Positions for LiFESports Summer Camp

Each summer, the LiFEsports Initiative hires more than 60 interns and employees for the LiFEsports Summer Camp. This hands-on experience provides Ohio State students, student-athletes, and community members with the opportunity to make a daily impact in the lives of our Columbus youth. In addition to these paid experiences, LiFEsports also is regularly looking for students interested in an independent study and research experiences.

 

All Staff must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must have attended at least a semester of college classes.
  2. Must have some experience working with youth.
  3. Must pass a federal background check.

 

position descriptions

Recreation Leadership Staff (Work hours: 6:45AM- 3:15PM)

Duties:

  1. Provides campers with sport instruction designed to foster social competence during four, one hour long sessions.
  2. Uses basic lesson plans provided by the Recreation Coordinator and Education Support Staff to develop daily activities for campers.
  3. Provides quality instruction and maximum opportunities for participation.
  4. Attends LiFEsports training sessions prior to camp.
  5. Engages with campers and follows protocol outlined in the orientation manual.
  6. Attends LiFEsports staff meetings.
  7. Ensures that all program equipment is in safe working order and notifies supervisor if in need of replacement or attention.
  8. Rides bus with youth to and from camp.

 

Chalk Talk Leadership Staff (Work hours: 6:45 AM- 3:15 PM)

Duties:

  1. Introduces education topics as outlined by education manual.
  2. Provides campers with instruction designed to foster social competence during four, one hour long sessions.
  3. Uses basic lesson plans provided by the Chalk Talk Coordinator to develop daily activities for campers.
  4. Provides quality instruction and maximum opportunities for participation.
  5. Attends LiFEsports training sessions prior to camp.
  6. Engages with campers and follows protocol outlined in the orientation manual.
  7. Attends LiFEsports staff meetings.
  8. Rides bus with youth to and from camp.

 

LIFE cOACH (GROUP Counselor) {Work hours: 7:30 AM- 3:00 PM}

Duties:

  1. Supervises and mentors a group of LiFEsports campers for the entire duration of camp.
  2. Ensures the safety and well-being of the children in the programs at all times by providing constant supervision and following safety guidelines.
  3. Attends LiFEsports training sessions prior to camp.
  4. Engages with campers and follows protocol outlined in the orientation manual.
  5. Attends LiFEsports staff meetings.
  6. Participates in all camp activities.
  7. Assists the recreation leaders during sport activities.
  8. Assists with classroom instruction when requested by Chalk Talk leaders.
  9. Supervises and mentors youth leaders when they are with your assigned group, as outlined by orientation manual.
  10. Submits appropriate paperwork daily to assist with the administration of camp.

 

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