Now Hiring2022-09-20T20:07:52+00:00

Now Hiring

Mohawk Day Camp is a day camp like no other – uniquely focused on delivering amazing camper experiences. We offer dynamic programming in state-of-the-art facilities, situated on 40 beautiful acres in White Plains, NY., and serve families in lower Westchester County, New York City, and areas of Connecticut. We have several leadership positions available as we continue to grow and expand our year-round team. If you have a passion for excellence, are hardworking, possess excellent communication skills, and want to grow as a summer camp professional, then we would love to hear from you!

Summer 2023 Dates:   June 26 – August 18 (closed July 4)

For a complete overview of available positions, see the Jobs toggle below

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Why Join Our Staff?

As part of the Mohawk team, you will:

  • Have an impact on children’s lives
  • Gain valuable leadership & work experience
  • Learn new skills
  • Make new friends
  • Develop imagination and creativity
  • Swim, play sports and games, and have fun every day!

Westchester County & Manhattan

Roundtrip air-conditioned transportation is available from various locations throughout Westchester County and Manhattan. Earn extra money as a bus counselor, caring for our campers on the way to and from camp.

Camp Philosophy

Camp can have an enormous positive impact on children. Mohawk strives to create an environment where children feel physically and emotionally safe, and where they can develop socially, physically and creatively. Our staff act as leaders, mentors, and friends. We teach skills in a gentle, supportive way and emphasize values such as concern for others, cooperation, and sportsmanship. Mohawk hires staff members who are patient, understanding, motivated, energetic and believe in putting the needs of kids first!

Available Positions

Check out the positions that we currently have available below.

Job Descriptions2021-12-17T16:26:14+00:00

Group Leaders
Each camp group is led by a Group Leader (typically a teacher or parent). Group Leaders help children adjust to camp, act as liaisons with parents and directors, organize and implement activities, and train and supervise their General Counselors.

Group Counselors/Lead Counselor
Group Counselors work with one camp group all summer and supervise campers throughout the day. Group Counselors lead and coach activities, mentor children for success, encourage campers in resolving conflict and help their group evolve into a cohesive and spirited unit.

Activity Specialists
Activity Specialists work alone or in teams led by a Head Specialist, who is assisted by Assistant Specialists. Specialists organize and teach activities in their area of expertise. Open positions include:

Farm & Garden
Creative Drama
Creative Arts (Jewelry, Ceramics, Arts & Crafts, and more!)
STEM program
Outdoor Survival Skills
Mountain Biking
Outdoor Adventure
Photography Team

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors
Our swim staff teaches swim lessons throughout the day as well as guard the pools to ensure camper safety. LGT preferred, but not required.

Our sports staff & coaches work with campers throughout the day to learn and practice skills in a variety of sports including basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, flag football, and more! Head coaches are preferably high school varsity or college coaches.

Our nursing staff is a dynamic team of nurses, EMTs, and health administrative staff who are compassionate, patient and have a genuine love of kids. RN required.

These roles include our office staff, campcierges (parent liaisons), division directors. Camp experience preferred.

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What are the important dates?2021-12-17T16:32:12+00:00

2022 Season:  Monday, June 27 through Friday, August 19.

The camp will be closed on Monday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday.

The hours for staff members are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

All staff must be available for the full season; your attendance is required every day. Consistency and continuity with the campers is important for their security, development, and enjoyment! 

In addition, Mohawk holds a series of mandatory pre-season training sessions in June. Staff assigned to camp transportation roles will have added required orientation sessions.

Am I required to commit to all 8 weeks of camp?2021-12-17T16:48:51+00:00

We require that our staff commit to a full camp season of 8 weeks. However, there are a limited number of positions for employees that require an early departure due to college commitments. Please let our hiring team know your schedule at time of interview.

Can I bring my own lunch?2021-12-17T17:06:03+00:00

We have campers and staff with severe, often life-threatening food allergies. Mohawk Day Camp takes every precaution to prevent exposure to products that might be harmful to them. Outside food and beverage is not permitted on the campus. Mohawk provides staff with a snack, hot lunch, cold lunch options, and salad bar each day. Bringing in outside food and drink (including on the camp bus) may be grounds for immediate dismissal. Please notify our staffing team if you have medical, religious or other dietary restrictions.

Will I be required to participate in swim activities?2021-12-17T17:12:01+00:00

Group leaders and counselors are expected to be in the pool with campers and assist the swim staff with camper swim lessons each day. Your pre-camp orientation will include some training with our fantastic swim staff, so you’ll be ready for the first day of camp!

What is the minimum age required to work at Mohawk?2021-12-17T17:14:00+00:00

In order to work at Mohawk Day Camp, you need to be 16 years old by the first day of camp. Staff under 18 years of age by the first day of camp, you will need working papers, which can be obtained through your school.

Are there any training dates that I am required to attend?2021-12-17T17:16:33+00:00

Yes, we want to make sure that you are excited and thoroughly prepared for the first day of camp! We have multiple training dates planned throughout the month of June. We will share this schedule with you during your interview.

How do I get paid?2020-05-07T13:39:31+00:00

Our payroll is processed every two weeks. You will need to fill out an I-9 and W-4 in order to be added to our payroll.

Are there any ways to make extra money?2020-05-07T13:40:15+00:00

Yes! We have a referral program where you can earn up to $250 for each person you refer who completes the summer.

Do I need to be vaccinated for COVID-19?2021-12-17T16:40:29+00:00

Mohawk Day Camp requires all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Staff must have completed a regimen of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson vaccinations. Proof of vaccination must be submitted prior to the start of camp.

What should I wear to camp each day?2021-12-17T16:59:48+00:00

Our staff members are role models for our campers, therefore they are expected to maintain a neat and professional appearance. Staff are provided with Mohawk Day Camp shirts to wear each day. Staff (except for lifeguards) must wear sneakers and athletic or casual shorts each day. Group counselors are required to swim with their campers and must be prepared to wear bathing suits while at the pool.

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