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Substitute Camp Counselor

Company: Bright Horizons
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

At Steve & Kate's, we put kids in the driver's seat and staff come along for the ride. Campers choose minute-to-minute what they do, because kids who learn to make decisions today build the self-confidence they'll need to wrangle unknowns tomorrow. Sound like something you can get behind? If so, we're looking for motivated babysitters, teachers, coaches, students, athletes, art, tech and education enthusiasts (and anyone else that's ready to play hard and be goofy) to join our team. As a Substitute Camp Counselor, you'll jump in as needed at camp while getting an immersive summer of creativity and play.

The job in a nutshell.

While your schedule will vary, the responsibilities of a Sub look much the same as our full-time staff. You and one other staff member will be paired up and responsible for a stable group of 10-15 campers (as determined by local regs.), consisting of siblings, friends and kids of similar ages whenever possible. Think of each group like a "mini-camp" within a larger camp. During the camp day, each group will have their own indoor space and set of equipment, allowing campers to immerse themselves in activities of interest, as well as try new activities individually or with the group. Media lab, sewing, crochet, drawing, games and blocks are just some of the activities kids will be able to explore. Campers and staff will also have time to be outdoors as a group (while maintaining social distance from other groups). Outdoor activities will include free play, workshops, and shows, and we'll also rent outrageous recreational equipment to add some variety, like mini-golf or laser tag (which will be sanitized between groups).

Important Dates

Camp Dates: Jun 21 - Aug 27, 2021, Monday - Friday (actual start date for employment will vary based on site-specific training)

Camp Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm (sub roles will vary in terms of days and times)

How do you know if you're the right candidate?

If you answer yes to all of the questions below, definitely apply now.

  • Do you have a flexible schedule and are ready to jump in at the last minute (you can always decline if not available)?
  • Do you appreciate and agree with our self-directed approach for kids?
  • Are you comfortable leading groups of kids on your own, but also working with and being accountable to a team?
  • Do you have the stamina to keep up (literally) with 4-12 yr. olds bursting with energy and creative potential? And, can you bench press a kindergartener (just kidding -- can you lift up to 30 lbs)?
  • Are you serious about having fun, willing to work hard but also let loose when the time calls for it?
  • Are you committed to helping us keep Camp safe from COVID? This summer, we will be requiring that staff undergo temperature checks and other health measures, such as wearing masks, to protect themselves and our Camp community from COVID-19. We will also ask you to keep everyone safe by complying with any federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding COVID-19 both in your life at Camp and outside of Camp. And the Camp will be complying, too, which means that we will need to reserve the right to close Camp or any portion of it at any point in the summer we feel it is necessary to do so.
  • Please read this document for additional details regarding Steve & Kate seasonal staff responsibilities and requirements

Even if you're new to working with kids or don't have experience in our specific programs, if you're motivated to learn, we'll get you up to speed with our paid training and development program.

A bit more about us: Steve & Kate's Camp.

We're the people who pie-oneered self-directed summer camps starting way back in 1980 and introduced the most flexible and fair attendance system in the industry. At Steve & Kate's, kids decide what they do and where they do it, giving them the confidence to risk, fail and rise and develop self-knowledge and deep trust in their instincts and capabilities.


Contact us at or 855-877-6866

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO - English and EEO - Spanish along with information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the recruitment helpdesk at 855-877-6866 or Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Keywords: Bright Horizons, Kirkland , Substitute Camp Counselor, Other , Kirkland, Washington

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