Summer Camp Lead Counselor

  • san francisco, CA
  • Full Time
  • Student (College)

Summer Camp Lead Counselor


Children’s Day School (CDS) is a co-educational preschool through eighth grade school serving

over 470 students in the Mission Dolores neighborhood of San Francisco. Spanning two

campuses, and home to a diverse community of students, faculty, and families, CDS is a vibrant

learning community. Our teachers practice constructivist teaching; born of “learning by doing,”

it is how we achieve excellent academics. We believe by encouraging children to fully engage in

complex topics, and in myriad ways we are giving them tools to become lifelong learners and

passionate citizens of the world. To learn more about CDS, visit our website at

CDS is located on a beautiful, secluded half-acre in the Mission near Dolores Park. Our after

care program employs the use of indoor classrooms, environmental ed. kitchen, wood chips area and climbing structure, farm and garden, and a play yard among the largest of independent schools in the city.


The Role

CDS seeks a dynamic camp lead counselor for the summer program. Reporting to the

Extended Program Director, these teachers are responsible for supporting engaging themed day camp activities for students in grades K – 8.



  • Employment dates will be roughly 6/20 - 8/12, with 8 weeks of full-time camp sessions, plus dates for training before camp begins and clean up after camp ends
  • Camp hours are 8:30 am - 5:30 pm


The Successful Candidate Will

  • Lead the execution of popular and engaging activities.
  • Lead a classroom
  • Have experience teaching or leading youth activities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, and collaborate effectively with colleagues, students and parents.
  • Model behavior and language that supports our mission and our program.
  • Display excellent rapport with children and families.
  • Display excellent classroom management.
  • Express the desire and ability to take on the responsibility in the classroom and the CDS community, and to participate generously.
  • Display a passion for learning and a commitment to personal-professional growth.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Work effectively with children, families, and staff of diverse backgrounds and family structures.
  • Communicate and problem-solve with the school day teaching staff about students and families.
  • Communicate and problem-solve with the families of campers
  • Be proficient in technology: email, word processing, photos, etc.



$22-25/hr depending on experience


Physical Demands of Position

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school

employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions. Reasonable

accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities

of the job:

  • Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, hear and read during the course of normal teaching activities;
  • Able to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time, and to perform teaching responsibilities with patience and professionalism required to effectively work with children;
  • In person attendance necessary to perform essential job functions;
  • May be exposed to childhood illnesses.


Clearances Required

Required Screenings: TB Assessment Clearances: Livescan background check

CDS is an equal opportunity employer. Our community is diverse in many ways, inclusive of

race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age, ability, and more. We welcome and

value the same in our faculty and staff.

Contact Information

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Send resume, cover letter, names of 3 references and an idea for an engaging club activity for

elementary aged students


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