Sports and Field Games Specialist - Fessenden Day Camp


Job Description

Fessenden Day Camp Specialist
Job Description


  • Administer a safe, organized, active, meaningful, enriching, and fun sports program. 
  • Uphold all policies and philosophies of the Fessenden Day Camp. 
  • Teach staff their responsibilities in your activity area during staff training and throughout season.
  • Guide campers, CITs, and coworkers in participating successfully and appropriately in all aspects of assigned specialty.
  • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment. 
  • Formulate, plan, and lead age appropriate activities for each group in the assigned specialty.
  • Set a good example for campers and coworkers in all areas, including but not limited to accountability, fairness, organization, cleanliness, punctuality, following the rules, and sportsmanship.
  • Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment for protection and safety.
  • Conduct daily check of specialty area and equipment for cleanliness and safety concerns.
  • Participate in and assist in running camp events and initiatives.
  • Available 8:45am-4:00pm, Monday – Friday for the entire camp season (all 8 weeks).
  • Prepare for, attend, and actively participate in training and meetings before and during camp season.
  • Communicate and work with groups and provide necessary instruction to campers.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Meet/communicate regularly with direct superior (administrator) regarding concerns, updates, challenges, and successes.
  • Ability to communicate with parents about their child when necessary and appropriate.

Physical Demands:

  • High activity which may include dancing, running, swimming, and jumping.
  • Occasional lifting, bending, and climbing stairs.
  • Frequent talking, listening, walking, sitting, and standing.

Apply by: May 26 2017


Camp/Organization: Fessenden Day Camp (ACA Accredited)

Location: West Newton, MA

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal


  • Must be 19 years of age or older.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and leading children preferably in sports and physically active programs. 
  • Must possess the visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activity.
  • Be able to lead and fully participate in the assigned specialty. 
  • Pass a MA State run background check including a CORI and SORI.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Training/certification and/or experience in your assigned specialty. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with and leading children preferably in assigned specialty. 
  • Desire and ability to supervise, lead, and positively manage campers and work with other staff in a cooperative, team-oriented camp atmosphere. 
  • Knowledge and skills in your assigned area and the ability to teach these skills to campers of all ages and staff.
  • Possess excellent character, integrity, adaptability, patience, self-control, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.


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Rusty Paine

250 Waltham St
West Newton, Massachusetts 02465