Sample Cover Letter for a Summer Camp Job

Highlighting Your Areas of Expertise

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When applying for a summer job, grab your reader's attention with your cover letter by pointing out the relevant qualifications you've gained during school. Include these elements in your letter:

  • Academic background
  • Experience with children, both in your studies and volunteer work
  • Tutoring experience
  • Babysitting experience
  • Coaching work
  • Internships
  • Relevant skills

Sample Email Cover Letter for a Summer Camp Job

Subject Line: Assistant Youth Coordinator Position

Dear Ms. Pearson,

I am interested in the Assistant Youth Coordinator position as listed on the Sagamore College Career Link. I am a sophomore at Sagamore College studying English and Psychology with a Spanish minor. I have extensive experience working with children in both an academic and recreational environment, so I would be eager to contribute my skills to the Boston Children’s Summer Camp Learning Enrichment Program.

Most recently, I was involved with the Sagamore College Afterschool program where I tutored urban youth in the Language Arts and Sciences. Working with underserved children through this program was an enriching experience, and I would love to continue with that type of work this summer with Boston Children’s Summer Camp Learning Enrichment Program.

I also have experience as a nanny for two elementary school-aged children. My primary responsibilities included tutoring and homework help, as well as developing arts and crafts activities and educational games.

During the summer, I planned daily outings and scheduled activities, entertaining the kids throughout the day. I did similar work as a summer volunteer at Sagamore Child Care Center where I played with children, implemented indoor activities and chaperoned field trips. Consequently, I developed a strong sense of patience and a keen awareness for interacting with children, two skills that are relevant to your position.

In addition to tutoring children academically, I also have coached children’s ski lessons,taught horseback riding lessons, and barn safety to kids. Through both experiences, I have developed an understanding of different learning styles and a realization of how important it is to make learning fun!

Last but not least, my prior internship taught me solid organization abilities as well as strong communication skills abilities. This fall, I interned at BostonEquality, a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving equality for the LGBT community. As an electoral intern, I was responsible for finding and organizing information on election issues in addition to coordinating and organizing volunteer schedules. I also interacted directly with both voters and politicians, and consequently, I am comfortable working with a variety of people in diverse environments.

The Assistant Youth Coordinator position sounds like a wonderful opportunity and I am eager to be involved! I absolutely love working with children, and also have a passion for tutoring, too, so it’s certainly a job in which I would excel. I believe the children would benefit from my background. Thank you so much for your consideration.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Katrina Kelsey

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