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Camp Leader (Entering 6th-8th Grade)

Opportunity for older children to develop leadership skills with coaching from certified educators.

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • From 1 US dollar

Service Description

Join us this summer for playful learning and development of leadership skills! Our junior camp leaders are children entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade who enjoy playing with younger children, want to learn about child development and education, and strengthen their leadership skills through hands on practice and training. Our camps are run and facilitated by certified educators with a passion for playful, child-led learning. Our camp leaders will be supported in actively engaging younger children in developing practical life skills and academics through play, art and tinkering. Our camp leaders will also support our younger campers in exploring, learning about, and participating in their local community during our walking field trips to local businesses, services, and spaces. Camp Leaders will receive direct coaching from certified educators, supporting their understanding and/or growth of: 1. Child Development 2. Montessori and Reggio Pedagogy and Educational Practices 3. Leadership Skills (such as communication, organization, teamwork, etc) 4. Elevating Thinking About How Their Unique Strengths Can Influence the World Around Them 5. Real Life Work Skills (including references for future employment) Requirements: 1. Camp Leaders must enjoy children, have a desire to learn and grow, and commit to showing up each day for each of their sessions. 2. Camp Leaders must participate in at least 2 sessions (they do not need to be back to back). 3. Camp Leaders must be entering 6-8th grade. 4. At this time, we have space for up to 2 Camp Leaders per session. These spots are first come, first serve, so if Camp Leaders would like to participate with a friend, be sure to coordinate this in advance. 5. Camp Leaders will attend camp 12:45 to 4:15 M-F (This allows for a 15 minute huddle prior to other campers arriving, and 15 minute debrief after other campers have departed. *Pets & Pet Care (June 19-23) *Human Health & Self Care (June 26-30) *Cooking/Baking (July 10-14) *Book Making (July 17-21) *Horticulture & Micro Gardening (July 24-28) *American Sign Language Camp (July 31-August 4) *What is Community?(August 14-18) Our Outdoor Spaces (August 21-25) All Camp Leaders will need to purchase a camp shirt for $20; The shirt is FREE for counselors who sign up for 3 or more sessions. 1st year Camp Leader: $150/wk 2nd year Camp Leader: $100/wk 3rd year Camp Leader: FREE Questions? Email us at

Upcoming Sessions

Cancelation Policy

For Open Plays, we are happy to refund 100% w/24 hours notice. Under 24 hours notice, we may be able to transfer your reservation to another day. For Private rentals, we can offer a full refund (minus our transaction fee 2.9%+$0.30) up to 3 weeks before your reservation. We can offer 50% refund up to 2 weeks before your reservation and 25% up to 1 week before your reservation. If your reservation is within 7 days and you need to cancel, we may be able to move your reservation to another day.

Contact Us Below or On Social Media

  • PILEA Play, Southwest Capitol Highway, Portland, OR, USA