Employment

4-H Camp Overlook is a great place to work!

4-H Camp Overlook is a summer youth camp and year round facility owned and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties. As positions become available they will be posted on this site. Please check back regularly for openings.

4-H Camp Overlook is seeking a qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Year Round

None currently.

Summer Camp

Summer staff hiring is now open! 

Please read before applying: Staff Letter 2019 – Final

Regular Staff applications Must be 17 or older to apply.  Please read position descriptions below before applying.  (Returning staff, Please sign into Bunk1 to fill out application) Now Accepted on a Rolling Basis. Please check below for open positions. 

Senior Staff applications –  Must be 21 or older by June 29th to apply. Please read position descriptions below before applying. (Returning staff, Please sign into Bunk1 to fill out application) Filled for summer 2019

Nurse applications –  Must be a licensed NYS RN. Position description below.(Returning staff, Please sign into Bunk1 to fill out application)  Filled for summer 2019

4-H Camp Overlook runs a traditional overnight camp for ages 8-19 in the Northern Adirondacks. Traditional camp sessions provide youth an in-depth six-day, five-night residential camp experience. Campers are provided instruction and supervision from our well-trained counselors who act as positive role models.

Summer camp counselor positions

Lifeguard / Summer Camp Counselor–  Our experienced Red Cross certified waterfront staff provide lakefront life-guarding and other duties as assigned by the waterfront director. Lifeguards with WSI provide instruction and testing, while other guards help with supervision, teaching, guidance, and motivation to all campers at the waterfront activities. Our waterfront staff also teach campers sailing, canoeing, and kayaking! Safety is to be the primary concern at all waterfront activities. Our waterfront instructors make up a dynamic team that works well together while also having the freedom to work independently while developing their teaching styles. Other responsibilities include living in the cabins with the campers and assisting the other cabin staff in assuming the responsibility for the general health and safety of the campers in your cabin. Current waterfront life-guarding first-aid and CPR certification required.  (CPR must be renewed every year ). Staff who have their WSI receive an additional salary bonus. Lifeguards must be 16 years or older by June 27th, 2020. Click here to Apply! (Returning staff, Please sign into Bunk1 to fill out application) 

Shooting Sports / Summer Camp Counselor– Our shooting sports program at camp ranges from three levels of archery to an air gun marksmanship class.  Safety is to be the primary concern at all shooting sport activities, and campers learn basic marksmanship and shooting skills, as well as have fun with games and challenges. Other responsibilities include living in the cabins with the campers and assisting the other cabin staff in assuming the responsibility for the general health and safety of the campers in your cabin.Filled for Summer 2019

Creative Arts Staff / Summer Camp Counselor – Our arts staff teach a variety of classes including traditional arts and crafts, painting, creating a camp newspaper, drama, and improvisation.  Campers learn the value of creative expression, while learning basic skills they can take home.  Our arts classes continue to be some of most popular with campers! Other responsibilities include living in the cabins with the campers and assisting the other cabin staff in assuming the responsibility for the general health and safety of the campers in your cabin. Filled for Summer 2019

Camp R.A.P (Run & Play) / Summer Camp Counselor -Our Camp R.A.P. staff are some of our most enthusiastic staff ever!  They teach campers a variety of basic sports skills and fun games to get kids moving and keep them active. Staff are always moving, playing, and laughing! Other responsibilities include living in the cabins with the campers and assisting the other cabin staff in assuming the responsibility for the general health and safety of the campers in your cabin. Filled for Summer 2019

Environmental Education / Summer Camp Counselor – Our environmental education counselors teach a variety of classes including  wilderness survival, fishing, ecology,  and gardening. Our classes focus on hands on learning. Most classes have campers outdoors exploring the Adirondacks, getting dirty, and having FUN! Other responsibilities include living in the cabins with the campers and assisting the other cabin staff in assuming the responsibility for the general health and safety of the campers in your cabin. Click here to Apply! (Returning staff, Please sign into Bunk1 to fill out application) 

Adventure Course / Summer Camp Counselor – The Adventure Course at Camp Overlook includes many high and low ropes elements, including a zip line, integrated into our beautiful forest setting. Our staff may find themselves hanging forty feet in the air from the ropes course, showing a camper how to fasten a harness, or debriefing a group discussion on leadership. Our instructors spend time teaching the basics of trust and teamwork on our low ropes elements before moving up to more advanced and challenging high ropes elements where safety is essential, as is an enthusiastic personality. This position will assist with program design and implementation of all adventure course programming and provide supervision and direction to all campers participating in camp activities. All counselors who work on the Adventure Course must attend a  training prior to the regular counselor training. Other responsibilities include living in the cabins with the campers and assisting the other cabin staff in assuming the responsibility for the general health and safety of the campers in your cabin. Filled for Summer 2019

M.A.A.P. Program Staff –  Our M.A.A.P program is a wilderness backpacking and tripping progression that takes campers of all ages on challenging and fun hikes in the Adirondacks.  Our introductory course, Pathfinder, is a class taken at camp where campers are introduced to backcountry skills. Alpine Adventure includes more advance skills at camp before departing on a three-day backpacking trip. Our Mountaineers program is a five-day backpacking and leadership training trip, available to our oldest campers.  M.A.A.P staff love the outdoors and exploring it with young people.  Our instructors are trained in advance guiding and leadership skills, where safety in the backcountry is our number one priority.Other responsibilities include living in the cabins with the campers when not out on trips.  Staff must have (or willing to obtain) their Wilderness First Aid or equivalent certification before the start of camp. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) preferred, and receives an additional salary bonus. Filled for Summer 2019

Camp Nanny – Our camp nanny(s) help assist our youngest members of the camp team during the day with fun games, swimming, art, and nature. Must be comfortable with ages 6 months – 4 years old. This position can be part-time (split with another program area) or full-time. Please indicate on the application which is preferred. Must have (or willing to obtain during staff training) their CPR. And must enjoy having FUN! Other responsibilities include living in the cabins with the campers and assisting the other cabin staff in assuming the responsibility for the general health and safety of the campers in your cabin. Filled for Summer 2019

Senior Staff Summer Positions (must be 21 years of age or older)

Assistant Director – Our Assistant Director acts as a jack of all trades, assisting our Director in the daily running of summer camp, supervising staff, and acting as the mediator for camper conflicts. Duties also include teaching our Counselor in Training (CIT) Leadership classes, and helping our leadership team with the wider camp program. Enthusiasm is a MUST! This is a senior staff position, and compensation includes room and board. This position does not include cabin duties. Filled for Summer 2019

Environmental Education Director – Our Environmental Education Director supervises and trains a staff who teach a wide range of activities including wilderness survival, ecology, gardening, and STEM activities. Duties also include occasionally teaching classes, and helping our leadership team with the wider camp program. This is a senior staff position, and compensation includes room and board. This position does not include cabin duties. Filled for Summer 2019

Waterfront Director – This position supervises and offers continual training to our lifeguarding & boating staff at our beautiful waterfront location on Indian Lake in the Adirondacks. Director must have their current Waterfront Life-guarding certification and experience working with youth. WSI is preferred but not required. Candidates must also be willing to obtain their lifeguard management certification and be 21+ (Camp Overlook can assist with this process).   Duties also include occasionally teaching classes, and helping our leadership team with the wider camp program. This is a senior staff position, and compensation includes room and board. This position does not include cabin duties. Filled for Summer 2019

Shooting Sports Director – Our Shooting Sports Director supervises and trains staff in Archery (Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced) and Air Rifle (Regular and Advanced). NRA instructor and 4-H Shooting sports training preferred but not required. Duties also include occasionally teaching classes, and helping our leadership team with the wider camp program. This is a senior staff position, and compensation includes room and board. This position does not include cabin duties. Filled for Summer 2019

Adventure Course Director – Our Adventure Course Director trains and supervises staff in team-building and our Low & High Ropes course. Experience facilitating team-building and previous ropes courses work is required. Duties also include occasionally teaching classes, and helping our leadership team with the wider camp program. This is a senior staff position, and compensation includes room and board. This position does not include cabin duties. FILLED FOR SUMMER 2019

Creative Arts Director – Our Creative Arts Director trains and supervising staff in a wide range of classes including Arts & Crafts, Painting, Drama, Dance, Newspaper, Cooking, and more! Duties also include occasionally teaching classes, and helping our leadership team with the wider camp program.This is a senior staff position, and compensation includes room and board. This position does not include cabin duties. Click here to Apply!  (Returning staff, Please sign into Bunk1 to fill out application) 

Dining Hall Supervisor – Our Dining Hall supervisor acts as a liaison between our cooks and our counselor staff, supervising staff as they assist in kitchen prep and clean up duties, and helping prepare and serve meals for our campers in our updated industrial kitchen. Duties also include occasionally teaching classes, and helping our leadership team with the wider camp program. This is a senior staff position, and compensation includes room and board. This position does not include cabin duties.Filled for Summer 2019

Camp Nurse –Summer Camp nurse  is a 24/7 on-site position, Sunday-Friday, with private sleeping quarters provided in the infirmary. Meals are also provided. Spend a week or two (or three!) of your summer at one of the best places on earth! Part of the nurse compensation package included enrollment of camp age dependents in our summer program. Must be New York State Registered Nurse, and have up to date CPR (within the last year) and First Aid (within the last two years), or be willing to obtain before the summer season – camp can help with this process! Filled for Summer 2019

All Summer camp staff must be 17 years or older by June 27th to apply. Please review the position descriptions above, and all potential staff should read the following letter: Staff Letter 2019 – Final

We do accept 16 year old lifeguards (must be at least 16 by June 27th, 2020), but these positions are limited and highly competitive. Please spend time filling out the application and note why you would be a good fit for the position.

Staff Reference Form – 2020- Due ASAP after you apply. References must be someone other than family. Good examples would be a current employer or professor/teacher.

All summer camp staff need to review the current Human resource policy updated 09-15-16

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