Outdoor Adventure Staff / Rocks & Ropes - Belay Cert. Course- Bergen Cty

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


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Posted Date 5/07/2022
Expiration Date6/06/2022

We are a children's summer day camp looking for EDUCATORS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, TEACHERS, COACHES, and those graduating with teaching degrees to help run our OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM. 

These areas include: Rock Climbing, High & Low Ropes Courses, Zipline Trail, Bungee & Trampoline, Lobster Claw Climbing Course (continuous belay course) built into the trees, versions of elements to fit size and strengths of each age camper. 

See Ramapo Country Day Camp and our adventure program in action and apply on our website: www.ramapocamp.com   

Employment application is available on the website. Apply athttps://ramapocamp.com/staff-application/

All our activity areas are outdoors. All the non-sports areas have covered decks, that get a break from the sun or rain, but are open-air in the sights and sounds of camp. Our staff and campers are inside enough in school. We get everyone outside.

We have full summer positions available (8 weeks or 39 Days), as well as partial summer positions 7, 6, 5, or 4 week spots. 

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 during activities. 

Camp Dates: June 27th to August 19th (39 total days) 
The camp program runs Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm
Camp will be closed Monday, July 4th  


 Our Adventure Programs: 

-Rocks Climbing/ High & Low Ropes -- 25 ft., 6-sided climbing wall, mini-boulder & zipline (Nursery & Kind), Bungee & Trampoline, Giant's Swing, Zipline Trail (6 platforms campers zip tree to tree and eventually to the ground), High Elements (catwalk, eagle's nest, stepping zones, etc.) , Low Ropes (spider's web, Nitro crossing, etc.), Matrix Course (continuous belay system) for nursery to second grade and a continuous belay system called Skytrail built into the trees for third grade and older. 

   *Belay Training - certification course provided for staff. Course is held on our grounds for our staff (no cost to staff). 

-Mt. Biking -- 12 Mountain Bikes -- trails around camp

-Go Carts / Dirt Track -- 3  different size tracks - Electric, Formula-One, and Off-Road Karts

-Pioneering / Scouts - is our nature / scouting program. 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. 


Our Staff: 

As nice and well thought out as our facility is, it's all about the people. The staff are who our campers will be talking about at the dinner table each evening. Our staff are the momentum makers that will be impacting our campers everyday.

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 would rather do more than less and who see working at camp as something they "get to do" not "have to do".

Teachers, we call specialists, run our activity areas. Each camper group comes with 2-4 college counselors who stay with the group and assist the specialists when they arrive at the area.

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 please call or e-mail us with them. 

Interviews are held via: Zoom or FaceTime. 

Call or e-mail Brian or Marc for more information at (845) 356-6440 or Brian@ramapocamp.com  and Marc@ramapocamp.com

You can APPLY ONLINE, get a visual of Ramapo, and read more about Ramapo's philosophy and the employment opportunities we have at: www.ramapocamp.com

All staff do have to be vaccinated (Covid-19). Camp has run the past two summers and has run safely. 


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