APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECIEVED BY MARCH 31ST TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT. RESUME ONLY NOT CONSIDERED.
Beyond location, activities and marketing materials, the most important aspect of any camp program are the counselors. You must feel comfortable with their ability to supervise and care for your child. Always ask questions and continue to do so until your curiosity is satisfied. A parent’s intuition is a valuable asset.
The City of Vista Day Camp Program encourages questions about the program, activities, and staff. We are proud of the young adults we hire to conduct our camp activities. Throughout the hiring process, we are evaluating our needs and the specific skills of each candidate. Each potential staff member is required to submit to a drug screen and extensive background check. Most of our staff are 18 years old, however, 16 year olds may be hired after completing two years of the CIT Program, not to exceed two staff per year. Just as any employer, we look for certain qualities in potential candidates including previous experience with children, adaptability, an outgoing and fun attitude, dependability, and trustworthiness. Upon hiring, all counselors undergo a training prior to the start of camp. We concentrate on areas of teamwork, supervision/emergency procedures, behavior modification techniques, and leadership skills.
Most of our staff consists of college students with intended majors in the education, recreation, and child development fields. We are pleased to have higher than a 50% return ratio in staff year after year.
For more information or to speak to a supervisor, contact Kim Crawford at:
Day Camp Office: 760643.5272
Applications are being accepted through March 15, 2016.
Positions Available as of January 2016
- Day Camp Counselor
- Sports Camp Lead
- Adventure Camp Lead
- Nutrition Specialist- requires Food Handler's License
- Bus Driver- requires Class B License