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 3 - August 9.

  • 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