Work at KCDC | Kiwi Country Day Camp
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  • 825 Union Valley Road Carmel, NY 10512

About KCDC

At Kiwi Country Day Camp we LOVE camp, and LIVE camp 365 days a year. Kiwi Country Day Camp has provided campers with an authentic traditional camp experience since 1952.

KCDC Experience

Kiwi Country Day Camp provides campers with a DYNAMIC daily schedule. Each program is led by a specialist at an age, size and skill level that will help foster DAILY ACHIEVEMENT!

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 About Us

Our TEAM members are the heart and soul of Kiwi Country Day Camp and they are 100% committed to helping our campers build life skills, forge lasting friendships and provide them with the best summer camp experience. It is their dedication, energy and talent that inspire our campers to be all that they can be! If you want to spend the summer making a positive impact within a dynamic camp environment, KCDC may be right for you.

Our KCDC TEAM members are highly interactive team-players who take pride in all they do. They love kids and thrive in the camp setting. They are upbeat, enthusiastic role models willing to give their full effort to create an extraordinary camp experience. And, above all, they always put CHILDREN FIRST!

As a KCDC TEAM member you will enjoy the rewards of working with incredible children in the finest summer day camp setting available. You will become part of the close-knit KCDC team, and will build your own character and skills as you lead. Each day will bring new adventures and challenges as you learn and grow alongside your campers.


KCDC's Expectations For All Of Our TEAM

As a member of the KCDC TEAM, you are expected to:

  • Ensure the safety and happiness of campers
  • Always put the needs, interests, and well-being of the campers above your own - camp is for the campers
  • Be a positive role model, whose tone of voice and language reflect patience and care
  • Be open to feedback and use your resources appropriately
  • Perform duties with energy, enthusiasm, and attention to detail
  • Be cooperative, resourceful, positive and willing to go that "extra mile"
  • Be flexible and help out if our needs change during the summer
  • Attend all relevant meetings and trainings and hand in all necessary paperwork on time

Watch this video to see what you could be doing if you join our TEAM next summer



Available Positions

Kiwi Country Day Camp day is now recruiting for the 2022 camp season.

Gain important resume and career-building skills including LEADERSHIP, TEAMWORK, MENTORING, AND PROBLEM-SOLVING.


We are looking for DYNAMIC individuals to lead campers throughout their day.  

  • Athletics Instructor -  Prior experience a plus.
  • Arts and Crafts Specialist - Must be highly organized and creative.
  • Ceramics Specialist - Prior experience required.
  • Cooking Instructor - Prior experience required.
  • Counselor - Must enjoy working with children.
  • Division Leader - Experienced teachers only.
  • Dance Instructor - Prior experience working with kids a plus.
  • Fishing Instructor - Prior fishing experience required.
  • Food Service - Prior experience in high volume, fast pace setting preferred.
  • Games and Tournaments Specialist - Must be high energy and creative.
  • Gate Greeter - Must be friendly and highly organized.
  • Group Leader - Must be a certified teacher or parent.
  • Gymnastics Instructor - Prior experience required.
  • Health Department - (RN or EMT).
  • Hydration Specialist - Heavy lifting required.
  • Jewelry Making Specialist - Must be highly organized.
  • Lego Specialist - Must be creative, physics background a plus.
  • Lifeguard - We will train you!
  • Music Specialist - Prior experience working with a variety of age ranges required.
  • Nature Specialist - Prior experience required.
  • Pool Maintenance Coordinator - Will train; must be highly organized and detailed oriented.
  • Preschool Sports Instructor - Prior experience with preschool age required.
  • Photography Intern - Experience in high pace setting, capturing images of children a must.
  • Ropes Course/Outdoor Adventure Facilitator -  We will train you!
  • Theatre Specialist - Prior experience required.
  • Van Driver - Prior experience required.
  • Water Safety Instructor - We will train you!

These positions are paid and may qualify for internship hours as well.

Click here to learn more about our available positions!

Kiwi Country Day Camp Scholarship Opportunity

Each year at Kiwi Country Day Camp, we award a scholarship to a deserving TEAM member who displays all of our Kiwi values.  TEAM members can use this money for any school-related financial need.  This scholarship is given on top of a paid salary.  There is an application process to be completed during the summer season.

2021 Winners 2020 Scholarship winners  

 Important Dates

  • Opening Date: Monday, June 27
  • Closing Date: Friday, August 19
  • Closed on July 4th

Equal Employment Policy

Kiwi Country Day Camp is an equal opportunity employer. KCDC provides equal opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

Submit an application here! 

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Change Lives, Including Your Own



  • "I would trade any day in the real world for a minute at camp."

  • "Camp is the first place people liked me for being me."

  • "Most days, I can't tell you the date but I can tell you how many days until camp."

  • "Every morning I wake up thinking 'I'm one day closer to camp.’”

  • “I didn’t know places like this still exist!”

  • “It is a happy talent to know how to play.”  

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson