Wealth of the Watershed Day Camp – Middle School

Register Camp Details What’s Included

Overview

This 1-day camp is reserved for campers who are entering 6th-8th grade. *

We encourage campers to register for both day camps! Content will be different on the two days.

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Day Camp is a 1-day summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Wednesday, July 20th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This camp will focus on exploring the trails and locations throughout the Watershed that showcase the art, culture, and beauty of the environment and the people who inhabit it. 

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our high school day camps! Check out our Middle School and High School week long camps!

Camp Details

Date: Wednesday, July 20th

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

Wealth of the Watershed Day Camp – Middle School

Register Camp Details What’s Included

Overview

This 1-day camp is reserved for campers who are entering 6th-8th grade. *

We encourage campers to register for both day camps! Content will be different on the two days.

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Day Camp is a 1-day summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Monday, July 18th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This day camp will focus on the history, and continued evolution of the Anacostia watershed as well as its revitalization and conservation.

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our high school day camps! Check out our Middle School and High School week long camps!

Camp Details

Date: Monday, July 18th

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

Wealth of the Watershed Day Camp – High School

Register Camp Details What’s Included

Overview

This 1-day camp is reserved for campers who are entering 9th-12th grade.*

We encourage campers to register for both day camps! Content will be different on the two days.

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Day Camp is a 1-day summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Thursday, July 21st from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This camp will focus on exploring the trails and locations throughout the Watershed that showcase the art, culture, and beauty of the environment and the people who inhabit it. 

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our middle school day camps! Check out our Middle School and High School week long camps!

Camp Details

Date: Thursday, July 21st

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

Wealth of the Watershed Day Camp – High School

Register Camp Details What’s Included

Overview

This 1-day camp is reserved for campers who are entering 9th-12th grade.*

We encourage campers to register for both day camps! Content will be different on the two days.

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Day Camp is a 1-day summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Tuesday, July 19th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.This day camp will focus on the history, and continued evolution of the Anacostia watershed and as well as its revitalization and conservation.

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our middle school day camps! Check out our Middle School and High School week long camps!

Camp Details

Date: Tuesday, July 19th

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

Wealth of the Watershed Week Camp – High School

Register Camp Details What’s Included

Overview

This week-long camp is reserved for campers who are entering 9th-12th grade.*

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Camp is a weeklong summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Each day we will adventure through the watershed by bike and explore the environment, history, art, and people that define the area and its culture. 

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our middle school camp! Check out our Middle School and High School day camps!

Camp Details

Dates: Monday, July 25th – Friday, July 29th

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

Throughout the week campers will participate in activities that include:

  • Exploring the watershed daily, by bike, working our way up to as much as 20 miles per day.
  • Learning basic bike safety and maintenance skills. 
  • Reflecting on the history, and continued evolution of the Anacostia watershed and considering how issues of race, equity, and justice have and will continue to impact its revitalization and conservation.
  • Interacting with the ecology and land of the watershed and learning about its ability to provide not only a home for a wealth of wildlife but also emotional and physical nourishment for the folks who live in its communities.
  • Exploring and creating art that showcases the culture, brilliance, and beauty of the environment and the people who inhabit it. 
  • Connecting with local community changemakers to learn more about the power people have to shape the watershed. 
  • Participating in volunteer, storytelling, and community engagement activities that allow them to make a personal contribution to the wealth of the watershed. 

This camp is great for young people who know how to ride a bike and are interested in gaining a new perspective on the world around them.   

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers each day
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp each day? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

Wealth of the Watershed Week Camp – Middle School

Register Camp Details What’s Included

Overview

This week-long camp is reserved for campers who are entering 6th-8th grade.*

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Camp is a weeklong summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Each day we will adventure through the watershed by bike and explore the environment, history, art, and people that define the area and its culture. 

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our high school camp! Check out our Middle School and High School day camps!

Camp Details

Dates: Monday, July 11th – Friday, July 15th

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

Throughout the week campers will participate in activities that include:

  • Exploring the watershed daily, by bike, working our way up to as much as 20 miles per day.
  • Learning basic bike safety and maintenance skills. 
  • Reflecting on the history, and continued evolution of the Anacostia watershed and considering how issues of race, equity, and justice have and will continue to impact its revitalization and conservation.
  • Interacting with the ecology and land of the watershed and learning about its ability to provide not only a home for a wealth of wildlife but also emotional and physical nourishment for the folks who live in its communities.
  • Exploring and creating art that showcases the culture, brilliance, and beauty of the environment and the people who inhabit it. 
  • Connecting with local community changemakers to learn more about the power people have to shape the watershed. 
  • Participating in volunteer, storytelling, and community engagement activities that allow them to make a personal contribution to the wealth of the watershed. 

This camp is great for young people who know how to ride a bike and are interested in gaining a new perspective on the world around them.   

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers each day
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp each day? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

We’re Hiring! Bike Camp! 2019

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association seeks a Camp Counselor with a love of riding bikes, experience with youth, and exuberance to spare for our 2019 summer Bike Camp!

Position Overview

WABA’s Bike Camp! consists of six one-week sessions for kids to ride, explore, build, and have fun! Our Bike Camp! Counselor will keep things running smoothly, help the campers ride and work together as a team, build rapport and community, and make this summer one to remember.

During training, the Counselor will be taken through a thorough ride-safety course to learn the ins-and-outs of leading and supporting youths on bikes. Further training will include: security and safety procedures, emergency management, behavior management, food and health safety, team training, and more.

The Counselor team will be the primary staff responsible for the day-to-day operations of Bike Camp! and will report to our Camp Director, Jeff Wetzel.

This is a temporary, seasonal, full-time position (38 hours/week). The season runs from Wednesday, June 13th to Friday, August 9th. There will be no camp on the 4th of July.

Hourly rate: $15.50 per hour

Responsibilities

The Camp Counselor will:

  • Ensure the safety, well-being and health of Bike Campers (ages 8-14).
  • Lead and/or support bike rides ranging from 3 to 20 miles in length in summer weather.
  • Organize group activities and team-building exercises.
  • Provide engagement, humor, and positive spirits as a role model for the Campers.
  • Evaluate and provide feedback on Bike Camp! afterwords.

Qualifications

  • 0-2 years experience working with youth, preferably in a summer camp environment or similar.
  • Must be able to provide a working bike and helmet.
  • Must be able to ride a bike in city traffic with competence and confidence enough to pay attention to the actions and well-being of other riders.
  • Understanding of and ability to communicate safe biking practices.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

About WABA

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is working to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.

WABA’s programs, from youth education to grassroots community organizing, engage residents in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Washington, DC. Six thousand dues-paying members and thousands more generous supporters have helped WABA transform bicycling in the region again and again over its 46 year history.

WABA is building a region where, in 2020, we’ll see three times the number of people riding bikes. And, by 2035, every single person will live within one mile of a dedicated safe place to bike. We envision a region in which biking is joyful, safe, popular, and liberating; supported by the necessary infrastructure, laws, activities, and investments; and where bicycle ridership mirrors the incredible diversity of our communities.

Employment

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

How to Apply

Please submit a one-page resume and briefly answer the following questions:

  • How you meet the qualifications listed above
  • What makes you a great Bike Camp! Counselor
  • A positive experience you had while working with youth

Send application materials to jobs@waba.org and include “Bike Camp Counselor” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Biking to High School (and Beyond)

William Diaz-Perez on his commute to school

William Diaz-Perez, a senior at Woodrow Wilson HS, on his commute to school.

Bike to School Day may be over, but for students in the District, biking can be an excellent, year-round way to get to wherever they’re going. We caught up with William Diaz-Perez, a senior at Woodrow Wilson High School who regularly bikes to school. His commute takes him from his home in Mount Pleasant to school in Tenleytown, as well as to his after-school job and elsewhere in the city. Riding from Mount Pleasant to Wilson involves crossing Rock Creek Park, meaning a steep descent and a long climb back out. Diaz-Perez usually uses Tilden St. NW, which is known as a long steep climb in the city.  Nevertheless, he doesn’t mind the uphill. “It’s hard,” he noted, “but I like it because every time I do it my legs get stronger.” Diaz-Perez uses his student Metro pass to occasionally take transit, but his preference is always to ride. “It saves time [to bike], I don’t waste time waiting for the bus or Metro.” His ride also helps him do better at school. “I feel different at school when I don’t ride. I feel lazy when I take the bus, but feel more energetic, more awake when I ride my bike.” That energy helps him pay better attention and do better in class. So how does Diaz-Perez carry all the books and supplies he needs for school, not to mention clothes for work? He uses a waterproof backpack, which when paired with a jacket, lets him ride in the rain and keep his important stuff dry. He enjoys riding to Wilson; it has plenty of bike parking available for him to ride up, park, and roll into class on time.   The thing that Diaz-Perez would most like to change about his commute?  The amount of car traffic he has to face. Nevertheless, he doesn’t let it faze him, and with any luck, he’s even inspiring other students to give biking a try. With youth like Diaz-Perez who are growing up riding, the future looks to be one with at least one less car causing traffic. Want your child to learn the skills needed to bike to school and beyond from experts?  Send them to WABA’s Bike Camp! where they will spend a week learning how to safely navigate the city from WABA counselors whilst having fun and exploring the city by bike.

Learn more!

We’re Hiring: Bike Camp! 2018 Camp Counselors

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association seeks two Camp Counselors and one Lead Camp Counselor with a love of riding bikes, experience with youth, and exuberance to spare for our 2018 summer Bike Camp!

Positions Overview

WABA’s Bike Camp! consists of four one-week sessions for kids to ride, explore, build, and have fun! Our Bike Camp! Counselor team will keep things running smoothly, help the campers ride and work together as a team, build rapport and community, and make this summer one to remember. During training, Counselors will be taken through a thorough ride-safety course to learn the ins-and-outs of leading and supporting youths on bikes. Further training will include: security and safety procedures, emergency planning and management, behavior management, food and health safety, team training, and more. The Counselor team will be the primary staff responsible for the day-to-day operations of Bike Camp! and will report to our Camp Director, Jeff Wetzel. These are temporary, seasonal, full-time positions (40 hours/week). The season runs from Wednesday, June 13th to Monday, July 16th. There will be no camp on the 4th of July. Hourly rate: $15 per hour for Camp Counselor positions, $17 per hour for the Lead Counselor position

Responsibilities

Camp Counselors:
  • Ensure the safety, well-being and health of Bike Campers (ages 8-14).
  • Lead and/or support bike rides ranging from 1 mile to 15 miles in length in summer weather.
  • Organize group activities and team-building exercises.
  • Provide engagement, humor, and positive spirits as a role model for the Campers.
  • Evaluate and provide feedback on Bike Camp! afterwords.
Lead Counselor:
  • All of the above, plus:
  • With the Camp Director, plan safe routes for bike rides and adapt to changing on-road conditions.
  • Provide detailed daily reports of Camp Activities with input from the Camp Counselors, including incident/injury reports.
  • Act as the primary point of contact on-site for activity/program partners.

Qualifications

Camp Counselors:
  • 0-2 years experience working with youth, preferably in a summer camp environment or similar.
  • Must be able to provide a working bike and helmet.
  • Must be able to ride a bike in city traffic with competence and confidence enough to pay attention to the actions and well-being of other riders.
  • Understanding of and ability to communicate safe biking practices.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • High school diploma or equivalent strongly preferred.
Lead Counselor:
  • All of the above, plus:
  • Group bike riding and/or ride leader experience preferred.
  • Staff supervision experience preferred.
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified, or willing to obtain a certification prior to camp.

About WABA

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is working to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling. WABA’s programs, from youth education to grassroots community organizing, engage residents in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Washington, DC. Six thousand dues-paying members and thousands more generous supporters have helped WABA transform bicycling in the region again and again over its 46 year history. WABA is building a region where, in 2020, we’ll see three times the number of people riding bikes. And, by 2035, every single person will live within one mile of a dedicated safe place to bike. We envision a region in which biking is joyful, safe, popular, and liberating; supported by the necessary infrastructure, laws, activities, and investments; and where bicycle ridership mirrors the incredible diversity of our communities.

Employment

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

How to Apply

Please submit a one-page resume and briefly answer the following questions:
  • How you meet the qualifications listed above
  • What makes you a great Bike Camp! Counselor
  • A positive experience you had while working with youth
Send application materials to jobs@waba.org and include “Bike Camp Counselor” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Bike Camp is back!

Bike Camp! is back and bigger than ever! We are excited to offer four sessions this year:

City Explorer’s Camp Sessions:

  • 8-11 year olds | June 18-22
  • 12-14 year olds | July 2-6 *No camp July 4
City Explorers Camp will focus on building bike comfort and skills, route creation, group riding, and longer rides. Campers will ride every day (weather dependent), and as much as 20 miles per day! Campers will bike to different field trips and volunteer opportunities across the city. This camp will include basic bike maintenance, such as how to fix a flat tire. This is a great camp for campers who want to see the city, visit new places, and build community. While campers outside of the age ranges will not be turned away, the activities at each session will be geared to those ages.

Bike Build Camp Sessions:

  • 8-11 year olds | June 25-29
  • 12-14 year olds | July 9-13
Bike Build Camp will focus on mechanics training and mastery of bike parts. Campers will build a bike from the frame up under the guidance of Gearin’ Up Bicycles. Campers will have the opportunity to go on multiple shorter rides during the session. This camp will include at least one hands-on visit to a local bike shop maintenance department. This is a great camp for campers who want to work with their hands, make a bike that they can keep, and explore a little too. Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday Location: KIPP DC Shaw Campus, 421 P St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 Click here for all the details on Bike Camp!, including how to register. If you have any questions, please email bikecamp@waba.org or call 202-518-0524 x222