Emagination Tech Camps
  • Operations
  • Lake Forest, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Length of Position: Summer, residential position for 6-8 weeks, depending on location

Company Info: We have been teaching kids and teens new tech skills and providing them a community where they make new friends and have fun since 1982! With our core tech camp program offering 20+ tech courses, we offer a great opportunity to put your youth development and leadership skills to work. 

Description: Great leaders are the key to our success!  Share your experience by leading counselors in their teaching of the next generation of video game enthusiasts, digital artists, programmers and engineers. Teach, Mentor, Commit, Play, Collaborate that's a summer at Emagination and one you don't want to miss!  Join us on our mission to Educate, Entertain and Help Develop Healthy Kids. Assistant Camp Directors ensure the delivery of a program that balances technology learning and traditional summer camp activities.

Assistant Camp Director Responsibilities:

  • Attend staff training week and complete all online pre-camp training
  • Live on campus with our campers and counselors and be responsible for their well-being during the day, evening and on the weekend - Provide supervision, care and nurturing
  • Assist in overseeing the daily operation of the summer tech camp program including health services, program areas, special events, camper/staff supervision, behavior management, and transportation.
  • Perform a variety of tasks as assigned by the camp director including create staff schedules, communicate with parents, manage camper behavior, supervise staff and program areas, organize/group campers and staff, inventory and equipment management
  • Additional responsibilities assigned as required

Benefits:

  • Paycheck -  Get paid a weekly salary spending the summer at camp is a great way to save most of your earnings
  • Room and Board -  Housing, meals, internet and utilities are covered which means extra money in your pocket
  • College Credit or Internship  - You may be eligible for college credit or able to use camp as an independent study, practicum or internship experience. Ask your advisor or professor at your school how the skills you will learn directly relate to your major and how they will make you a stronger job candidate
  • Leadership - You will be supervising groups of 7-15 others, engaging in decision making, behavior management and living ethics- all necessary leadership skills
  • Networking Opportunities -  Connections made at camp can lead to possible internships, future job opportunities and lifelong friends
  • 21st Century Skills -  Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and contribution skills and traits that can draw an employer's attention to your resume
  • Letter of Recommendation - Camp leaders write great letters of recommendation because they get to know you and you in action on a daily basis

Requirements:

  • Prior administrative / leadership experience at residential summer camp or similar environment
  • Experience supervising and managing a team
  • Hold or be willing to acquire CPR, AED and First Aid Certification
  • Strong leadership and organization skills
  • Capability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner
  • Desire to plan and lead games, songs, classes, and other activities with groups of children

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