Job Openings

Roles at Camp SAM

Counselors work with a specific group of children for the entire summer, providing a physically and emotionally safe environment for campers to grow and learn. The counselors lead the camp groups in a broad range of athletics, crafts and cultural activities. There are 2 counselors with each camper group (A Lead and an Assistant Counselor). Both counselors remain with their camp group for the entire day, become familiar with the personal needs and interests of each camper (i.e., allergies, swim level), know their campers’ personality traits and any pertinent information provided by their parents. The counselors are required to run, play, swim, and care for the campers while being enthusiastic, positive, and nurturing role models. Our counselors are not afraid to be silly in front of the campers, and enjoy participating in all of the exciting activities we have to offer.

All counselors must be at least 18 years old, available to work at least 10 weeks of the summer, have reliable transportation, and work the following hours: Monday through Friday 8:45AM-4:15PM.
The Sports Instructors will remain in one area, while different groups of campers visit the Sports Clinics. The Sports Instructors will work with all ages (5-14), and are responsible for adapting the lessons plans to be age appropriate. The sports clinics should be designed to teach the fundamentals of popular sports to encourage teamwork and physical fitness. The Sports Instructors should have the expertise to adaptively design the clinics to meet the needs of individual skill levels and abilities within the camper groups. Campers will learn the basic fundamentals, rules of the game, and of course the FUN of the sport! The Sports Instructors are expected to be responsible and mature leaders, and have a passion, talent, and ability to teach sports to young children.

The Sports Instructors must be at least 18 years old, available to work at least 10 weeks of the summer, have reliable transportation, and work the following hours: Monday through Friday 8:45AM-4:15PM.
Our lifeguards not only supervise the swimmers and ensure daily safety, but they also have the responsibility of teaching non-swimmers to become more confident in the aquatic area and learn new skills throughout the summer. The lifeguards are expected to be mature, detail-oriented, responsible, quick thinkers, and great leaders. All lifeguards work together as a team to enforce aquatic rules and ensure the daily safety of our campers. The lifeguards are expected to have knowledge of pool chemicals, testing policies, cleaning procedures and filter systems. All lifeguards must possess up to date Lifeguarding and CPR/First Aid Certification through the American Red Cross.

The Lifeguards must be at least 18 years old, available to work at least 10 weeks of the summer, have reliable transportation, and work the following hours: Monday through Friday either 9AM-2PM or 1PM-6PM.
Our kitchen staff work each day to prepare the lunches, snacks and drinks for our campers in a sanitary environment that meets government food and safety standards. The kitchen staff are expected to be mature, reliable, and able to work in a fast paced environment. They should have prior food service experience and be comfortable working in a kitchen.

The Kitchen Staff must be at least 17 years old, available to work at least 10 weeks of the summer, have reliable transportation, and work the following hours: Monday through Friday 9AM-3PM.
The Before and After-Car Counselors are responsible for preparing the campgrounds before camp begins and cleaning up the campgrounds at the end of the camp day. The BAC Counselors run the activities and stations planned for the before and after care sessions and are responsible for all extended day campers, ranging in ages from 2.5-15. The BAC Counselors also ensure that each camper is provided with morning breakfast, as well as an afternoon snack. The BAC Counselors are required to run, play, swim, and care for the campers while being enthusiastic, positive, and nurturing role models. They assist with sign in and sign out and do their best to ensure that campers bring home all of their belongings each camp day.

The BAC Counselors must be at least 17 years old, available to work at least 10 weeks of the summer, have reliable transportation, and work the following split shift hours: Monday through Friday 6:45AM-9:15AM and 3:45PM-6:15PM.
The Janitorial staff are responsible for the daily upkeep and cleaning of the campgrounds, ensuring the safety of all equipment and play areas, and replenishing the water jugs throughout the campgrounds. They should have prior janitorial experience, be familiar with cleaning products and chemicals, as well as sport court floor maintenance.

The Janitors must be at least 18 years old, available to work at least 10 weeks of the summer, have reliable transportation, and work the following hours: Monday through Friday 10AM-6PM.
If you are an experienced teacher, or have experience as a camp administrator, you may have the opportunity to supervise staff members, and/or campers at Camp SAM. Administrators are asked to spend more time at camp, participate in pre-planning camp sessions, and have additional responsibilities throughout the summer.

Administrators are expected to work additional hours beyond the typical 8:45AM to 4:15PM required of camp counselors. Job responsibilities may include communicating with parents, supervising staff, leading activities or special events, purchasing supplies, planning programs or developing curriculum for specialty areas.

Administrators must be at least 21 years old, have a college degree, be available to work at least 10 weeks of the summer, have reliable transportation, and work the hours: Monday through Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM, in addition to pre-planning camp sessions during the spring.