Future Teachers - Summer Teaching opportunities - Bergen area

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


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Posted Date 5/22/2023
Expiration Date6/21/2023

We are a children's summer day camp offering opportunities for college students and 2023 graduating HS seniors to work with campers ages 3 to 13 (Nursery to Eighth Grades).

Apply at: https://ramapocamp.com/staff-application/

See a video of Ramapo Country Day Camp in action at: www/ramapocamp.com

Specialist positions also available for teachers, coaches - sports, swim, arts, rock climbing, theater, science, horseback riding, dirt track, ceramics, cooking, and more. 

Full summer positions (8 weeks or 39 days) or partial summer positions 4, 5, 6, or 7 weeks. 

We can help prepare you for your future career in education by:

  • Giving you experience with a specific age group.
  • Helping you discover what age group is ideal for you.
  • Helping you get comfortable with a grade/age you had previously thought would not be not be a fit for you.  
  • Gaining more confidence running your own classroom, with behavior management, and how children go about learning.  
  • Getting coaching from the experienced teachers and school administrators who work at camp.
  • Making a connection with those same principals and teachers who work in a school you may want to work for one day.
  • Giving you specific experiences beyond student teaching  to talk about in your teaching interviews. Showing those who will one day interview you that you sought out as many teaching environments as you could to make yourself a better educator.
  • Being around others who share your enthusiasm for the teaching profession.

Everyday you will get feedback and coaching from a certified teacher who works in the local school system. 

In addition to counselor positions we also have:

Swim instructor positions available to college students who have swim team or swim teaching experience. Campers swim twice each camp day.

We run the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR, and First-Aid certification course on our grounds. This course is free for all Ramapo swim staff.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course is also available.

Ramapo Country Day Camp is located on Saddle River Road in Airmont, NY on the Upper Saddle River, NJ border. Bergen County (NJ)/ Rockland County (NY) border near the NJ towns: Ramsey, Woodcliff Lake, and Montvale. We are easily accessible by The Garden State Parkway (Exit 172), RT 17 (Saddle River/Woodcliff Lake Exit), RT 59 (Spring Valley), NY State Thruway (Exit 14B), and RT 287. Ramapo is located just off local roads: Grand Ave/Lake St., Chestnut Ridge Rd, and E. Allendale Rd.

Our staff of specialists is made up of teachers from Bergen, Passaic, and Rockland County as well as New York City who run our activity areas. Our counselors are college students who accompany each group of campers and assist our specialists.

Our campers range in age from three to thirteen (Nursery to eighth grades) and they participate in activities ranging from: all sports, swim, arts & crafts, theater, rock climbing, and pioneering to dirt track carts, horseback riding, zipline trail, bungee and trampoline, hands-on science, robotics, and archery. Most campers are enrolled for six, seven or all eight weeks.

Camp Dates: June 26th to August 18th (39 Days)
Camp will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th
The camp day runs Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm.

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. We are looking for people who see spending a summer at camp as something they "get to do" not "have to do".

Our campers are too young to hate any activity so it's our job to "re-present" the activity in a way so that they can understand and want to keep coming back. We are looking for momentum makers. 

We look for three things when we hiring:

  • “We hire the smile, train the skill.” - You can’t teach someone to be a nice person. We can teach a nice person how to do improve any skill.
  • Maturity beyond years  - How does this person carry themselves?  
  • Does this person care? – What empathy, care, warmth and enthusiasm do they have for wanting to be a part of a child’s summer camp experience.
  • Is this someone who would rather do more or less?

We invest time to make sure anyone we hire meets these important characteristics. We also feel people who posses these characteristics want to be around other people who will care the way they do.

Interviews are being held in-person at Ramapo or via Zoom or FaceTime. 

You can APPLY ONLINE, read more about our camp philosophy, and see a video of camp in action at: www.ramapocamp.com

Please call us we would be happy to talk in more detail about Ramapo, the opportunities we have to offer, the thought and planning that goes into our programs and facility design, and answer any questions you may have. 

Brian@ramnapocamp.com   or Marc@ramapocamp.com   845-356-6440 

Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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