Empowering young people to find their voice and feel confident, even when they are trying new things, is the backbone of the Summer Quests program.
Our summer camp is built on these core values. We work to ensure every camper has a chance to express or learn about these items each week.
Display strength in the face of adversity and always try your best.
Always do what is right. Respect yourself, others, & the Earth.
Trust your intuition. Value imagination & play.
Summer Quests Day Camp is owned and operated by a mother/daughter team who strive for a camp community that focuses on respect, creativity, teamwork, courage, and imagination.
Your camper has never experienced a day camp like ours!
Jessica is an Environmental Science graduate who has experience as a day camp Program Director, many summers as a camp counselor at the Althouse Arboretum and the Schuylkill Center, and is the driving force behind our themes and quest activities.
Joni is a professional Graphic Designer with many years of experience running themed events and camp programs through the Girl Scout program. Most days you will find her in the parking lot greeting campers or working on some silliness for the campers like jello or foamy slip and slides.
We absolutely have a TON of fun at camp, but the daily grind of swim towels, lunchtime clean up, and hot hot weather can exhaust even the most experienced counselor.
Your mental health and enjoyment of the job is important to us. We have laid out realistic responsibilities and expectations here to ensure full transparency and we welcome all questions prior to applying and/or during the interview process.
QUALITIES OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Kaytlyn joined us with many years of experience in day care and was a perfect fit to lead our youngest campers every day.
Last summer was Bridgette's second with us and we are just thrilled that she spends her summer with us. Teacher by trade and a champion of Fandoms!
Alexis has been with SQDC since our very first summer in 2019 and has moved from a camper, to CIT, and now an employee. It wouldn't be SQDC without her!
Kathryn was key to the success of every Quest, setting up and facilitating every day at camp - and ensuring our campers enjoyed this unique aspect of our camp.
Mr. Z was a camper favorite with his quick wit and laid-back personality. He coined the very on-brand "flasks of hydration" phrase that will live on for years to come!
Is it a unicorn? Or Yoda? He's both! Jordan joined us a bit into the summer, but I think it is very fitting that I post 2 videos of him - he was always ready to jump into whatever silliness we had planned and we love him for it!