Staff Experiance.

Join Our Staff

NOTE: Staff Applicants must be available from mid June – August 18th, 2023 (housed staff applicants must be available through September 1st, 2023)

Have Fun. Make A Difference. Work At Camp.

The camping experience is so valuable to both campers and staff alike. Camp is a place where staff make new friends, develop personal and life skills, confirm or determine career paths, and in some cases, meet their future spouses!  Most importantly, you’ll have the chance to make an important and POSITIVE impact on the lives of your campers. If you’re willing to put forth the effort, energy and enthusiasm, a summer at HCDC is one you won’t soon forget!

At HCDC, we take the job of coaching and caring for children seriously. We teach the skills of making and keeping friends while building their self-confidence, self-esteem, and resilience (our Mission). We are also committed to teaching children the values of our STARFISH Values Program. We’re looking for top quality camp counselors and specialty staff who will take this job as seriously as we do. To attract the best applicants, we pay our staff the highest salaries in the camping industry.

Each year, we select a team of students, graduates, and faculty from schools and colleges from throughout the U.S., Canada & Europe. We look for individuals with a fun personality, empathy, maturity, and most importantly, a sincere desire to work with children.

Important Staff Dates for 2023

The Hampton Country Day Camp summer runs  Monday, June 26th, 2023 through Friday, September 1st (all camp days are Monday – Friday with evenings & weekends are off). Camp is closed on Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day (July 4th Holiday).

Staff Orientation (4 days) dates include Saturday, June 17th (full day), Wednesday, June 21st (evening), Saturday, June 24th (full day), and Sunday, June 25th (Half Day). Housed staff are due to arrive at camp on Thursday, June 15th.

Local staff is required to be available from the beginning of orientation through Friday, August 18th.  An optional additional 2 weeks, August 21st – September 1st, is also available for those staff able to work. Please note that some specialists positions, and all camp-housed positions, may be required to work the entire season (through September 1st) to be hired.

If you’re interested in joining the HCDC family of camp counselors and specialty staff, please fill out our Staff Application. You can also call us at (516)-953-5171 for more information.

Campers and staff eating.