Some positions might be unavailable based on the time of year you apply. Contact us with any questions about positions. 

There are TWO applications that must be submitted to be considered for employment.

  1.  The KidSpirit application: A more in depth application that we take into deep consideration when reviewing applicants. Takes about 25-30 minutes to complete.
  2. The OSU application: KdSprt Sum Day Camp Posting P01525SE. Asks for basic information and a resume. Takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

It is KidSpirit’s goal to provide a quality and safe environment for all campers, parents, and staff. Although you will be given a general job description, it is not an exhaustive list of the job duties you will be expected to perform and the attitude you will be expected to present. You should always be prepared and willing to respond to the unexpected. KidSpirit prides itself in challenging its employees to grow as individual's while gaining professional experience.

Leadership Team 

The Leadership Team utilizes their past experience at KidSpirit to ensure all aspects of KidSpirit run smoothly. This includes program management, scheduling, emergency response, professional development, maintaining a positive atmosphere, communicating to supervised staff and peers, consistently performing duties, and working collaboratively with the rest of the leadership staff. Leadership positions vary throughout the year, so communication with camp director/assistant camp director(s) is necessary.

"Leadership at KidSpirit requires you to be outside of your comfort zone everyday, but everyday you have the reaffirmation that someone will always catch you no matter what" - Top Hat (2010)

Office Staff and Marketing/Multimedia

  • Office Staff: Responsible for, but not limited to, for all daily operations of KidSpirit administrative office. Duties include: answering phones, returning messages, data entry, customer service, various short and long term projects. Occasionally may be asked to assist or instruct class activities.
  • Marketing/Multimedia: Responsible for, but not limited to, photography, writing, graphics, videography, and social media areas promoting KidSpirit. Occasionally may be asked to assist or instruct class activities along with  helping in the office. 

"The Office at KidSpirit is where all the magic happens and we have often been referred to as 'the heart of KidSpirit'. There's a lot of work to be done but it's so rewarding to keep all of our wonderful programs up and running!" - MoMo (2015)

Head Instructor

Responsible, but not limited to, preparing and implementing daily lesson plans, leading specialized activities for children grades K-8, providing feedback to parents, camp counselors, and administrators on progress of classes, and maintaining a safe and productive learning environment. Head instructors can teach a variety of activities such as art, rock climbing, archery, cooking, education, and much more! 

"Working with Teen Leaders was never something I would have seen myself loving, but I have truly never experienced something that I felt as passionate about as the Teen Leader program. Every day, whether easy or hard, is more rewarding than I ever thought a job could be. Teenagers are awesome!" - Smiles (2016)

Camp Counselor

Responsible for a grade specific group (K-8) of 10-20 children with another counselor, assisting in all aspects of a program, leading campers to activities, assisting head instructors, monitoring behavior and performance, motivating children, and provide feedback to parents and children.

“KidSpirit is a new experience each and every time. You will leap outside your comfort zone and learn what you are truly able to do." - Spirit (2016)

Cooking Instructor

Instructing and co-leading classes of around 15 campers in a kitchen setting. Creates a safe and fun environment in the kitchen by supervising cooking and assisting when necessary. Promoting healthy eating habits through cooking instruction while the chefs (kids) learn to cook new things. Keeping the kitchen organized teaches effective cleaning habits to the campers. Recipes and lesson plans have already been planned and selected, so instruction is the only thing needed.

Gymnastics Instructor

Responsible for, but not limited to, planning, conducting and supervising the instruction of, and skill development in Gymnastics for children grades K-8, along with being responsible for the well being of participants. All Gymnastics instructors are under the administration and Supervision of the Gymnastics Supervisors and Kidspirit Coordinators.

"Gymnastics at KidSpirit allows kids to grow and learn what they are capable of while creating amazing friendships along the way!" - Wonder Woman (2015)

Volunteer

Responsible for, but not limited to, specific KidSpirit project area. It is the student’s task to present a project area idea to KidSpirit administrators for completing practicum or internship opportunities. There may be circumstances that exist where projects are already predetermined and students will be given the opportunity to choose a project.

Counselor In Training (CIT)- Unpaid

Training focused on assisting summer camp staff and developing professional skills including resume workshops and community service opportunities. Skills required to become a CIT include: ability to work independently, task oriented, experience working with children, ability to take instruction, general interest in developing professionalism, and ability to give and recieve feedback.