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Lourdes Camp is a co-ed residential camp for children 7-14. The camp is located on beautiful Skaneateles Lake twenty miles West of Syracuse. Staff are paid for eight weeks, which includes Staff Orientation Week, (TBD) and seven one week sessions with campers. Most positions require living onsite. Salary includes room and board. Staff members must be 16 years or older to work at camp.

Weeks 2, 4, and 6
Staff receive one day (Sat. noon to Sun. 2:30 p.m…) and one night off during these weeks when they can leave camp. There is additional time during the day and evening when they are “off duty” but still in camp.

Weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7
Staff members are off from 6:00pm Friday to 2:30 p.m… on Sunday. There is additional time during the day and evening when staff are “off duty” but still in camp.

Counselors MUST be able to teach or assist in one of the following activities: swimming, tennis, archery, arts/crafts, hiking, basketball, soccer, ropes & challenge pontoon boat, canoeing or sailing.

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 teach or assist an activity
-Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
-Good role model, integrity and adaptability

Duties
-Guide cabin and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
-Carry out established roles for supervising camper health, and enforcing camp safety regulations.
-Select cabin activities with campers and co-counselor.
-Supervision with co-counselor to over see all assigned aspects of campers’ day including reveille, cabin clean up, meal times, rest time, evening activities, getting ready for bed, after hours duty as assigned.
-Instruct campers in emergency procedures-fire drills, evacuating the cabin etc.
-Help campers plan their participation in camp programs and special events.
-All staff members 18 years of age and older must attend and complete a Virtus training seminar (child abuse) and pass a background check.

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

Job Application

What We’re Looking For

  • Counselor

    Responsibilities: Supervise campers assigned to cabin, provide leadership in all phases of camp program. Counselors MUST be able to teach or assist in one of the following activities: swimming, canoeing, sailing, tennis, archery, arts/crafts, hiking, soccer, pontoon boat, ropes/challenge, flag football, or volleyball.

    Salary: $1,600-$2,000
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  • Maintenence

    Responsibilities: assist with the physical needs of the camp. Such tasks include mowing lawns, cleaning bathrooms, garbage disposal, repairing doors, screens, windows, painting and assisting in major repairs. Must have clean valid drivers license.

    Salary: $1,400-$1800
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  • Archery Instructors

    Responsibilities: Training and experience in archery a must, certification extremely helpful. Will teach archery to campers 7-14 5/45 minute periods each day.

    2 positions available.
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  • Sailing Instructors

    Responsibilities: Certification a must. Candidates must have knowledge of sailing and safety on the water and be able to instruct campers in same. Teach campers basic sailing 5/45 minute periods each day.

    2 positions available.
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  • Kitchen Assistant

    Responsibilities: Assist the cook in preparing and serving nutritious meals as well as maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen and dining hall. Set up food, supplies and utensils for dining hall distribution. Store food and leftovers at proper temperature. Wash all dishes, serving and preparation equipment, and utensils. Perform other duties as required.

    4 positions available
    Salary: $1,400-$1,800
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  • Arts and Craft Director

    Responsibilities: Organize, supervise and instruct campers during 5/45 minute periods each day. Be enthusiastic, self-motivated, well organized, extroverted and loves helping children explore their own creativity.

    1 position available
    Salary: $1,200-$2,000
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