Day Camp Staff

Camp Belzer Indianapolis, IN
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Passionate about working with and having an impact on kids? Interested in education and project-based learning? Ready to take your leadership skills to the next level in an amazingly fun summer job?

Summer Camp Staff are the single most consistent presence in the experience of each Camp Belzer camper, and have the greatest potential impact on each camper’s summer.

Opportunities included:

  • Group Captains that stay with the same set of campers throughout the week and create fun and educational experiences of each and every camper within a team.
  • Lifeguards and Aquatic Instructors that interact with every camper that attends the pool or waterfront.
  • Program Counselors that create engaging program specific experiences for every camper in dedicated areas such as STEM, Handicrafts, Adventure Courses, Shooting Sports, and more.
  • Business Staff that support parent and camper experiences with check-in and check-out, exceptional communication, and trading post operations.
  • Ranger Staff that ensure our campers have the best facilities and equipment, prepared and ready, for a lifechanging summer.

We value having divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table, and we strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.


WHAT YOU’LL GET

Professional growth and purposeful work in a playful, supportive environment that is mission driven by the Boy Scouts of America. Plus, you’ll join a lifelong community that aims for character development, leadership, citizenship and personal fitness.


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Group Captain

  • Lead your team of up to 20 campers each week and assist Program Counselors as campers rotate program areas.
  • Assist with daily set-up and cleanup of camp and assist Program Counselors with lesson preparation

Lifeguard and Aquatic Instructor

  • Provide proper supervision and ensure safe pool operations.
  • Lead groups of up to 20 campers in aquatic activities.
  •  Assist with daily set-up and cleanup of camp and program area.

Program Counselor

  • Provide proper supervision and ensure safe program area operations.
  • Lead groups of up to 20 campers in assigned program area activities.
  • Lead daily set-up and cleanup of camp and program area.

Business Staff

  • Lead or assist camper check-in and check-out, parent communications, camper documentation, and trading post operations.

Ranger Staff

  • Assist the lead Camp Range to maintain the grounds and facilities of Camp Belzer to ensure safe and uninterrupted program.

All Staff

  • Provide excellent customer service to families and guardians daily
  • Maintain a safe environment and provide leadership and camp spirit to all campers
  • Contribute to and participate in daily camp activities, including camper check-in and check out, opening/closing ceremonies, snack & lunch & extended care supervision and programming
  • Team Leaders will report to the Camp Director and receive professional development and ongoing coaching


REQUIREMENTS

  • Genuine love and interest in working with children and/or education
  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm each day
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands while balancing multiple tasks efficiently
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team, with an openness to feedback and a desire to grow professionally
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • A great communicator with families and guardians
  • CPR/First Aid certified OR willing to become certified by start of camp


EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

  • Upper high school or college student
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Experience in after-school programs or leading programs for kids of a wide range of grade levels a plus


WORK HOURS AND DATES

The camp day runs, on average, eight hours for Team Leaders with a typical schedule from 8:00am-4:15pm, with some also working Extended Care hours until as late as 6pm.


General Camp Staff Hours:

  • Staff may work anytime between 7:00am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by position and day
  • Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming
  • 2-12 hours of online training before camp begins
  • Training and setup days: Participate in five mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts
  • Camp cleanup: Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 1-3 day following your last week of camp.

The needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary. We seek and make offers to staff who we believe are capable of thriving in a flexible environment, both professionally and personally.


COMPENSATION AND PERKS

We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:

  • Most staff are compensated at a regular hourly rate, with overtime at 1.5x the hourly rate in accordance with state and federal requirements. Exact hourly rate is based on position and is included in the offer letter.
  • Select staff are compensated at a contracted weekly or daily rate and are except from overtime. 
  • Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal non-benefited positions and do not include paid vacation time
  • Camp discounts (exact details contingent on position)

ABOUT CAMP BELZER

Founded in 1918 by our namesake and first Boy Scouts of America Scout Executive of Indianapolis, Francis O. Belzer, Camp Belzer has been an icon of the community for over 100 years.

Originally serving as the long-term resident camping experience for youth aged 11 to 18, Camp Belzer saw a major transition in the 1970’s to primarily host day camp programming for youth aged six and above. Today Camp Belzer continues to serve as a summer day camp to Scouts and is now open to the public. With the new Skip and Alex Lange Innovation Center, Camp Belzer serves youth year round from thought Central Indiana with leadership and outdoor programs.

 
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