Day Camp Lead

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-875018
    • Job Location: Centennial, CO
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: March 06, 2024
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About this Opportunity!

Day Camp Lead Part-Time

Application Closing Deadline: Ongoing/Open.

This is an ongoing recruitment process, with no specific closing date. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

$16.25 - $20.67 per hour

Do you enjoy working with children and want a fun and rewarding job? This job is for you! We are seeking a positive and enthusiastic Day Camp Counselor who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and leading children through a variety of outdoor and indoor activities. This position is responsible for assisting with the daily preparation and implementation of program activities and maintaining an appropriate and safe recreational environment for children. In addition, the Day Cap Counselor will work directly with children and parents on a daily basis and may provide leadership and guidance to additional part-time day camp staff including Day Camp Aides and volunteers.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Possess a professional and welcoming demeanor.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a positive work relationship with program participants, parents, and staff.
  • Will be able to communicate effectively with children, parents, and staff.
  • Must have ability to visually and audibly supervise children in a variety of situations.
  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Will have knowledge of child care programming; recreation and its application; safety and emergency first-aid procedures; program management; and customer service principles.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Minimum of 480 hours of verifiable full time or equivalent part-time experience working with children in a similar setting with children of same age as position assignment.
  • Must meet appropriate Leader requirements/qualifications and provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado’s Department of Human Services upon hire.
  • Current certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Standard Precautions, and Medication Administration or the ability to obtain such certifications upon hire.
  • Complete fifteen (15) training hours annually.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check including Colorado Bureau of Investigations and TRAILS/Central Registry criminal record review as required by the Colorado Department of Social Services within five (5) working days of employment.
  • Provide all documentation as required by the State of Colorado Child Care Licensing Division upon hire.
  • Complete all necessary trainings that are required by the Colorado Department of Early Childhood within thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within thirty (30) days of employment. Must be insurable by the District carrier at the onset and for the duration of employment.

The job description above covers the main duties of this position. Please note, as a team member, there may be additional responsibilities that are required to meet ongoing needs of the department.

Employee Benefits & Perks at South Suburban

  • FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf (applicable to employees working 14+ hours/week)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • Flexible schedules
  • To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package, please visit

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.