Staff FAQ.

Staff FAQs


Do I need to see a doctor before I come to camp?

Yes – all staff members must provide an updated Physician’s Form and Health History prior to the start of camp.

Do I need to bring lunch?

No, Hampton Country Day Camp provides a complimentary meal service for staff and campers alike. We serve our food family style and have a salad bar with a wide variety of choices. While the menu has been developed to satisfy children, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and considerations are made for those on vegetarian and other diets. Counselors sit with their campers and are expected to supervise while in the Lunch Areas. Counselors are responsible to ensure that their groups clean their lunch area before going to their next activity. Additionally, we provide breakfast to our staff from 8:00am – 8:25am

Do we need additional health insurance?

Staff members are covered under the New York Workman’s Compensation Law for injuries sustained while on the job or in the performance of one’s duties. Any activity not sanctioned by the camp, which causes injury, will be at the expense of the employee. Staff members should carry their own comprehensive accident and health insurance for any non-work related injuries or illnesses.

What is the correct contact information?

SUMMER MAILING ADDRESS (Mail will be accepted ONLY at the below address)
Hampton Country Day Camp
PO Box 5089 East Hampton, NY 11937

Hampton Country Day Camp
85 Crescent Beach Road Glen Cove, NY 11542

Hampton Country Day Camp
191 Buckskill Road East Hampton, NY 11937

How many staff members work at Hampton Country Day Camp?

We employ about 110 group counselors and specialists and about 20 support staff working in maintenance, grounds, transportation, kitchen, medical, security and office. The camp population (and staff population) is evenly divided between males and females. Staff ages range from high school through adults. The majority of our counselor staff is between 18 and 24 years of age.

Where does the staff come from?

Hampton Country Day Camp attracts staff from all over the United States and around the world! From the East End of Long Island and other sections of New York to all across the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, and beyond.

What are my working hours at camp?

Monday through Friday. Sign-in is at 8:30AM for staff not involved in transportation. Dismissal is at 4:15 PM. Staff involved in transportation can expect to begin their day at approximately 8:00AM and should be finished by 5:00PM. Some staff may be required to stay late for parent visiting and/or extended day trips. Breaks throughout the day can be arranged only with the Division Leader’s approval.

What should I wear/bring to camp?

Our staff members serve as role models to our campers and as such are expected to maintain a neat and professional appearance. Hampton Country Day Camp is a uniform camp for staff. Staff must wear their staff shirts (provided), shorts or pants and sneakers daily. For swimming periods, female counselors must wear one piece bathing suits only and male staff must wear board shorts/bathing suits (no speedos). No extremes in hair color, piercings or body art are permitted. We provide lunch, 5 camp staff shirts, equipment and supplies for all sports and activities & sunscreen.

What should I expect of Orientation?

You will be required to complete 3-5 days of orientation in June, which will cover all aspects of camp and what will be expected of you in your role as a counselor or specialist. This also gives you an opportunity to get to know the other counselors and staff. Orientation will give you useful advice in order to deal with various situations you may come across at camp.

How are we paid?

Total Compensation as per your contract is divided into two equal parts: Salary and Completion Bonus. Salary is 80% of your Total Compensation and your Completion Bonus is 20%. Salary checks will be distributed bi-weekly (every second Friday) and your salary will be pro-rated for time worked during each 2-week time period. Once your have completed the summer, you will receive your final salary check and your Completion Bonus. Please note that Total Compensation  will be pro-rated for time missed and our Perfect Attendance Bonus ($100 for completing the 43-day contract) requires perfect attendance for all orientation and camp days. All required camp forms (i.e. medical) must be turned in prior to receiving your check.

What other hints do you suggest?

Be organized. Come to camp with a positive attitude each and every day. Get to know your campers. Think of ideas to entertain them before you arrive at camp. Talking with returning staff may also give you insight, so ask for some email addresses and join our Staff Facebook Page before camp to find out their views and ideas. It is hard work but if you put in 100% it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

Enjoy it and have lots of fun!!!

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