Summer Programs

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  • A Summer of Awesome

    Summer Employment
Positions are available for responsible and enthusiastic young leaders who want to work with children in a positive, adventurous, loving, and creative atmosphere. Working at Athenian Summer Programs provides a dynamic opportunity for caring, dedicated people to be teachers, camp counselors, residential counselors for our Affinity Camps, lifeguards, and swim instructors. We want people who are passionate about making each camper’s day the best day possible. We want people who can model a positive, welcoming and inclusive culture for our campers, and also contribute to the silly, high-energy camp vibe. 
We value diversity and personal identity – come as you are and share your gifts, talents, energy, and amazingness with our campers!
Decisions will be made on a rolling basis until all needed positions are hired—so apply early! Contact Jacqueline Soohoo, Director of Summer Programs and After School Enrichment, with any questions.

Current Job Openings:

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  • BIPOC Camp Operations & Program Manager

    Job Summary: In close collaboration with the Co-Directors and Counselors of BIPOC Camp, the Operations and Program Manager(OPM) will help lead our BIPOC camp program to success for both staff and campers. The OPM will ensure the logistics of camp runs smoothly, including supporting with: camper form/information completion, meals/snacks coordination, field trip logistics, health, safety and emergency procedures (working in tandem with school nurse), facilities coordination, camp set up/clean up, camper arrival and departure logistics, and staff appreciation logistics. Additionally the OPM will also live on campus in the dorms with campers/counselors, and plan/coordinate specific night-time programs/activities and dorm procedures. Finally the OPM will be responsible for social media and photo/marketing collection materials during camp.

    Please fill out the application for BIPOC Camp Operations & Program Manager here
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  • BIPOC Residential Counselor

    Job Summary: Counselors are the primary supervisors and mentors for their campers—playing a significant role in meeting important community and identity outcomes for campers. They hold the key responsibility of being the #1 staff member that campers will associate their camp experience with. Counselors rotate living in the campus dorms with campers and other counselors and support individual campers’ growth as well as the group dynamics by participating in all-camp programming together, eating meals with campers, and creating dorm programming. Counselors work in collaboration with many other staff members to grow in their youth development skills and facilitation/planning skills.

    Please fill out the job application for BIPOC Residential Counselor here
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Summer Programs:

Athenian Summer Programs is a unique combination of academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities for students throughout the East Bay. Our goal is to offer children from elementary school through high school fun, exciting, and meaningful learning experiences.  We do this through a wide variety of programs designed to improve skills, enhance learning, and build confidence.

Keeping campers interested in learning during the summer is accomplished through the expertise and enthusiasm of our extraordinary staff. We have developed classes and activities that we know are enriching and rewarding. We are confident families will find our unique campus and summer programs to be a valuable part of the continuing education of their child and remembered long after summer ends.

Working at Athenian Summer Programs:

Every employee in the Summer Programs is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, and justice is essential. Cultural competence is a goal for all summer staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individual, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.  Athenian Summer Programs strives to attract and retain a staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe; our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. We ask that all employees take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy. 

The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply. 

This is a seasonal position.  All employees are offered a daily prepared lunch.  (Breakfast and dinner may also be available when residential programs are on site.) Children of summer employees are welcome to participate free of charge in summer programs for which the children are the appropriate age during the employees’ summer employment work hours.  If an employee would like to enroll their child for programs beyond their work hours, he/she can do so at a 50% discounted rate.  (This does not include private swim lessons or CITs)  Athenian is a smoke-free environment.

Please see this document for information on our summer payscale.
Photo credit: Lindsay B. '25