Work at Camp

Each year, you only have one summer. This summer, make a difference in the life of a child! Be a part of invaluable skill-building, leadership and enrichment opportunities not found anywhere else! Further your career by being a positive role model for children of all ages.

At SSA Summer, work = FUN. As a counselor, you'll hold spontaneous dance parties, go on field trips, perform in our talent show and more! At the end of the summer, you will have created lifelong friendships and memories for you and your campers!

Bonus: you'll earn competitive pay and receive awesome lunches while working outside! Apply now.

SSA summer positions

Camp counselors from Shady Side Academy building a human pyramidSSA Summer is seeking energetic, positive, creative individuals to mentor and interact with children in our 2017 summer camps!

For our multiple camps in Fox Chapel and Point Breeze, we employs both general counselors and activity specialists.

Counselors & Junior Counselors
Our summer day camps and sports camps employ counselors (college students) and junior counselors (rising 11th and 12th graders) to supervise groups of 10-16 children, grades PK-9, on weekdays for the full summer (June 12-August 11, 2017). See the Counselor and Junior Counselor job descriptions for more information.

Specialists
Specialists plan and teach lessons to groups of 10-16 children with the aid of counselors. Past specialty areas include: ceramics, film, outdoor adventure, tennis, science and media arts. See the Specialist job description for more information.

Lifeguards
With the assistance of the aquatic director, lifeguards co-teach swimming lessons and manage our indoor pool for groups of 15-30 children. Lifeguards must be certified through July 28, 2017.

Qualifications & Application Process

* Clearances must be valid through June 12, 2017.

Shady Side Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin or disability.

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