Employment Opportunities

Double H is more than a camp. You want more than a job. Submit your application today!

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.

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.

Read more about our available positions, eligibility requirements, and important dates below; then submit your application today!

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Get Back to the Heart of Nursing

Residential Nurse

Residential Nurse

 

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.

Accommodations: Residential Nurses live onsite with housing and meals provided.

Staff Nurse

Staff Nurse

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.

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

Become a Counselor or Activity Leader

Cabin Staff

 

Available Positions:

  • Unit Leader: Head Counselor of a Cabin
  • Cabin Counselor

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.

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

Aquatics

 

Available Positions:

  • Aquatics Director
  • Lifeguards

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 energetic, spirited, and talented individuals who are experts in their areas. They are responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive, adaptive camp experience for all campers. Activity Leaders are devoted to teaching and supporting campers to build skills and self-esteem while making sure everyone is having SAFE FUN!  These positions require specific enthusiasm, certification and skill sets 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). All 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.

 

Barn

 

Available Positions:

  • Barn Director
  • Barn Staff

Description: The Barn Team consists of the Barn Director and Barn Staff who have previous horse and small animal experience. Barn staff are responsible for the safety and programming of both people and animals at the barn program area. These activity Leaders are energetic, spirited, and talented individuals who are experts in their areas. They are responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive, adaptive camp experience for all campers. Activity Leaders are devoted to teaching and supporting campers to build skills and self-esteem while making sure everyone is having SAFE FUN!  These positions require specific enthusiasm, certification and skill sets 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).

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.

Creative Exploration

 

Available Positions:

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

Description: The Creative Exploration Team consists of the Arts and Crafts, Creative Arts, Discovery, and Photographer program areas.  These Activity Leaders are energetic, spirited, and talented individuals who are experts in their areas. They are responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive, adaptive camp experience for all campers. Activity Leaders are devoted to teaching and supporting campers to build skills and self-esteem while making sure everyone is having SAFE FUN!  These positions require specific enthusiasm, certification and skill sets 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). Creative Exploration Team staff will primarily be responsible for their assigned program area but will be cross trained in all areas to better assist and support each other and our campers.

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.

Outdoor Adventure

 

Available Positions:

  • Archery Staff
  • High Ropes Course Director
  • High Ropes Course Staff
  • Outdoor Extreme Staff (Outdoor & Nature Appreciation)
  • Team Adventure Staff (Sports & Teambuilding)

Description: The Outdoor Adventure Team consists of the Archery, High Ropes Course, Team Adventure, and Outdoor Extreme program areas. These Activity Leaders are energetic, spirited, and talented individuals who are experts in their areas. They are responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive, adaptive camp experience for all campers. Activity Leaders are devoted to teaching and supporting campers to build skills and self-esteem while making sure everyone is having SAFE FUN!  These positions require specific enthusiasm, certification and skill sets 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). Outdoor Adventure Team staff will primarily be responsible for their assigned program area but will be cross trained in all four programs to better assist and support each other and our campers.

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.

Staff In Training

 

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 tracts 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.

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

Residential & Staff Nurses

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.

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.

Questions about Nursing positions? Please reach out to Stephanie Neaton, Nursing Director at sneaton@doublehranch.org.

 

Counselors & Activity Leaders

Join the Double H seasonal staff team to provide a unique camp experience for all of our campers – purposefully designed, fully adapted, and medically safe. Don’t hesitate to make the most of your summer and gain the experience of a lifetime.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 19 years of age, or 18 and a year out of high school pursuing further education, technical training, or other work.
  • 17-18 years of age for Staff In Training (SIT) positions
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Able to commit to the camp schedule. Depending on position, from June 2-August 9, 2022. See listed Important Dates below.

Double H provides full training for all Counselors and Activity Leaders including:

  • How to mentally and physically care for campers and their medical diagnoses.
  • Leadership, problem-solving, teamwork, communication, creativity and more.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the camp environment.
  • Necessary certifications for Activity Directors & Leaders, such as lifeguard, archery instructor, and high ropes course certifications.

Questions about Counselor and Activity Leaders positions? Please reach out to Kate Walsh, Camp Director at kwalsh@doublehranch.org.

 

Important Dates

June

  • 2-4: Unit Leader & Activity Leader Training
  • 6-12: All Staff Training
  • 15-19: Camp Inspiration
  • 23-27: Session 1
  • 30-July 4: Session 2

July

  • 7-11: Session 3
  • 15-19: Session 4
  • 22-26: Session 5
  • 29-Aug 2: Session 6

August

  • 5-9: Alumni Session