Activity Leader - Hobby Hut


Plan and organize arts and crafts activities for campers and provide creative support for camper performances. Report to the Program Coordinator.


  • Minimum of 19 years of age
  • High school graduate, some college preferred
  • Previous experience working in an arts and crafts program and creating activities for children (preferred)
  • Previous experience working with children in a camp or other children's program setting
  • Ability to work with others in a team atmosphere


  • Plans and leads all arts and crafts activities for camper groups
  • Maintains arts and crafts area of camp
  • Orders supplies /materials as needed and maintains inventory during program
  • Ensure the safety and health of all campers during activities (along with counselor of participating group) 
  • Participates in overall program planning and group activities as required
  • Assists in preparation of costumes and materials for student performances and special activities
  • Develop and prepare engaging activities for campers in group (especially for rainy days and free periods)
  • Accompanies group on all special activities    
  • Submit accident/incident reports as required
  • Ensure campers care of camp property and cleanliness of art center 
  • Assist in completion of camper evaluations (as necessary)
  • Report all illnesses/injuries to Medical Director immediately
  • Other tasks as necessary 

General Camp Responsibilities

  • Serve as leader and role model for campers 
  • Provide for the health and safety of all campers
  • Ensure camper and staff care of camp property and cleanliness
  • Attend staff orientation and pre-session staff meetings
  • Assist in clean-up of dining hall after each meal
  • Supervise campers during "night dorm" as scheduled
  • Provide breaks for other counselors/activity leaders as scheduled
  • Participate in camp closing and end of season inventory
  • Serve as chaperone for camper bus trips from NYC 
  • Other tasks as necessary