JOIN THE BEST

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 Spring and Summer Camp sessions at our Ft. Lauderdale and Dania Beach locations.  Please see job descriptions and details below.

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

2020 – 2021 Season Session Dates

Spring: March 20, & 23 – 27 & April 9,10 & 13 – 17, 2020

Summer: June 8 – August 11

Lifeguards Birch State Park

Must hold a Lifeguard Certification from a nationally recognized organization. Must be at least 18 years old. This is a part time, seasonal position for the Spring camp session March 23 – 27 or Summer camp June 8 – August 11.  Possibility for additional hours may be available.

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.All applicants are required to demonstrate lifesaving skills prior to employment and References required.

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.

Location:

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale

Rate:  $9.50 – $10.25 depending on experience.

Job Types: Part time seasonal, 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.

 

Head Counselor for Ft. Lauderdale

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 full time and a full spring or summer season contract is preferred.

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 (8:30 am — 4:00 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 & Mizell – Johnson State Park in Dania Beach.

Rate: $11.00 – $12.50 depending on experience.

Job Types: Full Time; Seasonal, 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.

 

Canoe/Archery/Fishing Instructor

We are looking for experienced and energetic individuals in the area of canoeing, kayaking, archery, and fishing to work with children ages 5 to 13 years old. The C/A/F specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising these activities while encouraging participation, team building, and leadership. He/she will also implement safety procedures in all activity areas and ensure that all campers are informed as to how to participate in each activity.  The C/A/F specialist will have a budget to acquire equipment. Additional job duties include but are not limited to the following: inventory and maintenance of all equipment and ensuring its proper use and storage. He/she will also assist the on-site Director with special camp activities and plan meaningful activities for rainy days. Lifeguard certification a PLUS!

This is a physical job and applicant MUST be able to lift/carry at least 50 lbs.  Applicant must also be comfortable working outdoors for extended amount of time, rain or shine! Since Camp Live Oak is an environmental day camp that promotes respect for the environment and all that live in it, the C/A/F specialist will also be responsible for promoting the Leave No Trace principles in these activities.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work entire spring (March 23 – 27) or summer camp season: June 8th- Aug 11th
  • Must attend all Staff Training (multiple dates in May)
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have canoeing, archery, and fishing experience as well as knowing how to implement such programs.
  • Previous child care experience or teaching experience recommended.
  • Additional outdoor camping experience a plus++
  • Must be a self starter and team player!
  • Hours: 8:30-4:00 M-F
  • References required

Must have reliable transportation. Applicant will be fingerprinted and background checked.

Locations:

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale & Mizell – Johnson State Park in Dania Beach.

Rate: $10.50 – $12.00 depending on experience.

Job Types: Full Time; Seasonal, 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