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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 seven weeks, which includes Staff Orientation Week, (TBD) and six 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
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, archery, arts/crafts, hiking, basketball, soccer, recreational sports, volleyball, 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

-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 oversee all assigned aspects of campers’ day including reveille, cabin clean up, meal times, rest time, evening activities, getting ready for bed and after hours duty as assigned.
-Instruct campers in emergency procedures including 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.

Available Positions


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, archery, arts/crafts, hiking, soccer, pontoon boat, ropes/challenge, rec sports, or volleyball.


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

Kitchen Assistant

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.