BE the PSDC Experience!

A hard day's work has never been so much fun.

Join us and see what it's like to make a difference in a kid's life.

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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! 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. We look for people who are enthusiastic, creative, skilled in a teaching area, and genuinely interested in working with children. Our counselors to camp ready to “give of themselves” and 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 that our campers and staff are fully immunized in accordance with New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regulations, with the sole exception of those who have an exemption for a sincerely held religious belief, or a 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 a current outbreak or epidemic with a mandated vaccine, subject to applicable laws and official guidance.

What do 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.

Important dates

We will operate for nine-weeks from 6/27 - 8/26. 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.

What positions are available?

* 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 will you 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.

Park Slope Day Camp is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions against, and treatment of, employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (including “gender identity” -- which refers to a person’s actual or perceived sex, and includes self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to the person at birth), disability, age (18 and over), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, marital status, partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation,status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, and unemployment status.