Pediatric Oncology Day Camp Unit Head - Atlanta

Sunrise Association Day Camps
7901 Roberts Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
United States
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Aurora Day Camp - Unit Head Position

Aurora Day Camp, for children ages 3 ½ - 16, is the only dedicated full summer day camp in the world for children with cancer and their siblings. Located in Atlanta, GA it is a camp designed to meet the emotional, social, recreational and physical needs of these children while allowing them to enjoy the comforts and safety of their own homes at night.

There are sleepaway camps that provide a great experience during the summer months, but Aurora Day Camp offers benefits that a resident camp cannot. Aurora Day Camp will provide a true camping experience while the children remain within their own familiar surroundings. Most pediatric oncology medical sleep away camps last only one to two weeks. Aurora Day Camp offers a 6- week camping experience.

Best of all, Aurora Day Camp is offered free of charge to all children being treated for cancer and their siblings on a non-sectarian basis. Children who have received medical clearance from their physicians are welcome to attend. Though 6-weeks of camp programming is offered, children may register and attend any and every day they feel well enough to do so.


Unit Head Position

Aurora Day Camp is actively hiring individuals (aged 19 and older) to take part in a magical summer experience for our campers as Unit Heads for one of our camper units.

Aurora camper’s are divided by age:


Acorns- 3.5-4

Troopers- Kindergarten

Ranger- Grades 1-2

Stormers- Grades 3-4

Voyagers- Grades 5-6

Explorers- Grades 7+


Unit Heads are the leaders of a camper unit and are responsible for the organization, supervision, and management of up to 30 campers and 5 staff members. This position requires a high level of organization, decision-making ability, and resiliency in order to keep the summer running smoothly for their unit.

Unit Head positions commonly involve a mixture of administrative work and being with the children for the full length of the camp day. Unit Heads are expected to be at camp for morning meetings as early as 7 AM, and are expected to stay at camp as late as 4:30 PM. There is typically a brief level of work needed some nights after camp as well.

Camp is from June 10-July 19 (Monday-Friday) and training begins at the end of May. This is a great opportunity for anyone going into education, social work, psychology, child life, or healthcare!


Visit to learn more about our organization.

Follow the link below and apply to join the Aurora Team today!

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Experience working with children or a willingness to learn

  • Uplifting, positive attitude

  • Good communication/relationship and leadership skills

  • Adaptability and flexibility

  • Ability to resolve conflicts

  • Ability to motivate campers and peers

  • Sensitivity toward the population served

  • Creativity

  • At least 17 years of age

  • Must be available for the full program

  • Must be on time

  • Covid-19 vaccinated

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Follow the link below and apply to join the Aurora Team today!

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