Summer Leadership

You’ll be the envy of all your friends. They won’t believe you’re getting paid for it. You won’t believe you’re getting paid for it.

You’ll manage a dynamic, creative team. You’ll forge tight bonds with hundreds of campers and their parents. You’ll help cultivate future film producers and fashion designers (don’t forget to ask for autographs). You’ll gain real-world management experience – relationship building, training and supporting staff, customer service, ops and logistics, and more. Not to mention pie throwing, tower building, and hiding the rubber chicken. You’ll get training and support from seasoned camp pros. You’ll be encouraged to develop new ideas and approaches. You’ll be responsible for the day-to-day operations of one of our locations. And maybe even be invited to join our year-round team.

“Where?” You might ask. At Steve & Kate’s Camp.

We’re the people who introduced individualized learning in a summer camp setting, pioneered flexible enrollment and automatic refunds and implemented technology so aggressively that Apple Computer featured us on their website. We’ve been around for 38 years, but it wasn’t until 2006 that we decided to grow. We’re just getting warmed up. Our philosophy and approach is what has set us apart from other camps since 1980.

To be successful, you need to…

Bring a strong work ethic to the table…this is no cakewalk. Be a firm believer in our philosophy and approach and have the confidence to make decisions aligned with our values. Build strong relationships with parents, campers, and staff. Problem-solve and take initiative. And know when to ask for help. Be flexible and open to new perspectives and passionate about learning. Effectively juggle multiple responsibilities and demands on your time and attention. Never settle for ‘good enough.’

To be qualified you will…

Be a master communicator – in person, on the phone, and over email. Past management experience is a huge plus. Have reliable transportation to get to camp, trainings, and campers’ imaginary kingdoms. Be able to bench press a 5 year-old and physically move (and think) quickly to respond to any situation. Background check required.

The details…

Full-time, summer commitment (9-11 weeks, dates differ by location, expect 45-50 hour weeks during camp session) plus pre-camp training and preparation (up to 50 hours part-time pre-camp). Potential for year-round team consideration as this role provides a foundation and learning experience that could translate into one of our year-round openings for the right candidate. Locations in CA, CO, DC, IL, MA, NJ, NY, OR, VA, and WA. See all locations, dates, & contact details or call us.


If you want to know what the next step is, call or email the Director of your fave location. You can find the Director’s contact details on their location’s page. See all locations here.