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Summer Camp Division Leader (Bronx, Manhattan or Brooklyn)

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Legal Address 0TW50 - New York, NY
Not Specified
$5,200.00 - $6,400.00 Salary
Road Warrior




Inspire, Play, Lead – Be the Best Part of Every Kid's Summer!

At Kids in the Game, we're building a vibrant community of dedicated seasonal staff to rethink the way kids play. As a Summer Camp Division Leader, you’ll help create unforgettable experiences for hundreds of NYC children and be part of a dynamic team of 250+ coaches.

We’re more than your average day camp; we’re a team of youth development professionals who share a commitment to fostering positive opportunities through sports and creative play. We bring energy, excitement, and creativity to every day. Our camps offer kids a blend of sports, creative movement, arts, STEM enrichment, field trips, swimming, and more to make every summer the highlight of a child's year.

As a Certified B Corporation, we're on a mission to positively impact kids’ lives. We’re looking for Division Leaders who want to inspire the next generation of leaders, model and build emotional intelligence, boost kids’ confidence, create tight-knit communities, and bring affordable and inclusive camp programs into communities across NYC. Join us in making a difference while having a blast!



  • Contribute to the overall success of the camp by providing leadership and support to the summer staff.

  • Make field trips special adventures. Create an immersive and inclusive environment through off site activities by empowering camp staff to best support our campers. 

  • Actively seek personal and team growth, acting as leaders who inspire others to become leaders.

  • Exhibit dedication and commitment to the camp experience, emphasizing the importance of self-esteem and confidence-building in children

  • Immerse yourself in a vibrant and positive camp environment; foster an inclusive camp culture for all.

  • Build strong connections with parents, staff, campers, and partners. Become a familiar face and someone our communities can rely on.

  • Be part of a passionate, committed team that goes the extra mile to make field trips/swim fun and impactful, to make families and staff feel supported, and provide safe spaces for kids to play and build friendships.


Kids in the Game is looking Group Division Leaders that will work closely with the Camp Director and Assistant Directors to make the 2023 summer the best one ever. Will you be tying shoes, putting on sunscreen, answering a million little one’s questions? Absolutely. But you will also be going on field trips, playing sports, and changing kids’ lives all day long and there is nothing better than that. Most importantly you will be providing a supportive, safe, and fun environment for the youth of New York City to grow and learn while experiencing the non-stop fun of Summer Camp!

The Division Leader is energetic and will oversee up to 3-4 groups of campers (10-15 campers per group) along with approximately 6-8 counselors.

  • Engage with campers, keeping daily notes and handling any camper issues within your division.

  • Work to reduce conflict among campers, create a team-friendly environment with positivity.

  • Collaborate with Camp Director and Assistant Director to train and evaluate Head and Assistant Counselors

  • Demonstrate organizational skills: lesson planning, timelines, meet deadlines, following schedules and set goals.

  • Hold weekly division meetings with counselors to go over the weekly schedule, field trips and other group needs.

  • Assist Camp Director and Assistant Directors in any special event planning and execution for your division.

  • Support in planning and executing the activities in coordination with the weekly theme guides.

  • Act as a primary supervisor along with the Off Site Assistant Director on off-site trips.

  • Attend staff outings to take a break and enjoy time with coworkers outside of camp

  • Commitment to at least 3 days of training leading up to the first week of camp; Dates TBD but likely Saturdays before camp begins

  • Inform Director of camper/staff problems which impact on the health or safety of any Kids in the Game camper. No issue or concern is too small to share!

  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues

Pre-Summer & Summer Work Schedule:

  • Pre Summer Camp Expectations: 

    • Part time virtual and on site training commitment throughout the end of May and the month of June

      • Division Leader trainings (in person and virtual)

      • Virtual trainings start within the first two weeks of June

      • Onsite Trainings will happen 3 days of the week prior to the first week of your camp start date. 

  • Summer Camp Expectations:

    • Full time in-person camp hours

    • June 24th – August 23, 2023 

      • Camps can start June 24th or July 1st depending on location

    • Monday – Friday (7:45a – 4:15p)

      • Supporting at least one day per week of aftercare until 5:30pm

  • Locations Available:

    • Inwood - 532 W 215th 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

    • Greenpoint - 100 Dobbin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    • West Village - 272 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014


Compensation Range:

This is a part-time, seasonal position based in New York City. Division Leaders  must be available to participate in pre-summer trainings (virtual and on-site) to complete pre-summer work expectations. Division Leaders must be available to work full summer camp hours from late June to the end of August.

Pre Summer Compensation:

  • End of May to June: $200 pre summer stipend

  • June pre summer training stipend: $300

Summer Compensation: 

  • Biweekly salary payments from July - August 2023

  • Total salary range of $5,200 to $6,400 depending on prior years of experience

    • Without the pre summer work stipend and training stipend

    • Based on 8 weeks of camp. Some candidates may only work 6 to 7 weeks of camp.


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.


Job Requirements:

Our ideal candidate would meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • A candidate who is truly Amazing with children!

  • Being DOE or DOH fingerprinted is a plus

  • Up to date Physical and TB test documentation will be required before starting

  • Possessing knowledge of another language on top of English is a plus

  • You must pass a NY State run background check

  • Being CPR, First Aid and AED certified is a plus

  • Possess at least 2+ years of experience working with campers required; experience leading recreation programs/activities; experience leading groups of varying sizes

  • Possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, participants, parents and caregivers

  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with participants, families and caregivers, both verbally and non-verbally

  • Demonstrates practical problem solving skills in a variety of situations.