Job Opportunities

Who do we hire?

Camps ‘R’ Us Staff Members are among the most respected and admired in the summer camp community. We settle for nothing less than an exceptional cast of motivated individuals who are dedicated to creating positive youth development outcomes, and the education of the whole child through physical, intellectual, emotional, and social milestones.

What traits are expected of Camps ‘R’ Us Staff

  • The ability to work well with children of all ages
  • The belief that you can make the world a better place by making a difference in a child’s life
  • The willingness to foster self-esteem, kindness, teamwork, and cooperation
  • The pride to be a leader
  • The humility to be a follower
  • The responsibility to maximize your potential by sharing your talents
  • The joy in knowing that you did your best to deliver the best summer possible for those around you

Do you have what it takes to work at Camps ‘R’ Us?

Check out our various job opportunities below, and follow the links to learn more about your future at Camps ‘R’ Us, including complete job descriptions and links to our online Staff Application.

Regional Director

Currently no open positions.
Job Description: Regional Directors are responsible for helping to further the mission of camp through the supervision of regional campuses in all aspects of the camp experience, focusing on program implementation, site and facility management, liaising with camp and site principles, managing human capital, logistics mitigation, and coordinating with special operations. Applicants must have significant experience as a Campus Director, proficient oral and written communication skills, experience working in a tall, tiered organizational structure, and advanced skills using cloud-based management and workspace software.
Eligibility Requirements: Regional Director candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree; a Master’s Degree or higher is preferred. A minimum of 10 years of camp experience including 5 years in a Senior Staff role at Camps ‘R’ Us is preferred. Additional professional experience will be considered when specific eligibility requirements within the camp experience are not met. Regional Directors must meet the minimum age requirement of the American Camp Association, which is 25 years of age or older.

Campus Director

Currently no open positions.
Job Description: Campus Directors administer all aspects of the camp experience for Campers, Parents and Staff at their campus. Responsibilities include the supervision of site and facilities, health and wellness, transportation, program implementation, operations and logistics, and risk management processes to maintain a safe, nurturing and dynamic camp program. Applicants must have significant relevant camp experience in a leadership role, advanced oral and written communication skills, and experience using cloud-based management and workspace software.
Eligibility Requirements: Campus Director candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree; a Master’s Degree or higher is preferred. A minimum of 8 years of camp experience including 3 years in a Senior Staff role at Camps ‘R’ Us is preferred. Additional professional experience will be considered when specific eligibility requirements within the camp experience are not met. Campus Directors must meet the minimum age requirement of the American Camp Association, which is 25 years of age or older.

Program Director

Currently no open positions.
Job Description: Program Directors are responsible for facilitating all aspects of the camp program, which includes activities, events, themes, and electives. In addition, they lead all campus assemblies, including Breakout!®, while also assisting the Campus Director in the management of the campus operations. Program Directors are also responsible for helping to train, support and evaluate Activity Staff.
Eligibility Requirements: Program Directors must be 21 years old, and former members of the Camps ‘R’ Us Leadership Team (Group/Activity Leader), and/or have at least 5 years of camp experience. Additional professional experience will be considered when specific eligibility requirements within the camp experience are not met.

Tiny Tots® Lead Teacher

Now hiring in Bellmore, Hicksville, Syosset, Williston Park.
Job Description: The Tiny Tots® Lead Teacher supervises Campers and Counselors in an early childhood group setting, and is responsible for the management and facilitation of age-appropriate activities and events for the group. During the summer, Lead Teachers will liaise with Activity Staff, communicate with Parents, and provide consistent, adaptable leadership for the group.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be at least 21 years old, and have relevant early childhood camp or classroom experience. Early childhood education certification is preferred.

Group Leader

Now hiring in Baldwin, Bellmore, Deer Park, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Melville, Syosset, Valley Stream, Williston Park.
Job Description: Group Leaders supervise Campers and Counselors in a group setting, and are responsible for the management of their attendance and schedule. Group Leaders also facilitate participation in activities and events, liaise with Program Staff, and communicate with Parents and Guardians in addition to providing consistent and adaptable leadership, group management and the ability to problem solve.
Eligibility Requirements: Group Leaders must be former Camps ‘R’ Us Counselors with at least 3 years of camp experience and must be at least 19 years old, though preference is given to applicants 21 years and older. Additional relevant experience will be considered when specific eligibility requirements within the camp experience are not met.

Camp Counselor

Now hiring in Baldwin, Bellmore, Deer Park, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Melville, Saint James, Syosset, Williston Park.
Job Description: Camp Counselors are the primary caregivers at camp, who are responsible for delivering a positive, fulfilling camp experience to our Campers. They are responsible for leading their group through the camp schedule, and helping Campers to fully participate in planned activities, events, trips and elective programs.
Eligibility Requirements: Camp Counselors must be at least 17 years old and completing the 11th grade.

Junior Counselor Internship

Now hiring in Bellmore, Deer Park, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Melville, Saint James, Syosset, Valley Stream, Williston Park.
Job Description: The Junior Counselor Internship is the first step in a young adult’s camp career. “JCs” help out on campus with facilitating camp programs and setting up equipment and materials, all while learning foundational workplace skills in a supportive, structured work environment.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be at least 15 years old, and completing 10th grade before their internship summer.

Arts & Crafts Staff

Now hiring in Deer Park, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Melville, Saint James, Valley Stream.
Job Description: Arts & Crafts Staff are responsible for facilitating arts & crafts projects for Campers based on the campus curriculum and schedule, as well as managing the art room, including organizing and properly storing supplies and materials.
Eligibility Requirements: Arts & Crafts Staff must be at least 17 years old and completing the 11th grade.

Athletics Staff

Now hiring in Baldwin, Deer Park, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Melville, Saint James, Syosset, Williston Park.
Job Description: Athletics Staff are responsible for facilitating activities for Campers in a variety of competitive and cooperative sports and games, based on the campus athletics curriculum and schedule, as well as managing the athletic activity spaces, fields, indoor gym and related equipment on campus.
Eligibility Requirements: Athletics Staff must be at least 17 years old and completing the 11th grade.

Dance Staff

Now hiring in Baldwin, Deer Park, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Melville, Saint James, Syosset, Valley Stream, Williston Park.
Job Description: Dance Staff lead Campers in semi-weekly group dance instruction, in preparation for the annual camp talent show. Other types of movement and exercise may be incorporated, including fitness, yoga, and drumming.
Eligibility Requirements: Dance Staff must be at least 17 years old and completing the 11th grade. Applicants must have a strong background in dance, with experience in a structured dance program.

EDUCAMP® Teacher

Now hiring in East Rockaway, Hicksville, Valley Stream, Williston Park.
Job Description: EDUCAMP® Teachers deliver semi-weekly lessons to Campers in grades Pre-K to 6, focusing on ELA, Math and STEAM activities designed to help reduce the “summer slide.”
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have a current state-issued teaching certificate.

Splash Zone Staff

Now hiring in All Locations.
Job Description: Splash Zone Staff are responsible for facilitating scheduled on-campus water play for Campers, including the use of inflatable slides, sprayers, splash pads, and spray buddies as well as programmed games using buckets, sponges, balloons, and other water play equipment and supplies.
Eligibility Requirements: Splash Zone Staff must be at least 17 years old and completing the 11th grade.

WonderWorks Staff

Now hiring in Farmingdale, Melville, Saint James, Syosset, Valley Stream.
Job Description: WonderWorks Staff are responsible for facilitating a variety of games and activities in the campus “makerspace,” including Play-Doh, LEGO, Kinetic Sand, and more. Staff also maintain the CRUNews® studio.
Eligibility Requirements: WonderWorks Staff must be at least 17 years old and completing the 11th grade.

Special Operations

Currently no open positions.
Job Description: Special Operations Staff are responsible for working within the organization’s supply chain, managing the distribution and delivery of camp equipment between the warehouse and campuses, maintaining and repairing equipment as needed, and assisting with event management throughout the summer.
Eligibility Requirements: Must be 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license. Must be able to safely lift and carry loads of 50 lbs or more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Camps ‘R’ Us is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We believe we have a responsibility to our camp community to create a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable world for all of us.

We strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and learn from one another’s unique experiences. From our recruiting and hiring practices to our camp mission and vision, diversity and inclusion are embedded in who we are, what we stand for, and how we do business.

Camps ‘R’ Us provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Questions?

If you have any questions about working at Camps ‘R’ Us, please contact our Director of Human Resources, Jason Gutlaizer at jason.gutlaizer@campsrus.org.