Camp Little Notch is looking for energetic, fun, caring, adventurous and experienced summer staff for our flagship three-week girls program followed by our first-ever week of boys programming, incorporating the same camper-led planning that makes our girls program so powerful. Our forest home provides unparalleled opportunities to live in harmony and peace with nature. Camp memories are life-long, bringing people together through a shared history. Join us and enjoy 443 acres of wilderness with an 80-acre private lake as your work setting.

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 andrea.cirabisi@friendsofcln.org.

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2018 Summer Staff Positions

All descriptions and time frames are subject to change to meet the needs of the camp and its programs.

 

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Site Director

Love the Adirondacks and everything camp? Camp Little Notch is seeking a seasonal site director for spring, summer and fall weekend programs, rental groups, and open camping. Join us and enjoy our 443 acres of wilderness and 80-acre private lake as your work setting.

  •     Serve as site manager for rental groups, open camping, and Friends of Camp Little Notch weekend events.
  •     Promote Camp Little Notch and build community through positive and enthusiastic engagement with guests and campers.
  •     Work in collaboration with executive director, business manager and event chairs to ensure successful weekend programs      and facilitate positive camp experiences from reservation to check-out, including maintaining proper paper/electronic records and reporting.
  •     Help to market CLN’s facilities and programs to potential guests.

The site director is in residence May through mid-June and mid-August through mid-October, during all events, rentals and open camping. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resumé to Andrea Cirabisi, Executive Director at andrea.cirabisi@friendsofcln.org.     

 

Assistant Camp Director

The assistant camp director works closely with the camp director to plan and ensure the delivery of a safe, organized, and fun camp program for all campers and staff. This individual oversees the work of the unit staff and CIT director The assistant camp director
serves as the on-site director in the camp director’s absence. Reports to camp director. 
Minimum age: 21    Start: June 19    End: August 8

 

Program Director

The Program Director works closely with the camp director and assistant camp director to plan and ensure the delivery of a safe, organized, and fun camp program for all campers and staff. This individual works to facilitate camper-directed planning through coordination with the program specialists and activity specialists. The program director works closely with trip staff to plan and organize wilderness trips, and may be called upon to serve as the on-site director in the event that both the camp director and assistant camp director are unavailable. Reports to camp director.
Minimum age: 21    Start: June 19    End: August 8

 

Camp Health Director

The camp health director is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of campers and staff and the maintenance of sanitary living conditions throughout camp. The camp health director 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 licensed to practice in the state of New York as RN or Nurse Practitioner. First Aid/CPR certification required. Reports to camp director.
Minimum age: 21    Start: June 19    End: August 8

 

Food Supervisor

The food 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 cook and kitchen aides, maintains safety and cleanliness in the kitchen in accordance with NYS health code requirements. Reports to camp director. Serv-Safe certification required.
Minimum age: 21    Start: June 19 (plus some pre-season planning)   End: August 8

 

Cook

The cook works closely with the food 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. Reports to food supervisor.
Minimum age 21  Start: June 19    End: August 8

 

Kitchen Aide

Kitchen aides assist in all aspects of food service operations, including but not limited to: receiving food deliveries, meal prep and set up, dishwashing and clean up, mopping floors, and trash removal. Reports to food supervisor.
Minimum age 15.  Start: June 19 (preferred)    End: August 8

 

Waterfront Director

The waterfront 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 and small craft activities.  The waterfront director oversees the lifeguard staff and is responsible for conducting regular rehearsals of emergency procedures and  response at the waterfront. As required by the NYS DOH, the waterfront director must have documented previous experience of at least one season as a camp aquatics director at a New York State children’s camp; OR two seasons of at least 12 weeks as a children’s camp lifeguard; OR 18 weeks of previous experience as a lifeguard at swimming pool or bathing beach. Certifications required: WSI or PSI, Lifeguard Supervision/
Management, Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED, First Aid. Reports to camp director.
Minimum age 21.   Start: Week of June 19   End: August 8

 

Lifeguard (Swimming or Small Craft)

Lifeguards assist with activities in and on the water, and supervise campers, staff and guests participating in aquatic
activities. Swim lifeguards supervise recreational swimming and give swimming lessons. The small craft lifeguard supervises recreational
canoeing, kayaking, and sailing. All lifeguards rehearse and respond to waterfront emergencies as directed by the waterfront director. Strong swimming skills are a must; previous lifeguard or teaching experience highly desirable. Required certifications: Lifeguard Training, CPR, First Aid. WSI, PSI or small craft certifcation a plus. Reports to Waterfront Director.
Minimum age 18    Start: Week of June 19   End: August 8

 

Ropes Course Specialist

Must be 18 years of age or older.  Ropes course specialists are responsible for the safety of the zip line 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.  ACCT certification as challenge course practitioner required; must have at least 40 documented challenge course hours

The ropes course specialist leads staff and camper groups through the progression of initiatives and low and high elements and the debriefing process, while ensuring the safety of the participants. Ropes course specialists are responsible for regular evaluation of equipment and elements, including maintaining up-to-date equipment use logs. Facilitator certification/training required; experience leading challenge course activities desired. Reports to program director.
Minimum age 18    Start: Week of June 19   End: August 8

 

Program Specialist (Arts and Crafts/Nature and Ecology)

The program specialist works in collaboration with the program director to provide creative program activities based on the interests of campers in the areas of arts, crafts, nature exploration and ecology. The program specialist has access to all the resources in our two program centers: The Imagination Station (arts and crafts) and the Wolery (nature/ecology), but activities can happen anywhere in camp. This position includes both leading activities directly as well as providing guidance and materials so that unit staff can lead activities with their campers. Responsibilities also included organizing and maintaining the program centers. This is a creative position with a great deal of flexibility, requiring an organized, imaginative applicant who is good at managing their own workload and enjoys variety and challenge. Previous experience in outdoor programming, arts and/or ecology a definite plus. Reports to program director.
Minimum Age 18   Start: Week of June 19   End: August 8

 

Unit Leader

Unit leaders oversee the activities and are responsible for ensuring the safety, enjoyment, and growth of the group of 12-20 campers of similar age who make up their unit. Assisted by two or three unit counselors, the unit 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 leaders are responsible for organizing time-off schedules of the staff in their unit, and for maintaining communication between the unit and the rest of the camp. Previous camp experience and positive experience supervising children (or equivalent training) required. Wilderness First Aid and CPR required. Reports to assistant camp director.
Minimum age 21.    Start: Week of June 19   End: August 8

 

Unit Counselor

Unit counselors guide campers in activity planning and help 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. Previous experience working with children and/or outdoor leadership experience a plus. Reports to Unit Leader.
Minimum age: 18    Start: Week of June 19   End: August 8

 

Trip Leader

Trip leaders are specially-trained unit leaders who lead extended off-site wilderness trips. (May be employed as unit leader during regular session.) Working in collaboration with the program director, and with the input of campers, the trip leader is responsible for selecting a safe and appropriate route for the trip (three days, flatwater canoeing or six days, canoeing and hiking), and secure all necessary permits. The trip leader is responsible for assessing the skill levels of the campers in the trip group, and providing the necessary instruction and orientation, prior to leaving camp, to ensure the campers’ safety while on the trip. Together with the trip counselor, the trip leader works with campers to build a cohesive group and provide a positive challenge experience for each participant. Previous wilderness/backcountry trip experience required (must have participated in at least three similar trips as camp staff); lifeguard training, wilderness first aid/first responder and CPR certifications required. Reports to assistant camp director.
Minimum age 21.   Start: Week of June 19 (plus some pre-season planning)  End: August 8

 

Trip Counselor

Trip counselors are specially-trained unit counselors who help to lead extended off-site wilderness trips. (May be employed as unit counselor during regular session.) In addition to unit counselor duties outlined above, the trip counselor works in collaboration with the program director and the trip leader to plan and carry out offsite wilderness trips The trip counselor assists with the assessment of trip campers’ skill levels, and assists with providing the necessary instruction and orientation, prior to leaving camp, to ensure the campers’ safety while on the trip. Together with the trip leader, the trip counselors works with campers to build a cohesive group and provide a positive challenge experience for each participant. Previous wilderness/backcountry trip experience required; lifeguard training, wilderness first aid and CPR certifications required.  Reports to trip leader.
Minimum age 18.   Start: Week of June 19   End: August 8

 

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Director

The CIT director works collaboratively with the camp director to develop and deliver a quality, hands-on counselor-in-training program for 15-17 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 CITs 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. Wilderness First Aid and CPR required. Reports to camp director.
Minium Age 21.  Start: Week of June 19 (plus some pre-season planning)   End: August 8

 

Property Assistant (Part-Time)

The property assistant performs routine maintenance and basic repairs, to ensure the camp property and facilities are well-maintained  during our summer camp sessions, rental season and Friends of Camp Little Notch events. Period of employment is May - October. During our summer camp sessions, the property assistant works around, but not with, children. Reports to executive director; works in collaboration with site director and camp director.
Minimum Age 21     Start: May 9    End: October 15

 

Short-Term Volunteer (Wood Faerie)

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. Reports to camp director.
Minimum age 21.

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