Day Camp – Group Leader
Job dates: Training dates TBD in June; Camp dates: June 24 – June 28
Hours: Daily from 8AM – 5:30PM
Wage: $22-$24 per hour (depending on experience)
Type: Temporary
Location: First Presbyterian Church – 230 NE Ninth St. Bend OR 97701
Application Deadline: June 10, 2024 or until filled.

How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Becca Ellis at [email protected]

About Days of Wonder Camp:

Days of Wonder: “Roots & Wings: Nature’s Gifts and Spiritual Connections” is a fun, educational and interactive faith-based summer day camp designed for kids entering K-5th Grade. Through discovery and play-based learning, kids will use their imagination, senses and curiosity to explore, marvel and connect with creation, spirit & God, while learning how to honor and care for the earth.

Group Leaders provide leadership and guidance for a small group of campers (either K-2nd grade or 3rd-5th grade), ensuring a quality experience as they accompany children throughout the week. Counselors foster positive, nurturing relationships with and between children.


Group Leaders also must possess:

  • CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training prior to camp start.
  • Previous experience working with school-aged children.
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and be able to sit/squat down on child’s level.
  • Lift and carry items (up to 20 lbs).
  • Must be able to communicate verbally with good voice projection.

Principle Activities

  • Supervise activities of children, including but not limited to music, games, art, and outside activities.
  • Engage children to reflect and wonder about the days lesson content
  • Have a posture of openness around spirituality and the diversity within varying faith traditions, as well as a personal philosophy and connection to God (the Divine, Other, Universe, etc.).
  • Provide opportunities for development of awareness in each camper.
  • Provide an enjoyable experience for each camper, ensuring that every child feels included and valued.
  • Set a good example in promptness, manners, language, appearance, and health.
  • Set a good example in respect and care for the facilities and the out-of-doors.
  • Create and maintain group unity by making everyone feel a part of the group.
  • Check group attendance each morning and throughout the day.
  • Keep safety of campers in mind at all times. Campers are never to be left unattended.
  • Keep all equipment in good operating condition and be responsible for returning items to their proper place.
  • Attend staff trainings and meetings.
  • Manage time responsibly and follow the camp schedule for your group.
  • Supervise volunteer aide in your group (this can be a teenager or adult) and delegate tasks to them as needed.
  • Maintain positive relations with parents and other staff.
  • Assist in maintaining and cleaning of assigned areas.
  • Assist activity directors while participating in their activity.
  • Report to the Director with difficult or unusual situations.

More about our philosophy:

“At Day Camp, we are committed to nurturing the whole child by providing a holistic approach to childhood development. Our mission is to create a safe and supportive environment where children can explore, discover, and thrive physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

Through engaging activities and meaningful experiences, we aim to foster a deep connection to the natural world, strengthen intuition and inner knowing, build confidence, and cultivate a sense of community among campers. We believe that every child possesses their own inner spirituality, which we seek to nurture through storytelling, art, music, and a balance of child-led and adult-led experiences.

Starting and ending each day with a sense of unity and belonging, our multi-age community circles provide a space for reflection, intention-setting, and gratitude. With an emphasis on inquiry, curiosity, and the rhythm of the day, we strive to empower children to discover their unique path of connection with themselves, others, and the divine, fostering a lifelong love for learning and a deep reverence for the wonders of creation.”

How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Becca Ellis at [email protected]