Before you apply….

With few exceptions it is understood that potential staff members are available to work the entire summer. If you need to make a special arrangement for leaving early at the end of the Summer (for college orientation or classes), please let us know as soon as possible. Please check your college calendar so that you know the dates you are required to be at school for the fall semester.
All potential staff members must submit at least 2 references, one of your references MUST BE A PRIOR EMPLOYER.
All staff go through a background check (as required by the NYS Department of Health).

If you are applying for a counselor position you must be 18 or older. While we strongly prefer to hire kitchen staff members who are 18 or older, but we do occasionally hire well-qualified 17-year-olds for our kitchen assistants.

Our camp is drug and alcohol free. This is a requirement, not a suggestion.  It is of the utmost importance that we are of sound mind and body at all times when caring for youth and we have found that enforcing a drug-free policy to be the best way to achieve this.

Every applicant needs to have three references of people who have knowledge about you and your ability to work with children. They can not be from family members. College Professors, teachers, supervisors from previous jobs are great resources. Please supply them with the following link so they can fill out our reference form We can not make a final decision for your employment until we receive your references.

Please cut and paste this link and send it to your references.

In addition all Staff are required to submit to a criminal background check.

Begin your adventure and apply today!

A full job description along with requirements can be found for all camp positions at
A full job description along with requirements can be found for all camp positions at
A full job description along with essential function for the position can be found at
Having no camp experience does not exclude you for a position at camp. We just want to know if you have been a part of a camp before.
Paid & volunteer position. Include jobs listed or experience that involve you working with children or in the field that you are applying for.
Please note: A criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from employment; a criminal record will be considered as it relates to specifics of the position for which you are applying.
Camp Sacandaga is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: As a Camp we are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Camp Sacandaga are based on business needs, NYS Department of Health regulations for working with children, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in New York State. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.