HFH Summer Camps offer a chance to experience the summer of a lifetime: rewarding work, outdoor activities, and lots of diverse and interesting people. We hire staff from the United States, Great Britain, Europe, Africa, Canada, South America and more! All of our staff members bring great personalities, remarkable skills, and a wealth of different perspectives.

Working at Camps Lanowa and Wakonda is ideal for students considering careers in childcare, education, psychology, social work, and physical education. Camp provides staff with a great opportunity to improve interpersonal and problem-solving skills, make new friends, and build special relationships to help children in need.

To make the HFH summer camp experience the best it can be, we are looking for enthusiastic team players that can work with people of all backgrounds. Successful applicants are flexible and highly creative. Maturity, responsibility, and genuine interest in children are all important to working at camp. Because our campers are often demanding, patience and sensitivity are necessary. In joining our team, we ask you to bring to camp a good attitude and an open mind. Above all else, great staff members should be ready to dedicate themselves to a group of children who are having the time of their lives.

Camp Lanowa caters to an older range of children 9-13 years old – while Camp Wakonda serves children as young as 7 years old. The full program runs for nine weeks, including one week of staff orientation. Staff must commit to work from the third week of June to the third week of August (maintenance and supervisors arrive earlier in June).

If you would like to work at Camps Lanowa or Wakonda, download an application and a medical form, fill them out, and return them, along with a resume and cover letter, to the following address:

HFH Summer Camps Program
36 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Fax: 212-529-7698
Email: employment@hfhnyc.org

Please specify the position(s) you are interested in from the list below, along with the age range of campers that you would like to work with (7-9 or 9-13).

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of their comfort zone

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—Staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

  • All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

GENERAL COUNSELOR: We need both male and female candidates.

General Counselors live with the campers and are responsible for their everyday care. There are 5 campers and 2 counselors in each cabin. They give leadership and guidance, participate in camp capers, create and run daily activities, monitor campers’ well-being, and act as a positive role model. Must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate. Prefer at least one year of college or other related experience.

Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility is for the health and safety of each member of the cabin group entrusted to your care.
  • Supervise the health and safety regulations for members of the cabin group.
  • Supervise and/or assist with daily cabin activities, rest periods, meals, capers, overnights, cookouts, etc.
  • Guide the cabin group in division and camp-wide activities.
  • Be willing to step out of your comfort zone.
  • Be adaptive and respectful of a co-ed environment.
  • Prepare reports and evaluations as necessary.
  • Attend and participate in all division and all-camp staff meetings.
  • Be willing, skills permitting, to run several activities with other campers each session.

Other Responsibilities

  • General Counselors bring campers to meals, travel with them to their activities, and listen to them when they have a problem, or just want to chat.
  • General counselors supervise the children, with breaks, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • They are equal parts, mom, dad, brother, sister, teacher, mentor, psychologist, and friend.

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference.
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date.
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of their comfort zone

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—Staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

  • All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

Unit Leaders are housed with the camper population and are part of the daily camp life. They have close contact with their own cabin group of 5-6 campers and sometimes 2 staff members. In addition, the Unit Leader is responsible for the supervision and support of 3-4 cabin groups (20 campers and 8-9 staff) and reports directly to the Assistant Director. Unit Leaders help organize daily activities with general and program staff, mediate camper behavioral issues, and handle unit problems in the appropriate manner. Planning is often on short notice due to weather changes and camper interest. Therefore, flexibility is essential. Should have CPR and First Aid training or be willing to obtain (this may also be done during pre-camp training). Must be 21 years of age and have prior summer camping and supervisory experience.

General Responsibilities:

  • Along with co-cabin counselor, supervise the health and safety regulations for members of the cabin group.
  • Assist with daily cabin activities, rest periods, meals, capers, overnights, cookouts, etc.
  • Be willing to step out of your personal box.
  • Prepare reports and evaluations as necessary.
  • Assist with leadership of staff training.
  • Supervise and support unit staff.
  • Plan and carry out unit activities.
  • Teach or assist in an assigned activity area.
  • Help maintain camp spirit.
  • Deal with discipline issues and camper counseling as needed.

Specific responsibilities:

Within the limits of approved policies, programs, and procedures Unit Leaders also:

  • Try to know each camper as an individual.
  • Create a meaningful experience for the unit campers and staff.
  • Be ready to acknowledge accomplishment on the part of campers and staff.
  • Keep unit staff informed of all camp activities.
  • Discuss each counselor’s daily activities to ensure they are carried out in a safe, fun, and suitable way.
  • Ensure that reports from counselors are accurately completed and on time.
  • Provide each counselor ample opportunity to develop their personal leadership.
  • Inspect each cabin daily.
  • Be alert to faulty equipment and needed repairs, reporting them to the Maintenance Technician.
  • Attend daily Administrative Staff meetings.
  • Communicate with the Assistant Director any concerns regarding program, staff, or campers.

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference.
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date.
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

 

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of their comfort zone

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—Staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

  • All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

Specific Qualifications:

  • A minimum age of 21 and two years camping experience, preferably in a leadership capacity.
  • Emotional maturity
  • Demonstrates leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Valid Drivers License preferred, but not required.

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

  • Be responsible for all aspects of the camp activity program while communicating with the Camp Director and Assistant Director as to policies and procedures.
  • To design the program following guidelines set forth by Homes for the Homeless, the New York State Department of Health, and the American Camp Association.
  • Be willing to step out of your personal box and be flexible.
  • Prepare reports and evaluations as necessary.
  • Assist with leadership of staff training.
  • Teach or assist in an assigned activity area.
  • Help to maintain moral and camp spirit.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Write the Daily Schedule, supervising the scheduling of Program and General Staff.
  • Meet daily with the Camp Director, Assistant Director, and Unit Leaders to address the schedule, staff/camper concerns, and pending issues.
  • Help Program Staff develop lesson plans that are appropriate for the age of the participants.
  • Ensure that all programs are adhering to the guidelines set forth by the New York State Board of Health, Home for the Homeless, and the American Camp Association and are carried out in a safe, fun, and suitable way.
  • Ensure that reports from Program Staff are accurately completed and on time.
  • Inspect program areas frequently and be alert to faulty equipment and needed repairs, and report these to the Maintenance Technician.
  • Observe and evaluate all Program Staff each session.
  • Provide moral support for all Program Staff.
  • Supervise planning and execution of all evening and special camp events and programs.
  • Communicate with the Director any concerns regarding programs, staff, or campers.
  • Be available to step into any position at camp as the need arises.

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference.
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date.
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

 

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of their comfort zone

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—Staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

  • All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

ACTIVITY SPECIALISTS – One position available in each of the following areas: Learning Center, Fitness Program, Arts and Crafts, and Drama

Specialists are housed with the camper population and are a part of daily camp life. They have close contact with their own cabin group of 5-6 campers, along with a General co-counselor. In addition to working closely with the Program Director, they develop lesson plans for their area of competency. Specialists are usually scheduled for 3 periods daily in their area, providing activities for a group of 10 campers based on age, developmental characteristics, weather, and supplies/equipment available. Each specialist will also be responsible for their area of camp, keeping it clean, equipment in good repair, and an on-going inventory of supplies.

Responsibilities

  • To plan and implement program in assigned specialty area that engages the campers, and helps teach valuable skills.
  • To plan activities that are safe and age appropriate
  • To follow all rules and guidelines set by Homes for the Homeless (HFH), America Camps Association (ACA), NYS Dept. of Health, and the Harriman State Parks.
  • To keep activity area clean and safe.
  • To inform Program Director of the need for additional supplies or needs.
  • To communicate to the Program Director any issues faced with campers or staff in their activity area.
  • To pack and inventory supplies at the end of the season.
  • Help maintain camp spirit!

Other Responsibilities

  • To serve as a co-counselor in a cabin group of 5-6 campers along with a general counselor.
  • To help supervise the health and safety regulations for members of the cabin group.
  • Supervise and or assist with daily cabin activities, rest periods, meals, community service, overnights, cookouts, etc.
  • Be willing to step out of your personal comfort zone or box.
  • Be adaptive and respectful of a co-ed environment.
  • Prepare reports and evaluations as necessary.
  • Attend and participate in all unit and all-camp staff meetings.

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

 

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of their comfort zone

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

  • All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

The Aquatics Staff

The Waterfront is the most active and popular area of both camps. Instructional, Free Swim, and boating are scheduled daily. Additional early morning and evening dips, and evening staff swims are also in the mix. All Aquatics personnel must have current Lifeguard Certification and be at least 18 years of age and a graduate of High School. Aquatics Director must be 21 years of age and have 3 years of lifeguard training. During Pre-camp training, American Red Cross certification and CPR training is offered.

The Aquatics staff is housed with the camper population and are a part of daily camp life. They have close contact with their own cabin group of 5-6 campers along with at least one additional counselor, who is the primary care giver, but they will be working with the entire camper population.

Responsibilities

  • Along with co-counselor supervise the health and safety regulations for members of the cabin group.
  • Assist with daily cabin activities, rest periods, meals, community service, overnights, etc.
  • Be willing to step out of your comfort zone.
  • Prepare reports and evaluations as necessary.
  • Help to maintain camp spirit.
  • Be adaptive and respectful of a co-ed environment.
  • Create a meaningful experience for all campers with safety and experience in mind.
  • Design and implement lesson plans for the various swimming skills of our campers.
  • Supervise all activities at the waterfront.
  • Take responsibility for the organization, cleanliness, and safety of the program area and fill out daily reports.
  • Keep an on-going inventory of equipment and inform Aquatics Director and/or Program Director of needs.
  • Communicate with the Program Director any concerns regarding the program, staff or campers.

Lifeguards are part of the aquatics team and are responsible for aquatic program implementation, care, and supervision of children enrolled in the summer camp. The Camp Lifeguard prepares materials for both lessons and group free swim, communicates progress and concerns to other staff, and ensures that all children are included, engaged, safe, and happy. The Lifeguard—also working as a Counselor—serves as a positive role model for all children and actively participates in staff training and meetings over the course of the summer to ensure the highest quality camp experience for every child.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive training on the Aquatic Policy, routines, and expectations of both swim lessons and group free swim.
  • Maintain open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child.
  • Treat each child warmly and with enthusiasm.
  • Lead pool activities and lessons with enthusiasm and encourage participation appropriate to the developmental level of the child.
  • Clearly differentiate skill levels and expectations according to the age group of the children.
  • Enrich children’s group free swim time with activities and games.
  • Assist each child with developing swim skill goals to accomplish by the end of their session at camp.
  • Document and distribute each child’s progress and swim levels at the conclusion of each swim lesson session using WSI check-lists.
  • Complete and distribute achievement cards or certificates at the conclusion of each swim lesson session.
  • Instruct students on the proper use of equipment and supplies.
  • Supervise children at all times in all waterfront areas.
  • Inspect the waterfront site and equipment daily and alert director to any potential safety hazards.
  • Cover pool at end of day.
  • Assist with cleaning up waterfront areas and materials to ensure that all items are stored appropriately.
  • Comply with all licensing regulations and policies.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, preferably enrolled in college level program.
  • Minimum 2 years (or two summers) experience supervising/lifeguarding children (age 5-12 years).
  • Experience leading private or group swim lessons, determining skill levels, and documenting progress.
  • Experience with in-ground pool maintenance.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification.
  • WSI Certified (Water Safety Instructor).

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate excellent rapport with school age children, a sense of humor, and an authentic disposition toward helping children learn the joys of swimming, water play, and water safety.
  • Display a professional demeanor with all summer counselors, staff, and families.
  • Have the ability to work both independently and cooperatively with other staff members.
  • Be punctual and prepared.
  • Have your own transportation.
  • Minimum 18 years of age.

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete, please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference.
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date.
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives.
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of their comfort zone.

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—Staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

  • All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

Qualifications:

  • A minimum age of 22 and two years of camping experience in a leadership capacity.
  • A minimum of two years of higher education. Social Work, Psychology, or Social Science majors encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with camper behavior management is a plus.
  • Emotional maturity.
  • Demonstrates leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License, free of infractions and violations.

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

General Responsibilities:

All aspects of camp program and administration while communicating with the Camp Director on policies and procedures, and Program Coordinator for coordination of all camp activities.

Specific responsibilities:

  • To meet daily with the Camp Director, Program Coordinator, and Unit Leaders to address the schedule, staff/camper concerns, and pending issues.
  • To help plan, develop, and implement the camp program as determined by and with the Camp Director and Program Coordinator.
  • To supervise the daily schedule so as to be proactive as to weather conditions or special events.
  • To help plan and implement an effective program for the pre-camp staff orientation.
  • To encourage and reinforce a positive awareness in staff and campers of health and safety standards.
  • To encourage and utilize feedback from campers and staff to improve the program.
  • To work with, guide, direct, and advise all staff members toward the successful performance of his/her responsibilities.
  • To promote the ideals, goals, and objectives as set forth by Homes for the Homeless.
  • To assume additional responsibilities as skills, interests, time, and circumstances dictate or permit, as determined by and with the Camp Director.
  • To assume full responsibility for the camp operation during the absence of the Camp Director.
  • To be a fundamental part of the Camp Wakonda & Camp Lanowa spirit and family!

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

 

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of their comfort zone

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—Staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

Qualifications:

  • A minimum age of 22 and two years of camping experience in a leadership capacity.
  • A minimum of two years of higher education. Social Work, Psychology, or Social Science majors encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with camper behavior management is a plus.
  • Emotional maturity.
  • Demonstrates leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License, free of infractions and violations. 

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

General Responsibilities:

All aspects of camp program and administration while communicating with the Camp Director on policies and procedures, and Program Coordinator for coordination of all camp activities.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Implement and oversee the Camps Behavior Management plan, as well as assist staff in implementation.
  • Meet daily with the Camp Director, Program Coordinator, and Unit Leaders to address and provide support to staff concerning camper behavior issues.
  • Provide enhanced support to campers experiencing behavior issues.
  • Communicate with parents about campers’ behavior and see if they can provide input on how to help their camper succeed at camp.
  • Provide a safe and supportive environment.
  • Experience with Trauma Informed Care preferred.
  • Update Camp Director on the process of a camper’s behavior issues.

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of their comfort zone

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—Staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

  • All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience in group feeding operations for 100+ persons.
  • Ability to prepare food according to a diverse menu, mostly from scratch (with exception of baked goods).
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Kitchen and Dining Room management.
  • Knowledge of kitchen sanitation requirements as set by The New York State Department of Health.

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

General Responsibilities

  • Prepare and serve three meals and a snack per day.
  • Supervise kitchen and dining room staff for the implementation and development of an effective and enjoyable feeding operation.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of all food and food-related items stored in kitchen.
  • Maintain standards regarding sanitation, appearance and maintenance of the kitchen, equipment, grounds, and outdoor garbage area as set by Homes for the Homeless and the New York State Department of Health.
  • Work with the Purchasing Agent for the buying of food on a weekly basis.

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference.
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date.
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives.
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of comfort zone.

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—Staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

  • All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

  • Assume responsibility for the health, safety, and sanitation of camp.
  • Keep accurate daily records of all medical treatment administered at the camp infirmary in health record book.
  • Review the medical record of each incoming camper and compile a listing of those campers sent to camp with medication to be administered during their stay.
  • Advise the Camp Director and instruct the staff on all matters relating to health education, sanitation, accident prevention, and first aid in the camping situation.
  • Maintain the camp infirmary in good condition regarding sanitation, maintenance, repair, and appearance according to standards and regulations set by Homes for the Homeless Summer Camps and New York State Dept. of Health.
  • Maintain ongoing inventory and requisition, and replenish as needed all medical and first aid equipment and supplies.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Physician’s Assistant, Registered Nurse, or EMT with valid New York State License.
  • Current ARC CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
  • ARC RTE (Responding to Emergencies) certification.
  • Knowledge of the residential camping situation as it pertains to health and safety supervision.
  • Willingness to participate in overall camp program.

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference.
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date.
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives.
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of their comfort zone.

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—Staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

  • All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be 17 years old and have valid New York State working papers.
  • Must have basic food service skills or be willing to learn.
  • Must know how to read English.
  • Must be willing to work as a team with other kitchen staff.
  • Must be willing to take directions and follow instructions.
  • Must be willing to be supervised and abide by all safety procedures/guidelines required by New York State Health Department, USDA Summer Food Program, and the American Camp Association.
  • Must be willing to offer help where needed.
  • Must be able to complete all tasks and chores in a timely fashion.
  • Must be dependable, reliable, accountable, punctual, clean, flexible, organized, and willing to work.
  • Must be able to communicate and work well with management and co-workers.
  • Must have a sense of humor.
  • Must be safety oriented.
  • Must be willing to wear leather sneakers, a hat or hair net, apron, and latex or plastic gloves. No uniform is provided, but proper clothing should be worn.
  • Must be willing to live in rustic cabins with campers and counselor.
  • Must be willing to keep his/her living quarters neat and clean.
  • Must be willing to interact appropriately with counselors and campers.
  • Must enjoy the outdoors and abundant wildlife.
  • Must vacate camp during all camp session breaks.
  • Must have a physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor.

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

  • To report to Camp Cook.
  • To help maintain a safe, efficient, clean, and organized kitchen, and to help when asked and where needed.
  • To help with table setting in dinning area, counter service during the meal, dishwashing, pot washing, and kitchen sanitation after every meal.
  • To help check in food deliveries, putting delivered food product in stock room, refrigerator and freezer in an organized manner.
  • To help with any food preparation tasks delegated by the Chef or Assistant Cook.
  • To help with the inventory and closing of the kitchen at the end of the season.
  • To fill out and complete all evaluation forms during the course of the summer.
  • To participate in cabin activities, time permitting.
  • To follow all curfews as set by the Camp Director.

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference.
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date.
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of their comfort zone

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—Staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

  • All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

The Laundry/Housekeeping staff helps with camp sanitation. On a daily basis he/she is responsible for:

  • Cleaning camp shower and toilet facilities, maintaining cleanliness throughout the day, and making sure the area is well stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, and hand soap.
  • Participates in Dining Hall noon meal (help with dishes, sanitation, sweep Dining Hall, and help take garbage down to dumpster.
  • Is responsible for a laundry schedule, which includes bedding (linens and blankets), towels, kitchen linens, staff and camper belongings.
  • Keep Laundry Room clean and neat and inform Director of any equipment issues.
  • Sweep and take out trash from “The Gap” (donation building) each morning. Take trash to dumpster from assigned areas of camp each evening.
  • Organize Lost and Found.
  • Must be able to abide by all safety procedures and guidelines set forth by the NY State Department of Health, Homes for the Homeless, and the American Camp Association.
  • Must be 18 years of age

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference.
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date.
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

Camps Wakonda and Lanowa are American Camp Association Accredited camps, located in Harriman State Park and just 30 minutes from West Point. We are offering the service opportunity of a lifetime to interested and motivated cadets! A chance to experience an unforgettable summer helping homeless children experience the great outdoors and a summer that they will never forget! Sponsored by Homes for the Homeless, (www.hfhcamps.org), and located on a fresh water lake, HFH Camps serve a co-ed population of 75 campers ages 7-9 for Camp Wakonda and 120 campers ages 10-13 for Camp Lanowa.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Candidates with a strong desire to work and live in the outdoors for 2 months during the summer. Sleeping cabins are rustic, with no electricity, but we provide food, bedding (feel free to bring your sleeping bag), and abundant wildlife.
  • Maturity, good moral character, and integrity—we need role models.
  • An understanding of and liking of children; knowledge of behavioral issues a plus.
  • Patience and sensitivity to the needs of children.
  • A willingness to work as a team player for the benefit of the children that are having the time of their lives
  • A willingness to accept challenges and step out of their comfort zone

WHEN DO WE NEED YOU?

Summer 2017

  • Saturday, June 17—Staff expected to arrive to camp
  • Monday, June 19—General Staff Training begins at 12 Noon

Session 1: Friday June 30, 2017 – Thursday July 13, 2017

  • Monday, July 17—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 2: Tuesday July 18, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017

  • Monday, August 6—staff back from break by 1:00 PM

Session 3: Monday August 7, 2017 – Monday August 21, 2017

  • All staff depart by Tuesday August 25th at 3:00 PM

WHAT DO WE NEED YOU TO DO?

  • The Maintenance Technician is charged, within the confines of a budget, to keep camp operational. Plumbing, electrical, and basic carpentry skills are a must.
  • Knowledge of power tools required.
  • Groundskeeping activities include caring for a lawn and garden weeding.
  • The Maintenance Technician must be over 21, and must have a clean driving record as they are responsible for running camp errands.
  • Record keeping of maintenance, inspection of camp vehicles, and assigned areas of camp on a daily basis.
  • Report to the Director any issues beyond field of experience or skills.
  • Participate in evening Dining Hall sanitation by mopping and helping take down garbage to dumpster when requested.
  • Maintenance is housed as the 3rd staff member in a cabin with 2 other counselors and 5 campers, and will participate in daily life at camp, including meal times and program times when not otherwise engaged.

INTERESTED?

Here is how to apply:

You can visit our website, www.hfhcamps.org , click on the Work For Us tab, and download our application. While you are at the website, check out our video and other information about our amazing camps.

Once the application is complete please email it to Employment@hfhcamps.org . You may also direct any questions you may have to this email address.

We will also need:

  • Three letters of reference.
  • A physical exam by a licensed Medical Doctor with all required immunizations up-to-date.
  • Additional special skills and certifications (First Aid, CPR, EMT, and other) are a plus.

 

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