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We are recruiting ordinary people to join our team of extraordinarily hard working, creative, and playful staff for 2019 Summer “Choose Your Own WA WA Adventure!”

Submit an application by February 15th for full consideration for the 2019 summer:
Please Click Here To Apply

Summer 2019 Positions Open:  Waterfront Director and Cabin counselors!  Please see below for more information!  

2019 Staff Program Dates: 

Tuesday, July 2- Saturday, August 3*

*Leadership positions and select additional head counselors will be asked to stay through the end of Session 3, Sunday, August 11.

Counselor, Program Director, and Waterfront Director Job Summaries:



Cabin Counselor:
The true glue of Camp WA WA!  Our Cabin Counselors are summer super heroes who lead cabin groups and assist with daily program facilitation to ensure that this summer is a treasured experience for all campers!

 Starting Summer Salary: $900 – $1,250 (pay range depends on Junior Counselor or Head Counselor position)

The ideal Camp Counselor Candidate will:

  • Be at least an 11th Grade Graduate (Junior Counselors) or 18 years old (Head Counselors).
  • Be a team player, strong listener, hard working, playful, and eager to mentor diverse young people ages 6 to 17.
  • Have experience working with youth and growing in a leadership capacity. 


Program Director:
The magic behind Camp WA WA!  Our Program Director creates a fantastically fun, active, and safe program that builds confidence in our campers and supports a positive experience for every camper. 

Requirements:  At least 25 years of age, CPR/First Aide certified, drivers license. Experience in summer camp settings preferred but not required.

Starting Summer Salary:  $3,400

The ideal Program Director candidate will:

  • Be enthusiastic, flexible, creative, youth centered, and eager to be leading groups and staff through long days, in all weather. 
  • Have current experience with providing instruction for diverse youth.
  • Have experience supervising young adult professionals in meeting the needs of diverse youth and growing as youth leader professionals.

Responsibilities of a Program Director include:

  • Planning, scheduling, and executing an outstanding program for a resident camp of 70 campers.
  • Supervising and mentoring counselors.
  • Working with the leadership team to support camp on a daily basis (Camp Director, Waterfront Director, Leadership Camp/CIT Director, Day Camp Coordinator, Teen Camp Coordinator, Head Cook) to ensure a quality experience for all campers and staff.


Waterfront Director:
  The anchor of Camp WA WA!  Our Waterfront Director creates a fantastically fun, active, and safe lakefront program that improves the swimming and boating capabilities of all of our campers!

Requirements:  At least 25 years of age, Waterfront Supervisor Instructor (WSI) certified, and drivers license. Experience in summer camp settings preferred but not required.

Starting Summer Salary:  $3,400

The ideal Waterfront Director candidate will:

  • Be enthusiastic, flexible, creative, youth centered, and eager to be in and on the water in all weather.
  • Have current experience with providing swimming instruction for diverse youth.
  • Have experience supervising young adult professionals in meeting the needs of diverse youth and growing as waterfront professionals.

Responsibilities of Waterfront Director include:  

  • Planning, scheduling, and executing an outstanding waterfront program for a resident camp of 70 campers.
  • Teaching three group swim classes daily for a wide range of swim abilities.
  • Supervising and mentoring red cross certified lifeguards.
  • Working with the leadership team to support camp on a daily basis (Camp Director, Waterfront Director, Leadership Camp/CIT Director, Day Camp Coordinator, Teen Camp Coordinator, Head Cook) to ensure a quality experience for all campers and staff.

Submit an application by February 15th for full consideration for the 2019 summer:

Please Click Here To Apply


 

Meet Our Camp Director Lily Mercogliano

Lily

Lily grew up in Albany NY and began attending Camp WA WA when she was almost eight years old.  She spent the next thirteen summers at WA WA, completing the teen Senior Village program, LIT/CIT program, and eventually becoming a counselor and program director. For the past eleven years, Lily’s career as a high school teacher took her to Brooklyn, NY where she taught, and later became Executive Director, at Brooklyn Free School, a unique and world renown democratic school that serves youth in grades pre-K through 12th grade.

Lily currently resides again in Albany with her two children and husband.  She credits WA WA with fostering her passion for education and community development.

Camp WA WA Segowea is the summer camp program of Smith Park of New York, Inc.  Smith Park is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, nation of origin, age, or sex (including gender expression, sexual orientation and pregnancy).

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