Lead Outdoor Adventure Programs with our Day Camp in Brooklyn

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $2,500.00
Maximum: $4,500.00
Details: Based on position



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



95 Prospect Park West
New York
United States


Be part of an amazing team this summer!

Trail Blazers is an award winning non-profit youth development organization that facilitates the development of values and life skills essential for productive citizenship in young people. For over 130 years, we have touched the lives of thousands of young people from New York and New Jersey. Learn more about us at www.trailblazers.org.

Trail Blazers day camp is an outdoor adventure program that takes place in Brooklyn's beautiful Prospect Park. Plan and lead outdoor adventures for your group of campers, working closely with a small team of co-leaders from across the city and around the world.

Our best staff members:

• Possess a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of children

• Have an appreciation of and interest in the natural world

• Have previous experience working with children, particularly children from the inner city

• Possess very high levels of enthusiasm, leadership, and patience

All positions at Trail Blazers require a sense of humor, a commitment to providing quality programs and care to youth, and a genuine desire to make a difference. If that sounds like you, we look forward to your application!

Final day for all positions is August 26th. 

Apply directly through our website at www.trailblazers.org/jobs. Once you have submitted your online application, you will be contacted for an interview if your skills and experiences fit our needs. 

Are any of the following opportunities right for you? Join us!

Group Leaders

Work with 1 to 2 other Group Leaders to develop and implement programming for your smallcamp group of 10-15 campers. Your days will be spent exploring every acre of Prospect Park, with day trips around the city and up to our awesome overnight camp location planned throughout the summer. Use the resources of the park, the expertise of your fellow staff members, and your own creativity and experience to make your program come alive. As the most direct participant in your campers' daily lives, you are responsible for ensuring that their experiences are safe, meaningful, and memorable.

Start date: June 20

Salary: $2500 

Waterfront Instructors/Aquatics Director

You will be responsible for creating and leading swimming lessons with smallcamp groups; during times when your groups are not swimming, you'll support your smallcamps by sharing in the responsibilities of other Group Leaders to create and lead activities. Current or past certification preferred. Ability to pass ARC lifeguard training (provided by Trail Blazers) is required. 

WSI certification needed for Aquatics Director. Will provide for exceptional candidates.

Start date: June 12

Salary: $2500+ plus lifeguard certification


You will oversee 3-4 smallcamps, support positive group development, help campers in need of extra support and attention, provide Group Leaders with feedback and evaluation, and ensure that your groups' programming is absolutely awesome. Prior supervisory experience required. 

Start date: June 13

Salary: $3500 

House Manager

Looking to work behind the scenes? Do you appreciate a well-swept kitchen and folks cleaning up after themselves? We are searching for someone friendly and organized to manage the operation of our international staff house. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Start date: June 20

Salary: $3000

Program Director/Program Support

Facilitate the creation of engaging and dynamic nature- and adventure-based programming, empowering staff to create amazing things for their camper groups.

Start date: June 13

Salary: $2500 - 3500 (based on position)

Site Coordinators

Trail Blazers Day Camp runs out of three sites, with 4 to 12 groups per site. Site Coordinators manage all aspects of day to day logistics, staff supervision, and parent communication, reporting directly to the Camp Director. Childcare experience and supervisory experience required.

Start date: June 13

Salary: $4500 


We are committed to your professional development! Training in youth work and group management is provided. Create a deep network with staff colleagues from around the world. Continuing employment opportunities available after the summer.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply



Apply online and we will reach out to you to set up an interview.