Join the RECkids Team

Call for 2016 UDCR RECkids Camp Counselors

UD Campus Recreation is looking for positive role models to serve as our 2016 RECkids Camp staff!  It’s a job where you make decisions that impact and change lives. This job will challenge you to turn adversity into the best part of being at camp. It’s a job that lets you be a hero and a friend. Yes, this is a real job! This is a job that can have a positive impact on you, not just for the summer but for the rest of your life. This is the job that you will one day likely day dream about...

UDCR’s RECKids Camp is a recreationally-based day camp promoting healthy lifestyles for six to twelve year old children. Most camp activities occur in the Campus Recreation RecPlex and around UD’s campus. Our goal is to inspire campers to discover their best selves through playful inquiry, cooperative learning, and positive group culture.

Our goal is to assemble a staff of hard-working, fun, energetic, and responsible UD students with solid decision making skills. Counselors typically work between 20 and 35 hours per week for nine week-long sessions. Sessions begin June 1st and conclude July 31st. There is some flexibility in shift hours and schedules for students that will be taking classes, playing a sport, or working another position over the summer.  Before completing your application, please consider carefully whether or not RECkids Camp is right for you. There is a lot of diversity among the 2000+ camps in the United States. We want to know whether or not we are the right fit for you, as well as you being right for us.


Camp Counselor Job Description

Camp counselors work with boys or girls age 6 to 12 in and around the Campus Recreation RecPlex facility and surrounding UD campus, serving as mentors, role models and friends to their campers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Helping campers adjust to camp life, create a sense of community within each age group, and helping campers learn to work and play together.
- Planning, facilitating, or assisting with camp activities, that include, but are not limited to sports, art, games, gardening, sustainability initiatives, climbing, swimming, health and wellness, science, service, group challenges, and outdoor pursuits.
- Setting the “spirit” of camp by example. Counselors guide campers in Campus Recreation’s Choose Well, Live Well philosophy in connection to UD’s Catholic and Marianist values, and are responsible for ensuring the safety and health of campers by adhering to camp policies and procedures.

*Please note, employment for this position requires successful clearance of a criminal records background check on an annual basis as conducted through UD Public Safety or proof of comparable successful background check clearance within the previous 12 months. Should any information be revealed that causes the University concern for the health and safety of the campus community, that information would be shared with the Dean of Students for action.

Apply Now

It is very important that you submit your application by the first week in February on Hire A Flyer, the position is listed as, "UD Campus Recreation - RECkids Camp Counselor." If you delay, this position will be filled by other applicants. The first round of interviews will occur the second week in February, followed by a second round of interviews in April. If you have questions about the hiring process or position, please feel free to contact the RECkids Camp staff via email at RECkids@udayton.edu or via phone at 937-229-2731.