Summer Camp Counselor - Napa

  • Varies, Napa, CA, United States
  • Part-time

Company Description

EDMO is a national education nonprofit that has been cultivating curious, courageous, and kind kids since 2004. Our award winning camps, classes, tutoring programs (and more!) are designed to engage kids' minds and bodies. Whether in person or online, all EDMO programs are hands-on, interactive and fun, unlocking the inner scientist, artist or coder in every child. At EDMO, we celebrate getting messy and making mistakes while encouraging creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Central to our mission is our commitment to providing equitable access to our programs regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Visit to learn more.

Job Description

At EDMO, staff members spend their summer connecting with kids, honing leadership skills and making a real impact - all while rocking wacky costumes and getting pied in the face! Our summer positions offer a unique opportunity to help kids uncover hidden talents, while pursuing your own personal and professional goals and passions. Spend your summer developing translatable and transferable professional skills (like mentoring and behavioral management) while growing social emotional learning skills side by side with the kids (like collaboration, empathy and problem solving).

We are hiring for this position for our in-person programs and our online programs. Main duties for this position may differ depending on which program you choose. Some details for the position are listed below and more details will be provided during the interview process.

For in-person camps: The Counselor is responsible for overseeing all day to day activities with their group of campers. They support instructors with curriculum in the classroom and help run organized periods of Team Time (Social and Emotional Learning curriculum) and Outdoor Game Time with their assigned group of campers daily. In addition, counselors should constantly be ready to rock that EDMO vibe with songs, skits, games, and more! *As a result of Covid-19, Counselors at in-person camps will have a greater responsibility in keeping kids safe and surfaces clean and sanitized. They will also help supervise children on keeping their masks on and washing their hands correctly.

Main duties include:

  • Approach camper growth with passion and excitement

  • Navigate groups of 12-15 kids through daily activities focused on various curriculum themes including science, technology, maker, nature and more

  • Help lead organized activities during Outdoor Game Time and Team Time for your group of campers

  • Support instructors in the classroom with curriculum and hands-on classroom activities

  • Work closely with other staff members to create fun camp games, songs, skits and activities – and participate in all

  • Assist in daily camper check in and check out procedures

  • Support and help build positive group dynamics among campers

  • Interact with parents in a professional and energetic manner

  • Help cultivate healthy self-esteem and a natural love for learning 

  • Ensure all campers are safe and have a positive experience in our program (whether the program is online or in person) - this includes diligently following all EDMO Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions, if you are working at our in-person programs

  • Exhibit the EDMO Vibe and demonstrate through actions and words each of the social emotional learning (SEL) skills of empathy, responsibility, initiative, collaboration, problem solving and emotion management, while also reinforcing these qualities in other staff and kids

Position reports to: Site Coordinator


If you are missing any of the qualifications listed below, please don't be discouraged! We love teaching like-minded humans! Please still apply if you are enthusiastic about this work and think you would be a strong fit. Preferred qualifications are:

  • Experience (and a love for!) working with kids

  • Current college student or very mature high school student (must be at least 16 years old by start of the position)

  • High sense of responsibility and dependability 

  • Contagious enthusiasm and charisma

  • Strong team player

  • Creative, flexible, and excellent multi-tasker

  • Willingness to solve problems, be patient, and remain positive and fun

  • Previous camp experience preferred but not required

  • A large supply of costumes and/or a plethora of skits and songs in your back pocket is a PLUS!

  • For in-person programs only, willingness to wear a mask, remain social distant at all location sites, and be meticulous about diligently following all EDMO Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions as it pertains to matters of safety

Additional Information

Program Dates: June 21-July 30th (No camp hours July 5th)

Training will be the week of June 14th

Summer Hours:

  • June 21-July 2nd: 8am -12pm
  • July 6-16th: 8am -12pm or 11:30am-3:30pm (Exact dates discussed during interview process-no camp on July 5th)
  • July 19-July 30th: 11:30am-3:30pm

Salary: Range of  $15-25/per hour depending on location/region and experience

For 2021 in-person programming: To ensure the safety of everyone in the EDMO community, we will be following all local and state COVID-19 policies as they evolve. Given current restrictions, all EDMO groups will have a maximum of 12 campers and 2 staff members. This number may be adjusted as various county regulations allow. Our safety measures include health monitoring, diligent cleaning, masks, and social distancing. Visit our website to read the full list of protocols and to follow any adjustments as circumstances require. 

A COVID-19 safety waiver will be required of all in-person staff at the time of hire and includes mask guidelines, requirements for good health with no COVID-19 symptoms and expectations that staff will make responsible choices regarding high-risk behavior within the community while working at EDMO.