Job Opportunities at Camp Little Notch

We are now hiring for the following positions for our 2017 Summer Program for Girls. If you are interested in applying for any of the positions listed below, click here to download the staff application form. Note: You must download and save the form to your computer first, then fill it in and save the completed document (otherwise your information will not be saved). Submit the completed and saved application to the camp director.

Camp Little Notch is committed to diversity in the workplace. People of color, LGBTQ, and multilingual people are encouraged to apply. Friends of Camp Little Notch, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

For additional information, please email campdirector@camplittlenotch.org.

2017 Summer Staff Positions

*all descriptions and time frames are subject to change to meet CLN needs*

 

Assistant Camp Director
Must be 21 years of age or older. The assistant camp director works closely with the camp director to ensure the delivery of a safe, organized, and fun camp program for all campers and staff. This individual oversees the unit staff, work of the program specialists in arts, nature/ecology, ropes, and servers as the outfitter (equipment coordinator) for trips and overnights. Will help with camp logistics, program related purchases, and financial record-keeping. ACD serves as the site director in the camp director’s absence. Previous camp leadership experience required. Lives in platform tent. Supervised by camp director.
Start Date: May 19th, negotiable  
End Date: October 12th, negotiable

 

Licensed Medical Professional
Must be 21 years of age or older. The health supervisor is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of campers and staff and the maintenance of sanitary living conditions throughout camp. The health supervisor reviews all camper and staff medical forms, shares pertinent information as necessary, conducts health screenings of arriving campers, and oversees the distribution of all camper and staff medications. The health supervisor is first responder in the case of a medical emergency. Must be a willing to get licensed in the state of New York; nursing, MD, or EMT experience required. First Aid/CPR certification required. Lives in cabin. Supervised by camp director.
Start Date: June 19th                                       
End Date: August 6th

 

Food Service Supervisor
Must be 21 years of age or older. The food service supervisor coordinates the serving of 90+ healthy meals, three times daily, to all participants and staff, in accordance with the camp’s mission and vision. Responsible for planning appealing, healthy menus using fresh, locally produced ingredients where possible. Coordinates purchasing. Oversees the assistant cook and kitchen aides, maintains safety and cleanliness in the kitchen in accordance with NYS health code requirements. Must be willing to get ServSafe certification; experience in food service management required. Lives in cabin or may live off-site and commute. Supervised by camp director.
Start Date: June 19th                                       
End Date: August 6th

 

Aquatics Director
Must be 21 years of age or older. The aquatics director establishes and oversees all activities in and on the water, assesses camper and staff swimming ability, and safety conditions at the waterfront, and supervises all staff and campers participating in swimming activities. The aquatics director oversees the lifeguarding staff is responsible for rehearsing emergency procedures and overseeing emergency response at the waterfront. Six weeks prior experience in aquatics management and supervision required. Must be willing to get certifications in WSI, Lifeguard Training, CPR, First Aid. Lives in platform tent and shares in unit supervision outside of program hours. Supervised by the camp director.
Start Date: June 19th                                       
End Date:
August 6th

 

CIT Director
Must be 21 years of age or older. The CIT director works collaboratively with the camp director to develop and deliver a quality, hands-on counselor-in-training program for 15-to-17 year olds. After spending time pre-season articulating the goals and general scope of the program, the CIT director works directly with the CITs to plan and carry out the three-week training program. Once the CIT’s have moved into assisting with program activities, the CIT director is responsible for daily observations and providing feedback to each CIT on her growth and development, and for providing a final written evaluation of each CIT. Previous camp leadership experience, and experience living and working with teens, required. Must be willing to get certification in Wilderness First Aid/CPR. Lives in a platform tent. Supervised by the camp director.
Start Date: June 19th
End Date: August 6th

 

Cook
Must be 18 years of age or older. The cook works closely with the food service supervisor, to ensure delivery of three healthy meals daily for campers and staff, and maintenance of safe and sanitary conditions in the kitchen, including post-meal clean-up. Oversees the work of the kitchen aides in the absence of the food supervisor. Previous food service experience required. Lives in cabin. Supervised by the food service supervisor.
Start Date: June 19th
End Date: August 6th

 

Kitchen Aide
Must be 16 years of age or older. Kitchen aides assist in all aspects of food service operations as directed by the food supervisor.  Duties may include prep, serving, dishwasher operation, general clean-up, and unloading deliveries. Kitchen aides also coordinate the preparation of food requested for pack-out meals. Stamina and positive attitude required. Working papers required if under age 18. Live in platform tent. Supervised by the food service supervisor (and in their absence, by the cook.)
Start Date: June 19th
End Date: August 6th

 

Lifeguard – Swimming OR Small Craft
Must be 18 years of age older. Lifeguards supervise recreational swimming, give swimming lessons, oversee recreational boating, and rehearse and respond to waterfront emergencies as directed by the aquatics director. Lifeguards are expected to maintain fitness level necessary to carry out established emergency procedures. Strong swimming skills are a must; previous experience lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons strongly desired. Must be willing to get certifications in Lifeguard Training, CPR, First Aid. WSI certification strongly desired, as well as small craft instructor certification. Live in a platform tent and share in unit supervision outside of program hours. Supervised by the aquatics director.
Start Date: June 28th
End Date: August 6th

 

Ropes Course Specialist
Must be 18 years of age or older.  Ropes course specialists are responsible for the safety of the high and low elements, including maintaining up-to-date equipment use logs. Ropes course specialists work with staff and camper groups guiding them through the progression of elements and the debriefing process. Must be willing to get certification as, at least, an ACCT Level 1 Challenge Course Facilitaor; must have at least 40 documented challenge course hours. Live in a platform tent and share in unit supervision outside of program hours. Supervised by the assistant camp director.
Start Date: June 28th
End Date: August 6th

 

Unit/Trip Leader
Must be 21 years of age or older. Unit/trip leaders oversee the activities and are responsible for ensuring the safety, enjoyment, and growth of the group of 12-20 girls of similar age who make up their unit. Assisted by two or three unit/trip counselors, the unit/trip leader guides campers in planning and carrying out their activities, and works to ensure the social health and well-being of the unit community. Unit/trip leaders are responsible for organizing the time-off schedules of the staff in their unit, and for maintaining communication between the unit and the rest of the camp. In addition to unit responsibilities, unit/trip leaders are responsible for planning and leading elective activities in areas in which they have experience and expertise. Previous camp experience and positive experience supervising children (or equivalent training) required. Must be willing to get certification in Wilderness First Aid/CPR, Wilderness First Responder preferred if interested in leading trips. If interested in leading trips, previous experience leading wilderness/backcountry trips required. Lives in a platform tent. Supervised by the assistant camp director.
Start Date: June 28th
End Date: August 6th

 

Unit/Trip Counselor
Must be 18 years of age or older. Unit counselors work directly with campers, guiding them in activity planning and helping them to learn to live together in the camp setting. Unit counselors are directly responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of the campers in their care, and work closely with each other and unit leaders to ensure the social health and well-being of the unit community. In addition to unit responsibilities, unit counselors are responsible for planning and leading elective activities in areas in which they have experience and expertise. Previous camp experience and experience supervising children (or equivalent training) required. Must be willing to get certification in Wilderness First Aid/CPR, Wilderness First Responder preferred if interested in leading trips. Lives in a platform tent. Supervised by the unit leader.
Start Date: June 28th
End Date: August 6th

 

Part-Time Property Manager
Must be 21 years of age or older. Respond to day-to-day maintenance needs of the camp, including but not limited to repairs and/or modifications to existing structures and systems, seasonal opening and closing procedures, response to daily maintenance requests, delivery/pickup of supplies and materials, camper luggage delivery and pickup, recycling and other trash removal. Skills and experience in basic carpentry and use of power tools required, and willingness to work in an outdoor setting required. Valid driver’s license required. Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders, reach, work in confined space, and work with standard maintenance supplies such as paints, solvents, and disinfection chemicals. Supervised by executive director; communicates daily with camp director.
Start Date: April 16th
End Date: October 21

 

Short-Term Volunteer (Wood Faerie)
 

Must be 25 years of age or older. Short-term volunteers are experienced adults whose skills and experience further the camp’s mission, but who, due to time constraints or other obligations, are not able to commit to a full-season staff position. These volunteers assist with administrative, operations and maintenance tasks as needed and appropriate to their skills and experience, and as assigned by the camp director or volunteer coordinator. Short-term volunteers do not supervise campers, but may assist counselors or program staff with activities consistent with their skills/experience, if assigned, and may offer elective activities in their area of expertise as time permits. Volunteers must complete training prior to the beginning of their volunteer session. Live in platform tents, or may live off-site and commute. Supervised by the volunteer coordinator or the camp director.

 

Download the 2017 Camp Staff Application Form here. Remember to save it to your computer first, then fill it in and save the completed document.

Download the 2017 Camp Staff Reference Form here.