Fort Wonder Castle

EMPLOYMENT

Fort Wonder is seeking qualified applicants to join our 2021 team! If you are passionate about education, have an energetic summer spirit, and are interested in creating a summer full of memories for our campers (and yourself), we want to hear from you!

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

CAMP ADMINISTRATORS

  • Assist the Fort Wonder Site Director in delivering exceptional summer camp program experiences for our campers, their families, and our camp staff.

  • Provide support to Day Camps and Specialty Camps staff.

  • Assist with execution of daily drop-off and pick-up procedures.

  • Facilitate communication with camp families.

  • Generate and distribute daily/weekly camper reports to camp staff.

  • Assist with the oversight of camper lunch periods.

  • Lead camp operations, including preparation and distribution of camp supplies.

  • Assist with content generation for Fort Wonder social media accounts.

  • Commitment to full summer schedule required (June 1 - August 6, no camp July 5 - 9).

  • Working hours are 7:30 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday, with a 30-minute lunch break daily.

  • Pay Range: $15 - $17 per hour

 

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must be high school graduates with at least one year of demonstrated experience managing groups of children and at least one year of leadership experience in a summer camp setting. Must pass criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and have positive verification of references.  

Physical Demands: Lead Camp Counselors must be able to push, pull, carry, and lift up to 50 pounds, and will spend significant portions of the day walking or standing. Lead Camp Counselors are subject to outside environmental conditions. 

LEAD CAMP COUNSELORS

  • Responsible for the daily management of a single group of campers in a specific age group.

  • Provide campers with physical safety and emotional support to create a positive camp experience.

  • Lead campers through their daily activities.

  • Directly supervises Assistant Camp Counselors.

  • Communicates directly with parents of campers in their group as needed.

  • Commitment to full Day Camp schedule required (June 14 - July 30, no camp July 5 - 9); additional weeks assisting Specialty Camps available to those who are interested.

  • Must be able to attend paid training for the week of June 7 - 11.

  • Working hours are 8 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday, with a 30-minute lunch break daily. Additional Extended Care hours may be available (but not required).

  • Pay Range: $13 - $15 per hour

 

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must be high school graduates with demonstrated experience managing groups of children. Must pass criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and have positive verification of references.  

Physical Demands: Lead Camp Counselors must be able to push, pull, carry, and lift up to 50 pounds, and will spend significant portions of the day walking or standing. Lead Camp Counselors are subject to outside environmental conditions. 

ASSISTANT CAMP COUNSELORS

  • Assist Lead Camp Counselors in managing a specific group of campers.

  • Provide campers with physical safety and emotional support to create a positive camp experience.

  • Assist Camp Administrator with camp operations.

  • Commitment of at least four weeks of Wonderweek Camps required.  Priority given to applicants who can work the full 6 weeks of Wonderweek Camps.

  • Must be able to attend paid training for the week of June 7 - 11.

  • Working hours are 8 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday, with a 30-minute lunch break daily.  Additional Extended Care hours may be available (but not required).

  • Pay Range: $10 - $12.50 per hour 

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must be at least 16 years of age with demonstrated experience working with children.  Must pass criminal background check and have positive verification of references.  

Physical Demands: Assistant Camp Counselors must be able to push, pull, carry, and lift up to 50 pounds, and will spend significant portions of the day walking or standing. Assistant Camp Counselors are subject to outside environmental conditions.   

TO APPLY

To apply for employment at Fort Wonder Summer Camps, please submit a cover letter, resumé, and names and contact information for three references to info@fortwondercamps.org.  In the subject line of your email, please put the name of the position for which you are applying.

 

Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all applicants for employment. All employees are expected to have a thoughtful approach to intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups.