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 Summer 2022! 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 1:18 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. For nearly all positions, applicants must be over 18 and have at least a high school diploma or equivalent (select positions available to younger applicants will be marked as such). All applicants should also love working with kids and live a lifestyle that exemplifies positive Christian values.
Applications turned in from March 1 - May 2 will have priority consideration. Applications received after May 2 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 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)
ALL POSITIONS CURRENTLY FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022
PM: 12:15 PM - 6:000 PM (with additional hours on weekly field trip day)
ONE POSITION REMAINING FOR SUMMER 2022
Floating: Shift will vary by day or week, but will include shifts of 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM, and 12:15 PM - 6:00 PM. Shift will be scheduled in advance, but applicants for this position must be available for all of the above listed shifts any given week.
ALL POSITIONS CURRENTLY FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022
Some of the expectations of group leaders include:
Group supervision of campers with attention to all of the following: program, health, happiness, discipline, cleanliness, safety, routine duties, character and skill development.
Be concerned for the social adjustment of EACH camper.
Help campers plan, carry out and evaluate projects and activities.
Promote camper participation in ALL activities.
Assist campers with housekeeping chores.
Take turns with other counselors for various responsibilities.
Teach or assist with camp programs and encourage camper participation.
Exhibit personal habits, health, dress, speech, table etiquette and relationships with other staff that serve as a beneficial model to campers.
Set a good example in ALL you do at camp. Camp is a fun learning experience.
Help develop, carry out and evaluate a camp program that reflects the goals of Camp CUBBER and Palm Harbor United Methodist Church.
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.
Art - ALL POSITIONS CURRENTLY FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022
Basic art for campers to include various forms of painting, drawing, coloring, sculpting, craft making, and more.
Creative Writing & Reading - ALL POSITIONS CURRENTLY FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022
For our younger campers this is helping them develop basic writing and reading skills, often through group reading, teacher lead reading, basic writing / handwriting activities. For our older campers, this is helping them cultivate those skills, and the joy of using them, through fun writing activities, individual reading time, group reading activities, and more.
Music & Movement - ALL POSITIONS CURRENTLY FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022
Basic / introductory music class designed to give campers a foundational music experience with listening to and exploring recorded music, singing, playing percussion, and more mixed with fun music themed games and activities.
Sports and Rec. / Active Play - ALL POSITIONS CURRENTLY FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022
Every camper needs the opportunity to get out and PLAY. Sports and Rec. provides that while simultaneously working on campers ability to work / play as a team and develop good sportsmanship. Sports and Rec. is similar to what campers would experience during the school year in physical ed.
Science Discovery / STEM - ALL POSITIONS CURRENTLY FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022
A class designed to help students think creatively, STEM 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.
OTHER CAMP SUPPORT POSITIONS INCLUDE:
Car Circle Staff / Runner (12.5 hours per week) - ALL POSITIONS CURRENTLY FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022
Help parents sign in daily each morning, take camper temperatures, give parents any important information, and escort groups of campers to their classrooms. Shift is typically from 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM.. This position is open to applicants under 18.
Creative Team (Hours vary, but typically include work from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM plus additional prep hours as needed. Creative Team positions include:
- Actor / Actress
- Host / MC / Games
- Tech (A/V) Team
Creative Team positions are open to applicants under 18. ALL POSITIONS CURRENTLY FILLED FOR SUMMER 2022