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City of GR hiring summer day camp counselors

Serving more than 200 Grand Rapids youth the fifth annual free summer camp program will have camps running Monday through Fridays, June 12 to August 25.

A news release say camp counselors will work at one of the three camp locations in City parks. Each camp location will host over 75 youth throughout the summer for activities in arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, sports, swimming, movement and dance, STEM and more.

David Marquardt, the City’s parks and recreation director, "Our Summer Day Camp program is an important resource providing safe, fun and engaging activities for youth in our community,” he adds, “Our counselors are what make the program possible and successful.”

Counselors will work approximately five hours a day, 25 hours a week. Wages start at $16 per hour. Applicants must be 15 years old or older and have at least six months of experience working with youth. Interested applicants can find more information and can also apply online at grandrapidmi.gov/jobs/human-resources-department.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.