Summer Camp Employment

The Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe our differences make us better.

We’re thinking SUMMER at The Connection, a community-based nonprofit organization in Summit, NJ. Our summer camp is committed to providing campers with excellent recreational, educational, and fun experiences while creating a memorable summer in a physically and emotionally safe environment. We are accredited by the ACA (American Camp Association).

The Connection is currently recruiting for 9 great weeks of summer camp employment June 24 – August 23.

Morning camps run 8:30am – l:30pm, Monday – Friday
Afternoon camps run 12:15pm – 4:45pm, Monday – Friday
All day option is 8:30am-4:45pm, Monday – Friday

The following positions are available this summer:

CounselorCoordinatorAquaticsCIT

Summer Camp Counselor
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Summer Camp Counselors to join us.

As a Camp Counselor you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Hours and Openings

As a camp counselor you can opt to work a half day – mornings or afternoons, or a full day.

Morning camps run 8:30am – l:30pm, Monday – Friday
Afternoon camps run 12:15pm – 4:45pm, Monday – Friday
All day option is 8:30am-4:45pm, Monday – Friday

We currently have openings:

  • Week 1: 6/24-6/28
  • Week 2: 7/01-7/03
  • Week 3: 7/08-7/12
  • Week 4: 7/15-7/19
  • Week 5: 7/22-7/26
  • Week 6: 7/29-8/02
  • Week 7: 8/05-8/09
  • Week 8: 8/12-8/16
  • Week 9: 8/19-8/23
Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Theater Camp Coordinator
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for a Theater Camp Coordinator to join our team. As a Theater Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Must have experience in theater and/or dance and experience working with children.

Choreographing/producing children’s theater preferred.

Hours and Openings

Monday – Friday, 12-5pm OR 12-6pm

  • Week 1: 6/24-6/28
  • Week 2: 7/01-7/03
  • Week 3: 7/08-7/12
  • Week 4: 7/15-7/19
  • Week 5: 7/22-7/26
  • Week 6: 7/29-8/02
  • Week 7: 8/05-8/09
  • Week 8: 8/12-8/16
  • Week 9: 8/19-8/23
Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

STEM Camp Coordinator
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for STEM Camp Coordinators to join our team. As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

STEM for ages 8-12

Experience working with children and STEM experience required

Hours and Openings

6/24-6/28 and 7/08-8/23

12-5pm OR 12-6pm, Monday – Friday

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Art Camp Coordinators
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Art Camp Coordinators to join our team.

As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Art camp ages 6-12. Experience working with children and art experience required.

Hours and Openings

Camp weeks 1-9 – 6/24-8/23

12-5pm OR 12-6pm, Monday-Friday

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Preschool Camp Coordinator
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Preschool Camp Coordinator to join our team.

As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Preschool camps for ages 3-5.

Experience working with children required. Lead teacher experience preferred.

Hours and Openings

Weeks 1 through 9- 6/24-8/23
12-5pm OR 12-6pm, Monday – Friday

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Fashion and Cooking/Baking Camp Coordinator
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Fashion and Cooking/Baking Camp Coordinator to join our team.

As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Qualifications
Fashion and Cooking/Baking experience and experience working with children preferred.

Hours and Openings

Weeks 1-9 – 6/24-8/23

12-5pm OR 12-6pm, Monday – Friday

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Sports Camp Coordinators (Sub)
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Sports Camp Coordinators (Sub) to join our team.

As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Sports for ages 6-12.

Experience working with children and sports experience required.

Hours and Openings

Dates to be determined

12-5pm (other subbing hours may be available)

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Fitness and Nature Camp Coordinators
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Fitness and Nature Camp Coordinators to join our team.

As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Experience in fitness and nature and working with children required

 

Hours and Openings

Weeks 3-8 (7/8-8/16) with counselor positions available 6/24-7/3 and 8/19-8/23 if interested

12-5pm OR 12-6pm

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Lifeguard

The Connection in Summit is seeking Lifeguards to join our team. In this position you will:

  • Monitor swimming areas and aids and protection to users of the pool and aquatic facility
  • Ensure the safety of patrons of the aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies as a lifeguard.
  • Supervise and guard the pool and aquatic facility and ensures participants adhere to all Connection aquatic guidelines and procedures.
  • Always presents professional appearance and attitude and maintains a high standard of customer service.
Requirements
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively.
Hours

9am – 4pm

Compensation

$16.00 per hour 

Part time employee benefits include:
  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children's classes.
  • Free Lifeguard/CPR/AED recertification for current employees
Counselor In Training (CIT)

The Connection is seeking CIT's (Counselors in Training) for Summer Camp 2024! The role of the CIT is to assist counselors during the camp day and act as a role model for children enrolled in the summer camp program to create a positive and safe environment.

We offer a competitive wage and membership discounts offered to staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

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