Join the Quest

In our Quest to build a greater, connected camp community, Island Quest Day Camp is the home to passionate, dedicated and inspiring camp professionals! From our Counselors in Training to our Division Heads, Administrators to Specialists – all of our team members receive extensive training and participate in orientations where they learn to collaborate with supportive, like-minded professionals to give every kid a rich summer experience and a lifetime of memories.

We have ambitious expectations of you for helping campers make appropriate choices, problem solve, and navigate relationships. You’ll partner with us and our campers to build a vibrant camp community, strengthened by universally accepted Jewish values which include living courageously, seeking solutions, treasuring heritage and more!

To inquire about open positions, please email us with a resume and cover letter at camp@islandquestdaycamp.org.

Support Specialist (Full-Time)

The Support Specialist is an integral part of the operations and implementation team for Island Quest Day Camp.  This position is a great opportunity to join the team for its inaugural summer.  You will have the opportunity to participate and generate impact on the ground level of a start-up summer camp, with the support of well established agencies and the investment of state of the art facilities.

The Support Specialist is responsible for many outreach and administrative functions.  Examples of projects include coordinating processes, assisting with onboarding and purchasing and the overall registration process.  This position is looking for a candidate with an organized skill-set to help launch a successful product.  Strong teamwork and collaboration skills will mark traits of the best candidate.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond to all forms of communication from camp stakeholders and solve inquiries.
  • Collaborate with vendors and other key personnel to improve programs for campers, including application/brochure materials, daily schedules, registration, and policies.
  • Recruit/retain campers.  Attend Camp Fairs and Community Events and support camper recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Coordinate camper and camp staff related paperwork.
  • Maintain a variety of files and forms for the purpose of documenting and/or providing reliable information relative to camper and staff records.
  • Maintain the camp databases, including updating contact information.
  • Must have the ability to prepare online and printed forms (i.e. Applications, Medical Forms, etc.) and other job-related documents using prescribed format and conforming to the rules of punctuation and grammar.
  • Prepare and disseminate informational lists and trackers (i.e. Medical, Aftercamp) to the administrative staff.
  • Create and maintain tracking systems for inquiries and lead generation for campers and staff.
  • Track and manage internal purchasing processes including expense reconciliation and vendor relations.
  • Manage and update the camp focused social media platforms.
  • Provide logistical support for workshops and events for professional development and recruitment.
  • Establish camper accounts for billing, and adjust the accounts appropriately when enrollments change.
  • Ability to travel to multiple locations throughout the year throughout Queens and Long Island on a regular basis.

 

SKILLS

  • Excellent project management and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize simultaneous requests, and manage laterally and upwards.
  • Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving approach.
  • Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues across the agency.

 

Seasonal Positions

Unit Head (as per Department of Health must be 21+)
Unit Heads are the primary caregivers for each camper. The unit head is responsible for supervising and managing a unit, which is a group of campers in the same grade level as well as all the senior and junior counselors placed in that unit. The Unit Heads is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities, guiding campers, and staff in their personal growth and daily living skills in a camp day.

 

Senior Counselor (as per Department of Health must be 18+)
Counselors are the backbone of our camp community and are the primary caregivers for our campers. Seniors Counselors are the real super heroes, ensuring that all campers are having a safe and enjoyable summer experience every day of camp. Senior Counselors are responsible for collaborating with the Junior Counselors in their group to create an engaging experience for all campers throughout the summer.

 

Adventure Challenge Specialist
Deliver adventure challenge activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Assist in the management to the physical operation of the adventure challenge facilities and equipment. Includes Low Ropes and Ninja Warrior Course. Applicants must have current certification in challenge course operation or documented experience and training, as well as certification in First-Aid and CPR.

 

Water Safety Instructor (as per Department of Health must be 16+)
Water Safety Instructors are responsible for supervising all swim activities to help prevent and manage injuries at camp. Teach swim to campers groups daily, and ensure campers and staff follow all necessary safety procedures while at the pool complex. Applicants must enjoy working with children, possess the ability to work on a team and work well with others. Be prepared to spend the entire day outdoors, under the sun. Experience working with children with special needs a plus.

To inquire about open positions, please email us with a resume and cover letter at camp@islandquestdaycamp.org.