ESF Camps

  • Camp Fitness, Dance, Movement Specialist/Teacher

    Job Location US-PA-Haverford
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    # of Openings
    ESF Camps at The Haverford School
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    A Dance, Movement and Fitness Instructor is responsible for the implementation of ESF’s “Campers on the Move” and “Surge Fitness” programs, the supervision of campers, promoting healthy living and an active lifestyle, actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers and counselors.

    Position Objective/Purpose

    We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision & management of youth, a passion for health and fitness, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.

    Position Scope Factors

    Dance, Movement and Fitness Instructors are employed in the following camps;

    • Day Camp: 4 – 8 year olds
      • Campers on the Move: An energizing combination of movement, dance, yoga and FUN creates an action-packed, fitness experience for campers.
    • Senior Camp: 9 – 15 year olds
      • Surge Fitness: Campers will get stronger and gain self-confidence through aerobic exercise, dance, and yoga!

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    1. Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
    2. Organize and prepare daily lesson plans in a fun and creative manner
    3. Promote healthy living and an active lifestyle through movement, dance, yoga and aerobic activities
    4. Motivate campers by creating fun for them in your activity (i.e. - songs, games, cheers, etc.)
    5. Encourage creativity and critical thinking while making a positive impact on each of your campers
    6. Use effective classroom management skills to lead the activity and effectively create an inclusive, fun environment
    7. Promote and actively participate in all camper activities
    8. Serve as a positive role model to campers
    9. Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
    10. Employee is expected to exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
    11. Have fun

    Position Competencies for Success

    1. Understand and support the mission of the organization
    2. The ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
    3. Positive attitude
    4. Commitment to the growth and development of youth
    5. Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work
    6. Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions
    7. Patient, caring and creative
    8. Flexible, adaptive and a Team player
    9. Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

    Experience Requirements

    1. Minimum of one year of dance, movement, yoga and/or aerobic fitness instructor experience
    2. Previous experience working with children, examples include but are not limited to; babysitting, academic/athletic tutoring, camp counselor, youth volunteer, classroom assistant, religious education teacher

    Certification Requirements

    1. Widely recognized and reputable fitness certification – NSCA, NASM, ACE or AFAA (preferred)
    2. First Aid, CPR, AED certification (preferred)

    Education Requirements

    1. Exercise or Fitness related college degree (preferred)

    Other Skill Requirements

    1. Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community

    Reporting Relationships

    1. Reports directly to and takes direction from Activity Specialist Director or Senior Camp Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Site Director.

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

    1. Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35Ibs
    2. Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
    3. Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.
    4. Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position


    ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!


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