New camps added: LEGO Challenge and Math Strategy AND Jr Engineers and Mathematicians!

Make Your Summer Count!

The Summertimes team is seeking energetic and outgoing counselors, junior 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 (available February 1). Please note that Summertimes requires applicants to be at least 15 years of age at the time they start work. All Day Camp staff applicants make a four-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! If you will be graduating in 2022, we suggest you use a personal email address, not a school address.

*It is our mission at Summertimes to offer applicants a rewarding summer employment experience. It is our goal to foster a sense of independence and self-advocacy, and to encourage ownership of the application and hiring process by our high school-aged applicants. To that end, the Summer Programs Office will only communicate with the applicant, not the applicant’s parents, regarding the hiring process and payroll.*

 

Have Questions? Get in Touch!

Summer Programs Office
703-212-2777
summerprograms@sssas.org

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Important dates

Tuesday, February 1, 2022:

The application process opens. All applications must be submitted after this date and not before February 1, 2022.

Friday, March 4, 2022:

The application process closes. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Thursday, March 17, 2022:

All applications will be reviewed by this date and any interviews with Camp Directors will be scheduled. Please note that not all Camp Directors require interviews.

Friday, April 15, 2022:

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 March and early April. If you receive a job offer, please reply promptly. Please direct any questions about the hiring process to summerprograms@sssas.org.

Have a Particular Program in Mind?

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 specific Camp Director(s) to express your interest. Please note that camps operated by Summertimes partners (such as Drobots and Spark Business Academy) do not hire from the Summertimes’ applicant pool. If you have any questions related to hiring, please feel free to contact the Summer Programs Coordinator, Mr. Keith Swadlo, at 703-212-2777 or at summerprograms@sssas.org.

Counselor

Open to rising high school seniors and older
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. Counselors should be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, and bending. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Junior Counselor

Open to rising high school sophomores and juniors (must be at least 15 years old when you begin work)
Junior Counselors team up with Counselors to create a high quality experience for every camper. Like Counselors, Junior Counselors are tasked with ensuring the safety, well-being, and personal growth of the campers. Junior Counselors should be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, and bending. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Extended Care Counselor

Open to rising high school seniors and older
Extended Care 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 Care Counselors must ensure the safety and well-being of the campers while engaging in fun after-camp activities. Please note that a counselor who has worked a camp during the day may not work as an Afternoon Care counselor (however, you may work both Morning Care and a camp). First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Head Counselor

Open to high school graduates who are at least 18 years old
The Head Counselor works with the Director of the CIT Program to help train and mentor counselor-in-training program participants (CITs). Additionally, the Head Counselor assists the Day Camp Director with day-to-day counselor management and staffing-related issues. The Head Counselor should be capable of strenuous activities such as running, standing, and bending. First Aid/CPR certification and previous counselor experience required.

Day Camp Instructor

Open to high school graduates who are at least 18 years old
Instructors lead specialized activities for our younger Day Campers (rising K – 1) and our older Day campers (rising 2-4 grade). Instructors must implement activities designed by SSSAS faculty. Work performed in preparation for camp (ex: coordination with other instructors) will be compensated. Instruction or teaching experience is preferred.

Operations Assistant

Open to high school graduates who are at least 18 years old
Operations Assistants provide support to the Director of Summer Programs on all three campuses. Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting with carpool and signage; assisting with camper medical form collection and preparing First Aid backpacks; 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; taking photographs of the camps; and acting as main point-of-contact with the Summer Programs Coordinator regarding medical emergencies and campus safety. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Employee Agreement

Please note that acceptance of a job offer with the SSSAS Summer Programs Office does not guarantee employment. If a camp you are scheduled to work is cancelled, we cannot guarantee alternate employment, but we will do our best to find you another position for that week.

Qualifications & Training

Please note that the minimum age for employment at Summertimes is 15. All camp staff are required to pass a state and federal background check, regardless of age, and complete other onboarding requirements. Once you have accepted an offer with Summertimes, you will receive additional information on how to complete these requirements. All Counselors, Junior Counselors, and Day Camp staff must attend the orientation session (typically end of May/beginning of June) to be eligible to work. Day Camp staff will be required to attend an additional Day Camp orientation.