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Join Our Team

Make Your Summer Count!

The Summertimes team is seeking energetic and outgoing counselors, instructors, and operations assistants with strong mentoring and leadership skills to work with children across our various camps. If you are interested in joining our team, click on the “Apply Now” button to fill out our online application. Please note that Summertimes requires applicants to make a minimum two-week commitment in order to be considered for employment.

Be sure to use an active email account on your application and check your email frequently after applying. If you do not check your email you may miss important communications regarding your application or employment offer!

Have a Particular Camp in Mind?

The camp directors are responsible for their own hiring decisions. If you would like to work at a specific camp or camps, please submit your online application and contact the camp director(s) to express your interest. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christine Mason in the Summer Programs Office at 703-212-2828 or cmason@sssas.org.

Summertimes Positions and Pay Scale

Camp Counselor ($55-$80 per day, based on experience): Camp counselors work with the Camp Director and Program Staff to create a high quality experience for every camper. Counselors are tasked with ensuring the safety, well-being, and personal growth of the campers.

Extended Day Counselor ($55-$80 per day, based on experience): Extended day counselors are responsible for staffing various indoor and outdoor activities for those campers participating in Morning Care (7:30 - 9:00 a.m.) and Afternoon Care (3:00 - 6:00 p.m.). Just like Counselors, Extended Day Counselors must ensure the safety and well-being of the campers.
Instructor ($100-$135 per day, based on experience): Instructors teach specialty areas within Summertimes Day Camp sessions, such as arts and crafts, sports, and music and drama. Instruction or teaching experience is preferred.

Operations Assistant ($80-$100 per day): Operations Assistants provide support to all the camp directors and the various summer programs on all three campuses. Duties include, but are not limited to: setting up and breaking down the camps each week; assisting with carpool; helping to ensure safe camper transportation between the three campuses and to and from Morning Care and Afternoon Care; checking on the condition of the facilities throughout the day; and acting as main point-of-contact with the Director of Summer Programs regarding medical emergencies and campus safety.

Employment Agreement

Please note that acceptance of a job offer with the SSSAS Summer Programs Office is classified as an “at-will employment agreement.” If a camp you are scheduled to work in is cancelled, we cannot guarantee alternate employment but will do our best to find you another position for that week.

Qualifications & Training

All camp staff are required to pass a state and federal background check, regardless of age. Additional training requirements for counselors are outlined in the orientation packet and provided during the orientation meeting. Once you have accepted an offer with Summertimes, you will receive additional information on how to complete this training.

Important Application Dates

Friday, March 1, 2019:
The application process opens. All applications must be submitted after this date and not before March 1, 2019.

Monday, April 15, 2019:
The application process closes. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019:
All applications will be reviewed by this date and any interviews with camp Directors will be scheduled.

Friday, May 31, 2019:
All applicants will receive a response to their application by this date.
The hiring process takes 4-6 weeks, so be certain to check your email frequently during the month of May. If you receive a job offer, please reply promptly. Please direct any questions about the hiring process to summerprograms@sssas.org.

Questions? Contact Us!

Summer Programs Office
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