Camp Phoenix is summer school, reimagined. We empower low-income youth to overcome the summer opportunity gap by blending the essence of sleep-away camp, with the rigors of discovery-based learning. Through joyful academics, enrichment, and community building, our unique, overnight summer immersion program propels middle-school students to reach their fullest potentials as leaders, achievers, and community change agents. Founded in 2012, Camp Phoenix brings low-income youth to its campsite in San Gregorio each summer, where mornings are spent in common core-aligned, exploratory math and literacy groups. Throughout the day campers engage in outdoor and social-emotional learning: sleeping under the stars, cooking breakfast as a team, picking berries from local farms, and peering into tide pools at the nearby beaches. Through the powerful combination of academics and overnight camp, we uniquely position our campers to make growth in academics, while also growing their identities as individuals and young leaders.

>> To Apply

Please apply: https://campphoenix.org/about/jobs/ 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Program Specialists ensure that every day is full of joy, enrichment, and adventure for our campers by leading creative programming such as arts and crafts, sports, nature walks, campfires, and more. Reporting to the Camp Director, Specialists help develop and execute programming to encourage community building, leadership development, and self-expression. 

>> Qualifications

  • Must be a hard worker – the team is a hardworking group but has fun together.
  • Must be a strong, positive team player and enjoy working in a kid-centered environment.
  • Interest in fostering social change through the empowerment of youth growing up in low-income communities. 
  • Detail-oriented and able to think through an activity from ideation through execution
  • Love for personal growth and learning (you thrive in an environment where you are taught new skills, receive ongoing feedback, and stretch your leadership)
  • Experience organizing and leading programs a plus
  • Previous summer camp experience or outdoor education experience preferred
  • High School diploma required

>> Responsibilities

  • Be a role model for campers at all times, demonstrating Camp Phoenix core values
  • Work closely with other program specialists and program managers to deliver well-planned, high-impact activities for campers.
  • Support counselors and other staff to ensure everyone understands activity goals and responsibilities. 
  • Execute the full cycle of planning and leading programs – including set-up and cleanup.
  • We’re a small team. Program Specialists also support whenever they are needed to ensure Camp Phoenix is providing campers with a safe and transformative summer experience.

Employment dates

  • Onboarding and Planning (flexible hours, about 40 hours total, beginning in July); Staff Training (July 15-16, 2022); Camp Dates (July 18-August 5, 2022); plus one Leadership Training weekend and one weekend of additional Instructor Training and Planning

Compensation

  • The Program Specialist pay is a $1,800 stipend for the three-week camp. Each seven consecutive days of work, the Program Specialist will receive a day off. Benefits include a day off per week, room and board, and opportunity to spend three transformational weeks making significant impact on children growing up in low-income communities.

>> To Apply

Please apply: https://campphoenix.org/about/jobs/

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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