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Summer Camp Counselor - Seasonal - Skokie

Sports and Fitness

Location: Skokie, IL
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 05-17-2017

Job Description:


Do you enjoy working with children and living a healthy way of life? We are looking for positive and enthusiastic Summer Camp Counselors who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and leading children through a variety of outdoor and indoor summertime activities. A typical day for Summer Camp Counselor could include:

• Participating in a friendly game of dodgeball
• Teaching kids how to rock climb
• Cooling off with creative pool-based activities
• Creating a macaroni art masterpiece
• Educating kids about proper nutrition
• Supervising a fun field trip
• Interacting with parents and summer camp attendees to build lasting relationships

Job Description

As a Summer Camp Counselor, you’ll play an important role in providing a fun, entertaining, engaging educational and safe environment for our Life Time Junior Members. You will lead children between 3 and 12 years of age during weekly themed camps throughout the summer. And greatly contribute to Life Time’s ongoing efforts to grow healthy, happy kids.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Continually keep campers active and engaged in fun and challenging activities while maintaining a safe environment
• Follow and execute activities according to pre-designed daily lesson plans
• Lead a group of up to 10 campers ages 3–12 with a fun, positive and outgoing attitude
• Act as a role model to all children attending camp
• Interact with children, parents/guardians and co-workers in a professional manner at all times
• Understand and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures for camps
• Immediately report suspicious or inappropriate behaviors or abuse relating to youth

• High School Diploma or GED; or must be actively working towards a High School diploma
• One year working in a camp environment or coaching/teaching children preferred

Licenses / Certifications / Registrations

• Attend and pass Life Time Summer Camp Counselor Certification

Other Requirements

At Life Time, the safety of our Junior Members is a top priority. Applicants must complete all state or federal requirements prior to their first day of directly working with children or within another specified timeframe.

Requirements vary by state and may include, but are not limited to:

• Physical
• Tuberculosis test
• All required vaccinations (or signed exemption)
• Fingerprints taken by a local police department for a background check
• Background checks required by state specific child care licensing laws in addition to a Life Time background check
• Continuing education courses for continued employment in working with children
• All requirements must be completed at the cost of the applicant, unless prohibited by law.


All Life Time team members receive:

• Complimentary club membership
• Team member discounts for Life Time products & services
• Opportunities for advancement based on performance


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