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Summer Seasonal Day Camp Middle School Coordinator

Website The Kellogg PEAK Initiative

Youth Leadership - Potential, Experience, Access, Knowledge


The Middle School Day Camp Coordinator ensures programs run smoothly and serves as a model program facilitator.

Our middle school camp offers staff a unique opportunity to mentor youth as they develop leadership and teamwork skills while working on a variety of projects designed to allow them to make discoveries about themselves, their peers and the world. Each session offers a different theme for participants to explore. From creating a community art installation, to building a boat, to planning their own travel expedition, this position is  an incredible chance for staff to both provide a safe, inclusive and meaningful experience to campers while experiencing new things for themselves!


You will lead, coach, and develop counselors, and provide ongoing informal feedback as well as formal performance evaluations.
You will ensure that counselors have the logistical support necessary to do their jobs effectively. This includes, but is not limited to, providing camp schedules, assisting counselors in creating effective routines, providing necessary supplies, setting expectations and clearly communicating expectations for participant and staff behavior, and communicating organizational policies and procedures.
You will educate counselors regarding the unique needs of campers and ensure that these needs are met during the camp session. This includes, but is not limited to, activity and dietary restrictions, medical conditions, medications, and allergies that could present challenges during the session.
You will actively lead and participate in programs.
Complete participation notes and attendance for campers.
As a member of the Day Camp Leadership Team, you will participate in regular meetings to provide updates and strategize to help our camp community be the best it can be.



This position is compensated at $17.68 per hour, pre-tax.
Our summer seasonal staff are paid on a bi-weekly basis and are classified as exempt, seasonal employees.
A week of professional development focused on youth development.


Key competencies: Grit, Growth Mindset, Self Management, Teamwork, Empathy, and Initiative
Experience and excitement about working with young leaders.
Belief that with the right support and access to quality programs and experiences, all young people are able to achieve at the highest level imaginable.
Enthusiasm about new experiences and ability to self-manage to bring a consistent level of energy all summer long.
Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred but not required.


Must be available Monday-Friday, June 20- August 5 and attend an overnight trip August 2-August 4.
Ability to work 8am- 4:15pm.
Ability to work until 6:30pm on August 4th for our Endless Summer Celebration.
Current CPR and First Aid Certification. (PEAK can support in attaining.)
Driver’s License may be required.
Lifeguard certification desired. (PEAK can support in attaining & you will receive an additional bonus for lifeguard hours worked, pre-tax.)


The Middle School Camp Coordinator reports to the Youth Programs Manager and supervises the Middle School Day Camp Counselor.
The Middle School Camp Coordinator may support and guide high school interns while they are assisting with programming.

Day Camp programming is in constant motion. Campers and staff are interacting and moving around, doing various vigorous activities throughout the day, indoor and outdoor. You may spend a large portion of the day outdoors and may remain standing or on your feet for long periods of time.
Must be comfortable working in an urban park as a significant portion of your time will be spent at PEAK’s program center in Tiefenthaler Park


The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

PEAK Initiative is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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