Employers!!!  Are you looking to fill your vacant summer camp position(s)?  Please fill out the Summer Job Posting form and we will post here and on our social media platforms.  For additional information, please contact Marla Berrios at mberrios@ctafterschoolnetwork.org.

Looking for a summer job?  Click the headings below to jump to openings in the corresponding towns.  Job descriptions and contact information are listed under each posting.  Please contact the organization directly for any inquiries.


ACCESS Educational Services, Inc.

Position Title:  STEM Counselor
Position Summary: The ACCES STEM Counselor is someone who can lead a group or classroom of 2nd-12th grade students administering STEM curriculum and managing the learning process. An ACCESS Mentor is also a role model for his or her students–serving as an ethical leader within the classroom strongly committed to the ideals and mission of ACCESS Educational Services.


  • Understand and support the ACCESS Mission
  • Understand and support the philosophy and objectives of ACCESS STEM Programs
  • Promote and adhere to the rules and regulations of ACCESS as outlined in the Mentor Manual and Code of Conduct
  • Participate in all training and orientation activities
  • Work with The Executive Director of ACCESS to develop weekly lesson plans for assigned classroom
  • Manage the pace of classroom activities
  • Maintain the integrity of the curriculum within the classroom
  • Participate in all mentor debrief meetings
  • Have full knowledge of all curriculum activities in classroom
  • Ensure that have all your materials and supplies prior to your lesson Mandatory Qualifications
  • Currently completing or have successfully completed an undergraduate degree
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be willing to undergo a criminal background check
  • Be a consummate professional
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Can communicate effectively with ACCESS and Bridgeport Board of Education Staff, and students
  • Current College sophomore status or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Majoring in or have completed an undergraduate degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Education field
  • Previous experience as a mentor or tutor
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience working with young children
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and Technology Desired Traits
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Patience • Creativity
  • Initiative driven
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Critical Problem Solving
  • Detail Oriented
  • Organized
  • Servant Leadership
  • Enthusiasm

Apply by date: June 11, 2021

If interested, please email your resume to Ms. Gwendolyn Brantley at access4kidz@gmail.com


Dream Camp (June 28 – July 30)

Dream Camp is Trinity College’s highly successful program founded in 1998. Now in its 22nd season, the summer camp and year- round academic mentoring program provides a fun, educational, and safe environment for participating elementary school through high school students.  Former Dream Campers and Trinity College students serve as tutors and mentors throughout the academic year, as well as counselors during the summer session.

Position Title:  Lifeguard/Swim Instructors
Location: Trinity College, Hartford
Hours:  Mondays – Fridays from 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Position Summary:  Lifeguards teach swimming lessons and guard the pool during lessons and free swim. Dream Camp will reimburse the cost of the American Red Cross Lifeguard course at the end of the summer and trains lifeguards on the swim levels and how to teach lessons.

Come join our mission driven team and work with Hartford youth ages 6 to 16!

For Hartford, apply June 5th at: www.esfjobs.com or contact Adah Gillon at agillon@esfdreamcamp.org or 860-262-8278.


Girl Scouts of CT (June 14 – August 8) Resident Camp (June 21 – August 18) Day Camp

Position Title: Various Summer Camp Staff
Salary: Starting at $350.00/week
Position Summary: Great way to be outdoors all summer long! Changing the lives of our campers, being a positive role model in working with a team of amazing staff. Looking for staff for various positions in our day and resident camps across the state. 18 years of age and older. Some transportation available should you live on the bus route (resident camp you are required to live on site unless you are food service staff)

Apply by date: June 10, 2021

Visit the Girls Scout of CT website here for more information.


Common Ground/New Haven Ecology (June 28 – August 13)

Position Title: Farm and Nature Summer Camp Teacher
Location: New Haven
Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM –4:00 PM, including staff training week. Ability to commit to all camp dates is required.
Salary:  Hourly pay rate: $15 – $18/hour, depending on position and level of experience
Position Summary:  Currently seeking camp teachers and assistant teachers! Camp staff work on a team of two teachers, one assistant teacher, and one high school-aged counselors to have amazing adventures with a group of 18 campers! Campers are divided by age, so staff who have expertise with a certain age group are welcome. Teachers work together to plan activities that range from cooking to fort building and stream stomping to nature arts. Looking for folks who have big hearts, love kids, and want to spend their summer active and outside. Teachers do not need to have expertise in all program areas, but all teachers must be ready to get dirty, be active, be highly responsible, and have fun with children for all the hours they are at camp.

Specific duties for all camp staff include:

  • Support our camp mission and culture through thoughtful participation in camp staff week and staff meetings with the goal of creating a safe, memorable, educational camp experience for our diverse camp community.
  • Create and lead activities that are in line with the mission of the camp. Ideas and resources will be provided, and staff will have time to develop these activities in collaboration with their staff team during staff training week (Assistant Teachers support these activities and typically do not have daily responsibility for planning and leading activities).
  • Supervise & interact with campers during recreation and lunch times
  • Supervise & direct Counselors and Junior Counselors (ages 13 – 18)
  • Assure physical/emotional safety of all participants, including proactive behavior management and providing basic First Aid. Teachers manage the big picture of scheduling and activities for their group, interact daily with camp parents, lead lessons and activities, are the point person for medical and social/emotional needs for children in their group (in collaboration with camp directors and the camp nurse), and meet daily with their staff team to plan and problem solve. Assistant teachers play an essential role in making sure the needs of our campers are met each day! Assistant teachers serve as an additional helper in hands-on activities, provide one-on-one support to campers as needed, and help ensure an overall great day for their camp team. Assistant teachers do not typically have daily responsibility for planning or leading activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working with groups of children in formal or informal settings (school, nature center, summer camp, scouts, etc). Paid experience with small groups of children (as a nanny or babysitter, for example) will be considered, however experience with groups of 10 or more children is preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively and participate in community with diverse children and adults. Our staff team and the campers we serve are diverse in many ways, including gender and gender identity, race and culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, and ability and disability. All staff are expected to contribute to a safe, inclusive, and welcoming camp environment.
  • Enthusiasm for exploring nature with children. Basic knowledge of the natural world is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience (personal or professional) with one or more program activity areas is welcomed. Seeking staff with expertise in camp songs and games, leading music with children, gardening, farm care, hiking and outdoor adventure, naturalist skills, cooperative games, nature arts, cooking with children, and outdoor adventure!
  • Willingness to get dirty and work hard in all weather (including summer heat & humidity and/or rain)
  • Ability to be physically active for most of an 8 hour day. This is a physically intensive job that includes significant movement throughout the day, including walking, running, hiking, kneeling, bending, lifting, and carrying.
  • Ability to be emotionally and socially “on” for the majority of an 8 hour day. A typical day includes 6 hours of direct time with campers, requiring emotional presence and energy to engage with children and coworkers.
  • Demonstrated commitment, reliability, punctuality, and responsible behavior at previous jobs All applicants who love nature and children and have relevant experience are welcome and encouraged – our camp staff represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

Common Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Conversations about accommodations that employees would need in order to successfully work at camp are welcome.  Staff are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Staff will be required to share their vaccination status with camp leadership for essential camp planning purposes.

Apply by date: May 17,2021

Send resume and letter of interest to Rebecca Holcombe at rholcombe@commongroundct.org.


Southington-Cheshire YMCA

Position Title: Lifeguards
Hours: Monday – Friday & Weekends
Salary:  $12.00
Position Requirements:

  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Maintain an acceptable level of physical fitness to perform in pool activities, rescues and survival skills
  • Hold a current YMCA Lifeguard Certification and/or hold a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification while fulfilling a YMCA Certification
  • Hold current Professional Rescuer CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Certifications
  • Knowledge in current methods of neck and back injuries and how to apply the backboard
  • Be dependable and reliable
  • Communicate verbally, including projecting the voice across distances, all pool rules and ensure that you are accessible and identifiable
  • Ability to see and hear individuals and alarms in pool/pool area
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time

Position Title: Swim Instructors
Hours: Monday – Friday & Weekends
Salary:  $12.25
Position Requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years of age or older
  • Obtain and hold current certification in Professional Rescuer CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator
  • Be thoroughly familiar with the YMCA Aquatic Program, rules, and regulations
  • Be willing to continue with YMCA aquatic training
  • Be dependable and reliable
  • Consistently provide friendly courteous assistance exceeding member expectations every day
  • Maintain an acceptable level of physical fitness to perform in pool activities
  • Be able to participate in class and set examples for participants

Position Title: Camp Sloper Waterfront & Boating Directors
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Salary:  $13.50
Position Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Holds current certifications in YMCA Lifeguard Instruction and Swim Specialist or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Holds current CPR, First Aid, and YMCA Lifeguard certifications
  • Has 2 years’ experience in YMCA Progressive Swim Program
  • Possess solid leadership and administrative skills
  • Has an understanding of developmental characteristics of people of all ages
  • Accepts and demonstrates the values of the YMCA (caring, honesty, respect, responsibility)
  • Enjoys working outdoors and understands the potential hazards of an outdoor setting
  • Has the ability to communicate effectively with children, teens, staff members and parents

For a full list of positions available please visit:  www.sccymca.org

Send resume and application to:
Mary Pelletier, HR Coordinator
29 High Street, Southington, CT 06489
860-426-9517 | mpelletier@sccymca.org |


Lighthouse Childcare Center

Position Title:  Summer Camp Director
Position Summary:  We are looking for experienced but also dynamic, energetic individual who understand the role camp can play in a child’s summer – and they want to be a part of making that awesome experience a reality. The Camp Counselor will provide a fun, supportive and warm atmosphere where students can improve their individual potential, gain understanding of others, experience new ideas and develop an appreciation for the environment. This candidate must be a good role model for students, develop relationships with each student within the group, promote positive group interaction, follow established procedures for maintaining students’ health and safety, work together with other staff to plan and schedule weekly activities, and other related duties as directed by the Head Teacher. Must be at least 21 years of age and must have graduated from High School. Energy and enthusiasm for long days, a desire to work with children indoors/outdoors, prior experience working with children, in similar settings, background, ability to accept guidance and supervision, and a willingness to work with and learn from people from different cultures and backgrounds are all essential skills for this position.

Position Title:  Assistant Teacher
Position Summary:  Assists the Teacher and other staff of the center and work as directed to provide high quality care, education, and recreation to the children. And to offer a positive influence for the children.


  1. Personal characteristics necessary for this position are excellent health, sensitivity to the needs of individual children.
  2. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  3. Ability to relate well to children and some experience, dependability, and punctuality, emotional maturity, stability, good judgement, ability to follow instructions.
  4. Assist the Teacher I meeting the day to day needs of the children.
  5. Attend 1% of total hours worked per year in continuing education.
  6. Attend all staff meetings and trainings.


  1. Assist one or more teachers I appropriate manners as directed.
  2. Supervise play activities as requested by the teacher.
  3. Participate with the children in a group and individual activities.
  4. Assist with health and hygiene of the children.
  5. Intervening when children are at risk of injury.
  6. Assisting children with selfcare activities as needed.
  7. Assisting with meal and snack services.
  8. Assist with preparation of supplies and the physical environment for activities
  9. Maintaining an orderly environment in the classroom
  10. Observing, noting and reporting child’s behavior as assigned by the teacher.
  11. Treat all children with dignity and respect.
  12. Helping with any general housekeeping task.
  13. Respecting Confidentiality of staff, parents and children.
  14. Other duties as assigned and asked by classroom teachers and director.
  15. Reports to the teacher/head teacher.

Apply by date: May 21, 2021

Contact: www.lighthousechildcarecenter.com

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