Job Opportunities

Whether you’re looking to spend time working with friends, parlay your work experience into some college credit or internship hours, or want to have your evenings and weekends free for social activities, we’ve got the job for you.

About Camps ‘R’ Us

Camps ‘R’ Us is Long Island’s neighborhood summer day camp, family owned and operated with 11 campuses. Campers enjoy an array of sports, arts & crafts, gaming, gaga, dance, STEAM, swimming, special events, field trips and more, and Parents love the peace of mind that comes with knowing their children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment.

That’s where you come in. It takes great Staff Members to provide a great camp experience.

Why Should You Work at Camp?

Working at camp is a dream job for people of all ages*. Not only are you getting paid to have fun every day, you’re working with like minded individuals, in a caring, supportive environment. The friends you make at camp will likely be some of the strongest relationships you’ll ever have, and the and the skills you learn as a member of our Camp Staff will stick with you for a lifetime, in school, at work, and at home.

Camp is a Career Launchpad

Whether you are considering a career in education or youth development, or another field that seems unrelated to working at summer camp, the skills you learn as a member of our Staff, in a real-life context, will elevate your abilities for the rest of your life – at home, in school, and in your career:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Practical Teamwork
  • Problem-Solving
  • Productivity
  • Professionalism
  • Reliability
  • Responsibility
  • Self Confidence

Camp Staff Alumni have entered many varied professions after their camp careers, including Education, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Nursing, Medicine, Medical Technician, Social Work, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Interpreter Services, Entrepreneurship, Professional Sports, Event Production, Writing, Business Administration, Music, Theater, Mechanical and Applied Sciences, Astronomy, Meteorology, Graphic Design, and many more.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

We offer some of the most comprehensive employee benefits at camp. In addition to being paid a competitive salary, you have the opportunity to work overtime, earn bonuses, and receive gratuities, or tips. Other benefits include:

  • College Credit Program
  • Internships in Education, Business, or Youth Development
  • Resume Building and Career Coaching
  • Fixed Weekly Schedule
  • No Nights or Weekends
  • Weekly $500 Perfect Attendance Raffles
  • Staff Social Activities and Sponsored Staff Parties
  • Work with Friends/Refer a Friend ($ Bonus) Program

Learn more about our awesome employee benefits.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY NOW

Camp job opportunities are available now at all our locations, but they aren’t going to last. We encourage you to apply now. Applications can be completed online, and you’ll receive confirmation via email that we’ve received your application, and how to schedule your personal interview with a Camp Director.

If you have any questions about working at camp, please reach out to our Human Resources Director, Jason Gutlaizer, at 516-935-CAMP x106 or email jason.gutlaizer@campsrus.org.

Are you ready to work at camp?

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. 

*Positions are available for High School and College Students, Adults, Parents, and School-Based Professionals. 

Campus Director

Now hiring in Farmingdale, Valley Stream.
Job Description: Campus Directors are responsible for helping to further the mission of camp through the supervision of a campus in all aspects of the camp experience, focusing on program implementation, site and facility management, liaising with camp and site principles, managing Staff, logistics mitigation, and coordinating with special operations. Applicants must have significant experience in a leadership role, 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: Campus 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. Campus Directors must meet the minimum age requirement of the American Camp Association, which is 25 years of age or older.

Associate Director

Now hiring in All Locations.
Job Description: Associate Directors are responsible for supervising Camper groups and Group Staff, including Group Leaders, Counselors, and Jr. Counselors. They manage Camper arrival and dismissal, attendance, Family communications, and overall health and wellness on campus. while assisting the Campus Director in group Staff training, management, and evaluations.
Eligibility Requirements: Associate Directors should have at least 5 years of camp experience, and preference is given to ascending Camps ‘R’ Us Senior Staff. Additional professional experience will be considered when specific eligibility requirements within the camp experience are not met.

Program Director

Now hiring in All Locations.
Job Description: Program Directors are responsible for facilitating all aspects of the camp program, which includes activities, events, and theme days. In addition, they lead all campus assemblies, including BREAKOUT!®, while also assisting the Campus Director in the training, management, and evaluation of the Activity Staff.
Eligibility Requirements: Program Directors should have at least 5 years of camp experience, and preference is given to ascending Camps ‘R’ Us Senior Staff. Additional professional experience will be considered when specific eligibility requirements within the camp experience are not met.

Tiny Tots® Lead Teacher

Now hiring in All Locations.
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 have relevant early childhood camp or classroom experience. A current early childhood education certification is preferred.

Group Leader

Now hiring in All Locations.
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 Camp Families in addition to providing consistent and adaptable leadership, group management and the ability to problem solve.
Eligibility Requirements: Group Leaders should have at least 2-3 seasons of experience in an organized camp setting, day care, or educational field. Additional relevant experience will be considered when specific eligibility requirements within the camp experience are not met.

Camp Counselor

Now hiring in All Locations.
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, special events, and trips.
Eligibility Requirements: Camp Counselors love working with children, and have an affinity for mentorship, being a positive role model, and facilitating a fun, engaging experience for their Campers.

Junior Counselor Internship

Now hiring in All Locations.
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: This paid internship if for current high school students completing 10th grade, or who turn 15 years old, prior to the summer camp season.

Arts & Crafts Staff

Now hiring in All Locations.
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 should have great organizational and leadership skills, and an affinity for hand-ons crafting. Classroom experience and a background in education are a plus.

Athletics Staff

Now hiring in All Locations.
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 should have a background in organized sports, and an interest in coaching or physical education. Current and former athletes, coaches, and Phys Ed. teachers preferred.

Dance, Movement, and Music Staff

Now hiring in All Locations.
Job Description: Dance, Movement, and Music Staff lead Campers in semi-weekly group dance instruction, in preparation for the annual camp talent show. Other activities, such as movement and music, may be incorporated, including fitness, yoga, and drumming.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have a strong background in dance, with experience in a structured dance program. Music training, playing an instrument, and singing experience is a plus.

Edible Art Staff

Now hiring in All Locations.
Job Description: Edible Art Staff are responsible for facilitating art projects that Campers can eat! They follow a scheduled program curriculum, and also manage their supply inventory and crafting space.
Eligibility Requirements: Edible Art Staff should have great organizational and leadership skills, and an affinity for hand-ons crafting with food. Classroom experience and a background in education are a plus.

Game Room Staff

Now hiring in All Locations.
Job Description: Game Room Staff are responsible for maintaining and facilitating activities for Campers in the game room, which includes a variety of interactive table and board games such as ping pong, air hockey, pop-a-shot and more.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants should love to play games, and have a knack for teaching others how to play. Strong organizational skills are a must, especially for keeping track of game parts and pieces.

‘R’ Cade Staff

Now hiring in All Locations.
Job Description: Shades’ Famous ‘R’ Cade features an array of amazing video games, including modern consoles like PlayStation 5, XBox One, and Nintendo Switch. ‘R’ Cade Staff are responsible for maintaining and facilitating electronic gaming for Campers.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants should be familiar with modern video game consoles and games, and should have an affinity for gaming. Strong organizational skills are required, as well as an understanding of basic wiring and connectivity.

STEAM and Discovery Staff

Now hiring in All Locations.
Job Description: STEAM and Discovery Staff are responsible for facilitating lessons and projects based on our camp STEAM curriculum.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants should be interested in hands-on learning, and ideal candidates will be working in a educational field or currently pursuing a career in education.

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 should have an affinity for working outdoors, and must be comfortable getting wet while facilitating activities. They must have strong creative and organizational skills.

WonderWorks Staff

Now hiring in All Locations.
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.

Woodworking Staff

Now hiring in All Locations.
Job Description: Woodworking Staff are responsible for facilitating woodworking projects for Campers based on the campus curriculum and schedule, as well as managing the woodworking room, including organizing and properly storing supplies and materials.
Eligibility Requirements: Woodworking Staff should have great organizational and leadership skills, and an affinity for hand-ons crafting. Classroom experience and a background in education are a plus.

Special Operations

Now hiring in Farmingdale.
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 possess a valid driver’s license. Must be able to safely lift and carry loads of 50 lbs or more.

Campus Operations

Now hiring in All Locations.
Job Description: Campus Operations Staff are responsible for helping to manage the day-to-day operations at a particular Camps ‘R’ Us campus, including but not limited to equipment management and setup, minor repairs, receiving deliveries, managing inventory, campus cleanliness, and event support.
Eligibility Requirements: Must possess a valid driver’s license and have their own personal vehicle. 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.