Summer Day Camp Counselor (Brooklyn)

  • Temporary
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • $17/hour USD / HOURLY
  • Season Start Date: July 2, 2024
  • Season End Date: August 16, 2024

New York Edge

Job description
About Us:

New York Edge is a non-profit organization and one of the largest providers of school-based afterschool programs in New York City and the metropolitan region, serving over 25,000 elementary, middle, and high school students each year. The mission of New York Edge is to help bridge the opportunity gap among students in underinvested communities by providing programs designed to improve academic performance, health and wellness, self-confidence, and leadership skills for success in life.


New York Edge is seeking passionate and enthusiastic people to fill the seasonal/temporary part-time Summer Day Camp Counselor position. In this role, you will be critical to the successful operation of New York Edge’s summer camp program. You will be responsible for providing a safe and positive environment for school-age children to provide opportunities for learning, interaction, and academic/personal growth. Summer Day Camp Counselors also participate in activities and trips while providing and maintaining a safe working environment. They help with homework and prepare students to demonstrate newly acquired skills in Sports and Arts.


Part-Time Seasonal/Temporary (July 2nd – August 16th)

Weekly Scheduled Hours of 16-29 (depends on operational needs of camp location)
• *No Summer Camp on July 4**
• Elementary school: operates Monday- Friday 8 am – 2 pm and 12 pm – 6 pm

During the last week of August 12th-16th, the summer camp will operate from 8 am-6 pm
• Middle school: operates Monday-Thursday only from 12 pm – 4 pm (Camp is closed on Fridays)


We have Summer Day Camp locations across the five boroughs!



• Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of participants in the program by providing appropriate supervision at all times.
• Keep the immediate supervisor informed daily of any concerns regarding participants, staff, or the facility.
• Prepare the learning environment and necessary supplies for program activities. Assume responsibility for the cleanliness and organization of the camp room, program supplies, and activity space.
• Support the planning and implementation of all activities, including but not limited to learning initiatives, field trips, and culminating performances.
• Create and maintain a strength-based, youth-focused atmosphere that is consistent and sensitive to the needs of participants with learning, emotional, or behavioral differences.
• Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication about their child’s strengths and areas of growth. Take a leadership role in providing regular updates to caregivers.

Qualities we’re looking for:
• Demonstrated ability to assist with activities for kids and teens
• Must have excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
• Possess a desire to work directly with children
• Ability to multitask and manage workflow in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with program staff, school personnel, parents
• Sensitive to social-emotional needs and characteristics of students
• Ability to follow directions and adhere to all policies/procedures
• Flexibility, reliability, and sound judgment
• Other duties as assigned
• Must be available to complete and attend trainings before the start of the camp season
• Must be available to work throughout the entirety of the camp season, July 2nd – August 16th

• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Must be 18 years old
• College credits and/or degrees are highly preferred
• Physical requirements include the ability to climb stairs, lift children, and monitor events.
• Experience working with children strongly preferred

Summer Day Camp Counselors will be required to report to the school building and interact with staff, students, parents, and school administration.

At the time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.

To apply, please visit our website at

New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position

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