Work at Camp
Do you have a passion for working with individuals with special needs? Are you caring, passionate, and fun-loving? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then Camp Discovery is the place for you! We are looking to hire for the following positions for summer 2020:
Counselors are expected to give care and assistance to 2-4 campers each week. Camper’s individual abilities vary; meaning counselors are expected to help with dressing, feeding, toileting and showering needs if needed. In classes, counselors will need participate with their campers and have enthusiasm and excitement to help make the activities successful.
Lifeguard will need to be certified for shallow water. This person will be serving as a lifeguard at our pool half a day, assist with other classes half a day, and is in charge of a night activity.
Outdoor Recreation Teacher will need to plan outdoor activities for individuals of all abilities, such as softball, fishing, water games, soccer, and relay games. They will teach half a day, assist with other classes half a day, and are in charge of a night activity.
Music Teacher will need to plan activities involving music and movement for individuals of all abilities. They will also be in charge of our weekly talent show. They will teach half a day, assist with other classes half a day, and are in charge of the talent show.
Art Teacher will need to plan and carry out 5-8 art projects for campers, including tie-dye shirts. They will teach half a day, assist with other classes half a day, and are in charge of a night activity.
Kitchen Staff will need to help prepare our meals. They work in two 6-hour shifts and will commute to camp daily. If you are applying for this position, please inform us of any health issues/problems which could hinder your performance or pose a public health problem.
Nurses need to hold an RN or LPN license and will tend to all medical needs of the campers and staff, including basic first aid and dispensing of medications daily.
All staff, except Kitchen, will be expected to stay on camp grounds- arriving Sundays and leaving Fridays.
All teachers will be expected to turn in a week of lesson plans and oversee counselor’s performance and provide feedback to counselors and directors.
Click on the [Employment Application] on this page to submit your application for summer 2020!
Note: all positions require at least 18 years of age and previous experience working with special needs individuals OR recent college attendance with a major related to special needs, teaching, or nursing.
Staff Application for 2020 is currently available below:
Before you are hired, the following has to occur:
- reference checks
- criminal background check and sex offender check
- an interview by video chat (sometime between February and May)
Send Questions about employment to:
Camp Discovery 2020
Camp begins every week on Sunday between 2-4 PM CST. Campers must be picked up on Friday between 9-11 AM CST.
Open House: To be Announced!
Week 1: June 7 - June 12 | Week 2: June 14 - 19 | Week 3: June 28 - July 3 | Week 4: July 5 - 10 | Week 5: July 12 - 17 (Juniors week, ages 26 and under only) | Week 6: July 19 - 24 | Week 7: July 26 - 31