Town of Poughkeepsie Recreation
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Camp Counselor Hiring 2023

Hiring Camp Counselors for 2022
We are now accepting applications for Summer Camp positions for 2023. 

Applications are due by Friday, February 24, 2023

Click the link below:
Summer Camp Application 2023

Applications are also available in the Town of Poughkeepsie Recreation Office at
1 Overocker Rd., Level 1. Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Camp Staff positions provide direct supervision and program instruction for young people in our Summer Day Camp Program.  They may also assist with other duties such as special events.
Specific Camp Staff positions include:

  • Camp Counselors who supervise and run programs for groups of up to 12 campers;

  • Program Specialists who instruct skills in special areas such as sports, arts, crafts, drama or nature;

  • Administrative Staff such as the Camp Health Officer, Program Directors and Camp Directors

Salaries start at $14.50 per hour. Applicants for camp positions must be available from July 5 through August 11.  All applicants must be available for the full period of employment and be a minimum of 16 years old on the first day of employment.

Preference in hiring will be given to applicants who are 17 years of age or older; have camp staff and/or childcare experience; have demonstrated leadership experience; and who have skills and activities to share with the campers.  
Extra consideration in selection will be given for current certification in First Aid, CPR, etc.  Please attach copies of the certification.
Incomplete or illegible applications will not be considered.   Please email your application to
or mail it to:

Recreation Department
Town of Poughkeepsie
1 Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

**Note: Do not screen-shot your applicaton, screen-shots will not be accepted, it must be scanned to submit via email. 

If you have any questions please contact us at (845) 485-3628 or