Camp Fire River Bend currently provides after school programming at two sites in the Michiana area: at Good Shepherd Montessori School in South Bend, Indiana, and at Sam Adams Elementary School in Cassopolis, Michigan. These programs operate on school-day afternoons from the end of the school day until 5:30pm (at Good Shepherd) or 6pm (at Sam Adams).

Our After School programs incorporate Camp Fire’s Thrive{ology} principles into our daily curriculum. Each day of the week has a theme for programming: Mondays are “Trail Time,” focusing on the various Camp Fire Trails (see below), Tuesdays emphasize STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), Wednesdays are a seasonal craft, Thursdays are Project Based Learning (PBL) days, and Fridays focus on Outdoor Education.

Our Camp Fire After School programs are structured in collaboration with the school to ensure that Camp Fire programs complement the participants’ education. Youth will be encouraged to spend their time in ways that align with their passions and unique talents. Our staff will gather youth input to tailor curricula to meet the needs and nurture the Sparks of the youth in the program.

Now Hiring!

We are currently seeking part-time staff for both of our after school program sites. At our Cassopolis, MI site, the program runs daily from 3pm to 6pm, and staff shifts are from 2:45pm to 6:15pm. At our South Bend, IN site, the program runs daily from 3pm to 5:30pm, and staff shifts are from 2:45pm to 5:45pm. These are part time positions, with a maximum of 18 hours per week. Some flexibility in days is possible, but we prefer candidates who are available to work Monday through Friday afternoons on a regular basis.

Positions Available

 

Site Directors

The site director at each program is responsible for daily oversight of the program. The site director supervises 1-2 program assistants as well as the student participants, is responsible for delivery of our Camp Fire curriculum, oversees the daily snack, and works with our leadership team to ensure that the program is running smoothly. The site director handles daily disciplinary matters, sets up and organizes the daily activities of the program, ensures that the program space is maintained and kept clean, provides quality customer service to both parents and participants, and manages staff concerns.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in child-related field, or at least 12 credit hours in child-related courses plus prior experience working with youth. Must be at least 25 years of age. Hold (or be willing to obtain) Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED & First Aid Certification.

 

Program Assistants

The program assistants at each program work with the site director to carry out the daily programs. Program assistants help deliver the Camp Fire curriculum, help serve and clean up snack, work directly with program participants, help maintain the program areas, and provide quality programming to all of our youth participants.

Requirements: At least eighteen (18) years of age; prior experience working with youth preferred; and hold (or be willing to obtain) Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED & First Aid Certification.

How to Apply

If you would like to submit an application for either a Site Director or Program Assistant Position, please complete the application form here.