LIVE THE PARK SLOPE DAY CAMP EXPERIENCE!
Join us and see what it's like to make a difference in a kid's life.
A hard day's work has never been so much fun!
WHY PARK SLOPE DAY CAMP
If your idea of a great summer is a day outdoors with children and fellow staff, chock-full of activities, trips, friendships and personal growth -- this is the job for you!
IS THIS THE JOB FOR YOU?
It's a perfect fit for energetic high school and college students, teachers, youth workers, and graduate students who love children, outdoor activity, and making a difference.
Our camp experience is powerful one. We create a safe place for campers to learn, grow, and flourish through fun activities, team work, and trying lots of new things. We emphasize kindness above all.
WHO WE HIRE
We look for people who are enthusiastic, creative, skilled in a teaching area, and genuinely interested in working with children. We hire staff who come to camp to “give of themselves” and who have the necessary levels of maturity, common sense, dependability, trust, and selflessness required to work with children. At least 60% of our staff returns year after year.
OUR IMMUNIZATION POLICY
We require a current medical form and our campers and staff to be fully immunized in accordance with New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regulations, with the sole exception of those who have a current medical exemption for a specific immunization or immunizations from their primary care physician. Notwithstanding the forgoing limited exemption for other illnesses, we will not enroll (and may withdraw or terminate) a camper or hire a staff member who is not vaccinated against measles or against any other current outbreak or epidemic.
WHAT YOU GET FROM THE PSDC EXPERIENCE
Being a PSDC staff member builds marketable skills including effective communication, leadership, teamwork and collaboration, patience, and adaptability. While this is a serious and a responsible job, our days are full of fun and everyone loves our staff outings and parties. Perhaps the best part of being on our staff are the friendships that last a lifetime.
The Park Slope Day Camp operates an eight-week summer season (6/29 - 8/21) and a mini camp at the end of the summer (8/24 - 8/28). Mandatory pre-camp staff training and orientation takes place over the course of the last two weekends in June and the weekdays in between. Your commitment will be between 1 and 3 days, depending upon the position and extra responsibilities that you are hired for.
We require a commitment of 5 days a week for at least 6 weeks. 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM. Attendance and punctuality are critical.
Aquatic Staff and Lifeguards (must be 17 years old)
Junior Counselor (must be 17 years old)
Counselor (minimum of 18 years of age and already attending college)
Head Counselor/Group Leader (minimum of 20 years of age with some college)
Specialty Instructor in all areas including drama, dance, skateboarding, clowning, gymnastics. We will consider most creative and athletic interests.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Help campers grow by providing opportunities for each camper to experience success
Take responsibility for the health, well-being, and happiness of your campers
Contribute to the culture of kindness that we are so well known for
Participate in activities
Participate in ongoing staff development
Be someone your campers love, respect, and look up to
Learn to work effectively with a group of amazing people