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New York Edge Summer Day Camp Activity Instructor in Staten Island, New York

About Us:

New York Edge is the largest provider of after school and summer camp programs in New York City public schools. Each year, programs in academics--including STEM, the arts, sports & wellness, and college access help 40,000 students develop leadership skills and succeed in school. Working parents count on our programs to provide safe and enriching environments for their children.


New York Edge is seeking passionate and enthusiastic people to fill the seasonal role of Summer Day Camp Activity Instructor. In this role, you will be responsible for leading summer day camp activities for children and teens. You will teach or co-lead activities in one of the following areas: STEM, Visual Art, Performing Art, Literacy, Student Leadership and Character Development, Sports, Health and Wellness, Business, Finance, Media Arts, Journalism, Botany and urban agriculture, History.


Monday – Friday/8am – 6pm (individual shifts vary)


We have Summer Day Camp location across the five boroughs!


No, this role requires you to be in-person.


Starting at $20.00/hour

Job Type:

Seasonal/Temporary (July – August)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program by providing appropriate supervision at all times.

  • Be an agent of safety for campers. This includes taking responsibility for one’s own well-being and the well-being of others. Assist in COVID-19 wellness screenings and health related concerns.

  • Keep immediate supervisor informed daily of any concerns regarding participants, staff, or the facility.

  • Teach or co-lead meaningful activity lesson plans and special events that are structured, age- appropriate, fun, exciting, challenging, and values based in the areas of arts, STEM, character development, literacy, creative expression, community service, physical fitness and/or nutrition.

  • Review curriculum and lesson plans.

  • Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to student participants and support staff.

  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, unites, and projects; communicate those objectives to students and supporting staff.

  • Prepare the learning environment and necessary supplies for program activities. Assume responsibility for the cleanliness and organization of the camp room, program supplies, and activity space.

  • Lead and promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all staff and participants.

  • Create and maintain a strength-based, youth-focused atmosphere that is consistent and sensitive to the needs of participants with learning, emotional, or behavioral differences.

  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication about their child’s strengths and areas of growth. Take a leadership role in providing regular updates to caregivers.

  • Input data and prepare reports.

  • Attend all required pre-camp trainings. Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events.


  • Demonstrated ability to lead activities

  • Possess a desire to work directly with children and teens

  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to work as a team member

  • Creative, enthusiastic, actively engaged and patient

  • Ability to follow directions and adhere to all policies/procedures

  • Open to feedback with a desire to grow professionally


  • Must be at least 18 years old before July 1st, 2022

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; some college highly preferred

  • Experience working with children strongly preferred

  • Must be able to work the entire length of Summer Day Camp program

  • Must be able to attend all pre-camp trainings prior to the start of Summer Day Camp

    Covid-19 Related Requirements:

  • Proof of Vaccination is required.

  • Must be willing to adhere to all federal, state, and local mandates regarding the Covid-19 virus which include but are not limited to wearing PPE and remaining socially distant

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    At time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.

    New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.