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Summer Camp Assistant Director (Programming and Off Site/Swim)

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Legal Address 0TW50 - New York, NY
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Be Part of Our Movement to Inspire the Next Generation.

Become an Summer camp staff member and help us change the way kids play! At Kids in the Game, you’ll be part of a network of 200+ coaches who are working with kids from early childhood and up, providing sports and skill development, and making a positive impact in their lives.



Kids in the Game is dedicated to providing positive opportunities and experiences through sports and creative play. Every summer, we serve over a thousand NYC children through our summer day camps, which combine sports instruction with creative movement, arts and STEM enrichment, field trips, swimming, and more. We're committed to being the best part of every kid's summer! Our team is a youthful bunch and we want to make sure every summer is filled with happiness, relationship building, safe spaces to be yourself and most importantly FUN!


Our work is focused on achieving five ultimate impacts:

  • Enhancing emotional intelligence
  • Creating a positive sense of self
  • Community Building
  • Narrowing the income inequality gaps


Kids in the Game is a Certified B Corporation and we’re committed to doing business for good. We are striving every day to have a positive impact in the lives of our youth, and we believe that it all starts with being the best part of their day.



Kids in the Game is hiring for Assistant Directors at 7 summer camp locations. We have two different types of Assistant Director positions open at each site. The Assistant Camp Directors are responsible for being the Camp Directors direct support to all things camp. You will be a vital part of the overall success of the program and responsible for general supervision of summer staff and leadership among campers. Most importantly you will be providing a supportive, safe, and fun environment for the campers: Below are the 2 different types of Assistant Director roles at each camp site:


Associate Camp Director; Programming: They will be second in command to the Camp Director and essential to all things programming. This Assistant Director will help with creating the daily structure of the camp schedule and each lesson for the day. They will make sure the activity specialists and counselors are on task and participating during activities to ensure camp runs smoothly.


Assistant Director; Offsite: They will report to the Camp Director with field trip, swim, bussing, and all outdoor activity information. This Assistant Director will coordinate all field trip and swim activities at their camp location which include: transportation information, gathering emergency contact information for the trips, making sure the staff and campers are in a 1:5 ratios on the trip, and making the trips an extra special adventure for all campers. They will be the Health Director during field trips as well.


General Responsibilities (Some not applied to each AD function):

  • Attend orientations, prepare a general outline for campsite, help formulate camp groups, assign staff to positions, preparing the site and conducting staff trainings. Dates TBD but likely Saturdays before camp begins
  • Ensure that all program equipment and supplies are ordered, available and properly maintained.
  • Recognize, prevent and correct safety hazards; guard the health and safety of all campers and staff.
  • Maintains and enforces all camp safety rules and policies, and ensures that safety equipment is in good order and readily available.
  • Work to reduce conflict among campers, create a team-friendly environment.
  • Act as a key player in problem solving with staff issues, discipline and parental concerns. Supervise day camp counselors.
  • Assume equal responsibility of general housekeeping tasks. This includes bagging trash, campsite clean-up, and bus clean up.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills and have a plan. Plan for the known and have a plan for the unknown.
  • Help Camp Director create and manage the schedules of the staff. Responsible for weekly lesson plan development and implementation.
  • Plan and execute the activities in coordination with the program staff and supervisors.
  • Empower the camp staff team to deliver and supervise all-camp activities and camp functions.
  • Involve arts and crafts, sports, small group games, large group games, circle activities, character development, songs, leadership and diversity initiatives, and drama in camp.
  • Make yourself available to parents for questions, concerns and praises.



  • We are a youthful, passionate, committed team of individuals that care about our youth and city
  • We are committed to developing innovative, creative programs that promote creative play and sports skill development
  • We work hard and push each other personally and professionally to keep growing
  • We offer you the freedom to reach new parts of NYC while working in diverse communities
  • We are an active team and regularly participate in company social leagues, team-building activities, and sporting events



At Kids in the Game, you can expect to be welcomed into an engaging and spirited environment that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, open communication, and collaboration. We are proud to foster an inclusive environment where our team members feel respected by and connected to one another. We value the unique experiences, perspectives, and passions of our employees, and we look forward to adding dynamic personalities to our team.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all of our interns and employees. We recruit candidates from across the city, state, and country, from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We have developed partnerships with organizations that allow us to target our hiring practices to include chronically discriminated against or low-income groups, and improve their access to high-quality employment opportunities.




  • Pre Summer Camp Expectations: End April to end of June - 10 to 15 hours per week supporting pre camp efforts
  • Summer Camp Dates: Late June– August 2023 (8 weeks); Monday – Friday (7:30a – 5:00p)
  • Locations Available:
    • Inwood - 108 Cooper St, New York, NY 10034
    • Riverdale - 452 W 260th St, The Bronx, NY 10471
    • Upper West Side - 147 W 70th St, NY, NY 10023
    • Upper East Side - 4 E 90th St, NY, NY 10128
    • Yorkville - 540 East 76th Street, New York, NY 10021
    • East Village - 44 E 2nd St, NY, NY 10003
    • Park Slope - 588 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215


Compensation: Based on experience - Total Summer Salary (not including training and pre summer stipends) - $5,600 to $6,000


Job Requirements:

  • Commitment to every week of camp
  • Bachelor’s degree required*; advanced degree preferred
  • DOE or DOH fingerprinted is a plus
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • You must pass a NY State run background check
  • CPR PRO, First Aid and AED certified
  • Possess at least 2 years of professional camp leadership experience – should include experience in youth program development and implementation; summer camp operation; recreational programming; staff supervision; work with youth/teens/families, and parent relations
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effectively establish and maintain working relationships with fellow employees, participants, parents and caregivers
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with participants, families and caregivers, both verbally and non-verbally
  • Creatively problem solve in a variety of situations.



  • You are a dedicated and committed individual who knows the importance of the camp experience
  • You are committed to helping kids build self-esteem and confidence through sports and creative play
  • You are someone who will go the extra mile to make a child smile, inspire them to embrace new experiences, and encourage healthy, active lifestyles.
  • You are excited about interacting with others and supporting the growth of our team
  • You are able to think creatively and problem solve, even under high pressure situation
  • You communicate effectively with others plus you are able to receive and give feedback constructively
  • You are empathetic towards all stakeholders at camp - parents, staff, campers, and vendors
  • You are looking to grow as a leader and help others become leaders
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