We're Hiring Summer Camp Counselors!

Wed January 3, 2024

Get ready for a summer you will never forget! Work with your peers as a role model and responsible leader for campers of all ages. Use your creativity and positive attitude to lead campers in a variety of fun activities, including group games, crafts, swimming, field trips, and more! Enjoy being outside and working at a job where you get to have fun all summer!

Group Interviews

 All interested applicants should plan to attend ONE of the group interview dates below.
  • Group interviews are scheduled:
    • Saturday, March 9, 2024: 9:00-11:30am
    • Friday, April 122024: 6:00-8:30pm
Group Interviews will be held at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515.



What you get: 
 This seasonal position pays $16 per hour and includes a free fitness membership to 4500 fitness.
When you’ll work:
  • Summer Camp is scheduled Monday to Friday from June 3 to August 9 with trainings scheduled before the first week of camp.
  • Camp Staff shifts will be scheduled between the hours of 7:00am-5:30pm. Staff will typically work 30-40 hours per week depending on their availability.
  • No camp on 6/19, 7/4 and 7/5.
  • We allow for flexible scheduling at our camps however, consistent schedules are a preference.
A day in the Life:  
  • Greet guardians and campers as they arrive for drop off and pick up ensuring sign in and out procedures are done properly
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining the safety of all campers on weekly field trips and pool visits when applicable
  • Communicate with guardians about daily activities and camper progress
  • Understand, communicate, and assist in enforcing camp and Park District rules or policies
  • Implement daily schedule and activities to keep campers excited, safe, and engaged 
  • Initiate spontaneous activities to accommodate agenda conflicts/changes
  • Work collaboratively with camp staff and supervisors
  • Assist in addressing camper behavior/disciplinary issues
  • Maintain program supplies, equipment, and facility space
  • Opportunities to assist in other areas of the park district including but not limited to special events, birthday parties, concessions, etc.
About you:  
  • 16 years of age or older
  • Team orientated
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Able to multi-task
  • Strong problem solving, judgement, and communication skills  
  • Can confidently lead a group of children of varying ages
  • Previous experience working with children preferred
What sets us apart:  
  • Flexible hours
  • Supportive and friendly coworkers
  • Collaborative and connected management
  • Develop your problem-solving, communication, and leadership experience
  • Learn important life skills such as time management and influencing others
  • Work for a Distinguished Agency Park District 

Other Available Summer Camp Positions:
  • Summer Camp Site Director: $18/hour
  • Summer Day Camp Coordinator: $20/hour