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2024 Day Camp Counselor (Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn)

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Legal Address 0TW50 - New York, NY
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$3,600.00 - $4,800.00 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 Counselor, 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 Camp Counselors who will inspire the next generation to be positive role models, 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!



  • Foster a supportive and inclusive environment that encourages campers to build friendships, develop new skills, and engage in various activities.

  • Create memorable and positive experiences through organized games, team-building exercises, and interactive workshops.

  • Foster a sense of responsibility and awareness among campers regarding safety guidelines and procedures.

  • Serve as a positive role model, embodying the values of respect, cooperation, and enthusiasm for learning and personal growth.

  • Encourage open communication and a sense of belonging among campers, fostering a positive and inclusive camp culture.

  • Support campers in setting and achieving personal goals, fostering a sense of accomplishment and self-efficacy.

  • Collaborate effectively with fellow counselors, camp staff, and administration to create a cohesive and supportive team environment for both staff and campers alike.


Kids in the Game is looking for Head Counselors and Assistant Counselors that will work closely with their Division Leaders, Specialists and the Directors Camp Director to make the 2024 summer the best one ever. You will also be going on field trips, playing sports, and changing kids’ lives all day long doing your best to make it the best part of their day. 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 Camp Counselor is responsible for general supervision of all campers within their assigned group as well as the overall safety and support of all children attending camp. Activity planning and facilitating are among other key responsibilities.

  • Ensure activities are engaging, educational, and contribute to the overall camp experience.

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

  • Plan and execute the age appropriate team time activities that support the weekly themes. 

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of campers by actively supervising activities, monitoring their behavior, and implementing safety protocols.

  • Provide emotional support and guidance to campers, helping them navigate social interactions, homesickness, and other challenges.

  • Encourage and reinforce good sportsmanship, cooperation, and the importance of environmental stewardship.

  • Assist in the daily upkeep of camp facilities, ensuring a clean and organized environment.

  • Foster a sense of community and camaraderie during special event and team activities.

  • Maintain accurate records of camper attendance, incidents, and any notable achievements.

  • 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

  • Assist with aftercare at least one day a week to support the team

Pre-Summer & Summer Work Schedule:

  • Pre Summer Camp Expectations: 

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

      • 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. Camp Counselors must be available to participate in pre-summer trainings (virtual and on-site) to complete pre-summer work expectations. Camp Counselors must be available to work full summer camp hours from late June to the end of August.

Pre Summer Compensation:

  • June pre summer training stipend: $300

Summer Compensation: 

  • Biweekly salary payments from July - August 2023

  • Total salary range of $3,600 to $4,800 depending on prior years of experience

    • Without the pre summer 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. We are COMMITTED, INCLUSIVE, POSITIVE, EMPATHETIC, and AMBITIOUS.

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.



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

  • A candidate who is truly Amazing with children!

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

  • You must pass a NY State run background check

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

  • Possess at least two 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.