Summer Camp Counselor

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Seattle, WA
United States

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Under the general supervision of the Youth Programs Coordinator, and reporting to the Youth Programs Manager, the Summer Camp Counselor position provides instruction, supervision, leadership and coordination in Cascade’s Summer Camps. Acting as role models, Camp Counselors will create learning communities dedicated to self-growth, leadership and community building among campers and staff alike.

This is a seasonal (temporary) part-time hourly position. Summer Camps maintain a four to one ratio of staff to campers and camps are held outdoors.

This position includes field-based responsibilities. The Summer Camp Counselor is an experienced professional contributing to youth programming for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.


Coordinate and lead daily logistics

  • Lead and facilitate daily activities, games and group rides
  • Develop and implement one educational lesson, one ice-breaker and one end-of-day reflection activity each week aligned with camp goals
  • Ensure and uphold clear timelines for activities throughout camp programming

Safety & risk management

  • Provide a nurturing, safe and fun environment for all staff and campers (emotionally and physically) throughout programming
  • Have a thorough understanding of the risk management protocol and where/when to use it
  • Respond to, report and document all safety incidents according to the risk management protocol
  • Resolve conflicts with campers and staff when they arise

Community building

  • Implement community building activities, reflections and discussions to enhance intrapersonal and interpersonal skills of campers and staff
  • Facilitate lessons and activities which challenge campers to expand their comfort zones around bicycling, friendship, leadership and self-identity
  • Pursue culturally responsive teaching practices through acknowledging, responding to and incorporating the cultural diversity of campers and families
  • Support Cascade initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Act as a role model and mentor for campers, families and other staff

Professional growth & development

  • Share unique experiences, talents, skills and stories to strengthen and enhance the Summer Camp Staff cohort
  • Critically assess, evaluate and share personal professional successes and areas for growth
  • Critically assess and evaluate peers on professional successes and areas for growth
  • Support the development of positive group learning and team environment for camp staff. Encourage positive communication, leadership and individual development through participation in team building and reflections
  • Provide written and verbal feedback (in the form of an evaluation) to peers, and Head Counselor(s)


Candidates must be able to attend the mandatory staff training days: Evening of Friday, June 23, and full days Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Candidates must be able to work a minimum of four camp weeks​. Please visit: for programming dates.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Anticipated work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30p.m. This position may also require some evening and weekend work.

Position Start Date:

Friday, June 23, 2017

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How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references all in a single PDF document​ to with “Summer Camp Counselor Position” in the subject of the email.

Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. Please mention how you heard about this position. Target start date will be staff training, Friday June 23, with camps beginning Monday, July 3, 2017 .

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Additional pay is given to returning Camp Staff


Why work for Cascade?

  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike
  • Free entry and guest pass on some Cascade rides
  • Talented and passionate co-workers committed to our values: Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun
  • Meaningful work making Washington state a better place for bicycling
  • Optional enrollment in employee-paid, supplemental insurance (accident, hospital, dental, vision, short-term disability, cancer care)
  • Optional participation in organization's 401(k) retirement plan

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Rachel Osias

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