Day Camp Instructor

Arts, Parks, and Recreation · Athens, Ohio
Department Arts, Parks, and Recreation
Employment Type Seasonal
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $11 - $13.50 DOE

Day Camp Instructor

The City of Athens is seeking day camp instructors to assist in the daily operation of eight one-week long summer youth camps dealing with various themes for children grades K-6. Day camp instructors set an example for peer staff and campers by being enthusiastic, involved, and promoting respect for camp, counselors, equipment, and other campers. This is a seasonal position that begins in late May and goes through August 5, 2022. The typical work days for this position are Monday through Friday. This position is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The starting hourly pay rate is $11 per hour.

General inquires may be sent to Human Resources via email: or by calling: 740-592-3367. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



  • Help implement activities of Head Youth Camp Counselors assigned to camps/groups.
  • Assist in supervision of campers throughout daily planned activities.
  • Set up and help clean up required equipment and supplies for planned activities.
  • Lead campers in all planned and unplanned activities.
  • Provides leadership to assigned camps/groups to ensure high quality programing
  • Become highly involved in camper activities.
  • Create trustworthy relationships with campers.
  • Promote enthusiasm for activities and help guide campers to learning experiences.
  • Ensures the safety of all campers at all times.
  • Keeps camp areas clean.
  • Adheres to all applicable laws, policies and procedures presented by the Athens Community Center.
  • Maintains good working relationships with employees, the public, parents of campers and campers.
  • Preforms related duties as required or assigned.


Additional Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Candidates committed to working the entire season are strongly preferred.
  • Education/Experience: High School Graduate accompanied by additional vocational/technical/or other specialized formal education or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience working in a camp setting with grades k- 6 preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Qualified candidate must have current CPR/First Aid Certification prior to hire.
  • Additional training in communicable disease and child abuse prevention is required.
  • Candidate must satisfactorily complete a BCI and FBI background check.


Physical Demands:

Applicant must be able to participate in all camp activities. This position requires standing and moving several hours each day.


All new hires are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to employment with the City of Athens, OH.


This is general description intended to provide general duties and qualifications. Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties that may be performed. It is not intended to cover all situations, or all necessary qualifications. Job descriptions are subject to change.


The City of Athens, OH is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


The City of Athens, OH understands the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and has taken many precautions to slow the spread of the virus. Facemasks and social distancing requirements are enforced. We must all do our part to minimize risk, but even with our best efforts, there is no guarantee that you can avoid exposure to COVID-19.


We prefer applicants apply online; however, paper applications are available upon request. Please call Human Resources at 740-592-3367 if you need to request a paper application. 

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  • Location
    Athens, Ohio
  • Department
    Arts, Parks, and Recreation
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $11 - $13.50 DOE