Summer 2020 Application is Open! 

Hiring Requirements

Before applying, we want to make sure working at KidSpirit Summer Day Camp 2020 will be a good fit for you and KidSpirit! Please consider our requirements below before applying. Please note, dates are tentative and subject to change! 


  • One of our major requirements is that you are able to work all summer from June 29th- August 28th. Although we do allow time off (2 weeks maximum), all staff must work the first session (June 29th - July 10th) of camp. Will you be available to work these dates? 
  • If hired, staff are required to attend ALL mandatory trainings (dates TBD)
  • Oregon State University requires KidSpirit staff to be current students. To clarify, you do NOT have to be a student at OSU specifically, just enrolled in High School, university, community college, etc. Are you going to be a student either during the summer or in the fall?


Do you have intern or practicum hours that you need to fill for a class? We have many opportunities available! At KidSpirit you will be able to participate in a dynamic and exciting work environment. Click here to submit an application! 

There are two primary steps to participate in a KidSpirit Internship:

  1.  Contact your advisor to apply and register for the internship class that is associated with your program.
  2.  Once you have registered with your advisor, Click here to submit your application! 

New Applicants

There are Two applications we require to be considered for employment:

  • Step 1: KidSpirit application - This application is more in-depth, and takes approximately 25-30 minutes to complete. Our hiring staff considers this information most important when reviewing applicants.
  • Step 2: OSU Job Site - The OSU application is short and simple only asking for basic information and a resume. This application takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.
    • Click Student Employee Search for KidSpirit

Application Process 

Below are the required steps to the application process at KidSpirit

  • Step 1: KidSpirit application 
    • All applicants will complete the orientation video within the application
    • Applicants will select an interview slot within the application 
  • Step 2: OSU Job Site
  • Step 3: Attend a virtual interview (the hiring team will send an email to coordinate your interview date).
  • Step 4: Ensure your voicemail is set up and can accept calls! Keep an eye on your email as this is how we will notify you of hiring decisions. 


All KidSpirit staff must be First Aid & CPR, Introduction to Childcare Health & Safety (ICCHS), Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect (RRCAN) and McAlexander Rock Climbing Belay certified.

  • If hired, staff are required to be certified before the term begins. KidSpirit works with CPR Works to offer CPR & First Aid Certifications for anyone who needs certification. Details will be released after hiring is complete. KidSpirit cannot accept online certifications. 
  • Introduction to Childcare Health & Safety (ICCHS) and Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect (RRCAN) trainings are offered online. Details will be released during the hiring process. If hired, staff are required to have trainings completed by the first day of the term. 
  • Rock climbing belay certification is offered through McAlexander Fieldhouse. The certification is free to OSU students and $5 for non-OSU students. All staff must be certified through McAlexander Fieldhouse. KidSpirit cannot accept Belay Certifications from other facilities or universities. Please contact the McAlexander Fieldhouse for certification times.
  • Anyone interested in working with the KidSpirit cooking programs must have an Oregon Food Handler's Permit.


Our Summer 2019 Staff

Pay Scale

Rate ($)
12.00 0-3 months
12.00-12.10 3 months - 1 year
12.10-12.20 1-2 years*
12.20-12.30 2-3 years*
  *Experience or special level of responsibility/certification

Listed rates take effect July 1, 2020

**Starting rates according to Oregon government minimum wage.

If you have questions, please contact KidSpirit at 541-737-5437, or shoot us an email at