JOIN Our TEAM
Come join us for the best summer ever in 2022!
Summerside Camps is looking for fun, enthusiastic, talented, caring people to join our team and provide our campers with the best summer of their lives. There's never a dull moment at Summerside; assist with ceramics camps, go into downtown Philadelphia with our Explor-adelphia Camp, cook up something delicious with our Farm-to-Table culinary camps, or volley a few balls out on the courts with our tennis camps. We have opportunities for creative, fun, and child-centered staff in all our specialty camps as well as our day camp program. Bring your best-self and help us deliver an unforgettable summer for all our campers.
Our Summerside Day Camp runs for 10 weeks, with exciting and fun themed weeks each culminating in a camp-wide event to cap off the fun!
Summerside Specialty Camps are one or two week-experiences and focus on a single area of interest.
If you’re interested in joining our team, please complete our interest form HERE. Questions? please contact:
WORKING at summerside
Working at Summerside is more than a job. Our counselors are a part of the SCH family and make a difference in children’s lives. We are looking for counselors who aren’t afraid to take risks, seek ways to improve and grow, are willing to work hard, and love to have fun.
Located right in the heart of Chestnut Hill, we offer more than 30 types of specialty camps as well as our Summerside Day Camp. Benefits of working at Summerside include:
- Great schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (before & after care depending)
- Weekends off
- Competitive salary
- Camp discounts for staff children
- Beautiful 62-acre campus adjacent to the Wissahickon Valley Watershed
- Working with awesome people
- Paid training, including Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED
Director of Summer Programs: Andy Morris
Andy comes to SCH Academy as an experienced educator, coach, and administrator. He has been involved with camps, schools, and recreation administration for the past 23 years in a variety of roles ranging from classroom teacher, coach, athletic director, division head, trip leader, to summer camp director. Andy maintains a deep belief that camp is a special opportunity unlike any other; an experience where all those involved have the opportunity to forge new connections, uncover and cultivate new talents, and truly grow.
Summerside Day Camp Director: Don Kaplan
Mr. Don is delighted to be returning to Summerside this summer, and he is counting down the minutes to the first day of Summerside Camp! Last summer was his first year as the Director of the Day Camp at Summerside, but it is not his first camp experience. A native of North Carolina, Don attended a variety of day and sleep-away camps throughout his youth in the Tar Heel State. Once he started his teaching career, Don simultaneously started his camp career, and over the years he has had a broad range of experiences. He has worked in a variety of roles at academic summer camps, sports camps, and traditional day camps. Don has also led middle and upper schoolers on overnight adventure camps in the mountains of West Virginia as well as sailing on tall ships out of New London, CT. Don has been an aquatics director, sport director, and English teacher during the summer months. He's made it clear that Summerside might just be the best camp at which he has ever worked. He loves the positive campers, expert specialists, friendly faces in carline, and gorgeous SCH campus!
Summerside Operations Specialist: Kathy Huff
Kathy has enjoyed working at Summerside for the past 4 years as the Summer Operations Specialist. She comes to Summerside with over 25 years experience as a teacher, having worked in multiple grades over her career. Her knack for organization and scheduling is an invaluable asset for our summer team. Kathy has worked in the summer camp world for over 10 years, spending her summers as an administrator and assistant site director. In her spare time she enjoys boating and spending time with her 9 grandchildren. She can be found smiling at our front desk and helping everything run smoothly at Summerside!