Activity Leader - Recreation


Plan and organize sports and recreational activities for campers. Report to the Program Director.


  • Minimum of 19 years of age
  • High school graduate, some college preferred
  • Previous experience working at a sports/recreation program with children and/or youth 
  • 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 recreational activities for camper groups
  • Maintains recreation/sports areas of camp
  • Orders supplies/materials and maintains inventory during program
  • Ensure the safety and health of all campers during activities (along with supervising counselor) 
  • Participates in overall program planning and group activities as required
  • Assists in preparation of activities and games for carnival events, Olympics and other special events
  • Accompanies group on all special activities       
  • Assist in completion of camper evaluations (as necessary)
  • Develop and prepare engaging activities for campers in group (especially for rainy days and free periods)
  • Submit accident/incident reports as required
  • Report all illnesses and 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 travel from NYC to camp
  • Other tasks as necessary