Senior Camp Counselor & Office Assistant - Peconic Dunes

WDR-00040414 Senior Camp Counselor & Office Assistant - Peconic Dunes Camp, Southold, NY

Job Description Summary:

As a counselor, provide leadership and guidance for a group of campers. Participate in the general planning of the 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.

The Office Assistant will assist with camper registration processes, including but not limited to responding to customer inquiries and requests; answering phone calls, emails, or written correspondence; assisting customers with the online registration process; following up to complete camper registration; managing waitlists; confirming registered sessions and providing additional information to families as needed. The Office Assistant works as a team member of the camp office staff and assists with the camp store and other assignments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children.
  • The ability to lead at least one program activity 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 work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as appropriate.
  • Proficient with MS Office
  • Valid driver's license and able to pass DMV screen.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be detail oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of college and coursework in education, physical education, outdoor recreation, youth development, or a related field.
  • One or more years of experience as a camp counselor.
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Secretarial or customer service experience is desirable.
  • Experience in a camp setting is desirable.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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Salary: Starting at $4,500.00 to $6,000.00 full summer (depending on experience)

Schedule: EXEMPT – TEMP: June 9, 2024 – August 25, 2024

For More Information Please Contact:

Lisa Goldberg

Camp Operations Manager


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Last updated October 17, 2023