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City of Lenexa Head Camp Counselor in Lenexa, Kansas

Head Camp Counselor

Department: Rec Center Camps

Location: Lenexa, KS


We are currently looking for summer Head Camp Counselors to help facilitate age-appropriate exciting indoor and outdoor games, team building activities, contests, and craft projects for our licensed all-day our licensed all-day summer camp program at the Lenexa Recreation Center.

Position Summary

The Head Camp Counselor is responsible for helping in developing, implementing, and facilitating Recreation Division-s summer camp program within a specific group. The Head Camp Counselor will help initiate, lead and oversee various daily activities. The Head Camp Counselor will have the ability to communicate and work with a variety of ages and skill levels, while maintaining a lead role within camp. The Head Camp Counselor will also have the desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understands age-appropriate activities and initiates, instructs and leads activities for campers

  • Plans, organizes, leads and supervises campers in a variety of daily activities.

  • Communicates clearly and effectively with campers, staff, and parents.

  • Provides supervision and directions to Camp Counselors.

  • Supervises group activities during all hours children are present.

  • Develops activities and weekly group schedules with Camp Counselors.

  • Fosters positive, healthy relationships with children/youth.

  • Adheres to all KDHE and Lenexa camp policies, including safety regulations, medication, discipline and emergency procedures

  • Documents any situations, disturbances and incidents at camp and reports to directors.

  • Consistently models a professional demeanor.

  • Handles above average physical activity, both indoors and outdoors

  • Completes any other job duties as assigned.


    Minimum: At least 18 years of age; high school diploma or G.E.D.; Job-related experience working with school-age children; CPR, First-Aid, and Epi-Pen certified.

    Desired: Working towards or completion of a bachelor-s degree in education, recreation or similar area.

    Starting rate of pay is $10.00 to $12.50 per hour (DOQ) and directly related experience.

    Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check.

    To apply complete an online application. Be sure to attach your resume reflecting your work history or applicable experience. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Lenexa strives to treat all employees fairly, with consistency and respect, while providing a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment. We value and encourage diversity in our workplace.