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There are TWO applications that must be submitted to be considered for employment.
KidSpirit strives to provide a safe, quality environment for all our campers, parents and staff. Although KidSpirit does provide a general job description, this description does not make up an exhaustive list of the duties or the attitude we expect from our staff and program. You should always be prepared and willing to respond to the unexpected! Kidspirit prides itself in challenging its employees to grow as individuals while gaining real-world professional experience.
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)
"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)
Responsible for, 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)
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)
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. Cooking staff will instruct lessons based on pre-prepared lesson plans and recipes.
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)
Responsible for, but not limited to, specific KidSpirit project areas. 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.
This volunteer position includes 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 receive feedback.