We offer 3 different positions at Dream Big Day Camp:
Group Leader (GL)
Group Counselor (GC)
Activity Director (AD)
As a Group Leader (GL) or Group Counselor (GC), you are assigned to a specific group of campers ages 4-10, boys or girls. The group size is usually 15 campers. All groups have at least 1 GL and 1-2 GC’s. You guide them throughout the day from place to place (see the program page for a typical day).
You take them from soccer to art to tennis to lunch, etc. Not only do you travel with them all day but you also participate 100% at those activity areas. You support the Activity Director (AD) in whatever he or she needs to run the best possible program.
Even more importantly, you become an integral part of your camper’s experience at Dream BIG as you are the one who oversees their social, emotional and physical well being and safety. You are part teacher, part coach, part parent and part doctor. You get to experience all that camp has to offer and form a tremendous bond with your campers and co-staff.
As Dream BIG offers sessions of varying lengths for campers, you will be working with each of your campers for 3 weeks, 6 weeks or 9 weeks. You will be working with your co-staff for 10 weeks, which includes Staff Orientation week.
Although the Group Leader (GL) functions much like a Group Counselor (GC), they are hired for their leadership, supervisory, and group management skills. A Group Leader (GL) is typically more experienced than the Group Counselor (GC) and has the wonderful yet quite demanding role of setting the tone for the entire group, nurturing the staff and campers, and acting as the administrative link between their group and the camp directors. These people have already demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives, are comfortable leading and managing other adults and have boundless energy!
As an Activity Director (AD), you are given the opportunity to direct your own activity area (see the program page for all activity areas at Dream BIG). During the 8 activity periods of the day, you are at your activity area instructing that activity to boys or girls, ages 4-11.
Each period you will greet a group of approximately 15 campers, either boys or girls. In addition you will greet the staff who are there to be fully engaged and follow your directions. You may also have 2-3 elective periods in which you teach individual campers who have specifically chosen to pursue your area. The size of this group may range from 4-20 and may be co-ed in some instances.
An Activity Director (AD) has extensive teaching or coaching experience in his/her area. We are looking for people who are passionate and creative in their area of expertise. They must already possess the ability to teach and develop a child’s skills in that area. They will be asked to create their own curriculum, develop thorough lesson plans, and generate as much excitement as humanly possible in their activity area! The over-arching goal here is for campers to be safe, have fun and improve their skills.