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Educational Alliance, Inc. Camp Counselor - New Town Day Camp in New York, New York

Educational Alliance brings together and partners with diverse communities in Lower Manhattan, offering individuals and families high-quality, multi-generational programs and services that enhance their well-being and socioeconomic opportunities. We are a place where everyone is welcome and where progress is powered one relationship at a time. We are proud of our legacy as a Jewish organization and we provide high-quality, transformational services and programs to all New Yorkers through our network of community centers on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village. As we have for 130 years, we offer best-in-class programming–now across 15 sites—focusing on a mix of education, health and wellness, arts and culture, and civic engagement.


Counselors are enthusiastic, highly motivated, and creative role models who are directly responsible for the well- being of campers at New Country Day Camp. Counselors are also ambassadors of fun! They help introduce campers to new experiences in the areas of nature and camping, the arts, athletics, swimming, and more!


  • Direct client group: Campers ages 24-513

  • Directly supervised by Division Heads


  • Assume responsibility for the health, safety and well-being campers

  • Participate in all camp activities

  • Ensure that each camper makes new friends and/or strengthens bonds with peers

  • Provide quality supervision at all times with special attention paid to the locker rooms during changing periods, lunch, swim and transitional periods

  • Change diapers when necessary

  • Maintain and adhere to all Covid 19 protocols as set forth by Director with guidance from State and Department of Health

  • Write camper progress reports as assigned

  • Keep record of camper attendance, activity, behavior and injuries/accidents

  • Maintain standards of professional camp conduct and punctuality

  • Work harmoniously with an assigned co-counselor

  • Communicate regularly with Division Head

  • Ride the camp bus from a pick-up point in lower Manhattan or Brooklyn and assist bus supervisors on the way to and from camp (see website for specific pick-up locations)

  • Attend all days of staff orientation the week before camp begins

  • Attend all days of camp and 4 evening meetings after camp hours


Required Knowledge

  • Previous formal or informal experience working with children

  • Curiosity and interest in Jewish sensibilities and culture

  • Enthusiasm and desire to learn and/or teach basic sustainability methods

  • Experience working in a camp, JCC, after-school program, or similar youth-based setting a plus

  • Experience or interest in working in an inclusive environment that supports children with special needs a plus

  • Applicant should be currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at minimum; Pursuing and/or holding an undergraduate or graduate degree a plus

Role Key Competencies

  • Accepting, inclusive, and positive attitude

  • Ability to interact with children and colleagues of diverse cultural and social backgrounds

  • Desire to spend the summer outdoors

  • Desire to work collaboratively

  • Comfortable with job flexibility

    EEO Info

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.