Employment Opportunities

Double H is more than a camp. This is more than a job.

You don’t have to choose between valuable career experience and purpose this summer – at Double H, they come hand in hand. Every day at camp is a chance to impact the lives of children living with serious illness while honing the skills and abilities needed for a successful career in any field.

 

The Seasonal Staff Application is now open for Summer 2023!

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Four counselors wearing green staff shirts and blue lanyards

Top skills utilized daily at camp…

  1. Communication – Effectively communicate with people at all levels, from connecting with campers to collaborating with parents and medical staff.
  2. Teamwork – Partner with fellow cabin staff, activity leaders, and facilities associates to create a safe and fun environment for campers.
  3. Adaptability – Exercise managing emotions and shifting perspectives when program plans veer off course.
  4. Problem-Solving – Take initiative and apply personal experience for effective, in-the-moment decision making.
  5. Creativity – Use imagination to create memorable experiences and inspire campers to have fun.

Year-Round Employment

The Opportunity

The Double H Ranch has partnered with Lindauer Global in its search for a Chief Executive Officer.

As the key leader of the Double H Ranch, the CEO will be responsible for leading the administration, programming, and strategic plan of the camp. Working in concert with an experienced full-time staff and a 30-member Board of Directors, the CEO will be an inspiring leader who embodies the Camp’s core values: celebrating community, belief in giving, safe fun, and being a kid.

As a leader, the CEO will be the face of the Double H Ranch, engaged in not only the daily activities of camp on and off season but also traveling outside the state of New York, representing the Ranch at various events, speak with donors and supporters, and help increase the footprint of one of the most well respected and well-known Hole in the Wall Gang camps in the country. Love and compassion for families and children are necessary for the CEO.

The ideal candidate will have significant leadership experience in a related setting. A successful history in hands-on leadership and fundraising is essential, as is experience developing organizational collaborations and partnerships and fostering community relations locally and regionally.

Required Education and Experience:
• Minimum 10 years progressive experience in nonprofit leadership.
• Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work, or another related field. Master’s degree preferred.
• Strong preference for previous professional experience within the SeriousFun Network Camps.

Procedure for Candidacy
Please read the complete job description before applying.

Lindauer, a global search and talent firm, has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of the Double H Ranch. Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should submit, in confidence, a resume and cover letter. Communications, nominations, applications, and inquiries concerning this search should be directed to Maureen Huminik, Vice President, at mhuminik@lindauerglobal.com.

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About the Role

The Development Associate has a key role in the Development Department serving as a database specialist and providing administrative support to the CEO and Development Office. This role includes a variety of administrative tasks requiring discreet management of confidential information. This is a full-time, year-round position with a typical work schedule Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 or 9:00 – 5:00, with flexibility to accommodate nights and weekends during special events.

The ideal candidate must have strong analytical skills, strong attention to detail to coordinate accurate data entry and facilitate stewardship activities. This job requires a demonstrated ability to provide administrative support and exceptional customer service with a proven ability to manage multiple projects.

Please read the complete job description before applying.

How to Apply

Please send us your resume and cover letter which should include examples that provide evidence of how you meet the essential knowledge, skills, and experience. Please share what inspired you to apply for this role – what is it about our work that attracted you to Double H Ranch and the position.

We understand that the application process can be difficult, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to shine. Please let us know what we can do to accommodate you.

The deadline for applications is February 10. Interested applicants should please submit a resume and cover letter to: Lisa Boucher, HR Director, lboucher@doublehranch.org.

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Seasonal Summer Staff

Description:

Cabin Staff are enthusiastic, nurturing individuals who care for and assist a group of campers aged 6-16 years old, and 17-21 years old during the Alumni Session. They work closely with their campers throughout each day and night to ensure that all campers have their needs met, are having a positive experience, and are staying safe.

Available Positions:

  • Unit Leader: Head Counselor of a Cabin (prior camp or leadership experience required)
  • Cabin Counselor

Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 19 years of age, or 18 and a year out of high school.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Able to commit to the camp schedule from May 31-August 7, 2023. See listed Important Dates below.

Accommodations:

Residential – All Cabin Staff live onsite with housing and meals provided.

Questions?

Please contact Kate Walsh, Camp Director at kwalsh@doublehranch.org

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Description:

The Activities Coordinator helps create and implement adaptive and inclusive programming that meets the needs of all campers. They assist Program Staff in developing intentional and engaging activities, provide needed supplies, and help with facilitation when needed. They are also responsible for camp-wide programming throughout the summer, including campfire entertainment, camp wide game, morning assembly, and camp spirit events and activities.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 19 years of age, or 18 and a year out of high school.
  • Prior camp or leadership experience.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Able to commit to the camp schedule from May 31-August 7, 2023. See listed Important Dates below.

Accommodations:

Residential – The Activities Coordinator lives onsite with housing and meals provided.

Questions?

Please contact Alex Griffen, Assistant Camp Director: Programs at agriffen@doublehranch.org

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Description:

The Leadership Coordinator supports residential life at camp primarily through the Staff in Training Program. This position helps develop and implement intentional and engaging training curriculum and provide SITs with mentorship and feedback. They are also responsible for camp-wide programming throughout the summer, including campfire entertainment, camp wide game, and morning assembly.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 19 years of age, or 18 and a year out of high school.
  • Prior camp or leadership experience.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Able to commit to the camp schedule from May 31-August 7, 2023. See listed Important Dates below.

Accommodations:

Residential – The Activities Coordinator lives onsite with housing and meals provided.

Questions?

Please contact Chris Pezzulo, Assistant Camp Director: Residential Life at cpezzulo@doublehranch.org

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Description:

The Aquatics Team consists of an Aquatics Director and certified lifeguards who are responsible for the safety and programming of the pool and waterfront program areas. These Activity Leaders are responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive, adaptive camp experience for all campers. Activity Leaders help campers try new things and build self-esteem while ensuring everyone is having safe fun! These positions require enthusiasm and appropriate certification to run their program areas. Double H will provide the necessary training and certifications required for hired individuals (including Double H, NYS, SeriousFun, and Red Cross requirements).

Available Positions:

  • Aquatics Director
  • Lifeguards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 19 years of age, or 18 and a year out of high school.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Able to commit to the camp schedule from May 31-August 7, 2023. See listed Important Dates below.
  • All Red Cross lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid certifications must be up to date and completed before the first day of summer training.

Accommodations:

Residential or Non-Residential – The Aquatics Director is a residential position. All other Lifeguards may choose to live either on or off-site for the duration of summer. Residential positions live onsite with housing and meals provided.

Questions?

Please contact Alex Griffen, Assistant Camp Director: Programs at agriffen@doublehranch.org

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Description:

The Barn Team consists of the Barn Director and Barn Staff who are responsible for programming of horseback riding, small animal interactions, and other animals in the barn program area. These Activity Leaders are responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive, adaptive camp experience for all campers. Activity Leaders help campers try new things and build self-esteem while ensuring everyone is having safe fun! These positions require enthusiasm and previous experience with horses and small animals to run their program areas. Double H will provide the necessary training and certifications required for hired individuals (including Double H, NYS, and SeriousFun requirements).

Available Positions:

  • Barn Director
  • Barn Staff

Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 19 years of age, or 18 and a year out of high school.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Able to commit to the camp schedule from May 31-August 7, 2023. See listed Important Dates below.

Accommodations:

Residential or Non-Residential – The Barn Director is a residential position. All other Barn Staff may choose to live either on or off-site for the duration of summer. Residential positions live onsite with housing and meals provided.

Questions?

Please contact Alex Griffen, Assistant Camp Director: Programs at agriffen@doublehranch.org

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Description:

The Creative Exploration Team consists of the Arts and Crafts, Creative Arts, and Discovery program areas. These Activity Leaders are responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive, adaptive camp experience for all campers. Activity Leaders help campers try new things and build self-esteem while ensuring everyone is having safe fun! Double H will provide the necessary training and certifications required for hired individuals (including Double H, NYS, and SeriousFun requirements).

Available Positions:

    • Arts and Crafts Staff
    • Creative Arts Staff (Performing Arts Activities)
    • Discovery Staff (Science Based Activities)
    • Camp Photographer

Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 19 years of age, or 18 and a year out of high school.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Able to commit to the camp schedule from May 31-August 7, 2023. See listed Important Dates below.

Accommodations:

Residential or Non-Residential – Activity Leaders may choose to live either on or off-site for the duration of summer. Residential positions live onsite with housing and meals provided.

Questions?

Please contact Alex Griffen, Assistant Camp Director: Programs at agriffen@doublehranch.org

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Description:

The Outdoor Adventure Team consists of the Archery, High Ropes Course, Team Adventure, and Outdoor Extreme program areas. These Activity Leaders are responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive, adaptive camp experience for all campers. Activity Leaders help campers try new things and build self-esteem while ensuring everyone is having safe fun! These positions require enthusiasm and appropriate certification to run their program areas. Double H will provide the necessary training and certifications required for hired individuals (including Double H, NYS, SeriousFun, and Red Cross requirements).

Available Positions:

  • Archery Staff
  • High Ropes Course Director (prior camp or leadership experience required)
  • High Ropes Course Staff
  • Outdoor Extreme Staff (Outdoor & Nature Appreciation)
  • Team Adventure Staff (Sports & Teambuilding)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 19 years of age, or 18 and a year out of high school.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Able to commit to the camp schedule from May 31-August 7, 2023. See listed Important Dates below.

Accommodations:

Residential or Non-Residential – The High Ropes Course Director is a residential position. All other Activity Leaders may choose to live either on or off-site for the duration of summer. Residential positions live onsite with housing and meals provided.

Questions?

Please contact Alex Griffen, Assistant Camp Director: Programs at agriffen@doublehranch.org

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Description:

The Photographer position is responsible for capturing media that exemplifies the camp experience – from taking cabin photos and creating session slideshows, to executing social media campaigns and creating recruitment materials. This position works closely with seasonal summer staff and the year-round communications team, and requires enthusiasm for the camp environment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 19 years of age, or 18 and a year out of high school.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Prior photographer/videographer experience.
  • Able to commit to the camp schedule from May 31-August 7, 2023. See listed Important Dates below.

Accommodations:

Residential or Non-Residential – The photographer may choose to live either on or off-site for the duration of summer. Residential positions live onsite with housing and meals provided.

Questions?

Please contact Julia Martini, Creative Engagement Director at jmartini@doublehranch.org.

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Description:

Staff in Training is a leadership and skill building program for staff members aged 17-18 years old who are interested in a future summer role at Double H. Staff in Training (SITs) will have the choice of two tracks with the option to learn the responsibilities of Cabin Staff or Activity Leaders. All participants will receive hands-on training and guidance to develop their skills as Double H staff members.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 17-18 years of age.
  • Prior experience and/or interest in working with children.
  • Able to commit to the camp schedule from June 27-July31, 2023. See listed Important Dates below.

Accommodations:

Residential – All Staff in Training live onsite with housing and meals provided.

Questions?

Please contact Chris Pezzulo, Assistant Camp Director: Residential Life at cpezzulo@doublehranch.org.

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Description:

The Cook position is part of our Food Service Team, helping to create menus and prep and cook meals for campers, staff, and volunteers. The Cook works with our Food Service Director, Registered Dietician, and Kitchen Assistants in a supportive team atmosphere. Camp sessions allow for flexible scheduling with no late night shifts. Team members will receive hands-on training and a chance to explore their culinary talents.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Prior kitchen experience with dietary restrictions, food allergens, cross-contamination, and ingredient documentation preferred.
  • Able to commit to the camp schedule from May 31-August 7, 2023. See listed Important Dates below.

Accommodations:

The Cook is a non-residential position. All meals are provided during shifts. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Questions?

Please contact Jeremy Carner, Food Service Director at jcarner@doublehranch.org

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Description:

Kitchen Assistants help  make camp possible through the preparation of nutritious meals and ensuring a safe and clean kitchen environment for all. Help our Food Service Team with daily meal preparation, special diet assistance, providing food for programs, and disinfecting and cleaning the kitchen, dining hall, and cabin meal locations around camp.

Accommodations:

Kitchen Assistants are non-residential positions. All meals are provided during shifts.

Questions?

Please contact Jeremy Carner, Food Service Director at jcarner@doublehranch.org

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Description:

Housekeeping Assistants ensure that camp is a safe, clean, and welcoming environment all summer long. Help our Housekeeping Team with regular disinfecting, cleaning, and general upkeep in cabins, program areas, and common areas around camp.

Accommodations:

Housekeeping Assistants are non-residential positions. All meals are provided during shifts.

Questions?

Please contact Cassie Gebo, Housekeeping Director at cgebo@doublehranch.org.

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Description:

Drivers provide scheduled transportation for campers, volunteers, and staff throughout the summer. Utilizing Double H vehicles, Drivers bring others between camp and various public transit hubs in the Capital Region, like the Albany airport, train, and bus stations.

Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Complete a Driver’s Training course.

Accommodations: Drivers are non-residential positions.

Questions?

Please contact Chris Pezzulo, Assistant Camp Director: Residential Life at cpezzulo@doublehranch.org

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Description:

Security Personnel provide evening and overnight coverage from 10:00pm – 6:00am while campers are onsite during the summer program. Security Personnel are responsible for monitoring entrances to camp and hourly rounds of the property to ensure safety of campers, staff, and volunteers.

Accommodations:

Security Personnel are non-residential positions. Snacks and beverages are provided during shifts.

Questions?

Please contact Chris Pezzulo, Assistant Camp Director: Residential Life at cpezzulo@doublehranch.org

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Seasonal Medical Staff

Join our medical team to be part of a happy and healthy camp experience for children who are facing chronic illnesses. From the ropes course to talent shows, your nursing skills can provide campers with a medically safe environment to try new things, grow their self-confidence, and be a kid.

Description:

The Residential Nurse functions as both a Cabin Nurse, caring for a cabin of campers, and a Staff Nurse, covering shifts in the Body Shop. They are a resource for Volunteer Cabin Nurses, assisting them throughout the week. Our Residential Nurse works under the supervision of the Nursing Director. In addition to a current NYS Nursing License, PALS Certification is also required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current NYS Nursing License
  • Residential Nurses must be PALS Certified and able to commit to the camp schedule from June 2 – August 9, 2022. See listed Important Dates below.

Accommodations:

Residential Nurses live onsite with housing and meals provided.

Questions?

Please contact Stephanie Neaton, RN, Nursing Director at sneaton@doublehranch.org

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Join our medical team to be part of a happy and healthy camp experience for children who are facing chronic illnesses. From the ropes course to talent shows, your nursing skills can provide campers with a medically safe environment to try new things, grow their self-confidence, and be a kid.

Description:

Staff Nurses provide shift coverage in our onsite clinic, the Body Shop, to ensure 24-hour nursing care. During shifts, they are responsible for triaging and treating acute issues among campers and staff. Staff Nurses are coordinated and supervised by the Nursing Director and Body Shop Manager.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current NYS Nursing License
  • BLS Certification

Accommodations:

Staff Nurses are non-residential positions. All meals are provided during shifts.

Questions?

Please contact Stephanie Neaton, RN, Nursing Director at sneaton@doublehranch.org 

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Important Dates

  • Leadership Training: May 31-June 2
    • For Unit Leaders and all Activity Leaders.
  • All Staff Training: June 5-June 11
    • For all Seasonal Summer Staff, except for SITs.
  • Camp Inspiration: June 14- June 18
  • Session 1: June 21-June 25
  • SITs Arrive at Camp: June 27
  • Session 2: June 28-July 2
  • Session 3: July 5-July 9
  • Mid-Summer All Staff Training: July 12
  • Session 4: July 13-July 17
  • Session 5: July 20-July 24
  • Session 6: July 27-July 31
  • Alumni Session: August 3-August 7

Two program staff at the high ropes course.

Interested, But Still Have Questions?

We love to talk about our summer employment opportunities. Please let us know your questions or curiosities about working at Double H!

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