Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Summer Tween Camp Counselor (Bitter Lake)

The Summer Teen Camp Counselor for Bitter Lake Community Center will implement an engaging, exciting, and educational Tween Summer Day Camp program for kids ages 11-14 years old. Responsibilities include overseeing daily activities and field trips, potentially driving a City van and transporting youth participants, as well as ensuring regular communication with parents about their teens and the program activities.

Pay Rate: $15.50 per hour/non-exempt

Summer Day Camp Schedule:

  • June 25th – August 31, 2018
  • Monday – Friday 35-40 hours per week
  • Mandatory pre-camp training will be offered in June

Our Tween Counselors:

  • Organize and lead programs and activities to teen youth such as: field trips, sports, movies and film, radio, media, leadership, cooking, social consciousness, and other special projects and events
  • Work with other staff to ensure the care and safety of participants at all times
  • Must be willing to complete training for certification in First Aid/CPR, Food Handlers Permit, HIV/AIDS blood-borne pathogens education


  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • High School diploma/GED or transcripts of secondary education
  • Experience working with tween/teen youth  
  • Able and willing to drive City van to transport youth participants 
  • Ability to commit to a full summer
  • Experience working with youth with special needs and/or knowledge of ASL (American Sign Language) is a plus 
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and Food Handlers Permit a plus
  • Must have valid WA driver's license and pass driving record check
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US and valid government issued ID
  • Must sign up for direct deposit with either checking or savings account or Payroll Paycard

This is a non-benefited summer position.

Please apply with your resume and cover letter.

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  ARC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Position opened until filled. Applications are reviewed as soon as it is received.