Sanctuary For Families Inc.

Summer Camp Counselor

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Job Location

Fishkill, NY, United States

Job Description


Sanctuary for Families is New York's leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services. We provide a range of wrap-around services to help survivors rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse, and work to end gender violence through three key strategies: direct services, outreach and training, and systems-change advocacy. Our services are available in 11 locations throughout New York City.


General Summer Camp Counselors will help to support the Camp HOPE New York model. This model is a trauma informed camp which supports campers whose background experience includes gender based violence and residual trauma. Staff working with this demographic will be empathetic, caring, and knowledgeable about how trauma impacts individuals. General Counselors will act to support campers in our virtual summer camp by modeling positive attitudes, providing guidance, and identifying any potential issues. This is an overnight camp program in a rustic setting outside of New York City where counselors will be living in cabins with 4-6 teen campers.

Camp runs August 7-12, 2022. All activities will be in person in Fishkill, NY. There will be an additional pre-camp training for all camp staff in July, date to be announced upon hire.


  • Facilitate and support activities with teen campers, with guidance and input from Camp HOPE NY Leadership Team, other camp staff and campers;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to campers during camp. Assume responsibility for supervision of their personal hygiene and safety. Keeping safety in mind at all times.
  • Interpret to campers the policies, traditions and rules of the camp;
  • Practice good health habits and maintain a good personal appearance;
  • Maintain records on each camper to help evaluate their needs, goals and progress during their camp experience. (Procedures for record-keeping will be covered in pre-camp training);
  • Knowledge, competency and ability to follow emergency procedures;.
  • Be willing to invest your time with the campers to meet their needs, challenge their capabilities, and be as competent as possible;
  • Follow other rules and regulations that are deemed important by the Camp Director;
  • Strive to work in a cooperative manner with fellow staff to achieve goals of the program;
  • Understand that we center campers and decisions should be made in the best interest of campers;
  • Assume responsibility for the use and care of camp equipment and facilities.
  • Participate in camp activities with campers-hiking, arts & crafts, talent shows, tie dye, swimming, etc.;
  • Be responsible for the group's time management and making it to meals and activities on time;
  • Collaborate and work with a co-counselor to help support the needs of campers in your cabin;
  • Communicate to Camp HOPE NY Leadership successes, concerns with campers, observations, or any other issue that may impact camp;
  • Be yourself and have fun!

  • Education: High school graduate, 1 or 2 years of college preferred.
  • Experience: Must have either one year experience in camping and supervision of children or have completed an acceptable training course.
  • Personal: Good health, emotionally mature and a willingness to work under supervision to accomplish SFF's objectives.

Budgeted Salary: $500 for the week.

Work position is in-person full-time.

Vaccination Policy: Proof of vaccination or proof of first dose with scheduled 2nd dose within 30 days is required.


  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer retirement contribution
  • Paid time off
  • Flex spending account
  • Student loan assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Gym reimbursement program

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

D.E.I Commitment: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core values at Sanctuary for Families that represent our dedication to fostering a safe, respectful, responsive, and fair work environment. We recognize the value diversity holds in embracing all employees, clients, and volunteers regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or professional level.


Location: Fishkill, New York, US

Posted Date: 6/17/2022
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June 17, 2022
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