Summer Staff FAQ

Thinking about working at Action Kids Summer Camp for summer 2019? Check out our FAQ to learn what you can expect as a valued summer camp staff.

  • What age do you have to be to work at Action Kids?

    You must be 16 years old to work at Action Kids.

  • What are the work hours?

    Daily schedules vary for full time and part time staff. Full days are between 7:00– 6:00. Half days are either 7:00-1:00 or 1:00 to 6:00. You may be asked to arrive at 7:00 for early care or stay until 6:00 for our after camp program.

  • What is the salary?

    Salaries vary depending upon position and experience

  • When is staff training?

    During our  2019 camp season there are  three mandatory staff training days; June 8, June 9 and July 14.
    All summer camp staff must be available to work 8 out of the 10 scheduled weeks of camp.

  • Do I NEED experience working with kids?

    We prefer that our summer staff have experience working with children, but it is not a prerequisite.

  • What skills are you looking for in an Action Kids Summer Camp counselor?

    The skills that make a successful counselor are:

    • The ability to work well with children of all ages.
    • The belief that you can make a difference in the life of a child.
    • The willingness and ability to foster self-esteem, cooperation, courage, responsibility and FUN!
    • The ability to work well in close proximity with others.
    • A love of the outdoors – in all weather conditions.
    • The ability to take charge and motivate others.
    • Creativity, patience, kindness, cooperation and spirit.
    • The ability and willingness to be a positive role model.
    • The willingness to pitch-in and go the extra mile…