Taking care of other people’s children is a responsibility we take very seriously at Liberty Lake Day Camp. We hire energetic, motivated individuals who are positive role models for children and want to leave a positive imprint on their world.
When hiring Liberty Lake team members, we look for these personal qualities and skills:
- A serious work ethic
- Belief in teamwork and a desire for constructive feedback
- Problem-solving and decision-making intelligence
- The ability to empathize and see situations from a camper’s viewpoint
- The ability to think quickly in the moment and improvise when necessary
- An optimistic, upbeat disposition that exudes energy and spunk (Experience working with young people is preferred but not required.)
What our team members receive in return from their Liberty Lake experience:
Leadership Training: No offense to your college textbooks, but working at our camp is the “real deal.” Getting a group of children to listen, respect, trust, and believe in you requires a unique skill set. We conduct in-depth orientations before camp begins and provide ongoing training and feedback throughout the summer.
Friendships: And not just with the campers…Counselors establish lifelong friendships with one another every camp season. (Actually, we’ve had quite a few Liberty Lake weddings as a result.)
Practical Experience: Are you contemplating a teaching, social work, or child-care career? You’ll find out whether you have the patience, personality, and skills to do so after one camp season—guaranteed!
An Unforgettable, Challenging, and Rewarding Summer: There is nothing more gratifying than making a positive impact on children’s lives. There’s a reason our team members come back to Liberty Lake each summer—their lives are altered by their camp experience.
Extra perks of being a Liberty Lake team member include:
- Awesome catered lunches and snacks
- Extra pay for development and teaching of activities, including Swim Instruction
- Work extra weeks and earn extra pay!
- Lucrative weekend picnic-work from Memorial Day through Labor Day
- Teacher-certification bonus for Group Leaders
- Annual raises
- Resume’-building: Working at camp has many transferable skills that will look great on your resume
- All new team members receive three team shirts
- Children of camp team members may attend free of charge (via your reduced salary)
- Plus: “fun in the sun,” and memories that will last a lifetime!
Liberty Lake Team Positions and Descriptions:
Group Leader (age 18+): College students and young (at heart) teachers. Each group of children is led by a Group Leader who fills the role of parent, friendship coach, teacher, and social worker as needed. The Group Leader is the true leader of the group, responsible for everything from attendance to overall happiness. The Group Leader also oversees their co-Counselor(s). Group Leaders assist specialists at elective activities, and if qualified, can lead a select few.
Counselor (students entering 11th or 12th grade): Counselors are the “big brothers and sisters” of their campers. Each group of children has one or two Counselors as well as the Group Leader. Much of the summer’s success lies with the relationship between Counselors and campers. For most campers, great Counselors = great summers. Counselors assist Specialists during elective activities, and provide motivation and emotional support to the campers throughout the day.
Athletic Specialist (age 21+): Teachers and experienced adults. Basketball, Baseball/Softball, Street Hockey, Soccer, Mountain Biking, Tennis, LAX, Archery, Rock Climbing, Mini-Golf, Martial Arts, and more. Specialists lead elective activities with the assistance of Group Leader(s) and/or Counselor(s). Athletic Specialists are usually teachers with experience coaching children.
Creative Specialist (age 21+): Teachers and experienced adults. Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Jewelry Making, Music, Dance, Drama, STEM, Nature, Orienteering, Magic Cards, Blog/Journalism, Cooking, TV Production, Rocketry, and more. Specialists lead elective activities with the assistance of the Group Leader(s) and/or Counselor(s). Creative Specialists are usually experienced teachers.
Waterfront/Pool (entering 11th grade and older): Current American Red Cross (or equivalent) lifeguard certification required before beginning employment. Lifeguards at Liberty Lake also participate in leading and/or assisting with swim lessons for campers. Extra pay for WSI, CPO, and weekend picnic work available May through September.
Support Services (age 18+): Office, Security Guards, Maintenance, and Grounds (work available from spring through fall).
Food Service (age 18+): Catering and serving food, from May through September.
Health Center: (Licensed Nurses, EMT, PA, LPN, etc.)
Leadership Team (age 21+): Experienced teachers or adults with supervisory/management experience. Division Leaders, Assistant Division Leaders, Program Directors, Spirit Event Coordinator, Swim Director, Transportation Coordinator, Inclusion, Social Worker.
|Position||Starting 8-Week Salary||Misc|
$900 + tips (entering 11th)
$1000 + tips (entering 12th)
|Bonus for Bus Captains
$100 Bonus if working with (“Turtles”)
|Group Leader||$2200 + gratuities||Extra pay if preparing curriculum for activities, or extra training|
|Certified Teacher Specialist||$2600+||Arts, Athletics, etc.|
|Non-Certified Specialist||$2400+||Arts, Athletics, etc.|
|Administration||$3000+||Call for more info|
|Before/After Camp Care||$200-400 extra||7AM to 8:45 or 4:15 to 6 PM|
|Pre-week/Post-week||$200-300 extra||Work 9-10 Weeks and increase pay|
$2000 (H.S. student)
$2300 (H.S. graduate)
$2700+ (College grad)
Extra pay for WSI + Weekend Work
Bonus for past lifeguarding experience
|Grounds Crew||$2400 (18+)||Lots of Weekend Work available|
|Catering Team||$2400 (18+)||Lots of Weekend Work available|
|Nurse||$3500+||Pay based on experience|
A college student group leader who teaches activities, works one week of either pre/post week, plus before or after care, gratuities and a few picnic days, can earn over $3500!
If you have interest in joining the Liberty Lake team, please fill out our online application, or call us at 609-499-7820 during business hours (9 am – 5 pm) to discuss job opportunities with us. E-mail us your inquiry (a resume is always appreciated!)
Liberty Lake Day Camp provides equal opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (as long as minimum age requirement is met), disability, or veteran status.