Pioneering / Scouts / Nature /Earth, Environmental, Biology Science Specialists for Summer Camp

Ramapo Country Day Camp | Airmont / Upper Saddle River, NY


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Posted Date 3/06/2023
Expiration Date4/05/2023

We are a children's summer day camp looking for EDUCATORS, GRADUATE STUDENTS, and those graduating w/ teaching degrees to help run our  one of our scouting or pioneering programs. 

Children don't get a chance to explore nature as much anymore, but at Ramapo they do! Our nature program, called Pioneering, gives campers a chance to explore the natural world around them in countless way. Our program incorporates a wide range of earth, environmental, and biology sciences, scouting skills, ecology investigations, hikes, orienteering, team building, and of course a marshmallow or s'mores roast.  

Our 35 acre site has a large stream, hiking trails within our vast forests, multiple campsites to build fires, and all kinds of space to build and explore. We have a comprehensive curriculum of ideas ready, but we always welcome new ideas that can captivate our campers.  

All ages campers go to the pioneering program. Here they explore hiking trails, use the stream to fish, catch crayfish, build rafts, and learn stream ecology, go on bug hunts, build campfires to roast marshmallows, and gain an appreciation of the nature that surrounds them. 

See Ramapo Country Day Camp in action and read more about our camp philosophy on our website:   

Employment application is available on the website. 

Ramapo Country Day Camp is a 35-acre site located on the Bergen/Rockland County border near the towns of Ridgewood, Woodcliff Lake, Upper Saddle River, Montvale, and Suffern. We are easily accessible by The Garden State Parkway (Exit 172), Rt. 17 (Saddle River/Woodcliff Lk Exit), I-287, The Palisades Pkwy, The NY State Thruway (exit 14B), and Rt. 59.

Our campers range in age from 3 to 12 (Nursery to Seventh Grade) and they participate in activities ranging from Art, swim, all sports, theater, rock climbing, zip lines, go carts, and archery to pioneering, nature, horseback riding, hands-on-science, and rocketry. Our campers come from all over Bergen County and Manhattan (NYC).

Our staff is made up of teachers (specialists) from Bergen, Passaic, Rockland County and New York City Schools who run our activity areas. College students work as counselors accompanying each group of campers and assisting our teachers. We also hire 25 international teachers from such countries as: Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Holland, Finland, England, and others.

Camp Dates: June 26th to August 18th  (39 total days) 
Program runs Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Camp closed Tuesday, July 4th 

About Our Facility: 

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Different than schools who have one field, or court, or classroom design they have to use to accommodate everyone. We can build our fields, courts, "classroom" to fit the age, size, strength, and ability level of our campers. This way a field is never too big or too small for a camper. Right when they are ready to outgrow a field they move up to a new size. Our camp classrooms are designed with a specific use - they are not converted or adapted to be used for something different so we have put thought into how the tables are designed so every seat is a good seat and the teacher (specialist) can easily be accessible to everyone. So much thought is put into the design the educator in you will appreciate the attention to detail since it will benefit your campers. Every program areas has been built to take advantage of the outdoors. So campers and staff are not inside like they are during school. There is plenty of cover from the sun, but the fresh-air says we are outside and not in-school. 

Our campers are too young to hate any activity they are not good. Who did that to them? So it is our job to represent the activity in a way so they can experience some success and want to keep coming back. 

We have worked hard to create a facility and staff-working environment that is enjoyable, creative, positive, and perfect for the summer. You will enjoy coming to work each day. Many of our teachers return each year, but we are always welcome new energetic people. We are looking for people who see working at camp as something they "get to do" not "have to do".

Many of our specialists, coaches and teachers work in Bergen, Passaic & Rockland County Schools. Camp is also a great place to not only work with people who share your passion and commitment to teaching/coaching, but also to make connections with people in the area. You never know where a connection will take you.

We welcome any questions you may have, and we invite you to come out meet us and see our facility.

Call or e-mail Brian or Marc for more information at 845-356-6440  or  and

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