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Dwight School Summer Camp Counselor in New York, New York

Dwight Summer Day Camp 2024

Summer Camp General Counselor

For over ten years, Dwight Summer Day Camp has been providing campers with an outstanding day camp experience. We have beautiful facilities, including a six-lane pool, visual and performing art studios, and more, but the most critical ingredient of our program is our exceptional staff. Your energy, enthusiasm, care, and dedication create an atmosphere where campers feel included, supported, and nurtured. Your contact with campers throughout their day, and all during their time at Camp, has the potential to impact their lives significantly. We strive to make each day count for every child and to be worthy role models. Under the leadership of the Summer Camp Leader, we expect all staff to encourage children to make good decisions, try new things, develop friendships, and to support each other in big and small ways. We expect all staff to recognize and applaud campers’ accomplishments whether it be a homerun in softball, a creative art project, or a demonstration of kindness they have shown to someone else.

Dwight Summer Day Camp runs for eight weeks, Monday through Friday, between the hours of  9 am and 4:30 pm. Campers ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old.


Title: Summer Camp General Counselor

Days: Monday through Friday, June 17 to August 19, 2024. 

(We will be closed for the July 4 holiday Thursday & Friday)

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Compensation: Pay varies based on experience. $17 - $25 a hour range.



  • Arrive punctually at work each day.

  • Provide daily updates to the designated Camp Division Leader for your group.

  • Oversee the check-in and check-out procedures for your assigned group.

  • Foster positive behavior & cooperation among campers.

  • Address and report any camper issues or concerns to the Camp Division Leader promptly.

  • Attend weekly meetings with the Camp Division Leader and staff gatherings.

  • Be ready to accompany campers for daily swimming activities.

  • Support the Swim Instructors (WSIs) in the pool.

  • Notify the Camp Division Leader of any signs of camper illness.

  • Assist in organizing games and activities to maintain camper interest and engagement.

  • Demonstrate experience in working with children from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.

  • Actively engage in all Camp Orientation and training sessions.

  • Adhere to the policy and procedures of the Dwight Summer Day Camp.

  • Maintain a professional demeanor that reflects the values of Dwight Summer Day Camp.



  • First Aid Certification (Preferred)

  • CPR Certification (Preferred)


    Required Camp Orientations:


  • Saturday, June 8, 9 am-3 pm: Camp introduction, team building/planning, and paperwork 

  • First Aid & CPR Training session - TBD (Required only for noncertified counselors)

    We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please let us know.

    Dwight School’s goal is to achieve and maintain equal employment opportunities. It is also the policy of Dwight School to maintain a work environment free from discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, marital status, or other status protected by federal or state law, with regards to any term or condition of employment.

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