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Summer Program

Are you looking for a part-time summer job working with our young people and growing your management skills right here in Kinderhook? The Village of Kinderhook Recreation Committee is hiring for its 2022 summer program in Rothermel Park. Competitive pay and flexible hours.

Kinderhook summer camp, which hosts a 6 week daily camp for children ages 5-14, July 11 - August 19, is seeking an energetic and accountable Director, Assistant Director, and Counselors to provide a safe and memorable experience for our campers.

The Director will be responsible for leading the summer camp program and making it successful. They will also supervise the Assistant Director and Counselors. Other responsibilities include:

• Following all Summer Program Guidelines and Village procedures to care for campers.

• Present “Planning Calendar” of engaging activities/field trips on and off-site prior to the start of the camp in addition to a daily activity calendar.

• Procure all camp supplies and complete weekly paperwork and logs as well as expenses.   



• At least 21 years old

• Preferred 5+ years of working with children in Day Camp/Summer Program  and/or similar qualifications and experience

• Management experience preferred

• Trained in First Aid, Adult & Child CPR, AED, and Sexual Harassment (training paid for by Kinderhook Village)


The Assistant Director, who also serves as the Health Officer will be responsible for assisting the director with all above-listed duties. The Assistant Director/Health Officer will assume responsibility in the absence of the Director. In addition, the Assistant Director/Health Officer is responsible for all duties listed for the Counselors. Responsibilities include:

• Manage the Counselors

• Ensure the program runs per the schedule



• At least 18 years old

• Preferred 3+ years working in Day Camp/Summer Program or similar  

qualifications and/or experience

• Trained in First Aid, Adult & Child CPR, AED, and Sexual Harassment (training paid for by Kinderhook Village)


The ideal candidates for Camp Counselors will be excellent multitaskers with a genuine passion for working with and empowering young people. Applicants should be patient, fun-loving, and confident in their ability to motivate and assist campers. The Camp Counselors will be responsible for:

• Providing a safe, caring, supportive community for campers.

• Assisting the Director in all aspects of the program.


Counselor Qualifications:

• At least 16 years old

• Trained in First Aid, Adult & Child CPR, AED, and Sexual Harassment (training paid for by Kinderhook Village)

Applications for Summer Employment can be found here.



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