2023 Summer Camp Counselor (20355610) – Bay County, MI

2023 Summer Camp Counselor (20355610)


Bay County, MI



22 Orinda Way Orinda, 94563


Orinda is a delightful place in which to live, work and play.  Join our summer camp staff team and have fun while building your skills and making a positive impact in our community!


The City of Orinda Parks and Recreation Department seeks qualified individuals with the passion and desire to work with youth campers as a summer Recreation Leader (Camp Counselor) in the Recreation Division.   This position takes direction from the Camp Director (Recreation Program Specialist) and reports to the City's full-time Recreation Coordinator.

INTERVIEWS:In-person group interviews will occur on Saturday, April 1stfrom 12:30-2:30 pm OR Wednesday, April 12th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.  Please be prepared to attend one of these pre-set interview times.

SUMMER CAMP SEASON:Must be available for summer camp season June 5 – August 11, 2023

WORK HOURS:Work hours vary depending on the number of staff and youth participants.  Approximate work hours are Monday through Friday 8:45 am to 4:00 pm and Extended Care from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

MANDATORY TRAINING:Must be available for paid training on Saturday, June 3, 2023

Incumbents of the position will provide their own transportation to program site(s). 

Essential Duties:

Camp Counselors (Recreation Leaders) are assigned to the summer day camp programs working with children ages 3 1/2 to 12 years old.  They assist, plan, organize and lead the physical, recreational and social activities of assigned recreation programs under direction of the Camp Director (Recreation Program Specialist) and the Recreation Coordinator.  

  • Bring energy and enthusiasm to the camp environment every day.
  • Safely and appropriately supervise campers at all times.
  • Plan and lead arts, crafts, games and sports according to the theme of the week.
  • Serve as a mentor and role model to campers by modeling positive behavior at all times.
  • Use positive discipline with campers and communicate effectively with parents and guardians.
  • Effectively collaborate with fellow camp staffers and Parks and Recreation Department staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

All City of Orinda employees are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s core values including serving the public, being respectful and accountable, maintaining professionalism, and demonstrating responsibility.

Education: Must have completed at least ninth (9) grade by the start of camp.  Coursework in recreation, sports, administration, human development, education or related field is preferred.  

Experience: Recreation, athletics and/or education experience is desirable.  Experience teaching and/or working with children and youth age twelve (12) and under is preferred.

Licenses/Certifications: CPR, First Aid, and AED training and/or certification are required prior to the first day of camp.  There will be a CPR, First Aid and AED training on the mandatory Training Day.

Special Requirements:Appointments to this position are contingent upon:

  • A valid work permit issued from school (if under age 18 and have not graduated from high school or received a State Certificate of Proficiency).
  • A post offer, pre-employment live scan criminal history check (over 18 years), drug screen, physical and TB Test required.  Please note that if under 18 some processes may require legal guardian consent.

How to Apply:

Please visit CalOpps.org to submit a fully-completed application and resume.  A limited number of applicants with the most desirable qualifications, as determined by initial screening of applications and resumes, will be invited to participate in an interview process.  Applicants will be notified by phone or email if they are invited to participate further in the selection process.  For more information, please contact Matt Delmartini at (925) 253-4215.

This recruitment is opened and will continue to receive applications until the jobs are filled.  We strongly encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.  Applications are reviewed as they are received, and selections can be made at any time during the recruitment process.

The City of Orinda is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates with a disability which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should submit a request for accommodation with the application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.


The successful candidate will enjoy the following benefits:

  • This is a non-benefited part-time, seasonal or temporary (casual) position.
  • Individuals in the position may not work more than 1,000 hours per year.
  • Individuals in the position will receive sick leave in accordance with California State Law.
  • Individuals in the position will be enrolled in a MissionSquare (ICMA-RC) 457 Deferred Compensation Program with the employee contributing 7.5%; this retirement contribution is in lieu of participating in Social Security.

Special Instructions

All candidates must answer the required supplemental questions.Please note that a resume may be provided but is not a replacement for a fully-completed job application.

Recruitment Contact

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Contact email: 

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