Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Hourly Pay: $20.00
Estimated average hours per week: dependent on the schedule
This position earns sick leave in accordance with the Healthy Families and Workplace Act.  
This is a part-time position that does not provide medical benefits

Do you love summer camp!? Do you have a passion for working in the outdoors with youth? Join the Recreation Division's Youth Development team in this rewarding summer position!
  • The City of Aurora is seeking a Summer Day Camp Director for our Summer Day Camp programs.
  • Day Camp Directors will supervise a group of 4-5 staff.
  • Day Camp Directors are responsible for implementing weekly designed programs, planning daily activities, and training staff in policies and procedures.
  • Day Camp Directors are the main contact for the camp and will be responsible for all communication with parents.
  • Day Camp Directors will serve as role models and use positive youth development strategies in the workplace.
This is a continuous position and will be closed when all positions are filled. Applications will be sent to the hiring Supervisor weekly for review.

At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our work by modeling the Core 4 Values of: Customer Service, Professionalism, Integrity, and Respect - we welcome all who share those values to apply.


Day Camp Directors must be able to lead and actively participate in games/programs with children, be able to effectively monitor behavior while using appropriate discipline techniques, and develop age appropriate activities.

  • Organize and run staff meetings, mandatory trainings, and other Youth Development events required by program.
  • Prepare and maintain necessary supplies and stay within budget guidelines.
  • Directors will coordinate and implement summer camp activities and events which will include direct supervision of group programs.
  • Directors will work closely with parents on camper profiles, program communication & volunteer needs.
  • Be available for the entire length of the program and demonstrate a positive work ethic.
  • Be willing to dress up, become a hero, sing songs and participate whenever necessary.


*Day Camp Directors must be 21 years of age

Education/Experience: The Director must meet one of the following requirements below:

  1. Four (4) year college degree with a major such as recreation, outdoor education, education with a specialty in art, elementary or early childhood education, or a subject in the human service field;
  2. Two years of college training and six (6) months (910 hours) of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or equivalent part-time, paid or volunteer, experience, since attaining the age of eighteen (18), in the care and supervision of four (4) or more children;
  3. Three years (5460 hours) of satisfactory and verifiable full-time or equivalent part-time, paid or volunteer, experience and one of the following qualifications:
    1. 1) Complete six semester hours, or nine quarter hours in course work from a regionally accredited college or university; or
    2. 2) 40 clock hours of training in course work applicable to school-age children and the department-approved courses in injury prevention, and playground safety for School-Aged Child Care Centers within the first nine months of employment.

    3. Knowledge: Knowledge of youth development, outdoor education, nutrition, and recreation programming for elementary and or middle school students. Familiarity with the rules and regulations of School Age Licensed Summer Day Camp Programs.

      Skills: Experience working with adventure programming or outdoor education. Fluency in the Spanish language preferred but not required. Previous supervisory experience is preferred but not required.

      Licenses, Certificates Required: Reliable transportation to work sites, training, and events as needed. Certification in First Aid and CPR is required or willing to obtain by the date of employment. Valid Driver's License.

      This position will allow the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.


    Physical Demands: Primarily physical and active work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 30 pounds; lifting, carrying, walking, and standing; the vision for reading, recording and interpreting information; frequent speech communication with fellow employees and City of Aurora citizens.

    Work Environment: Works primarily in recreation facilities, and outdoor parks, and adventure destinations.  

    Equipment Used: May use standard office equipment including, computers, calculators, copy/fax machines; may answer the telephone. 

    For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
    The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
    Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

    Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
    As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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