Assistant Day Camp Director (Grades K-5) - Seasonal, Loveland, Colorado

Created 02/08/2023
Reference 604861
Job type Part Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Loveland
Zip 80537

Receive a $600 Bonus! Successful applicants who are hired and work the full 10 Week Camp Season will receive a $600 bonus!! Assists with management and supervision of program staff and children aged 5-11 years enrolled in Adventure Bound Day Camp programs. Responsible for coordination and oversight of weekly activities, enrichment programs and field trips.

The salary range for this position is $17.02- $20.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

Position will remain open until filled.

This is a temporary position lasting a maximum of 6 months working up to 40 hours per week.


  • Assist in coordination of all aspects of day camp programming including but not limited to participant registrations, weekly activities, field trips, enrichment classes/programs and special events.
  • Assist in daily implementation & supervision of camp operations. Lead all programs by example, ensuring safe and appropriate use of all program and facility space/equipment.
  • Responsible for the preparation of weekly activity schedules and purchasing of required supplies with input from day camp leaders and aides; may assist with organization & distribution of weekly parent newsletters.
  • Assist with organization and planning of camp orientations, staff trainings and team meetings; may assist with conducting employee evaluations.
  • Ensure positive daily communication with participant families regarding camper expectations and behaviors; may assist in conducting informal or formal conference sessions with families to resolve challenges and concerns.
  • Assist in facility and room scheduling, ensuring essential set-up and take-down of assigned day camp program reservations.
  • Assist in scheduling use of and conducting regular routine inspection & maintenance on vans used for program activities & field trips, including but not limited to gassing, washing and vacuuming as needed.
  • Adhere to and implement all Adventure Bound Day Camp, Chilson Center, and City of Loveland policies and procedures, including any state or federal regulations for licensed school-age day camps.


  • Act on behalf of the Day Camp Director in their absence.
  • May assist Day Camp Director or Recreation Coordinator with other duties as assigned throughout the summer and in preparation of upcoming fall programs.
  • Work in the role of substitute Day Camp Leader when needed or as assigned.


Provide leadership and guidance to program leaders, aides, part-time instructors and volunteer staff. May assist with employee performance evaluations for seasonal and part-time staff.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Communicates effectively and diplomatically with participants of the programs, parents, co-workers, and the general public. Exhibits excellent organizational and planning skills. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Uses independent and sound judgment to react quickly and appropriately in emergency situations. Exercises appropriate conflict resolution skills with camp participants and staff. Exhibits patience when dealing with stressful situations. Ability to operate a 12-14 passenger City van with provided training.

Core Competencies:

Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness

Job Specific Competencies:

Action Oriented, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Organizational Skills, Punctuality

Education and/or Experience:

A Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Recreation, Education or related field preferred. Minimum of two (2) years experience working with school-aged children required. Experience leading or supervising others preferred. Must be at least 21 years of age.

Licensure and/or Certifications:

Must currently possess or be able to successfully complete provided First Aid, CPR, and Standard Precautions certifications within 30 days of hire date and prior to working with children. Clearance from state, federal, sex offender and child abuse reporting background checks is required. Must complete a provided Medical Administration Certification training. Must possess a valid driver's license and pass the City of Loveland's Safe Driving Course.

Material and Equipment Directly Used:

Printer, computer, telephone, fax machine, safety equipment, athletic and recreational equipment, 12-14 passenger vans used in transporting children.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

Performs the duties of this position in several different locations, in both inside and outside environments. May be exposed to dirt, sand, water and differing weather conditions. Bends, pushes, pulls, stoops, kneels, climbs, carries and lifts participants (up to 70 pounds) on a regular basis. May be exposed to noisy and stressful situations. Instructs and demonstrates various recreational activities, and is responsible for ensuring the safety of all participants in said activities by exhibiting and encouraging safe and proper use of equipment at all times.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!

In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.

Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.

A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!

Non Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:

  • Retirement - 457 employee funded plan
  • Medical Leave - Up to 48 hours accrued. Accrue 1 hour of leave per 30 hours worked

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment, including fingerprint check will be obtained in order to clear for initial and ongoing employment.


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