Location:New York, NY, USAPay Rate:$1800 - $3000
Pay Type:Employment Type:Seasonal

Job Title: Day Camp Counselor

Department: Camp

Reports to: Camp Director

FLSA Status: non-exempt

Date: 2/13/24

Job Overview:

A Day Camp Counselor provides leadership guidance and supervision for a group of campers, ensuring a quality experience for children and parents. They act as role models and good examples, team players, and are respectful and caring individuals who create positive, nurturing relationships with children. A Day Camp Counselor is enthusiastic, organized, a leader, and upbeat. Camp runs in July and August, with training dates in late June and 2 late nights or overnights, depending on the assigned camp group, over the summer.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Camp day-to-day

  • Serve as a role model for campers and staff
  • Establish and monitor a positive group environment
  • Help campers maintain a positive attitude throughout the camp day
  • Ensure campers' daily health and wellness, specifically hydration and regular bathroom visits
  • Maintain bunk backpack with all necessary supplies
  • Participate in all activities

Activity planning

  • Help generate ideas for bunk activities
  • Prepare for and participate in all bunk activities
  • Communicate with specialists/instructors as to how you can best support them

Camper supervision and written work

  • Help to mediate conflicts between campers
  • Communicate issues between campers or between staff to the Head Counselor
  • Assist the Head Counselor in preparing for activities and written work (camper portraits in 4th week of session; newsletters every week)


16+ years old

Anyone under 18 is required to obtain working papers

Salary Range:

high school counselor


college 1/2 counselor


post college counselor


Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
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