Summer Camp Counselor - San Jose Job at Edventure_More, San Jose, CA

  • Edventure_More
  • San Jose, CA

Job Description

Company Description

EDMO is a national education nonprofit that has been cultivating curious, courageous, and kind kids since 2004. Our award winning camps, classes, tutoring programs (and more!) are designed to engage kids' minds and bodies. EDMO programs are hands-on, interactive and fun, unlocking the inner scientist, artist or coder in every child. At EDMO, we celebrate getting messy and making mistakes while encouraging creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Central to our mission is our commitment to providing equitable access to our programs regardless of their family's ability to pay. Visit to learn more.

Job Description

EDMO's summer team members spend about 6 weeks of summer connecting with kids, honing leadership skills, and making a real impact - all while rocking wacky costumes and getting pied in the face! Our summer positions offer a unique opportunity to help kids uncover hidden talents and dive deeper into existing talents. Spend your summer pursuing your goals and developing invaluable, transferrable professional skills (including problem solving, time management, and leadership).

The Counselor is responsible for overseeing all day to day activities with their group of campers. They support instructors with curriculum in the classroom and run organized periods of Team Time (Social and Emotional Learning curriculum) and Outdoor Game Time with their assigned group of campers daily. In addition, counselors should constantly be ready to rock that EDMO vibe with songs, skits, games, shaving cream pies, and more!

Main duties include:
  • Approaching camper growth with passion and excitement
  • Navigating groups of 20-25 kids through daily activities focused on various curriculum themes including science, technology, maker, nature and more
  • Leading organized activities during Outdoor Game Time and Team Time for your group of campers
  • Supporting instructors in the classroom with curriculum and hands-on classroom activities
  • Working closely with other staff members to create fun camp games, songs, skits and activities - and participating in all
  • Assisting in daily camper check in and check out procedures
  • Supporting and building positive group dynamics among campers
  • Interacting with parents in a professional and energetic manner
  • Helping to cultivate healthy self-esteem and a natural love for learning
  • Ensuring all campers are safe and have a positive experience in our program (this includes diligently following all EDMO Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions)
  • Exhibiting the EDMO Vibe and demonstrating through actions and words each of the social emotional learning (SEL) skills of empathy, responsibility, initiative, collaboration, problem solving and emotion management, while also reinforcing these qualities in other staff and kids
Position reports to: Site Director


  • Must be 18 years of age; Previous satisfactory experience working with groups of students;
  • Successful completion of the Instructional Assistant Exam coordinating with academic level required for the position (May waive requirement with proof of Bachelor's degree with coursework primarily in English, AA degree or completion of 48 college- level units).
If you are missing any of the qualifications listed below, please don't be discouraged! We are ready to train and be flexible for the right applicant. Please still apply if you are enthusiastic about this work and think you would be a strong fit.

Preferred qualifications are:
  • Experience (and a love for!) working with kids
  • Experience facilitating groups of children and/or working with youth programs
  • High sense of responsibility and dependability
  • Contagious enthusiasm and charisma
  • Strong team player with lots of patience
  • Experience with arts and crafts
  • Creative, flexible, and excellent multi-tasker
  • Willingness to solve problems and remain positive and fun
  • Classroom management and teaching experience is a HUGE plus

Additional Information

Exact dates to be discussed during the interview process. Dates depend on program sites with programs running around 6 weeks.

Monday - Friday Hours: The hours for this position are full time.

Salary: $18-$20 hr

EDMO is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. EDMO makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, business needs at the time, and organizational value fit.

Job Tags

Full time, Apprenticeship, Summer work, Local area, Outdoor, Flexible hours, Monday to Friday,

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