Sailing Instructor / Counselor

4 New King St
White Plains, NY 10604
United States

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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Summer Camp Counselor & Sailing Instructor

Locations & Benefits

15 Locations Available in NY, MA, ME, VT, MI, NH. Salary, free housing, free meals and travel stipend provided. Other benefits offered.

About Working at Camp

Working at camp will be one of the best jobs you’ll ever have. We’re not just saying that, we really mean it. Every summer, thousands of children from all over the country go to camp for a summer of fun, growth, and friendship. But we're not just invested in our campers; we're also invested in our staff. We know that our overall success is a combined effort, and we therefore strive to provide opportunities for our staff members to learn, grow and thrive too.

As the weeks pass by, you and your campers will come out of your shells, take on challenges, and make new friends. There’s nothing more rewarding than that!

Staff working at our overnight camps are required to live at camp and reside in the cabins alongside their campers. This is a seasonal, salaried position from mid-June to mid-August. Dates vary based on location. Food, housing, a travel stipend, comprehensive staff training, and days off are included as part of the compensation package.

About the Position

Counselors are the heart of our camps. First and foremost, counselors chaperone, supervise, and guide campers through the day-to-day elements of camp, ensuring emotional and physical well-being, and serving as a role model.

In addition to helping with cabin responsibilities, you will also spend part of your day on the water as a sailing instructor. Applicants must be able to sail and ideally would have experience teaching or coaching sailing to children. Ski instructors will serve as lifeguards when not teaching. All waterfront staff are required to complete the Lifeguard/Waterfront/CPR certificates either before beginning employment or when offered during staff training. We cover the costs of all trainings.

Counselors will:

  • Serve as a primary caretaker for a group of campers, ensuring day-to-day safety and physical and emotional well-being of their campers

  • Work with other camp staff to ensure the positive resolution of all camper-related issues by communicating clearly and consistently with camp leadership staff on a daily basis

  • Create and maintain positive relationships with other counselors and Leadership Staff

  • Teaching sailing to campers

Be familiar with and support the successful execution of all camp policies and procedures, including safety and emergency plans

Once you submit an application, you will be contacted to set up an interview with one of our staffing directors. You can learn more about our camps and our open positions at
Job Requirements
At least 18 years of age and/or have completed high school
Compassionate, enthusiastic, patient, hardworking, empathetic, intuitive
Ability to work as part of a team and independently
Interest in working hard and positively impacting the lives of campers
Brent Osborne
4 New King St
White Plains 10604
United States
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