Thank you for your interest in working at Camp America Day Camp!
By choosing to spend your summer working at CA you will impact the lives of children, meet awesome new friends and also develop your life and work skills. We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, flexible and dynamic staff to join the Camp America family. There are several areas within CA to work (there may not always be opportunities within every department) but feel free to read about each area and see where you fit best. All CA staff are required to have a Pennsylvania state police criminal record check, Pennsylvania child abuse history clearance and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check which includes fingerprinting.
Are you a pre-school teacher? Are you a mommy that has a background working with young children?
If so this may be the position for you. Midgie Mommies are in charge of our youngest and most precious campers ages 2.5 to 5 years old. These campers need a leader who is attentive to their developmental needs whether it be help with toileting or just a simple hug letting them know that they are safe in our care.
Midgie Mommies must be patient, kind, loving, organized and helpful.
Senior Bunk Counselors (19+)
Our enthusiastic and attentive senior bunk counselors are responsible for the safety and well-being of a specific group of campers. All groups are divided by age and gender. Senior bunk counselors are required to have a love of fun, but at the same time understand that it is all about the best interests of the campers. Bunk counselors must be willing to participate in all camp activities including swim.
Senior Bunk Counselors must be able to commit to the full 8 weeks of summer in order to be considered for the position.
Senior Specialist Staff (19+)
Specialists are what make Camp America a traditional day camp. Specialists are required to be knowledgeable in their specific areas and have had certified training. Specialists work in a designated area for a full 8 weeks of summer. They are responsible for developing a program that is dynamic and fun for every age group.
The pool staff at Camp America are an elite team of trained swim instructors and lifeguards. We require that all pool staff have a current and valid American Red Cross life guarding certification which includes first aid and CPR.
Each member of the pool team is dedicated to the progression of every campers swimming ability. Following the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program, each instructor is assigned a group of campers who are all working at the same level and who they will have the pleasure of working with throughout the summer. Senior pool staff will evaluate their campers twice throughout the summer and send progress reports to the camper’s parents.
Junior Counselor (15+)
Junior Counselors at Camp America Day Camp are typically graduates of our CIT (Counselor in Training) Program, however if you did not have the opportunity to go through our program and would like to aid in the development of our campers we encourage you to apply.
Junior Counselors should be motivated individuals that love to have fun and understand the responsibility required to care for youngsters.
Staff Application, State Clearances and Other Staff Forms:
All members of our staff are required to provide Camp America with all state clearances. For more information regarding these clearances please click here.
To obtain your state clearances follow the links below:
**Please note that we CANNOT accept volunteering clearances**
CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE – Must be renewed every 5 years.
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
PA CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK – Must be completed every year by all staff.
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
FBI CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK and FINGERPRINTING –
Staff 18 years of age and older. Must be renewed every 5 years.
**If you are under 18 and have not lived in the state of PA for the last 10 years you must have FBI fingerprinting**
Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check
Staff Forms: Click on the links to access the forms
Returning Staff 15 to 17 years old
Voluntary Disclosure Statement (completed yearly by all staff)
Staff Manual 2023
Staff Health History – ACA 2023(completed yearly by all staff – If under 18 years old this form must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian)
Social Networking Policy 2023(read and keep for your records)
Harassment and Anti-Bullying Policy 2023 (read and keep for your records)
JC Certification of Residency and Clear Record (If you are not 18 prior to camp beginning and have lived in PA for the last 10 years)
i9 (New Senior Staff Only)
w4 (New Senior Staff Only – unless your information has changed)
2023 Staff Meeting Dates:
Junior Counselor Meeting – TBD from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Senior BUNK Counselor Meeting – TBD from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Senior Specialist Meeting – TBD from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
SUPER SUNDAY (All Staff) – Sunday, June 11th from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
CHALLENGE COURSE TRAINING – Friday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 4th
LIFEGUARD Certification Course – click on the link to register