Summer Camp Leader

  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Jan 27, 2023
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $16.75 - $21.28 Hourly USD

Job Description


The Summer Camp Leader assists with the design, development, and implementation of an exciting, safe, and fun-filled experience for participants in the Youth and Teen program. This position requires a minimum of 460 hours of documented work or volunteer experience with school-age children, ages 5 to 14. This position works at one of the City's two campsites: City Park or Countryside. Camp Leaders are scheduled to work between 38 and 40 hours per week between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Staff cannot take more than five days of time off during Camp.

Recreation staff have the primary responsibility of ensuring the safety of program participants. This position is classified as safety-sensitive due to the nature of the work. Employees in this position may be subject to random drug testing and/or heightened supervision per the personnel policies and rules.

Benefits as a result of working in this position, you will:
  • Work alongside certified teachers
  • Experience in preparation of lesson plans
  • Obtain classroom management skills
  • Learn positive discipline skills
  • Enjoy free access to City of Westminster Recreation Facilities

The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate.


The City's work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees who, along with our City Council and City Manager, are strong supporters of our mission: Westminster's purpose is to provide core services and foster economic resilience to give our community the opportunity to thrive. Westminster is a city of beautiful, safe, well-maintained neighborhoods and destinations with a vibrant, diverse economy, rich and resilient environment and a strong sense of community belonging. Our core values are embodied in our SPIRIT (Service - Pride - Integrity - Responsibility - Innovation - Teamwork).

This position supports the goals of the Parks, Recreation, and Libraries Department, which enhances the quality of life for all Westminster citizens by providing diverse leisure, recreational, and informational services and resources; and acquiring, developing, and maintaining first-class parks, facilities, open space, and trails. This position works toward the accomplishment of the department's mission: Together we create exceptional opportunities for a vibrant community with a commitment to nature, wellness and literacy.

Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to:
  • Provide leadership to participants using the SPIRIT values of the City
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Plan, organize, and implement engaging activities for a specific assigned age group
  • Relate well to both children and young adults
  • Respond quickly and calmly in emergency situations
  • Provide proper authority to children
  • Deal tactfully with the public, and establish effective working relationships with other employees in all different work groups
  • Demonstrate knowledge of outdoor activities, including games and sports
  • Demonstrates creativity and self-motivation
All employees are expected to provide excellent customer service; communicate in an effective manner both verbally and in writing; display professionalism and integrity; work efficiently, effectively, and accurately; work independently and as part of a team; take initiative; solve problems; display good judgment; take ownership for delivering a high-quality product or service; have regular and punctual attendance; and effectively handle emergency situations.

Mandatory staff training (May 21, May 31 through June 3) is designed to help develop staff in these and other areas.


Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks
  1. Assists in the planning and organizing of activities in the areas of crafts, sports, games, special events, and field trips with other camp leaders
  2. Provides a safe environment for the participants
  3. Complies with licensing regulations
  4. Administers basic first aid
  5. Helps to maintain equipment and supplies
  6. Maintains regular and punctual attendance
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Attends staff meetings
  2. Provides additional assistance to special needs children
  3. Drives a golf cart (City Park location only)
Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion.


Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications
Required :
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least three (3) months of documented, full-time equivalent (460 hours) work or volunteer experience with school-age children, five to 15 years of age
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certification (provided during training when necessary)
Preferred :
  • Completion of some related college coursework
  • Current and valid driver's license, safe driving record, and maintain a safe driving record for continued employment (City Park location only)
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
Physical Requirements
This position requires a moderate degree of physical stamina and strength, including the ability to:
  • Frequently sit, stand and walk through a multi-level facility
  • Occasionally squat, bend, kneel, twist, climb, balance and reach over head
  • Occasionally lift, carry, push or pull items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Frequently use hands and fingers for fine manipulation; occasionally use light and firm grasp
  • Frequently see objects up close to perform office tasks and far away to observe activity for safety hazards or problems
  • Constantly use hearing to interact with guests and staff and recognize trouble outside of view
  • Occasionally use sufficient physical strength, stamina and agility to perform emergency work in various capacities

Work is constantly performed indoors and outdoors with exposure to extreme temperatures. Work is performed in a high public use recreation facility where loud noise and multiple events and activities at one time may cause a distraction. Exposure to periods of high activity and stress under demanding conditions. The position requires a great deal of communication with City employees, the public, and outside agencies.
Required Materials and Equipment
Golf cart (City Park site only), recreation and sports equipment, and cellular phones.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the United States and must successfully pass a criminal background check, reference check, fingerprinting and substance screen. There may be additional pre-employment requirements depending on the nature of the position.

We are a caring, courteous, team-oriented organization committed to public service excellence. Employees thrive in a culture that is respectful, professional and diverse. Our work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees. Westminster is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date/Time: 3/27/2023 8:30 AM Mountain

Job Address

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