Summer Camp Counselor Staff
Conferences and Events Office


Assume responsibility for leadership and guidance of campers with special attention to health and safety, camper participation in all-camp activities, mealtime activities, and pool activities. Assist camp directors in all aspects of the camp. Maintain all New York State Department of Health Code regulations as set forth in the children's camp policy. Be responsible and professional. Wear appropriate attire (camp shirt and walking shorts, gym shorts or pants/capris) daily. Energetic and positive. Be open-minded and creative. Be a role model.

Specific Responsibilities: Assist with daily operations and preparation of camp to include daily schedule, activity station set-up and clean up, daily attendance, and field trip policies and procedures. Be physically able to accompany campers to any of the activities. Be involved and work with children. Cell phones and musical devices should not be on during instructional times.

Be able to communicate verbally with campers and provide instruction. Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of camper injury or illness. Have ability to respond in a timely and appropriate manner to hazards and any camper concerns. Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to coach and counsel appropriately with any improper behavior. Visually identify repairs and cleaning in need of completion prior to visitor arrival, and respond appropriately through written and/or verbal communication.

Pool Responsibilities: For summer camps, supervise the entrances and exits of all swimming areas. Maintain the buddy system when participants are using the pool. Ability to maintain constant supervision of the campers. Assist lifeguards wherever necessary.

Schedule: Monday - Friday from last week of June to third week of July


At least 16 years of age. Valid driver’s license. Experience working with children in a leader or assistant leader role. Problem-solving skills and strong organizational skills preferred. Current lifeguarding, waterfront, first aid and CPR/AED certificates as issued by the American Red Cross or equivalent certifying agency are preferred, but not required. Ability to relate to and communicate effectively with parents, campers, and peers. Ability to lift between 15 lbs. to 20 lbs. Ability to stand and walk for lengths of time. 


This is a part-time seasonal position.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to our application service, Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/48806.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to ferran@hws.edu.


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