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Cub Creek Science Camp serves children between the ages of 7-17. We have 15 cabins, divided by age group and gender. Junior campers (1st – 5th grades) and senior campers (6th – 11th grades) take part in activities separate from each other. Each cabin houses 16 campers and 4 staff members. All staff members teach or assist activities, and we offer over 100 activity choices!
We hire individuals described as enthusiastic, outgoing, positive, creative, bright, friendly, and caring. You should have good communication skills, be sefl-motivated, willing to learn and have a passion for science, animals and children!
2019 Camp Dates for Staff
May 19th-August 11th
Staff Training starts on MAY 19th, 2019, ends JUNE 1st, 2019 and is MANDATORY for all camp staff. During these two weeks of camp, you will learn what is means to be a staff member at Cub Creek! You’ll learn the lay of the land; listen in on talks geared towards handling challenging behavior, being a role model, and communicating with parents; and meet some awesome people who you will become life-long friends with. We provide free transportation to and from the St.Louis International airport during specified times for the arrivals/departures of staff in the summer.
Summer camp staff in their 1st year at camp start at $2,000 for the summer. This is broken into a $1000 stipend + $1000 commitment bonus fee. You also are given a $200 credit to our camp store.
When you work at a summer camp, you reap a lot of benefits: No rent.You live in a cabin. No gas to get to work. You live in a cabin and WALK to work. No groceries. You live in a cabin, you WALK to work, and all your meals are covered! You’re pocketing a lot of the money you make when you work at camp!
- 18 years of age with a High School Diploma, or the equivalent.
- Physically able to walk/travel several miles each day, be in and out of air-conditioning, and sleep in a top bunk if necessary.
- Ability to be self-less and care about others’ needs.
- Enjoy and handle all that “being outside” has to offer including sun exposure, temperature fluctuations, bugs, campfires, etc.
- Must love animals of all kinds. While we do not expect staff to be comfortable with handling all of camp’s animals, we will only hire staff who can show a genuine interest and appreciateion with all animal species.
- Able to show enthusiasm, willing to sing camp songs and dress up for theme days.
- Must enjoy being around children.
- Must be willing to adhere and uphold camp’s code of coduct and rules regarding what is prohibited at camp.
Camp is a drug-free, smoke-free facility and alcohol is not allowed on the premises.
Our camp has one of the most modern housing arrangements of all camps. Our cabins are air-conditioned, with two shower rooms, two restrooms, semi-private bunk-rooms, a common space with couches and a porch. Up to 4 Staff members will share their own private area with cabinets for their clothing and toiletries. Housing for all staff is available May 19th to August 11th, free of cost.
Meals are available for the entire summer from staff training until the last day of camp. Our camp meals are all “deconstructed” to allow for both campers and staff to pick and choose what elements of the meal they would like to enjoy. That means that meals like spaghetti are served with noodles and sauces separate to allow for those eating to make their meal work for them. All meals are served along with fresh fruit, breakfast cereals, breads, peanut butter and jelly, mac n cheese, and ramen. Raw vegetables are served at lunch and all dinners have a salad bar. All staff members are expected to eat what is being served in the dining hall. Staff may not bring not eat food from restaurants, or bought from the grocery store in front of or with their campers. **Special diets should be discussed during the interview process to determine what accommodations are available.
Our camp models a modest dress code. We expect that all of our staff members understand and adhere to these policies while under employment of Cub Creek Inc. A camp counselor can be one of the most influential role models in a child’s life. Because we don’t want a camper to confuse character with appearance, we prefer that our staff have no visible tattoos, body piercings, or unnatural hair colors. Please discuss any of these with us during your interview so that you can be fully aware of our policies and can make an informed decision about possible employment with us.
Hours and Time off
All camp should know that they are expected to be ready to work at 7:30 am and be present and engaged with campers until lights out at 10:30 am. Staff who sleep in the cabins with campers need to available to campers and should be aware that if a camper or staff may need them outside of the hours of 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, they must be ready, able, and available to do so. Each staff will receive a one hour break, two times each day. Staff will also receive one 21 hour day off each week. On the days where campers do not stay overnight at camp, most staff will have additional hours off each weekend. Any time off outside of a staff member’s scheduled time off should be discussed with and approved by camp’s Director.
2019 Available Positions
- Cabin Counselor – These team members live and interact with campers in their cabins and activities to ensure their safety and fun. Through teamwork, they guide campers in hands-on, curiosity guided, science related activities, that will spark their imagination, creativity, and interests. All cabin counselors are responsible for teaching and/or assisting in activities.
- Camp Photographers– Capture memories of the summer! Our photographers take pictures of all activities and manage all camp photos. Photographers post and manage the photos on our online photo database as well as update our social media pages. Photographers also assist in the office answering phones and checking on campers.
- Camp Store Manager – The camp store manager is in charge of our fantastic camp store. Responsibilities include checking inventory, restocking, submitting order requests, filling supply requests, entering camper account information and using our POS system.
- Nurse’s Assistant – Assists the nurse with her duties by helping to file medical paperwork for campers, treat minor injuries (scrapes, bruises, etc). Must be detail oriented, patient and flexible. This is the ideal summer job for nursing students.
- Ropes Course Staff – Work full time on our amazing ropes course! Must be comfortable with heights and tolerant of standing outside for long periods of time during the hot, Missouri summer. Experience working on a ropes course is a plus, more specifically with belaying and rappelling.
Doesn’t camp sound awesome?! To apply, click here!