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We’re hiring! Temporary Camp Counselor for our Specialized Programs

Seattle Parks and Recreation Specialized Programs is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the position of Camp Counselor. You will work closely with one other co-counselor and be responsible for the care and safety of 8-10 campers who are differently abled.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with dressing, feeding, toileting, and supervision of a group of children with disabilities during resident and day camp sessions
  • Developing and leading daily activities, assisting with facilitated special events and classes
  • Involving all campers in games, hiking, canoeing, camp skits, sing-a-longs, special events, and other programs
  • Modeling and fostering the development of social skills
  • Creating an engaging and inclusive camp environment for all abilities
  • Indirectly supervising volunteers assigned to the group
  • Attending all daily staff meetings

This is a temporary summer position. Pay is $16.11 per hour plus premium pay for overnights. Counselor orientation will be held on June 23-24. Camp dates are below. Please do not apply if you cannot attend every date listed below.

Camp Dates:

  • June 26-29 Overnight camp in West Seattle
  • July 10-13 Overnight camp in West Seattle
  • July 16-20 Day camp at Lower Woodland Park
  • July 23-27 Day Camp at Lower Woodland Park
  • July 31-August 3 Overnight camp in West Seattle
  • August 6-10 Day camp at Lower Woodland Park
  • August 14-17 Overnight camp in West Seattle

Questions? Contact Jill at (206) 615-0140. To apply, please send resume to