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Whether you are a returning staff member or a prospective one, all the information you need is in this section for easy access. We select highly skilled team members who have experience working with children.  Camp Live Oak strives to make significant contributions to the overall education of our campers. We are committed to preserving the natural environment by educating our campers about the natural world around them. Camp Live Oak provides a unique environmental opportunity in which children can experience the wonder and joy of curiosity, discovery, and the fascination that South Florida’s diverse ecosystem generously provides. After we’ve received and processed your application or resume, our Associate Director will contact you to schedule an interview. All applications are kept on file for 90 days and must be resubmitted thereafter for reconsideration. Camp Live Oak is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all that apply. A variety of positions are available for Birch State Park and Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park.    Please specify which location you are interested in on your application.

International Applicants

Although we encourage international applicants, it is important to note that we do not have on or off site sleeping quarters to house international staff. Many times, applicants will have prior living arrangements set up or acquaintances which they can live with during their time at camp.

If you do have a place to stay as well as transportation while in South Florida, then please submit your application and resume for review.

Responsibilities

We are here to serve campers through the provision of recreational education, leadership, supervision and programs. We pledge to be responsive to the needs and changing attitudes of our community. We pledge to remain flexible in providing a program with a wide range of recreational opportunities that are physically wholesome, mentally stimulating and satisfying and socially sound.

Prior to hiring the applicant must undergo a FULL background check and fingerprinting. Applicants will be checked against the Department of Justice Sexual Offender site and have a signed Affidavit of Good Moral Character. Applicants must provide 3 current references, two must be professional references.

Positions Available

We are currently hiring for our Fun Camp days and Winter Camp sessions at our Ft. Lauderdale location.  Please see job descriptions and details below.

Please select which site, position and camp season you would like to apply for on your application.

2019-2020 Season Session Dates

Teacher Workdays and School Holidays

Winter: December 23, 24 & 26,27 and December 30, 31 & January 2,3, 2020

Spring: March 23 – 27 & April 9,10 & 13 – 17, 2020

Summer: June 8 – August 14

Lifeguards Birch State Park

Must hold a Lifeguard Certification from a nationally recognized organization. Must be at least 18 years old. Must have flexible schedules and be able to work on Broward County School Days off, including Winter break. All applicants are required to demonstrate lifesaving skills prior to employment. References required.

Head Lifeguard will be in charge of setting up the waterfront areas (Beach at Fort Lauderdale) and maintain order throughout camp swim times. They will need to assess swimming abilities of all campers ages 5 – 16, and be responsible equipment used during this time, such as surfboards, paddle boards, and more.

Expected schedule is 8:30 – 1:00 pm. Lifeguards will also be asked to assist Canoe, Archery, and Fishing instructor in daily set up of the camp.

About Us

For over 30 years, Camp Live Oak has been a day camp working in a cooperation with Florida’s State Park System to provide an environmental experience. We offer a unique opportunity for kids to experience the wonder and joy of curiosity, discovery and new knowledge in regards to nature in general and unique ecosystems in the State Parks where we are located. In addition to our wonderful summer camp programs, we offer winter and spring camp experiences, teen leadership programs, and much more!

Locations:

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale

Rate:

$9.50 – $10.25 depending on experience.

Job Types: Temporary, Contract

Salary: $9.50 to $10.00 /hour

Prior to hiring the applicant must undergo a FULL background check and fingerprinting. Applicants will be checked against the Department of Justice Sexual Offender site and have a signed Affidavit of Good Moral Character. Applicants must provide 3 current references, two must be professional references.

Jr. Counselor for Ft. Lauderdale

Fun Camp Days and Winter Camp Session

Requirements: Must be 17 years or older to apply for the Jr. counselor position. Looking for fun and energetic individuals that have experience and a passion for working with children in an outdoor setting. Jr. Counselors will be working alongside certified teachers in guiding children through camp activities such as canoeing, archery, and fishing, arts and crafts, and science. This position requires a upbeat, energetic individual who is willing to be part of a dynamic team and must be comfortable working in an challenging outdoor setting during hot and humid summer months

Must have flexible schedules and be able to work on Broward County School Days off, including Winter break.
Locations:

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale

Rate: $8.46 – $9.50 depending on experience

Job Types: Temporary, Contract

Prior to hiring the applicant must undergo a FULL background check and fingerprinting. Applicants will be checked against the Department of Justice Sexual Offender site and have a signed Affidavit of Good Moral Character. Applicants must provide 3 current references, two must be professional references.

Reliable transportation a MUST

Head Counselor for Ft. Lauderdale

Excellent Job for Substitute Teachers!

We are looking for Certified Teachers, Substitutes, Outdoor Educators, or former Camp people that have the energy and excitement to participate and guide children through activities such as canoeing, fishing, archery, science, and arts and crafts at the beautiful Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale. Applicants will be working outside, rain or shine, so a positive attitude and a love of the outdoors is a MUST.

We are looking for nature enthusiasts, hard working, team players that love teaching children about the world around them. Applicants MUST be flexible and willing to help in a variety of areas and a willingness to learn! Self motivated individuals with excellent communication skills is a MUST!
Counselor position is part time and only a couple of days per month (usually on Broward County School teacher workdays). Position could lead to additional camp contracts which include our Winter, Spring, and Summer Sessions.
Additional Head Counselor Requirements
• Enthusiastic about the outdoors and promoting respect of the environment
• Minimum age of 21, Certified Teacher, or have extensive experience working with
children ages 5-13!
• Must be able to work full camp days (8:00am — 5:00 pm)
• Camp experience is a plus!
Must have reliable transportation. Applicant will be fingerprinted and background checked.

Locations:

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale

Rate: $11.00 – $12.00 depending on experience.

Job Types: Temporary, Contract

Prior to hiring the applicant must undergo a FULL background check and fingerprinting. Applicants will be checked against the Department of Justice Sexual Offender site and have a signed Affidavit of Good Moral Character. Applicants must provide 3 current references, two must be professional references.

This has been the first camp ever that my son didn’t complain about going in the morning, but he did tell me about the friends he made and the things he did. We love this camp!

Mrs. P

We are really happy with Camp Live Oak and our daughter Georgia can’t wait for Winter Session!

Mrs. L

Loved the fact that the camp worked with me and kept my son very active every day. He definitely wasn’t bored.

Mrs. Y