College Station ISD

Summer Day Camp Program Lead 2024 (2903293)

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TitleSummer Day Camp Program Lead 2024
Posting ID2903293

Summer Day Camp Program Lead 2024

4 - 6 positions


Primary Purpose:

This position brings life to Summer Day Camp and contributes to the quality of experience a camper receives at camp.  Each week of camp is centered around a theme in which Program Leads will create, develop, and implement theme activities for campers K-6th grade.  A variety of theme activities such as skits, challenges, crafts, games, and special events will be planned. 


Program Leads serve as a member of the camp leadership team.  Prior to camp they will report to the Community Education Coordinator.  Once camp begins, their direct report will be to the Site Director.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma


Special Knowledge / Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to lead and give direction to others
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively and professionally with a team
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to safely operate 15 passenger van
  • Ability to lead staff trainings related to your responsibilities
  • Organized and can manage time well
  • Working knowledge and ability to use Google platform (drive, docs, spreadsheets, etc) and email
  • Working knowledge and ability to use virtual meeting platforms such as ZOOM or Google Meet



  • Experience working with school-age children in an after school or summer program



  • Must be First Aid and CPR certified (can be trained by SDC).
  • Must participate in the Child Abuse Awareness training
  • Must attend leadership team retreat, staff applicant interview day, staff retreat for camp training, planning and any other designated staff training/development.


Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Be knowledgeable about and adhere to proper procedures and expectations set forth by the Texas Health and Human Services / Department of Family Protective Services, the Summer Day Camp handbook, and the school district employee handbook.
  • Must be committed, caring, and understanding; they must be aware that they are to be positive role models for the campers and staff.
  • Portraying a professional and positive attitude and using leadership qualities effectively.
  • Have the ability to effectively PREPARE, ENERGETICALLY LEAD, and ACTIVELY participate in activities of small and large groups.
  • Will dress up in character and perform in daily skits, songs, chants related to camp and camp themes.
  • The ability to laugh at oneself.
  • Is willing to get messy with food items, paint, water, shaving cream, etc.
  • Actively supports and provides feedback to staff during thematic activities.
  • Take initiative to solve problems, clean up, or take charge when needed.
  • Prepping, sorting, cleaning, and storing of supplies and equipment related to thematic programming or group games.
  • Able to adapt and be flexible when needed.
  • Redirecting campers appropriately if needed.
  • Maintains all building facilities, camp supplies, and equipment with care and pride. Reports any hazards to the Site Director.
  • Provide feedback to directors addressing staff concerns and successes.
  • Provide feedback to the site director for staff evaluations.
  • Attend weekly staff and leadership meetings. Lead their portion of meetings relating to thematic activities.


Programming/Planning Responsibilities

  • Able to weekly dedicate several hours of planning and meeting with leadership and directors in the months leading up to camp starting.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement innovative thematic activities, roundups, and group games.
  • Generate and submit supply requests via Google Spreadsheets
  • Assist leadership team in planning and implementing staff training and events prior to camp.
  • Meet assigned deadlines.


Working Conditions:

  • This is a physically demanding position.
    • Ability to be on their feet for long periods of time
    • Ability to run and play in physically active games
    • Ability to safely lift and carry heavy equipment and supplies
    • Ability to stoop and bend
  • Maintain emotional control and professionalism under stress.


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$13.00 - $15.00 / Per Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/04/2024
End Date05/24/2024

Job Contact

NameChad GardnerTitleDirector of Community Education