Work at Camp

Staff Positions at Vernon Hills Montessori Camp

 

The counselors that we choose are carefully selected for their enthusiasm and commitment to our children. All staff members are expected to give their fullest effort each day of the summer. They must participate actively in all staff development, orientation and training sessions. Our staffing season begins in late fall as we select the most qualified and child oriented individuals. To become part of the Vernon Hills Montessori Summer Camp team, you must have experience working with children and skill knowledge in a variety of camp activities.

The Staffing Process

If you are interested in applying for a job at VHMA, please call at: 847-918-0342 and ask for Mrs. Margarita or Mr. Sam. Our application inquiries about personal background and experience working with children and being in a camp setting. All applicants must also submit three personal and work related references which we are carefully check. Once we review your application, we may select you to come in for a thorough interview with a member of the Leadership Team. Every person interested in a position at camp must have a face-to-face interview.

Our Day Camp only hires the most highly qualified individuals to work at camp. We provide our staff the finest training available so they can excel in our camp setting. All staff members undergo an intense, 2-days orientation which includes training in safety, child development and camp procedures. Throughout the summer, staff development continues during evening staff meetings and through daily mentoring by the camp leadership Team. There are a variety of positions at camp for applicants with different interests and skill levels.

Group Counselors

Group Counselors work with a specific age level. They assist and participate in all daily activities, lunch and swimming. All staff members are nurturing and positive individuals who provide care, support and encouragement to campers. They also help forge important bonds between all members of their group.

Group Counselors are needed in each of VHMA age level divisions:

  • Toddlers (3 and 4 years old)
  • Juniors (4 to 7 years old)
  • Seniors (7 to 12 years old)

Specialty Counselors

Specialty counselors work daily in their area of expertise and passion. They instruct skills and lead campers in the activities listed below. Specialty areas at our camp are staffed with highly trained and talented individuals who love working with children.

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Baseball and Softball
  • Basketball
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Cheer-leading
  • Creative Movement
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Floor Hockey
  • Football
  • Games
  • Lifeguards
  • Martial Arts
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Singing
  • Soccer
  • Storytelling
  • Swimming

Support Staff

Support staff help organize our camp and keep it running efficiently. We are looking for organized individuals with strong communication skills.

Office Team

  • Lunches
  • Newsletters
  • Receptionist
  • Transportation
  • Website Updates

Program Support

  • Bus Assistant
  • Program Assistant
  • Security

Support Teams

  • Food Service