JOIN OUR TEAM - Opening June 2019!

Calling all cabin counselors, program directors, activity specialists and volunteers! We need you! If you want to be an integral part of creating a super summer camp for kids with Autism, Camp Idlewild is the place for you! We are a brand new camp and are super excited to be developing our camp from the ground up. If you are a talented, experienced and caring individual we want to meet you!

From Our Camp Directors

 Things you should know...

  • Counselors must be 18 years old or older and… 
    • Exhibit leadership skills 
    • Take initiative 
    • Be flexible
    • Have a high level of self-awareness 
    • Understand the basics of behavior management 
    • Have the ability to manage your own special health need, if applicable, and
    • Have compassion
  • Experience in a camp setting with children age 6 – 17 preferred
  • Counselors do not have to have previous camp experience, but it is helpful!
  • Volunteer and paid positions are available
  • To protect our campers, the Florida Statutes/law requires all summer camp personnel to be screened, including; owners, operators, employees and volunteers that provide summer care for children. If you are selected to be a part of our Staff, an independent agency will be used to perform a complete background check.
  • Drug testing can be administered at any time after arrival to camp and again throughout the summer.
  • Paid positions require a full summer commitment (Staff Training and Five – Six-day Sessions Listed Below) 
  • We also enroll a small number of Counselors in Training (CIT) for those interested in developing leaderships skills in a camp setting. Counselors in Training must be 15 to 17 years. 
  • Staff Training is Mandatory! Counselors in Training must attend pre-camp training. Staff training is based on position.
  • Staff must provide their own travel to and from camp. We are happy to provide ground transportation to and from the Tampa International Airport.
  • Counselor positions are highly competitive. Spending a summer working at a camp is the perfect way to supplement an academic education with real skills that employers look for in potential hires.  
  • We encourage anyone with experience working with children and a love of the outdoors to apply.

Online Application will be available soon! 

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Available Positions (Full-time and Seasonal)

Camp Director

  • To further the mission of the camp through the development and management of program, human resource, financial, marketing, and strategic operations.
  •  Please click here to read the official job description.

Assistant Residential Camp Director

  • To further the mission of the camp through the development and management of program, human resource, financial, marketing, and strategic operations.
  • Please click here to read the official job description.

Program Specialist

  • Plan, implement and organize activities in the following areas: Sports, Outdoor Education, Waterfront, Drama and Arts & Crafts.
  • Please click here to read the official job description.

Cabin Leaders

  • The primary responsibility of a cabin counselor is to bring new energy and fresh ideas to their cabin while taking care of the daily needs of campers in their cabin. This important job requires lots of energy and is focused on helping the campers have an exciting and empowering experience. Cabin counselors are expected to lead by example and live in the cabin for the week. Typically 1 to 4 counselors will reside in the cabin to provide optimum counselor to camper ratios.
  • Please click here to read the official job description. (Note: Job description may be subject to change.)
  • Please click here to learn about what happens during a typical day of a cabin counselor.

Group Leaders

  • Group Leaders are the primary caregivers for each camper. The Group Leader is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.
  • Please click here to read the official job description. 

Camp Counselor

  • The camp counselor position requires a round-the-clock committment to your campers and their well-being.
  • Camp counselors are responsible for the daily care and safety of 1-2 campers and for modeling and facilitating positive appropriate behavior and activities.
  • Camp counselors live in a cabin with 10-12 campers and three other counselors, and help to create a safe, happy and memorable camping experience for all.
  • Please click here to read the official job description.

Health Care Staff

  • The medical staff usually consist of nurses and doctors with experience with children with Autism. Specialty camp sessions may require other medical staff, EMT/Paramedics, and other specialists. They work side by side with our camp doctor and nurse. Medical and nursing students are encouraged to volunteer to provide support and/or as Cabin Leaders. Please click here for more information about joining our medical team.
  • Please click here to read the official job description.

Occupational Therapist

  • Occupational Therapist assists children who have difficulty managing their behaviors and reactions to a variety of sensory experiences. Based on the needs of our campers, each day will be structured to help each child achieve his/her gross motor, fine motor, and social goals.
  • Please click here to read the official job description.

Behavior Speicalist

  • The behavior specialist position works closely with the camp director to provide assistance to staff and volunteers in situations related to camper behavior during the summer camp program.

  • Among other things, this may include staff/volunteer check-ins, direct camper interventions and staff training.

  • They will also collaborate with various departments to ensure successful camp experiences for all.

  • This individual should be able to demonstrate knowledge of and comfort with position behavior development techniques, as well as strong organizational, communication and teamwork skills.

  • Prior leadership experience in a camp setting is preferred.

  • Please click here to read the official job description.

Facilities Director

  • Oversee physical maintenance and operations of buildings, facilities and building systems.
  • Assist with planning and execution of building construction or renovation.
  • Supervise maintenance and housekeeping departments.
  • Manage leases, contractors and budgets related to buildings and facilities.
  • Please click here to read the official job description.

Facility Staff

  • Facility Staff, under the direction of the Facilities Manager, assist in the maintenance and repair of the camp’s buildings, grounds, equipment and other facilities consistent with the mission and established policies and procedures of the camp.
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Kitchen Manager

  • The Kitchen Manager directs the overall food-service operation of the camp including purchasing, preparation, nutrition, service, sanitation, security, personnel management, customer service, and record keeping.
  • Please click here to read the official job description.

Kitchen Staff

  • To assist the Kitchen Manager and Chef in preparing and serving nutritious meals and in maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen and dishwashing area.
  • Please click here to read the official job description.

For more information please call Sherri Shuman (727) 331-2077 or email slshuman@campidlewildofflorida.com

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