Work at Blue Dolphin

Work at Blue Dolphin

A Summer at Blue Dolphin is more than just a Summer Job; it is an opportunity to impact the life of a child while learning valuable leadership and management skills. We hold our staff to an extremely high standard. Our Group Counselors and Specialists are supervised by Team Leaders who check in throughout the day and provide feedback and coaching. Working at camp is a challenging job, but also very rewarding.

Many of our staff return summer after summer, and have experienced the joy of being campers themselves! Each year, we hire high school juniors and seniors, college students, and adults to fill our Group Counselor and Team Leader positions. Oak Crest Group Counselors spend all day with one group of kids. This provides them with the magical opportunity of creating shared experiences throughout the day with their campers. Participation in activities alongside the campers is a highlight for our staff and helps create that special bond between camper and counselor.


Training and Background

Blue Dolphin staff undergo a criminal background check as well as reference and internet checks. We also require that our staff commit to the full 8 weeks of camp and go through an extensive training program which enhances their skills regardless of their experience level. We train our staff around our Prime Directives:

1. Ensure the physical and emotional safety of every camper.
2. Be good role models. All staff must be aware of the enormous responsibility they carry as role models to young children.
3. Validate and share in campers’ successes. Our program exists to create success opportunities for the campers. The staff must validate and share in that success. To do so they MUST BE INVOLVED WITH THE CAMPERS in every aspect of their camp experience.

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.


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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


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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.

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