Summer Day Camp Counselor

City of Missouri
$10 - $15 Per hour TX 2701 Cypress Point Dr, Missouri City, TX 77459, United States


This is a seasonal position in the Parks and Recreation Department. An individual in this position is responsible for ensuring Missouri City’s Summer Day Camp runs efficiently by initiating, developing and maintaining a positive camp atmosphere.  Reports to the Youth & Family Recreation Specialist

Examples of Work

  • Ensure the safety, well-being and personal growth of campers; assist in the enforcement of rules and regulations and eliminates safety hazards; explain and enforce Summer Day Camp and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Teach and lead activities, and give instructions to large groups of children.
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate a wide variety of activities for campers; guide group activities with children; actively participate in camp activities; implement a variety of activities for children to include leisure games, sports, individual and group activities, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and science and math programs.
  • Serve as a positive leader, modeling and upholding the Code of Conduct and influencing others to help maintain discipline and order within the program.
  • Accompanies participants on day trips; maintain and report attendance levels.
  • Open, close, and secure the facility; perform light custodial duties; organize supplies; prepare for activities by setting up supplies, equipment, tables and chairs.
  • Assist the department with special events and programs as needed.
  • Ad hoc responsibilities as needed.

Education, Experience, or Certification

Must be 16 years of age or older at the start of employment. 
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate preferred; one (1) year experience in childcare required. Current certification in First Aid and CPR or the ability to obtain one during onboarding is required. Potential increase pay with valid Lifeguard Certification.

Supplemental Information

The Department of Human Resources & Organizational Development may consider an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.