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: An in-depth application that we take into deep consideration when reviewing applicants. Takes about 25-30 minutes to complete.
  2. The OSU application: Asks for basic information and a resume. This application takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

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.

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, all daily operations of the KidSpirit administrative office. Duties include: answering phones, returning messages, email, data entry, customer service, as well as various short and long term projects. Office staff 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 platforms promoting KidSpirit. Marketing 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

Head Instructor positions are available during KidSpirit's Summer Day Camp. 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, general 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

Camp Counselor positions are only available for KidSpirit's Summer Day Camp. Camp Counselors are 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

Cooking Instructor positions are only available during KidSpirit's Summer Day Camp. Cooking Instructors main reponsibilty is instructing and co-leading classes of around 15 campers in a kitchen setting. The Cooking staff create a safe and fun environment in the kitchen by supervising cooking and assisting when necessary. They promote healthy eating habits through cooking instruction while the chefs (kids) learn to cook new things. Additionally, the instructors teach campers to keep the kitchen organized and effective cleaning habits. Cooking staff will instruct lessons based on pre-prepared lesson plans and recipes. 

Gymnastics Instructor

Gymnastics Instructor positions are available both during the school year and during KidSpirit's Summer Day Camp. Gymnastics Instructors are 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 positions are available both during the school year and during KidSpirit's Summer Day Camp. Volunteers are 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.

Counselor In Training (CIT)- Unpaid

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, being task oriented, experience working with children, ability to take instruction, general interest in developing professionalism, and ability to give and receive feedback.