Job Descriptions

General/Group Counselors

Each group of campers is led by 2 – 4 Group Counselors who serve the role of mentor, coach, older sibling, teacher and friend. Much of campers’ summer success lies with the relationship they develop with their group counselors. Counselors spend the day working with their campers and participating in activities with them. We look for applicants who have patience, compassion, great listening and communication skills, spirit and the ability to relate to children.

Division Leaders

staff-kids-parachuteDivision Leaders act as a liaison between the Directors and the group or division for which they are responsible. Division Leaders are direct supervisors of the campers and counselors in their groups and assist the Directors with all activities, group issues and staff performance. The Division Leaders are fully involved in all aspects of their campers’ day, including meal supervision, group management and scheduling. They meet with the Directors before each day begins to exchange information as to the events of that particular day and maintain an open line of communication with their counselors and campers. Each afternoon, after campers go home, Division Leaders review each of their groups’ Daily Reports, which are filled out by their counselors. The Division Leader meets with a Director and communicates with parents at this time.

Activity Specialists

Activity Specialists are staff members who teach a specific activity at camp. The role of a specialist is to provide instruction to campers in their specific area of expertise with the assistance of the General/Group Counselors. Some of these positions require extra training (which we provide). Lifeguards & Swim staff must have experience teaching swim. We will provide Lifeguard certification if needed.

Head Activity Specialist

You will lead, teach, supervise and ensure the overall safety of the specialty area.
Applicants must demonstrate significant experience teaching/coaching in the specialty area, as well as the ability to train and supervise a group of assistants. We require our Head Athletic Specialists to be able to work autonomously, developing their own program within our camp’s philosophy. We follow a team approach and we work together to ensure the highest quality program and camp experience. Positions include Aquatics/Swim Director, and Head Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, and Arts.

Athletic Specialists

  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Flag Football
  • Gymnastics


  • Lifeguards
  • Water Safety Instructors
  • Qualified Swim Teachers
  • Aquatics Director

Performing & Creative Art Specialists

  • Cooking
  • Science
  • Jewelry & Beads
  • Model Making
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Theater/Drama
  • Dance/Zumba/Yoga
  • T-shirts (tie-dye)
  • Woodworking
  • Music

Outdoor Adventure

  • Climbing

Support Service Staff

Support Service Staff work behind the scenes to ensure camp is running smoothly. Applicants must demonstrate a strong aptitude in their specific area.

  • Grounds & Maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Security Crew
  • Office
  • Photographer
  • Web/Videographer
  • Food Services/Kitchen

Health Center Staff/Nurses

Southampton Camp & Club has a Registered Nurse on staff at all times. The Health Center/Infirmary must be covered at all times. Nurses are required to check all camper & staff medical forms for allergies and communicates with staff, parents as well as kitchen staff to make sure the needs of campers are met. All RN’s must be NY State Licensed Nurses and Southampton Camp & Club will reimburse staff for reciprocity fees to obtain a NY State License. Good communication skills are essential, as interacting with parents is a large part of the nurse’s role.