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Recreational Sports & Fitness, Montana State University

Bobcat Summer Youth Camp - Program Lead


How to Apply:

  • Cover Letter – Please address qualifications and skills required, as well as how this job would benefit your educational and professional development.  
  • Detailed Resume – List education and work experience.
  • Professional References – List name, title, and contact information of 3 professional references

Submitthe above materials via email to [email protected] with APPLICATION FOR BSYC  in the subject line.


Priority Deadline: March 8, 2021 


Temporary Seasonal Employment:

  • Program Leads will need to be available May 31
  • Camp begins June 14
  • Estimated End Date:  August 13
  • Hours per week: 35-40 
  • Starting Pay Rate:  $13


Job Description:

Contribute to the planning of Bobcat Summer Youth Camp curriculum and daily activities at Montana State University through the Recreational Sports and Fitness department.  Ensure a safe and supportive environment for all staff and campers. Work as a team with the Executive Director, camp director, other program leaders, counselors, and other Rec Sports staff. Supervise and assist counselors throughout the camp day, ensuring safety, smooth transitions, and successful activities. Encourage and support campers and parents in feeling welcome.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Knowledgeable of Bobcat Summer Youth Camp policies and procedures
  • Model a safe and healthy environment, both physically and mentally, to ensure the operation of a quality camp program
  • Plan, lead, and implement programs, activities, and experiences for children in a camp setting
  • Manage the daily schedule and specific camper medical/emotional needs
  • Plan and oversee the transitions between activities
  • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations, and discipline
  • Administer first aid, handle emergency situations, and follow program protocol as necessary
  • Organize paperwork such as employee binders and camper information
  • Oversee the drop off and pick up of campers
  • Contribute with the morning announcements and pre-camp staff meetings
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities
  • Responsible for preparing camp equipment and supplies for the day
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • At least 2 years of experience in a youth program
  • Mediate conflicts involving counselors, campers, and families
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work closely and communicate with a diverse group of people
  • Recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills and time management abilities
  • Ability to teach and lead various recreational and educational activities
  • Receptive to feedback 
  • Creative minded and willing to contribute ideas for activities and camp programming

Certifications and Trainings:

  • Adult and Child First Aid, CPR, and AED (training will be provided if necessary)
  • Child Abuse Prevention & Reporting
  • Summer Outdoor Safety & Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Pass background screening
  • Attendance is required at all staff meetings and trainings