A Summer Camp Counselor-in-Training in Marin Primary & Middle School's summer program is first and foremost committed to serving our mission of treasuring childhood.
A Summer Camp Counselor-in-Training is a passionate and creative member of a team of either two co-lead counselors, or a lead counselor and an assistant counselor.
The summer camp will begin June 27th and end August 5th. There will be 2 training days the week before camp starts. Positions are open for either part-time or full-time. Work hours will be 8am - 4pm for those working full-time during the camp. Those working part-time will have work hours of either 10am - 4pm or 12pm - 4pm (subject to change). Please note, this is an unpaid internship.
Within a developmentally-informed and play-based program, camp counselors are encouraged and supported to create meaningful experiences for young campers. We seek program staff who are innovative, flexible and ready to engage in the creative energy and learning process of children. At MP&MS we celebrate creativity, exploration, and positive development of the whole child.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Provide for the safety and well-being of all campers at all times by maintaining a safe and secure environment in which campers can grow in autonomy as they play and learn together.
Create an inviting, organized, and developmentally appropriate environment for the age level.
Facilitate and create organized daily activities.
Lead various small and large group activities.
Assist as needed with preparation, clean up and cleaning protocols.
Help to monitor the daily health screening of students.
Build relationships with the campers in which each child feels understood, nurtured, and challenged, and within which each child's emerging identity is respected.
Maintain confidentiality at all times.
Create a partnership with parents sharing information about the program and their child's day in camp.
Defend the dignity and worth of each member of the community and create a safe environment that fosters respect, understanding, and acceptance of differences; always model appropriate and ethical behavior.
Participate actively in staff meetings and work collaboratively with counselors and program directors.
Demonstrate punctuality and reliability of attendance, absence reporting, and other such demonstrations of professional courtesy and responsibility.
Qualifications and Skills
Previous experience teaching/working in an early childhood/camp, youth programs or recreation preferred
Strong skills in collaboration and effective communication
Outstanding interpersonal skills, including patience, discretion and good judgment
ECE units to meet State of California requirements for preschool teachers preferred
Enjoys working with and being in the company of children
In the course of a workday in the Marin Primary & Middle School summer camp, a Summer Camp Counselor-in-Training should expect to:
Sit, walk, stand
Lift and carry up to 35 pounds routinely, and up to 50 pounds in an emergency
Bend from the neck and waist
Squat, climb, kneel, crawl
Twist from the neck and waist
Withstand exposure to noise, which may be excessive on occasion
Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
Some tasks require oral communications ability.
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.
The frequency with which any counselor may need to use any of the skills and physical requirements listed above vary on a daily basis. However, any of them may be necessary at any time on an emergency basis, and there are some situations in which one or more of them may be necessary for an extended period of time.
It is desirable that a camp counselor can drive cars and other vehicles.
MP&MS is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals have an equal opportunity for employment based on qualifications and merit, regardless of religion, race, sex, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military service status, or any other factor prohibited by state or federal law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and other conditions of employment. MP&MS also makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities and for employees who request an accommodation for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
At Marin Primary & Middle School, we believe that it's deep connections–between students, with teachers, and with ideas–that help kids know themselves and push through boundaries in school and in life. Every day we strengthen these connections so our students are able to tackle new ideas and challenges, pursue their goals with optimism and courage, and apply all they learn to the world they'll inherit.
Serving 320 students in preschool through grade 8, Marin Primary & Middle School’s vibrant learning community is located in the town of Larkspur, just 4.5 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Taking advantage of both the beautiful outdoor environment of Marin County and the cultural offerings of metropolitan San Francisco, MP&MS asks its students to Be Connected, Be Curious, and Be Courageous.
At Marin Primary & Middle School we make education meaningful, while encouraging pride in self, respect for others, and enthusiasm for learning.
We treasure childhood. We honor and enjoy children’s natural curiosity, competence, and exuberance.
We teach to reach children. Using teams of teachers and educational methods tailored to how children learn best..., we connect with our students, build trusting relationships, and make learning relevant, memorable, and fun.
We teach children to reach. Asking not “how smart is the child” but “how is the child smart,” we guide our students to see their full potential, and we equip them to pursue it with passion and purpose.
We inspire children to make a difference. We value academic excellence, personal integrity, and community action and encourage our students to become informed, engaged, and ethical global citizens.