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Steve & Kate's Camp Summer Camp Youngest Camper Lead Counselor - Manhattan - Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York

Location: 1 W 88th St., New York, NY 10024

Camp Dates: 6/17 - 8/23  (additionally, one weekend to set up, one weekend to breakdown, and an orientation date TBD)

Camp Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (actual shifts will vary)

Hourly Wage: $18.75 - $21.25

At Steve & Kate's, we put radical trust in kids so that they learn to trust themselves. Campers choose minute-to-minute how to spend their time because making decisions today helps to build the self-confidence they’ll need to wrangle unknowns tomorrow. We value empowering our staff to be their whole authentic selves because everyone in our community needs to feel included!  Sound like something you can get behind? If so, we're looking for team members who are motivated babysitters, teachers, coaches, students, athletes, artists, and anyone ready to play hard and be goofy. As a Steve & Kate’s staff member, you’ll sharpen your inherent leadership skills, learn some new ones, and collaborate with interesting people, all while immersing yourself in creativity and play. 

Job Responsibilities

The only small piece of this job is the size of your campers’ shoes.  Our youngest campers (ages 4-5) are free to take on camp with self-direction like our older campers, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need some extra TLC.  As the youngest campers' lead counselor, you’ll utilize resources provided by S&K to implement and manage the structure of the camp day, manage a team of support staff, and generally make sure that we are meeting all the baseline needs of our little ones.  

Additional Responsibilities

  • Do you appreciate and agree with our self-directed approach for kids?

  • Would sparking up conversations with staff, campers and parents fit in your comfort zone? If it is out of your comfort zone are you willing to grow in this area?

  • Are you a self-starter excited at the idea of taking ownership of your own mini-program?

  • Are you comfortable navigating challenging and sometimes sensitive interactions?

  • Are you the type of person who can’t rest until you’ve done everything possible to make someone feel cared for? Like, if someone you knew was in need, would you do more than send them a “thinking of you” text?

  • Are you calm under pressure and able to calm those around you?  

  • Do you have the stamina to keep up (literally) with 4-12 yr. olds bursting with energy and creative potential? And, if needed, can you bench press the equivalent of a kindergartner (just kidding --- can you lift up to 40 lbs)?

    Job Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 2 months experience working with camp–age children, with 1 year preferred, in either a professional, personal or volunteer setting. 

  • First Aid & CPR certified prior to Day 1 of Camp (some locations may require additional certifications)

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