SCF Camp Counselor, Yaphank, NY

Suffolk County Farm Camp Counselor, Yaphank, NY

Position Summary:

Supervise campers and always ensure their safety. 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 animal science, environmental science, and agriculture programs.Maintain camp facilities.Promote the development of a community-oriented camp culture that emphasizes empathy, continuous improvement, and high performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years old and have attended or graduated from high school 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 emergencies.
  • Paid or volunteer experience working with children and the public.
  • Have an appreciation and understanding of the natural environment.
  • Must be able to work for the full camp season, which includes training before camp and wrap-up after camp has ended.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • The candidate must be able to work effectively with a wide range of diverse young people.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and support diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary:Non-exempt $16.03 - $17.00 per hour (based on experience)

Hour:40 hours per week: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri (8:00am-4:00pm), Wed (8:00am-4:30pm)

Plus one before and after care shift each week

Dates:July 3, 2023 - Aug 25, 2023 – Full Camp season commitment


Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  • Attach/upload a resume to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload contact info for three references to the online application in 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 be unable to change your submission or add attachments.


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 their essential functions.If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Of Suffolk County HR Department at (631) 727-7850 ext 252 or email at

Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. 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 January 4, 2023