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.

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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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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


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


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


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



The cook works in collaboration with the food supervisor to ensure delivery of three healthy meals daily for campers and staff, that fit a variety of dietary needs including gluten, nut, or other food allergies, as well as vegetarian and vegan diets while minimizing waste. The cook is responsible for maintaining safe and sanitary conditions in the kitchen, including post-meal clean-up. The cook oversees the work of the kitchen aides in the absence of the 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


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.

In order to ensure the safety of our campers, all volunteers must complete a background check each year. Please click here to submit your information: The cost for the background check is $15, payable at the time of submitting your request. Thank you!

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