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Lead Camp Counselor - Palo Alto summer camp
Wheel Kids Bicycle Club, Inc.

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Lead Camp Counselor - Palo Alto summer camp
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Wheel Kids Bicycle Club, Inc.
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Job Summary

$17-20 per hour
Job Type
Full-time, Summer
Job Last Posted
Job posted 22 days ago
Job Role
Teacher, Camp Counselor
Employer's Industry
Health & Wellness, Education
Job Schedule

Job Description


BE A LEAD SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR WITH WHEEL KIDS BICYCLE CLUB!You are kid-friendly first, customer-service oriented second, a cyclist third (you don't even have to be an awesome cyclist...). You bring your expertise and passion; we'll provide training in our techniques and practices.

We're looking for qualified candidates seeking full-time summer employment.

At Wheel Kids Bicycle Club we like to think of ourselves like a cycling team. Our lead camp counselor is known as a Head Coach and is responsible for the daily activities, management, direction and safe functioning of a team of up to 15 children. The Head Coach supervises one or two Assistant Coaches, and works under the supervision of and reports to a Directeur Sportif and the General Manager.


Central to the Head Coach position is effective management of a team/group of children, adherence to critical Wheel Kids rules and policies, and close cooperation and coordination with supervisors and management staff. The Head Coach position requires flexibility, creativity, patience and persistence. It is expected that all Wheel Kids staff perform whatever tasks are needed to ensure safety and a positive experience for our participants. The Head Coach’s primary responsibilities include:

• Managing a “team” of up to 15 children ranging in age from 5 to 15.

• Managing coaching staff including Assistant Coach(es) and C.I.T.(s).

• Applying Wheel Kids safety procedures during programs.

• Providing excellent customer service and ensuring that families are comfortable leaving their children in Wheel Kids’ care.

• Performing all duties and functions needed to safely and effectively run the team.

• Establishing an environment that fosters good morale and an enjoyable camp experience for children, families, and staff.


Successful fulfillment of the Head Coach position requires the following minimum competencies:

Child focus


Effective and timely communication

Workplace professionalism


Customer support

Persuasiveness, authority, and leadership


The Head Coach performs duties in a variety of environments, including indoor “clubhouse” settings and outdoors. The performance of this position requires the ability to safely and effectively ride a bicycle in a variety of conditions and environments. Head Coaches are not expected to possess highly technical riding or mechanical proficiency; however, above-average knowledge and practice of safe riding skills, both on- and off-road, are required. Occasional lifting of supplies and equipment will be necessary. 

Business Overview

Our Story

WHEEL KIDS BICYCLE CLUB is an adventure and exploration destination for kids, using bicycling as a means of promoting confidence, leadership, fitness, environmental stewardship, and personal awareness. Wheel Kids provides opportunities for children to ride bicycles in several Bay Area communities and the surrounding region. We offer summer and holiday day camps, classes and lessons, and school-based skills clinics.

Why Work With Us?

We apologize in advance that this isn't a desk job. Wheel Kids staff work outside with awesome, sweet kids, doing all sorts of adventurous and fun stuff on their bikes. It's like showing your young cousins around town all summer long.

Team Size

1-10 team members


Culture & Perks

Family Owned
Retirement Benefits
Casual Dress
Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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