Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Employment

Camp CREATE Counselors

Cascades Academy is an independent pre-k through 12th grade day school located in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon. The school was founded in 2003 and resides on an award­-winning 21­-acre campus located on the Deschutes River.

Join us this summer as one of our counselors. Our camp is looking for experienced, responsible, and enthusiastic individuals who are excited to spend their summer working with kids in our unique summer program.

Submit your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference from an employer that relates to the field of youth recreation or education to the Auxiliary Program Director, Alicia Martin, at martin@cascadesacademy.org

Positions Available

Lead Counselor

  • Supervise groups of campers (between PreK and 4th grade)
  • Learn new nature and STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) curriculum that will be taught to campers throughout the summer
  • Work with program director, guest educators, and your co-instructors in teaching activities, guiding field trips, and managing campers
  • Lead songs, games, activities, and excursions related to our weekly theme
  • Oversee camper safety both physically and emotionally
  • Create an inclusive, non-threatening environment through the use of team building and other engaging activities
  • Plan and prepare daily equipment needs
  • Keep group check in/out area clean and in a neat, orderly fashion at all times, and be welcoming to families during check in/check out times
  • Able to maintain high energy and positivity, while also having patience and compassion with students
  • Ready to energize their students and peers with songs, games, and learning activities
  • Hardworking and collaborative with others while also able to take on projects independently

Requirements

  • Minimum age: 21
  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • At least two years or more of experience working with children in a summer camp, youth recreation, or educational setting
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurance, and interest in learning and/or experience driving 14-passenger bus

Compensation

  • Instructors are paid at an hourly rate of $13
  • Instructors are also hourly compensated for their three day training period

Assistant Counselor

  • Assist Lead Counselors in teaching activities, guiding field trips, and managing campers (PreK through 4th grade)
  • Oversee camper safety both physically and emotionally
  • Function as a mediator in camper conflicts, homesickness, and other behavioral issues, and administer camper disciplinary procedures, when warranted
  • Escort and assist campers between activities, during lunches, and on various breaks throughout the day
  • Create an inclusive, non-threatening environment through the use of team building and other engaging activities
  • Plan and prepare daily equipment needs
  • Keep group check in/out area clean and in a neat, orderly fashion at all times, and be welcoming to families during check in/check out times

Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • At least one year or more of experience working with children in a summer camp, youth recreation, or educational setting
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurance, and interest in learning and/or experience driving 14-passenger bus

Compensation

  • Camp assistants are paid at an hourly rate of $11
  • Assistants are also hourly compensated for their three day training period

It is the policy of Cascades Academy to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other status protected by applicable law. Specifically, employment opportunities are and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes, abilities and training; advancement is and shall be based on the individual’s achievement, performance, ability, attitude and potential for promotion. Minorities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.