Activity Specialists plan, supervise, and instruct groups of children throughout the day in a particular activity or sport.  Most specialists have experience playing or participating in their activity at a competitive or club level and many have taught or coached in their areas.  Instruction and good sportsmanship are valued over performance so that all campers are equipped with the skills and confidence to be able to participate and enjoy the experience. 

We would love for you to  join our team
if you…
  • LOVE KIDS! This is of supreme importance!
  • Possess excellent character, integrity and adaptability

  • Exhibit enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience and self-control

  • Are able to work outside with kids in summer heat for several hours at a time

  • Accept supervision and guidance


  • Completed at least 2 years of high school.

  • Demonstrate skill and experience in a particular activity.

  • Possess group leadership ability and/or has had teaching experience with groups.



  • Plans a varied and creative program of activities 

  • Stays with campers at all times providing constant supervision

  • Provides training to campers and staff in game rules, safety, and use of equipment

  • Assists campers in tasks as needed

  • Sets a good example for the group and acts as a role model for campers in regard to camp policy, procedures and philosophy

  • Works collaboratively with other staff and management

  • Participates in pre-camp training and ongoing in-service training



The Activity Specialist job is for eight full weeks, Monday through Friday from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  There are several mandatory pre-camp training sessions during the two weeks prior to the camp season.


Members of our Decoma Team possess…
  • The desire to have fun!
  • The ability to communicate, work and instruct campers of different age and skill levels in a variety of activities.
  • The ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, and enforce the necessary safety policies and emergency procedures.
  • The visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to an activity.
  • The willingness to make a fool of yourself for the sake of making a kid smile!