The Overlake School

Summer Camp Counselor (240)

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TitleSummer Camp Counselor
Posting ID240

Summer Camp Counselor


Job Description

The Overlake School seeks qualified applicants for the position of Summer Camp Counselor for Summer 2020. To learn more about Overlake’s Summer Program, please review the program philosophy and offerings (


Position Overview:

Summer Camp Counselors will support Summer Faculty in facilitating pre-designed, hands-on summer camps at The Overlake School. Summer Camp Counselors are expected to communicate, motivate, and interact with youth in a positive manner during class and activity time. Camp Counselors will also design community time, supervise lunch, run extended-care, and mentor student interns who are also helping faculty members with their courses. Camp Counselors work as a cohort to support the day-to-day operation of the program. They are the glue of the summer community, and their flexibility and attitude is essential to creating a fun learning environment for the students.


Successful candidates must:

  • Believe in the critical importance of diversity in the life of a school
  • Have a background in youth development and have the ability to motivate youth
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills; have a professional presence
  • Collaborate effectively with counselors, teachers, and program administrators
  • Be a team player able to take direction
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and customer relations skills
  • Provide a welcoming attitude to students at the start and end of each day
  • Be flexible and adaptive to the variety of tasks and challenges that come up each day



Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be current 11th graders or older
  • Applicants must pass a State and National Background Check
  • Applicants must be available to work at least 5 of the 7 weeks during the summer (June 15-July 31)


Details for the Applicant:

  • Camps will run from Monday, June 15th – Friday, July 31st.
  • Counselors will work approximately 25-35 hours per week.
  • This is an hourly, part-time position.
  • Wage ranges from $14-$16 per hour depending on previous experience.



To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume (including references) to Nate Edmunds ( and Jennifer Pan ( The resume should focus on specific experiences working with youth that have prepared the applicant to be a camp counselor in the summer program. In addition, applicants are required to list two references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as part of the resume. The cover letter should describe the applicant’s interest in the position and explain why they would be an effective counselor.



Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Strong applications will move forward and involve an interview with Nate Edmunds and/or Jennifer Pan. We should have a decision for the applicant within approximately three weeks of receiving the application.


About Overlake

The Overlake School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on a 75-acre campus in Redmond, Washington.  The school serves 530 students grades 5-12.  Founded in 1967, the school has a reputation as one of the leading independent schools in the Northwest.


Overlake Mission

Inspire excellence, Develop intellectual curiosity, Teach responsibility, Embrace diversity and Foster a compassionate community.

Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangePer Hour
LocationThe Overlake School

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/31/2020