Summer Playground Instructor


  • Loves kids.
  • Demonstrated experience working with children.
  • Ability to teach and lead various recreational activities
  • Excellent character, integrity and adaptability.
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels.
  • The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.
  • Pass a PA State background check and Child Abuse Clearance. 
  • Completed one year of college, at least 18 years of age, or successful employment in child care.
  • Available for shifts between 7am-5:30pm, Monday – Friday from June 4 - August 10.
  • American Red Cross CPR certification.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take primary responsibility for the health, well-being and happiness of participants.
  • Learn the likes and dislikes of each camper.
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for group problem solving.
  • Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success while at camp.
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
  • Set a good example for campers in all areas, including cleanliness, punctuality, clean-up chores, rules, and sportsmanship.
  • Guide campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
  • Supervise, assist instructors and actively participate in all aspects of the campers’ day.
  •  Meet/communicate regularly with Director regarding concerns, updates, and challenges.
  • Submit all required paperwork on time.


  • Hourly Rate: $8.50

Application should be submitted by mail or email to:
Tyler Fairchild, SCPRA Director
677 Orrstown Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257