, including meal supervision, group management and scheduling. They meet with the Directors before each day begins to exchange information as to the events of that particular day and maintain an open line of communication with their counselors and campers. Each afternoon, after campers go home, Division Leaders review each of their groups’ Daily Reports, which are filled out by their counselors. The Division Leader meets with a Director and communicates with parents at this time.
Specialty positions include athletics, swim, adventure, creative and performing arts areas. The role of a specialist is to provide instruction to campers in their specific area of expertise with the assistance of the Group Counselors. Some of these positions require extra training (which we provide). Swim staff must have current swim certifications.
You will lead, teach, supervise and ensure the overall safety of the specialty area. Applicants must demonstrate significant experience teaching/coaching in the specialty area, as well as the ability to train and supervise a group of assistants. We require our Lead Specialists to be able to work autonomously, developing their own program within our camp’s philosophy. We follow a team approach and all work together to ensure the highest quality program and camp experience.
Support Service Staff work behind the scenes to ensure camp is running smoothly, working in food service, maintenance, security, health center or the office.
|Grade Entering in September||Base Salary||Max Bonus*||Total Potential Salary
|Group Leaders (Stepping Stones & 1st Grade)|
* Up to $750 for Stepping Stones Staff
* Some Adult Specialist Positions may be higher
Note: Additional Money is paid for certified lifeguards and certain leadership and specialty positions.
|*CDL Driver Pay||$1000
|*Bus Counselor Pay:||$100|
* All staff members 21 years of age or older MUST be willing to drive a mini bus. We will help you obtain your commercial driver’s license. All other staff members must be willing to be a bus counselor.
Although “tipping” is prohibited at North Shore Day Camp, our In-Camp Evaluation and Performance-Based bonus program makes it possible to earn extra money.
|Group Counselor||Up to $600
|Stepping Stones Group Leader||Up to $750
|Swim Staff||Up to $400
|Specialists||Up to $150
|CDL Driver and Bus Counselor||Up to $300
|Perfect Attendance Bonus||$100|
|Driver's Perfect Attendance Bonus||$200|
|*Staff Referral Bonuses||$150 and up
depending on position
*North Shore Day Camp is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and provides fair and equal employment opportunity for all job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.