Why Work for the Rice Summer Youth Activity Program?

Some of the best reasons to be on staff with SYAP this summer may surprise you. Sure, working with kids is rewarding and spending the summer being physically active is enticing, but have you ever considered that working at summer camp might actually be good for your career?

If you are at least 17 years of age and considering a career in athletics/recreation, sports management, coaching, teaching, dance, theater, fine arts, child development, child psychology or management of any kind, working for us will provide you with practical, meaningful experience to build your resume. We offer a dynamic work environment with competitive pay. Apply today to join our team of counselors!

Learn more about the details of the position, linked below:

SYAP Counselor - Job Description

2024 Session Dates

Counselor Training dates: June 3 - June 5
Session 1: June 6 - June 14
Session 2: June 17 - June 28 (*There will be no camp on June 19 due to the observance of the Federal Holiday, Juneteenth)
Session 3: July 8 - July 19
Session 4: July 22 - August 2

*There will be no camp on the following days: June 19; July 1 - July 5

Application Materials

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, submit a complete online application, and attend a virtual interview. Only applicants who meet all requirements will be reviewed and invited to interview.

Click the following link to start your application: SYAP 2024 Counselor Application

If you have any questions about the camp or the position, please email Chris Watkins,