Department: Recreation- Summer Camp

Posting Date: January 18, 2018

Closing Date: May 30, 2018

To Apply, Please Contact:
Wendy Rodrigo
(847) 381-7515 x 139
Fax(847) 381-2824


The Camp Counselor leads and acts as a role model to a group of campers in a variety of activities including sports, swimming, crafts, group games,and field trips. Counselors develop and engage campers in activities while enforcing Park District rules and ensuring the safety of campers,staff and the public.


Essential Functions:

Actively participate in training prior to the start of camp

Assist in monitoring and maintaining the safety of all campers on field trips

Swim and be attentive with the campers when at the pool

Assist in maintaining attendance, ensuring that campers are properly signed in/out

Communicate with parents/guardians about daily activities

Set and enforce camp rules and expectations with both staff and campers

Play an active role in leading activities to keep campers excited,engaged and safe

Understand, communicate, and enforce Park District rules and policies to the campers and public

Play an active role in leading a daily schedule as well as initiate spontaneous activities to accommodate conflict/changes

Inventory camp supplies and first aid supplies;requisition as needed

Attend all staff meetings and training programs as required

Wear Park District staff shirt all work hours


Knowledge,Skills,and Work Experience Required

Must be at least 18 years old

Must possess a valid driver’s license

Must obtain CPR and First Aid Certification(provided upon hire)

Must have the ability to solve problems as they arise

Must possess basic knowledge of a variety of age appropriate activities or skills applicable to camp assignment.

Currently working towards or has received a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Recreation, Physical Education or a related field.

Has at least 2 years’ experience working at a summer camp or in a similar setting



Daily hourly schedules vary M-F between 9:00-6:00 based on program and staffing needs.

Must be available for the full 10 weeks of camp *June 4th-August 10th


Please indicate which camp you are interested in:

Sports Camp Counselor

Girl Power Counselor

Day Camp Counselor

Teen Camp Site Supervisor (Must be at least 21 years old)

For more information contact Wendy Rodrigo at