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Summer Seasonal Lower Elementary Day Camp Counselor

  • Full time
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • This position is compensated at a rate of $600 per week, pre-tax USD / Year

Website The Kellogg PEAK Initiative

Youth Leadership - Potential, Experience, Access, Knowledge

POSITION SUMMARY: To provide a safe, inclusive, and meaningful experience for campers by facilitating, participating in, and supporting campers through camp activities.


Guide a group of young people (Grades 1 & 2) on a journey of self-exploration, challenge, and fun for 6 weeks
Deliver pre-designed programming that offers growth and meaningful progression for youth leadership development with a particular focus on empathy and noticing and celebrating the positive aspects of people and places.
Provide active supervision and attention to ensure campers are encouraged, safe, active and accepted.
Guide your campers through their fear, frustration, lots of laughter, bumps, bruises, learning through failure and moments of absolutely amazing accomplishment.
Support campers in setting and achieving their goals for the camp session, and write participation notes for each camper to acknowledge their achievements.

This position is compensated at $600 per week, 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.
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 Lower Elementary Camp Counselor reports to the Lower Elementary Camp Coordinator.
The Lower Elementary Camp Counselor 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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