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Spend Your Summer Working in Our Summer Youth Programs

Summer vacation is even better with sports, games, pool days, and field trips! The job opportunities in our Summer Youth Programs let you work directly with participants to give them the best summer ever. If you would like more information, please contact Human Resources at 217-819-3840 or personnel@champaignparks.org

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Summer Youth Program Leader 

The Summer Youth Program (SYP) Leader is responsible for planning and implementing youth program activities and supervising and leading children in the program.  Trips to the pool are made regularly where SYP Leaders are expected and required to dress and get into the pool to interact with participants

Douglas Summer Youth Program:
Held at Douglass Community Center, each week their daily activities are led according to the themes and will include games, crafts, playtime at the splash pad and more.

Leonhard Summer Youth Program:
Held at Leonhard Recreation Center, each week will include sports, arts, fitness outdoor activates, swimming, field trips and so much more.

Creative Kids Summer Youth Program:
Held at Springer Cultural Center, participants will put their creative minds and hands to work!  Along with traditional activities, swimming, and field trips, this program offers children an introduction to arts, crafts, dance and performing arts.

Champaign Urbana Recreation Center (CUSR) Summer Youth Program:
Held at the CUSR Center, participants will enjoy games, crafts sports, cooking, swimming, field trips, and more.  CUSR Summer Programs offers a safe and structured environment to explore, expand, and enjoy.  The program is open to any individual who has a disability.  Goals of the program are for the participants to learn new skills, increase their independence, increase peer interaction, socialization, motor functioning and development and community awareness.


Summer Youth Program Director

The Summer Youth Program Director oversees the daily operations at one of the assigned summer youth program sites.

Douglas Summer Youth Program:
Held at Douglass Community Center, each week their daily activities are led according to the themes and will include games, crafts, playtime at the splash pad and more.

Leonhard Summer Youth Program:
Held at Leonhard Recreation Center, each week will include sports, arts, fitness outdoor activates, swimming, field trips and so much more.

Champaign Urbana Recreation Center CUSR) Summer Youth Program:
Held at the CUSR Center, participants will enjoy games, crafts sports, cooking, swimming, field trips, and more.  CUSR Summer Programs offers a safe and structured environment to explore, expand, and enjoy.  The program is open to any individual who has a disability.  Goals of the program are for the participants to learn new skills, increase their independence, increase peer interaction, socialization, motor functioning and development and community awareness.


Summer Youth Program Assistant Director

The Summer Youth Program Assistant Director assists the Summer Youth Program Director in the daily operations at the assigned youth program site.

Douglas Summer Youth Program:
Held at Douglass Community Center, each week their daily activities are led according to the themes and will include games, crafts, playtime at the splash pad and more.

Leonhard Summer Youth Program:
Held at Leonhard Recreation Center, each week will include sports, arts, fitness outdoor activates, swimming, field trips and so much more.

Champaign Urbana Recreation Center CUSR) Summer Youth Program:
Held at the CUSR Center, participants will enjoy games, crafts sports, cooking, swimming, field trips, and more.  CUSR Summer Programs offers a safe and structured environment to explore, expand, and enjoy.  The program is open to any individual who has a disability.  Goals of the program are for the participants to learn new skills, increase their independence, increase peer interaction, socialization, motor functioning and development and community awareness.


Summer Hiring Center

Interested in a different hiring area? Head to our Summer Hiring Center page for more information!

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