Job Opening

Summer Camp Assistant Director



Parks & Recreation


Ferndale, MI

Salary Range

$14-$15/hr depending on experience

Exempt / Non-Exempt


employment type

Seasonal - Part Time


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The Ferndale Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking a responsible, positive, energetic, and dynamic individual to join its state-licensed Summer Day Camp program as an Assistant Director.

Our program offers a wide variety of activities for children ages 5-12 to keep their summer busy, including group games, crafts, water play, interactive exhibitions, and special events. The Assistant Director is tasked with assisting the Camp Director with all aspects of camp operation, including training and overseeing camp counselor staff, planning daily activities, ensuring compliance with state-mandated regulations, maintaining daily and weekly documents, leading camp activities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and campers, as well as other duties assigned.

Due to COVID-19, this year's camp will call for additional safety requirements to keep both campers and camp staff safe during the program's duration. All campers, parents, and camp staff members will be required to wear a mask as often as possible during camp hours. Additionally, campers will be divided into separate groups of no more than 10 campers on a weekly basis with one camp counselor assigned to lead activities, breaks, and safety measures for each group. Groups will be kept separate as much as possible and will generally participate in activities on a rotating circuit. The majority of activities will take place outdoors.

Applicants must be 21 or older, possess a valid driver's license, and have a minimum of 8 weeks of experience working in a day camp or similar setting. CPR and First Aid certification are required; applicants without CPR and First Aid certification will be provided training upon hire. Successful candidates are self-motivated, energetic, dependable, positive, creative, quick-thinking and caring.

For a full list of qualifications and to apply, use the link above.