SCF Camp - Lead Counselor

Seasonal Camp Lead Counselor Positions Available

Seasonal Camp Counselor needed for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Suffolk County Farm & Education Center based at the Suffolk County Farm, Yaphank. Starting date is July 2, 2018 and ending date is August 24, 2018. Required, paid Staff Training will be held during the week of June 18, 2018. Applicant must be able to work 8am-4pm Monday thru Friday.

Job Title: Seasonal Camp Counselor – Lead Counselor (2 positions available)

Salary: $12.00 - $13.96 - depending on qualifications and experience

Position Summary:

Lead CITs and Counselors through daily activities. Supervise campers and ensure their safety at all times. Assist with day-to-day operations of the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center Camp programs.Directly interact with camper’s parents and guardians.Assist camp educators with programs in animal science, environmental science and agriculture.Maintain camp facilities. Promote development of a community-oriented camp culture that emphasizes empathy, continuous improvement, and high performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Attendance in or graduation from a recognized college/university or equivalent.
  • Ability to comply with Suffolk County Department of Health requirements.
  • Ability to understand and carry out educational program tasks and objectives.
  • Ability to work outdoors performing various types of educational and physical activities.
  • Ability to handle health and safety issues and/or emergency situations.
  • Paid or volunteer experience working with children and/or the public.
  • Have an appreciation and understanding of the natural environment.
  • Must be able to work for the full camp season.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional education and training in the field of education.
  • Additional education in the areas of environmental science, horticulture, animal science, agriculture and/or natural science.
  • Some teaching experience.
  • Ability to assist with teaching and a keen interest in educating youth.
  • Leadership abilities.
  • A positive and energetic attitude.


Position is full time, temporary employment

Closing Date: April 30, 2018 or until position is filled

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Send application, cover letter and resume to:

Katie Schnepp
Suffolk County Farm & Education Center


Katie Schnepp
4-H Education Program Manager

Last updated March 15, 2018