Summer Camp Counselor

Job Type

Full Time Temporary



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99 Shore Road
Shelter Island Heights
United States


It takes character, compassion, and fun to be a dynamite camp counselor, and that’s exactly what we look for in our staff! We select spiritually grounded, creative, caring, inspiring individuals who have a passion for working with children. 

Quinipet offers both a day and an overnight camp for boys and girls ages 5-17. Most staff members live in cabins with campers and also teach a program activity. Quinipet staff have two hours off daily and a day and an evening off weekly, perfect for enjoying our spectacular beachfront location. We provide laundry facilities, a staff retreat with wifi and fridge, and van shuttles around the island. 

Activity Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper, ensuring their overall care and well-being. Activity Counselors are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and leading one or more activities. They will live with campers, lead cabin activities, and guide campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. Minimum age: 19

Waterfront Counselors are responsible for lifeguarding, teaching swimming, and implementing fun waterfront activities. Waterfront/Lifeguard Counselors live and work with campers. Kayak and paddle board experience is a plus! Must hold current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification (course is offered at Quinipet). Minimum age: 19.

Sailing Counselors are responsible for leading safe, fun, and instructional sailing activities. Sailing counselors live with campers and will guide campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. US Sailing Level 1 certification or the equivalent and lifeguard training desirable. Must be proficient in power boat operation and sailing American 18 Day Sailers, Harpoons, Optis, and FJs. Minimum age: 19

*A select group of sailing and waterfront staff will be asked to work with rental groups, from August 11-September 6.

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As a member of the Quinipet staff, you are expected to:

Be a member of the camp team! Success depends on our working together.

Enjoy working in the outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Be a responsible role model for every camper through your actions, words, and work ethic. Camp is fun, but it is also a job, and you're expected to act in a professional manner.

Help to create a positive and safe environment for all campers. Our focus is always on our campers and their needs, and our goal is to provide support, guidance and patience.


Counselors live on site and receive meals. They also have access to a staff retreat, with a fridge, WiFi, and free laundry facilities. We also provide staff appreciate services, like van shuttles around the island! Counselors have 2 hours off each day, as well as a day and an evening off each week.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

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