Senior Camp Counselor

Senior Camp Counselor, Peconic Dunes Camp

Position Summary:

As unit counselor, provide leadership and guidance for a group of ten campers. Participate in general planning of camp program. Assist Camp Program Directors with program activities. Under the supervision of the Camp Program Directors, plan and conduct programs in a specific program area for 4-H summer campers. Assist with all camp program activities and other camp-wide activities as assigned. Interpret safety and health regulations. Participate in staff meetings and training events as scheduled.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two years of C.I.T. training or equivalent experience working with children.
  • Must have at least one program skill suitable for camp leadership.
  • Emotional maturity, good health, and vitality.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with campers and other staff members.
  • Willingness to learn
  • Must be at least 18 years old to comply with NYS Department of Health regulations.
  • 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:

    • One year of college (30+ credit hours) and coursework in education, physical education, outdoor recreation, youth development or related field.
    • One or more years of experience as a camp counselor.
    • First Aid/CPR certification.

      Equal Opportunity Employment

      Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


      Salary: $3,000.00 (for full summer)

      Benefits: No Benefits

      Date Position Available: June 15, 2020 – August 23, 2020


      Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

      Applicants need to:

        1. Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
        2. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
        3. Attach/upload contacts info for 3 references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

        In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

        External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

        Internal Applicants : Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

        Questions please contact:

        Lexi Linn, PDC Office Manager
        Cornell Cooperative Extension – Suffolk County
        423 Griffing Avenue
        Riverhead, NY 11901

        (631) 852 – 8629, Ext. 8,

        No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

        The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at:

        Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.


        Last updated February 7, 2020