Applying is easy, simply click here to begin your online application. You may log back into the staff portal at anytime to update your application.
The following positions are currently available for the 2023 camp season and our year-round event team.
- 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!
We are currently accepting applications. Applications are best completed on a computer and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Belief that you can make a difference in the life of a child
Capable of working well with children of all ages
Ability to be a positive role model
Responsibility, patience, kindness, and a strong camp spirit
Desire to foster good self-esteem, creativity, and fun
Commitment to working as part of the TEAM
Willingness to pitch-in and go the extra mile
Love of the outdoors – in any weather
YES. At Kiwi Country Day Camp we require 3 personal references and carefully check the references you provide. Applicants undergo a full criminal background check . All of our counselors and specialists are managed and coached by members of our Leadership TEAM. All TEAM members, both new and returning, go through an extensive training program which enhances their overall skill level regardless of their experience level.
Kiwi Country Day Camp opens on June 26, 2023 and ends on August 18, 2023. There is no camp on July 4th. TEAM members must work all 39 days of camp and attend all team development sessions which occur in June. Applicants are required to be available Monday – Friday, 8:15 A.M. – 4:15 P.M. daily.
If your College Orientation conflicts with camp, you must provide KCDC with a letter from your school stating the orientation dates.
Personal appointments should not be scheduled during camp days unless absolutely necessary. If there is a commitment that is unavoidable during the summer, you must discuss this with a member of the Leadership TeEAM and obtain their prior approval for the time missed. You will not be paid for days missed.
Emergencies, of course, happen. If you are ill or have a medical or family emergency, please call the office (914-276-2267) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know right away, preferably by 7:00 AM that day (if not the evening before).
In all cases of absence, please give KCDC as much advance notice as possible. We need to provide coverage so our campers’ days can continue to run smoothly!
As an ACA accredited camp, we require all TEAM members to participate in 24 hours of training prior to the start of camp, which will cover all aspects of camp and the expectation of you in your role as a counselor or specialist. This also gives you an opportunity to get to know the other counselors and TEAM members. TEAM development will give you useful tools in order to manage various situations you may come across at camp.
Our compensation is very competitive and varies by position. TEAM members are paid bi-weekly. We provide all TEAM with breakfast each morning from 8:00am-8:30, which includes coffee, tea, and bagels. Counselors and group leaders are expected to eat lunch with their campers daily. Program specialists will be assigned meal times to break for lunch.
KCDC provides a hot lunch, salad bar, and snacks each day. Lunch includes a hot entrée, full salad bar, pasta bars and fresh fruit. All food we serve is prepared in a nut aware environment and is readied with no nut oils or products. No food or drink (except water) is allowed to be brought in from outside. We have children at camp with severe – often life-threatening – food allergies.
Please contact a Leadership TEAM member before camp if you have any medical or dietary restrictions.
Yes, every TEAM member is required to be at Kiwi Country Day Camp every day of the camp season. Consistency and continuity with our TEAM is crucial to our campers’ security, learning and enjoyment! If you have unexcused absences, are regularly late or leave early other than for emergencies, your employment may be compromised. Excused absences would include, but are not limited to, prior commitments for which the absence is approved by Kiwi Country Day Camp prior to the start of camp (i.e. college orientation).
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“It was amazing , good energy everywhere and always !!! A true blessing.”
“Every year has been better than the last. That’s why I keep coming back. :)”
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“I really liked the opportunity this year to work with kids, and give them the summer that I had experienced as a camper.”
“The amazing emphasis on “team”; culture of inclusion and caring; feels like family.”