ESF Camps

  • Sports Camp Coach

    Job Location US-MD-Baltimore
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    ESF Camps at Gilman School
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    A Sports Camp Coach is responsible for the supervision of campers, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe, fun camp environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers.

    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 as it pertains to this position. Candidates must be capable of teaching the fundamentals of ESF offered sports, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.

    Position Scope Factors

    Sports Camp coaches are hired in the following age groups;


    Ivy League: 1st grade

    Big East: 2nd & 3rd grades

    Big Ten: 4th & 5th grades

    ACC: 6th + grades


    Dream Camp coaches (Trinity College location only) are hired in the following age groups;


    Big East: 5th & 6th grades

    Big Ten: 7th & 8th  grades

    ACC: 9th grade +


    As a Coach at Dream Camp at Trinity College you are assigned to a group of 10 campers and will work collaboratively with another coach and their team totaling 20 campers and 2 coaches. Unlike a typical Sports Camp program Dream Camp at Trinity College provides campers with sport-specific programs as well as other recreational activities such as; creative and performing arts, conflict resolution, team building and art. Therefore, as a Dream Camp Coach you are required to coach and mentor campers during traditional sports activities but will also actively promote and participate during classroom activities.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    1. Group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health, safety, security, and personal and skill development
    2. Promote and actively participate in all camper activities
    3. Work effectively with other coaches and collaborate on various responsibilities
    4. Assist with camper instruction of 9 different weekly sports
    5. Coach, manage, referee or assist with all camp programs
    6. Complete assigned paperwork 
    7. Serve as a positive role model to campers
    8. Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
    9. Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
    10. Have fun
    11. Other responsibilities as assigned

    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. Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
    4. Positive attitude
    5. Commitment to the growth and development of youth
    6. Patient, caring and creative
    7. Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work
    8. Flexible, adaptive and a Team player
    9. Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

    Experience Requirements

    1. 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
    2. Experience playing ESF offered sports; basketball, European Team handball, soccer, flag football, lacrosse, baseball, street hockey, golf 
    3. Youth coaching experience (preferred)
    4. Previous camp counselor/coach experience (preferred)

    Education Requirements

    1. Minimum of 18 years of age
    2. High School Graduate pursuing college degree

    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 Sports 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 35lbs
    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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