Become a part of our Team

Looking for an incredible experience working with children this summer? Blue Dolphin Summer creates unforgettable day camp experiences for boys and girls from ages three to fifteen, through exciting programs designed to sharpen their character, and grow in their relationships with others. All of this could not occur if we did not have summer staff members who are passionate about serving and making a difference in the next generation. That's why we need you! You will be exhausted by the end of the summer. You will crash for days after camp. However, our community will have been impacted, and lives changed. Even yours! Do you think you have what it takes? Come and learn more about what Blue Dolphin our summer opportunities.
If you love kids. You will get to be a positive role model in hundreds of kids lives. The smallest ripple will start something great. You may not even know it when it happens, but something small will be something great to a child, leading them on to extraordinary things.
We are not at Blue Dolphin Summer Camp to be parents or supervisors. You will be this child’s role model, their mentor and their friend. The days will be long, they will even get hot (we are in New York), but the memories created here will echo in your mind the rest of your life.

Your Friends With Internships Are Falling Behind

Many of your friends will be pushing paper and doing menial tasks as they fulfill the obligations of their internships this summer. Blue Dolphin Summer Camp counselors will be learning real marketable skills that will make them more attractive to future employers.
Camp is the place to develop the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century, especially the non-cognitive skills.

  • *Oral Communication
    * Teamwork and Collaboration
    * Grit
    * Leadership
    * Adaptability
    * Curiosity
  • * Well Groomed Appearance

These skills are nurtured and found in great quantities at camp. You will come out of the summer with an over abundance of these skills in relation to your peers who spent their time in less demanding office positions.

Applicant Qualifications

We would love for you to apply to join our counselor team if you…
* LOVE KIDS! (this is of supreme importance!)
* Possess excellent character, integrity and adaptability
* Exhibit enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience and self-control
* Are able to work outside with kids in summer heat for several hours at a time
* Relate to your peer group
* Accept supervision and guidance
* Can assist in teaching an activity

Professional Role Models

Professional Role Models
      No camp program is stronger than the staff, which makes up our Blue Crew. Interactions with staff are the most important and memorable part of a camper's experience. We don't take this fact lightly, and are pleased to say that Blue Dolphin Summer Camp boasts some of the brightest, most responsible, fun-loving folks around!
Safety is our first priority.  Each activity at our camp is supervised by qualified, trained and experienced leaders. Our staff is committed to the mission of Blue Dolphin Summer Camp. We strive to inspire our campers to live an abundant and purposeful life. They possess sound judgment, compassion, and an understanding of the power of encouragement.

General Counselor.

Minimum Qualifications

Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
Ability to relate to one's peer group
Ability to accept supervision and guidance
Ability to assist in teaching an activity
Good character, integrity, and adaptability
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
High school graduate or equivalent, or at least 18 years of age
Responsible To
Head counselor and/ or camp director
General Responsibility
To identify and meet camper needs. To carry out camp programs. Ensure that campers have a safe enjoyable summer while developing confidence, leadership skills, and giving positive feedback.
•   A Serious Work Ethic- An unwavering commitment to providing the best summer possible for Blue Dolphin campers
•   Teamwork-Socially able to work with and support others, while accepting on-going feedback and evaluation from supervisors.
•   Intelligence-Able to problem solve and make sound decisions.
•   Empathy- Sensitivity, compassion and understanding with children
•   Adaptability-The ability to think quickly on your feet and improvise.
•   Positive Disposition-An optimistic, upbeat outlook with lots of energy and spunk!

Specific Responsibilities
1.            Learn the likes/ dislikes of each participant.
2.            Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group.
3.            Develop opportunities for interaction between campers and staff.
4.            Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp.
5.            Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns.
6.            Help each participant meet the goals established by the camp for camper development.

Specific Responsibilities
1.            Guide groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
2.            Carry out established roles for supervising camper health.
3.            Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations.
4.            Develop unit activity plans with participants as appropriate.
5.            Supervise all assigned aspects of the campers' day including morning reveille, meal times, rest hour, activities, field trips, and after-hours duty as assigned.
6.            Instruct campers in emergency procedures such as fire drills, evacuating procedures, etc.
7.            Help campers plan their participation in unit-wide or camp-wide programs, special events, and activities.
8.            Assist in teaching or leading an activity, as assigned.

General Responsibility
To fulfill other staff administrative roles.
Specific Responsibilities
1.            Prepare for and actively participate in staff training, meetings, and supervisory conferences.
2.            Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up and chores, sportsmanship, and table manners.
3.            Follow camp rules and regulations pertaining to smoking, use of alcoholic beverages, and use of drugs.
4.            Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.
5.            Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy.
6.            Maintain good public relations with campers' parents.
7.            Submit all required reports on time.

These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

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