Job Description

Come work at a place where you have a direct impact on the quality of life for Kent residents, business owners and visitors alike!

Camp WALKAPALA Day Camp Counselors

(8 Positions Available)

40 hours per week

Camp runs from June 28-August 13, 2021

Mandatory Training Dates:   June 24, 25

Mandatory Parent Night:      June 25, 2021


Interviews: Interviews are ongoing starting April 19, 2021


Salary:   $14.19 - $14.69 per hour depending on experience

Duties: Under the direction of the Adaptive Recreation and Youth/Teen Manager, Program Coordinator and Camp Director, develop and lead high energy, creative, interesting activities for children ages 6 - 12. 

Camp consists of approximately 30-40 campers and 8 staff members.  Activities include arts and crafts, STEAM projects, sports and games, swimming, songs, inclusive camp activities with adaptive recreation and weekly field trips.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years of age; possess a valid CPR and Standard First Aid Card by start date. Applicants are subject to Washington State background check.  Other requirements include three personal and/or work references.

Preferred Qualifications:  One (1) year or more of experience working with children with and without disabilities in recreation, teaching or day camp environment; knowledge of age appropriate athletic and social activities, crafts and other large group activities for children between 6-12 years old; Ability to live by Kent Parks mission of "Dedicated to Enriching Lives" and demonstrate the following characteristics: responsible, respectful, honest, energetic, passionate, flexible, original, creative, dependable, thoughtful.

Please attach resume and cover letter to application

The City of Kent is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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