Day Camp Assistant

Camp Assistant American Sign Language Camp

Job Description

Become a Day Camp Assistant with SF Recreation and Parks this summer! These positions help kids in all types of activities including helping with snack and down time in all our summer day camps

Job Responsibilities

The Day Camp assistant assists Camp Leaders, Specialist, and Managers with the day to day operations of the camp.  Types of camps are described as follows:

Cultural Arts - Silver Tree, Pine Lake, Harvey Milk Camp, PacArts, Randall Camp, Sharon Arts  - consists of Visual, Performing, Digital & Professional arts. These camps involves every aspect of the Arts including animation, ceramics, computer arts, crafts, creative writing, dance, digital audio, deejaying, drawing, fashion, film & video, graphic design, installation art, multimedia, music, painting, photography, printmaking, radio & internet broadcasting, robotics, science & technology, sculpture, sound design, songwriting, street art, textiles, theater, woodworking & urban gardening.

Community Services - Early Childhood Recreation, Extended Learning (After-School), Teens, and Adaptive Recreation (People with Disabilities) - is where recreation and human services intersect by providing programs and services to meet the needs of people at every stage of development. We also adapt all the Department's programs and services to include people with disabilities - most recently blind, visually impaired, deaf, hearing impaired and children on the autism spectrum. Summer camps include nine neighborhood day camps, a Megacamp & Camp Everybody Plays (Everybody Plays/Teen City is a Therapeutic Recreation day camp for children on the autism spectrum).

Leisure Services  Includes Fitness, aerobics, yoga, pilates, zumba, fitness and dance; waterfront sports: sailing, kayaking, paddling, surfing and fishing; Outdoors: camping, back packing, eco-adventures, rock climbing, nature exploration, and geocaching; Extreme Sports: skating, BMX, mountain bikes, and ski/snow boarding; Non-traditional: Cooking, Martial Arts, RC Cars and Boats, and LGBTQ programming. Summer camps include Archery, McLaren Bike park, Shred N’Butter, Fog City, Skateboard, Surfing, Jr. Mariner, Eco-Adventure, Wave Surfers, etc.

Sports & Athletics includes the following activities and camps: baseball, softball, boxing, flag football, golf, soccer, futsol, tennis, track & field, volleyball, etc. Summer camps include Sports Day camp, Girls Sports camp, Take 5 (variety of sports), Baseball, LaCrosse, Flag Football, Put me in Coach, Soccer, Tennis, etc.

Recreation Resources and Permits serves in the following functions: web based program registration (, recreation and event logistic support, open and close a recreation facility, facility monitoring, issue and enforce permits, etc.

Desirable Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

1. High School graduation/General Education Diploma (GED) or equivalent as of June 2018 (the hired candidate must submit a copy of his/her HS diploma/GED certificate before being approved to start work)

2. Ability to work with people of varied age groups and backgrounds;

3. Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form;

4. Present a neat, clean appearance at all times;

5. Ability to relate to the camp participants in a friendly and helpful manner.


A. Three (3) months equivalent verifiable experience of working/volunteering with Youth (Ages 5 to 11) or Tots (Ages 4 and 5);

B. Three (3) months equivalent verifiable customer service experience;

C. First Aid, CPR and/or CERT/NERT (Citizen or Neighborhood) Emergency Response Team Training) certificate

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

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