Kids Painting

How to join the camp staff team:

Are you are ready for the best summer job ever? Come join the team at north Pinellas county's premier summer camp. Camp CUBBER is the largest single-site summer day camp in the area for a reason.  This absolutely the best way to enjoy your summer and get paid for it!  Accepting applications NOW for IMMEDIATE INTERVIEWS AND HIRE!  All positions are Monday through Friday.  Camp CUBBER boasts an exciting, fun work environment and each week is filled with amazing field trips and onsite activities.  Staffing is based on a low teacher / student ratio (average 1:17 onsite, 1:9 offsite) and groups have their own individual classrooms!

If all of this sounds like a great way to spend your summer, you can apply to be a part of the Camp CUBBER team.  Applicants must be over 18, have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, love working with kids, and live a lifestyle that exemplifies positive Christian values.

Applications turned in from March 15 - May 21 will have priority consideration.  Applications received after May 21 will be reviewed on an “as needed” basis for potential additional help needed.  Download the application below.  The application has multiple pages.  Applications received without all pages will not be reviewed for consideration.

All staff hired will be required to attend both a new staff orientation training and an all staff training,  In addition, all staff will undergo fingerprinting, a full background check, and a reference check before officially hired.

Camp Position Descriptions:

Group Leader: 

Group leaders, sometimes referred to as camp counselors, are responsible for immediate supervision, interaction, discipline, and mentoring of campers in their group.  Group leaders provide the campers “connection” to camp and are a big reason why campers choose to come back year after year.


Available group leaders shifts are:


AM:  7:00 AM - 12:30 PM (with additional hours on weekly field trip day)

This shift is typically reserved for returning camp staff.

PM:  12:15 PM - 6:00 PM (with additional hours on weekly field trip day)

10+ positions available for this shift

Some of the expectations of group leaders include:

  1. Group supervision of campers with attention to all of the following: program, health, happiness, discipline, cleanliness, safety, routine duties, character and skill development.

  2. Be concerned for the social adjustment of EACH camper.

  3. Help campers plan, carry out and evaluate projects and activities.

  4. Promote camper participation in ALL activities.

  5. Assist campers with housekeeping chores.

  6. Take turns with other counselors for various responsibilities.

  7. Teach or assist with camp programs and encourage camper participation.

  8. Exhibit personal habits, health, dress, speech, table etiquette and relationships with other staff that serve as a beneficial model to campers.

  9. Set a good example in ALL you do at camp.   Camp is a fun learning experience.

  10. Help develop, carry out and evaluate a camp program that reflects the goals of Camp CUBBER and Palm Harbor United Methodist Church.


Classroom Teacher:

Classroom teachers are responsible for creating and carrying out lesson plans in a specific curriculum area in a fun, camp-friendly way.  Classes offered @ Camp CUBBER are intended to be educational while still feeling fun and not “school-like”.  Classroom teachers will see multiple groups of the same age / grade level throughout the day each day, doing the same project / lesson with each group.  Classroom teachers work approximately 30 hours per week.  Schedules are usually around the 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM time frame.

Classes include:



Basic art for campers to include various forms of painting, drawing, coloring, sculpting, craft making, and more.  Get ready to have fun and get (a little) messy!


Creative Writing and Reading

Help students cultivate a love for literacy through reading and creative writing. Perfect for someone who currently teaches English, Language Arts, Literature, etc., or for someone pursuing a degree in teaching that would like to gain vital experience.​


Science Discovery (STEM)

A class designed to help students think creatively, this class combines science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  This class is intended to be almost completely “hands-on” projects that are student driven and help students work collaboratively and problem solve.