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Recreation Leader – Summer Camp

Published on February 11, 2022

Department(s): Parks and Recreation

Location: Pittsburg, KS


Under the direction of the Recreation Program Manager, performs routine work of moderate difficulty in supervising use of recreation equipment and facilities; planning, supervising and leading children’s activities. Must be organized, reliable, give direction to other staff members and must be good with children ages 5-12. Hours of work are 7:00 am to 5:45 pm, M-F.  Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.



  • Organize, plan and purchase supplies for children 5-12 years old attending a 10 week camp program.
  • Lead and teach games, arts and crafts, sports, and outdoor activities.
  • Interact with camper’s parents, along with keeping files and requirements for the state license.
  • Schedule all Recreation Camp workers hours for camp.
  • Perform related work as required.

Salary Range: $11.00 – $17.00


  • Good knowledge of recreational activities, knowledge of working with children in a group situation.
  • Ability to establish a good rapport with children and still maintain discipline.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with other employees.
  • Ability to work in indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Ability to perform job duties in hot, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather.
  • Valid Driver’s License.



  • High School Diploma or GED preferred. Experience working with school-age children required. Must meet licensing requirements. CPR/First Aid certification preferred.


  • Provide Supervision and direction to the children assigned to the camp.
  • Supervise group activities during all hours that children are present.
  • Provide supervision and direction to the Recreation Program worker.
  • CPR Certification is a requirement prior to first day of job.