Work at KCDC
Make a Difference in Children's Lives!
Our staff members are the heart and soul of Kiwi Country Day Camp and they are 100% committed to helping our campers build skills, forge lasting friendships and provide the best summer camp experience. It is their dedication, energy and talent that inspire our campers to be all that they can be. If you are looking to spend your summer making a positive impact within a dynamic camp environment, KCDC may be right for you.
Our KCDC staff members are highly interactive team-players who take pride in all they do. They love kids and thrive in the camp setting. They are upbeat, enthusiastic role models willing to give their full effort to create an extraordinary camp experience. And, above all, they always put CHILDREN FIRST!
As a KCDC staff member you will enjoy the rewards of working with incredible children in the finest summer day camp setting available. You will become part of the close-knit KCDC team, and will build your own character and skills as you lead. Each day will bring new adventures and challenges as you learn and grow alongside your campers.
KCDC's Expectations for All Staff
As a member of the KCDC staff, you are expected to:
- Ensure the safety and happiness of campers
- Always put the needs, interests and well-being of the campers above your own – camp is for the campers
- Be a positive role model, whose tone of voice and language reflect patience and care
- Be open to feedback and use your resources appropriately
- Perform duties with energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail
- Be cooperative, resourceful, positive and willing to go that “extra mile”
- Be flexible and help out if our needs change during the summer
- Attend all relevant meetings and trainings and hand in all necessary paperwork on time
For a complete list of job descriptions, see the FAQs below.
Kiwi Country Day Camp day is now recruiting for the 2017 camp season.
Gain important resume and career building skills including: LEADERSHIP, TEAMWORK, MENTORING AND PROBLEM SOLVING.
We are looking for DYNAMIC individuals to lead campers throughout their day.
- Group leaders (College Graduates)
- Counselors (College students)
- JV and Varsity Assistants (High school juniors or seniors)
Equal Employment Policy
Kiwi Country Day Camp is an equal opportunity employer. KCDC provides equal opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
2017 Important Dates:
- Opening Date: June 26
- Closing Date: August 18
- No Camp: July 4
Submit an application here!
Applying is easy, simply click here to begin your online application. You may log back into the staff portal at anytime to update your application.
The following positions are currently available for the 2017 camp season and our year-round event team.
Athletics Instructor - Golf experience a major plus.
Cooking Instructor - Prior experience required.
Dance Instructor - Prior experience working with kids a plus.
Fishing Instructor - Prior fishing experience required.
Food Service - Prior experience in high volume, fast pace setting preferred.
Games and Tournaments Specialist - Must be high energy and creative.
Gate Greeter - Must be friendly and highly organized.
Group Leader - Must be a certified teacher or parent.
Gymnastics Instructor - Prior experience required.
Hydration Specialist - Heavy lifting required.
Jewelry Making Specialist - Must be highly organized.
Lego Specialist - Must be creative, physics background a plus.
Lifeguard - We will train you!
Nature Specialist - Prior experience required.
Pool Maintenance Coordinator - Will train; must be highly organized and detailed oriented.
Preschool Sports Instructor - Prior experience with preschool age required.
Photography Intern - Experience in high pace setting, capturing images of children a must.
Ropes Course/Outdoor Adventure Facilitator - We will train you!
Water Safety Instructor - We will train you!
We are currently accepting applications.
- Belief that you can make a difference in the life of a child
- A positive role model
- The ability to work well with children of all ages
- Someone who is committed to working as part of the team
- A love of the outdoors - in any weather
- The willingness and foster good self-esteem, creativity, and fun
- Responsibility, patience, kindness, and camp spirit
- The willingness to pitch-in and go the extra mile
Kiwi Country Day Camp opens on June 26, 2017 and ends on August 18, 2017. There is no camp on Monday, July 4. Staff must work all 39 days of camp and attend all orientation sessions which occur in June. Applicants are required be available Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. daily.
If your College Orientation conflicts with camp, you must provide KCDC with a letter from your school stating the orientation dates.
Personal appointments should not be scheduled during camp days unless absolutely necessary. If there is a commitment that is unavoidable during the summer, you must discuss this with a Director and obtain their prior approval for the time missed. You will not be paid for days missed.
Emergencies, of course, happen. If you are ill or have a medical or family emergency, please let us know right away, preferably by 7:00 AM that day (if not the evening before).
In all cases of absence, please give KCDC as much advance notice as possible. We need to provide staff coverage so our campers’ days can continue to run smoothly!
As an ACA accredited camp, we require all staff to participate in 24 hours of training over the course of two weeks in June, which will cover all aspects of camp and the expectation of you in your role as a counselor or specialist. This also gives you an opportunity to get to know the other counselors and staff. Orientation will give you useful tools in order to manage various situations you may come across at camp.
YES. At Kiwi Country Day Camp we require 3 personal references and carefully check the references you provide. Applicants undergo a full criminal background check . All of our counselors and specialists are managed and coached by members of our Leadership team. All staff, both new and returning, go through an extensive training program which enhances their overall skill level regardless of their experience level.
Our compensation is very competitive and varies by position. Staff are paid bi-weekly. We provide all staff with breakfast each morning from 8:00am-8:30, which includes coffee, tea, and bagels. Counselors and group leaders are expected to eat lunch with their campers daily. Program specialists will be assigned meal times to break for lunch.
KCDC provides a hot lunch, salad bar, and snacks each day. Lunch includes a hot entrée, full salad bar, pasta bars and fresh fruit. All food we serve is prepared in a nut aware environment and is readied with no nut oils or products. No food or drink (except water) is allowed to be brought in from outside. We have children at camp with severe – often life-threatening – food allergies.
Please contact a director before camp if you have any medical or dietary restrictions.
Yes, every staff member is required to be at Kiwi Country Day Camp every day of the camp season. Consistency and continuity with our staff is crucial to our campers’ security, learning and enjoyment! If you have unexcused absences, are regularly late or leave early other than for emergencies, your employment may be compromised. Excused absences would include, but are not limited to, prior commitments for which the absence is approved by Kiwi Country Day Camp prior to the start of camp (i.e. college orientation).