Summer Camp Counselors

Each year, SRA hires the best and brightest to work as counselors in our Summer Day Camp, Sports Camp, Preschool Camp, and Not-So-Lazy Summer Afternoon Camp.

In 2022, we will be hiring four- (Monday-Thursday) and five-day (Monday-Friday) counselors for both morning (8:30-11:45) and afternoon (11:30-2:00) sessions. Applicants should indicate their preferences for days and times on the application. Please understand that these positions are extremely competitive, and the more flexible an applicant’s hours, the more likely that we can find a spot for them.

HEAD COUNSELORS

We are currently accepting applications for Head Counselor positions for Summer 2022. Head Counselors lead a group of similarly-aged kids at camp each day. They are assisted by Counselors, high school and middle school students, in playing games, reading books, doing crafts, and participating in camp-wide activities. Ideal Head Counselors have experience working with school-age children and a balance of responsibility and silliness. College students are welcome to apply.

Head Counselors are hired to work as morning, afternoon, or full-day counselors. (We will do everything we can to accommodate your preference.) All Head Counselors must successfully complete a mandatory background checks. To apply, please email a letter of interest detailing your experience to Sara at Sara@SwarthmoreRecreation.org.

COUNSELORS

Paid summer camp counselors are rising 9th graders and above. Volunteer camp counselors are rising 8th graders and above.

Counselors are expected to attend every day of camp. (Exceptions are made for illness and other emergencies, of course.) Please remember that we hire counselors to care for young children. It is essential that we know that our counselors will show up for work reliably. We ask counselors to be available for at least four of the five weeks of camp.

Counselor orientation and camp move in day is June 23. All counselors need to attend this important day.

Applicants will be notified of our hiring decisions by late March. Preference will be given to counselors who have volunteered at camp in the past and to applicants who have proven themselves reliable as Sports Mentors.

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