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Camp Instructor - Going Places Summer Camp

AlphaBEST Education, Inc.
Bellevue, WA
  • Posted: 23 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Summer Camp Instructor - Going Places Summer Camp, Bellevue WA area

Are you who we are looking for?
Do you possess a childlike sense of wonder? A yearn to learn that's driven by an innate sense of curiosity? If so, our Camp Instructor position at our Going Places Summer Camp might be the perfect way for you to use your talents this summer! Our Camp Instructors bring our curriculum to life and inspire campers to effectively create and collaborate! Excitement and joy are built into our foundation and we believe in the power of wonder to connect us to a world of endless possibilities.

About AlphaBEST and Going Places Summer Camp
AlphaBEST Education, a leading provider of after-school and summer programs, and FableVision, an award-winning, educational media, and storytelling company, co-developed of "Going Places" Summer Camp featuring the award-winning book by FableVision's founders and twin brothers Paul and Peter H. Reynolds. Going Places Summer offers engaging, immersive activities and challenges based on the book's themes, which illustrate the critical life skills known as the "4Cs" - communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

We can't fully achieve our mission of learning through wonder without staff who exemplify these same beliefs and are passionate about making an impact on our youth. Summer camp is not for everyone, but we don't want just anyone - we want the most passionate and engaging staff around for our students! So, are you ready for Wacky Wednesdays, wearing crazy hats, finding ways to make all campers feel included? Then please, join us this summer!


  • Implement Going Places curriculum to groups of 15 -30 campers
  • Teach the curriculum as written, adapting it as needed to improve the camper experience or accommodate individual campers, and capturing feedback to share with curriculum developers
  • Effectively collaborate with the camp team to create a memorable experience for campers
  • Maintain safe environments for all campers and provide leadership and camp spirit to all
  • Contribute to and participate in daily camp activities, including check-in and check-out,
    opening/closing ceremonies and snack & lunch supervision and programming
  • Provide exceptional customer service to parents and our camp partners
  • Assist with daily setup and cleanup of camp as well as the setup and break down of camp at the beginning and end of the summer
  • Summer Instructors will report to the Camp Director and receive professional development and ongoing coaching


  • Genuine love and interest in working with children and/or education
  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm each day
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs and demands while balancing multiple tasks efficiently
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team, with an openness to feedback and a desire to grow professionally
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • A great communicator with families and guardians
  • CPR/First Aid certified OR willing to become certified by start of camp
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by start of camp to ensure staff and campers are as safe and healthy as possible and to comply with enhanced health and safety protocols


  • College degree preferred but not required
  • Preferred experience with elementary students
  • Experience working with kids or in a camp setting a plus

LOCATION - Crossroads Community Center 16000 NE, 10th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008


  • Staff may work anytime between 6:30 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Number of hours and start/finish time will vary by site, position and day
  • Staff meetings: During regular work hours before or after the start of programming
  • 2-12 hours of online training before camp begins
  • Training and setup days: Participate in two mandatory training and setup days in the days before camp starts
  • Camp cleanup: Participate in cleaning and packing up camp for an additional 1-5 hours in your last week of camp, typically some additional hours at the end of the day.

The needs of camp and resulting staff hours may vary. We seek and make offers to staff who
we believe are capable of thriving in a flexible environment, both professionally and personally.


We are committed to competitively compensating staff. Regarding compensation:

  • Salary: $21.00 - $25.00 per hour
  • Staff are compensated at a regular hourly rate, with overtime at 1.5x the hourly rate in accordance with state and federal requirements. Exact hourly rate is based on location and is included in the offer letter.
  • Staff will be compensated at an hourly training rate for 2-12 hours of online training to be completed before camp, and for 2 days on-site setup/training
  • Summer staff positions are temporary, seasonal non-benefited positions and do not include paid vacation time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
  • Typing, writing, reading
  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
  • Use hand and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
  • Frequent sitting
  • Standing, walking, kneeling

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AlphaBEST Education, Inc.


Bellevue, WA
98008 USA


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