Day Camp Leader

  • 500 E. Third Street, Loveland, Colorado
  • Mar 16, 2021
Part Time Administration and Management Parks and Recreation

Job Description


Lead and instruct daily crafts, games, enrichment activities and field trips for children aged 5-16 years enrolled in Adventure Bound Day Camp programs at the Chilson Recreation Center.

Camp Season Dates & Work Schedule: This is a seasonal position ranging from March – August, working up to 40 hours per week.
• Staff Orientation & Training (REQUIRED): up to 40 hours, Monday, May 17th - Friday, May 28th; specific dates & times of individual trainings TBD
• Camp Dates (REQUIRED): up to 40 hrs/wk beginning Tuesday, June 1st- Friday, August 13th.

Hiring range: $13.00 - $14.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.
This position will close Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T.

Eligible for:

  • Retirement – 457 employee funded plan
  • Medical Leave – Up to 48 hours accrued. Accrue 1 hour of leave per 30 hours worked


  • Actively participate in the preparation, implementation, and clean-up of fun, safe and age-appropriate day camp activities on a daily basis.
  • Assist with overall planning and coordinating of weekly activity schedules, including crafts, games, water activities, enrichment activities and field trips.
  • May be responsible for either opening or closing of camp procedures on a rotating basis.
  • Inspect classroom/program environment and equipment on a regular basis to ensure safety of participants and communicate repair or replacement needs to the Day Camp Director.
  • Responsible for keeping current and accurate attendance records throughout daily shifts in camp.
  • Assist with daily communication to parents regarding child’s experience in day camp, behavior strategies at camp, and camper needs for successful participation.
  • Offer and instruct effective conflict management and problem solving strategies to camp participants and assist with implementation of communicated disciplinary strategies.
  • Attend and participate in all required staff trainings & meetings.
  • Respond calmly and appropriately in stressful, chaotic and emergency situations according to established procedures.
  • Adhere to and implement all Adventure Bound Day Camp, Chilson Center and City of Loveland policies and procedures, including any state or federal regulations for licensed school-aged day camps.

Provides leadership and guidance to day camp aides, part-time instructors, and program volunteers.


Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Communicates effectively and diplomatically with participants of the programs, parents, co-workers, and the general public. Uses independent, sound judgment to react quickly and appropriately in emergency situations. Exercises appropriate conflict resolution skills with camp participants and staff. Exhibits patience when dealing with stressful situations.

Must demonstrate competent organizational and planning skills. Ability to work effectively on a team, as a co-instructor, and to lead activities independently is essential. Ability to operate a 12-14 passenger City van, if applicable to assigned role. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Core competencies:

Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness

Job specific competencies:

Action Oriented, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Organizational Skills, Punctuality

Education and/or experience:
College course work related to Recreation, Education or Human Development & Family Services preferred. Minimum of 3 months (or 460 hours of verifiable) experience working with children required. Previous experience planning, teaching and supervising large group activities preferred.

Licensure and/or certifications:
Must currently possess or be able to successfully complete provided First Aid, CPR, and Standard Precautions certifications within 30 days of hire date and prior to working with children. Clearance from state, federal, and child abuse reporting background checks is required. Valid driver’s license preferred and will be required if applicable to assigned role. If applicable, will be required to complete a provided Medication Administration Certification and successfully complete the City of Loveland’s Safe Driving Course.

Material and equipment directly used:
Athletic and recreational equipment, printer, computer, telephone, photocopier, van used in transporting children

Working conditions and physical requirements:
Performs the duties of this position in several different locations, in both inside and outside environments. May be exposed to dirt, sand, water and differing weather conditions. Bends, pushes, pulls, stoops, kneels, climbs, carries and lifts participants (up to 70 pounds) on a regular basis. May be exposed to noisy and stressful situations. Instructs and demonstrates various recreational activities, and is responsible for ensuring the safety of all participants in said activities by exhibiting and encouraging safe and proper use of equipment at all times.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

A driving record and a comprehensive pre-employment criminal history background check, including fingerprint check will be obtained in order to clear for initial and ongoing employment.

Job Address

500 E. Third Street, Loveland, Colorado 80537 United States View Map