Silver Tree Day Camp – Camp Counselor

Kids at Silver Tree Day Camp

Job Description

Silver Tree is a week-long outdoor is a traditional day camp in Glen Park Canyon. It operates 8:00am-6:00pm Monday through Friday and serves 180 campers ranging between 5-14 years of age.  This includes a Leader in Training(LIT) program intended for 13-14 year olds.  Camp activities include: arts and crafts projects, archery, Thursday Night Theatre(TNT) performances, Clay Meets Nature, interactive nature hikes, campfire safety and building, and a variety of outdoor recreation games.  Silver Tree is the largest and oldest summer camp in the history of SFRPD and is considered a generational camp that is rich in both tradition and culture.  The Camp Counselors lead 12 to 16 campers through programs throughout the day.  Each Camp Counselor will have two youth assistants age 16+ to mentor.

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Job Responsibilities

Camp Counselors are responsible for the emotional/physical safety and well being of all of the campers. Counselors will be trained on sign-in and sign-out procedures, RPD policies and protocols. Counselors will work with camp management to present well thought-out relevant programs, create camp community, and maintain a clean and safe camp site. Counselors are responsible for their youth workers professional growth.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Day Camp Counselor Experience
  • Program design experience
  • Environmental programming, projects, stewardship experience
  • Friendly, outgoing, cooperative, supportive, flexible, calm under stress
  • Good Customer Service skills to use with parents and the public
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Ability to work as a team as well as independently.
Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications listed for the applicable civil service job (class) code. Please go to for the job announcement and more information on the specific requirements.

Certification(s) Desired
  • CA Food Handler's Card
  • First Aid/CPR American Red Cross

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