With Herndon camps you’ll build your resume and your professional skills by gaining experience in leadership, decision-making, and communication. Summer camps are a renowned springboard to progressively responsible full and part-time positions.
DUTIES and REQUIREMENTS:
Under the direction of the Summer Camp Director and Head Leader will assist with the operation of an eight-week summer recreation program for youths ages 6-12.
Candidates should be fun loving, energetic, and responsible.
Counselors should feel confident implementing daily activities such as games, sports, crafts, and special recreation events.
Must be able to supervise smaller groups during field trip activities offsite.
Understanding of basic child behavior and a willingness to engage and orient first time campers essential.
CPR and first aid certifications required prior to start of camp.
Must work full eight-week camp and one-week staff orientation.
Must enjoy working with children and demonstrate strong customer service skills.
Previous experience working in summer camps or with children highly desirable.
Monday-Friday 40 hours work week during camp sessions
Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue
All employees of the Town of Herndon enjoy recreation and golf benefits.
Registration discount to Herndon Odyssey camp** for age-eligible children of temporary or PTF employees who are working directly to support the summer camp program(s). Including camp counselors, Head Counselors, Directors and Assistant Directors, Inclusion coordinator and leaders, Camp administrator, lifeguards for science, nature, dance, tennis, Odyssey, teen discovery. Contracted camp staff not included. Can apply for up to 2 children*** of the staff member, 25% discount off the resident rate; only during employee’s scheduled work weeks; enrollment maximums apply, pre-registration required. **Specialty camps are not included (dance, tennis, contracted camps, science, nature, etc) ***includes foster, step, natural, custodial children (Can a younger sibling to a counselor earn discount? Yes) 25% off resident rate for a two-week session = $94. ($375/500); just under $50/week savings plus resident rate benefit.
ADA Statement: All people in this position must be able to physically perform the essential functions of the role.
Located in western Fairfax County, Herndon is just 22 miles from downtown Washington, DC. We are just minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport and Herndon is the closest town to the National Air and Space Museum's Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center. With many hotels offering shuttle service to the museum and with express bus to Metrorail into Washington, you can stay in Herndon and still be close to it all. After a day of sight-seeing, enjoy an evening of international cuisine at one of over 100 restaurants nestled in and around our downtown, and check into one of our nationally-recognized name brand hotels for a good night's sleep.
Packed with outstanding recreational activities, the award-winning Herndon Community Center offers many programs and events. Enjoy the town's 11 parks or take a hike on the W&OD Trail, which runs through the heart of downtown Herndon. Or spend a day on the links at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, named one of Golf Digest's "Places to Play."
Each year, thousands of people enjoy a wide variety of free concerts and special events on Herndon's Town Green, including the Herndon Festival, Friday Night Live! and more. Herndon is also home to t...he renowned NextStop Theatre, an award-winning theatre group.
Whatever your interests are, it's all in the Heart of Herndon!