Employment Opportunities

We are pleased to be welcoming campers, seasonal staff, and volunteers back onsite for a residential 2021 Summer Camp Program at approximately 30% capacity. In designing and operating the summer program, we will be closely following summer camp guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), New York State (NYS), our local Department of Health (DOH), and the American Camping Association (ACA). We will also be operating based on recommendations from the SeriousFun Children’s Network (SFCN) that were created specifically for camps serving children with serious illnesses. This summer more than ever, our seasonal staff will help provide Double H’s primary Core Value for campers: Safe Fun!

This summer will encompass many changes and policies that are sure to evolve as the COVID-19 guidelines shift in the months to come. To support the implementation of these changes, seasonal staff will be asked to take on additional responsibilities in program area facilitation, adapting traditional camp events, and creative programming for small groups. Flexibility and patience will be necessary skills as we head into a Summer of new challenges. We are excited to welcome these changes as an opportunity to learn and grow, and we hope you are excited to join us!


Before You Apply:

Please read the requirements for 2021 Summer Camp Staff and be prepared to commit to the following to keep everyone at camp safe…

• Staff will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. (Double H qualifies as a Phase 1b Organization in New York State. Therefore, all staff are currently eligible to receive the vaccine(s)).
• Staff will comply with all onsite safety protocols, including but not limited to mask wearing, maintaining cabin pods with set campers and counselors, maintaining personal hygiene through proper handwashing and coughing techniques, and participating in health screenings, isolating, and/or PCR testing when necessary.
• Staff will consistently self-monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and practice low-risk behaviors while offsite: avoid large gatherings, maintain physical distance, and wear a mask when around others.

Application & Hiring Timeline

NEW! Our timeframe is much shorter than normal this summer. Please note the specific deadlines for applications and hiring.

  • Applications Available: Friday, April 2 – Friday, April 30
    All applications must be started by April 30 to be considered.
  • Staff Interviews Start: Friday, April 12
  • Applicants Notified of Hiring Placements: Monday, May 3 – Friday, May 14

Requirements for All Seasonal Staff Positions

Eligibility requirements:

  • 19 years of age, or 18 and have completed their first year of college.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • The ability to be flexible and adapt to changes.
  • A desire to have fun and make campers have a summer to remember.

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to provide complete, independent personal care for yourself regarding hygiene maintenance, medical needs, and medication administration.
  • Must be able to provide personal care for campers including bathing, toileting, changing diapers, dressing, transferring children out of their wheelchair, etc.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to work 12-hour shifts with limited breaks.
  • Must possess the strength and stamina to maintain constant supervision of campers for the duration of the season.
  • Be able to push, pull, lift, and carry items up to 50 pounds.
  • Be able to supervise and instruct campers; will require the ability to walk, sit, climb, kneel, crouch, and stand.

 

Summer Employment

Cabin Counselor

Number of Positions Available: 37
Duration: Monday, June 21 – Sunday, August 8, 2021
Accommodation: Residential – Cabin Counselors live onsite with housing and meals provided.

Description:
Cabin Counselors are enthusiastic, nurturing individuals who care for and assist a group of campers. 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.  Counselors travel with their campers to all activities. Counselors possess the ability to work well with children ages 6-16 years old.

New in 2021! Cabin Counselors will have an additional responsibility of facilitating the following program areas for their cabins: Arts & Crafts, Team Adventure, Creative Arts, Outdoor Extreme, and Discovery. You will learn how to facilitate activities in a meaningful and intentional way as part of All Staff Training. We will make sure activities, supplies, and instructions are organized in advanced to help with your successful facilitation.

Important Summer Dates

  • Leadership Training: Friday, June 18 – Saturday, June 19
  • Unit Leader/ Activity Leader Training: Sunday, June 20
  • All Staff Training: Monday, June 21 – Sunday, June 27
  • Session 1: Wednesday, June 30 – Sunday, July 4
  • Session 2: Wednesday, July 7 – Sunday, July 11
  • Session 3: Wednesday, July 14 – Sunday, July 18
  • Mandatory Summer Training: Monday, July 19
  • Session 4: Thursday, July 22 – Monday, July 26
  • Session 5: Thursday, July 29 – Monday, August 2
  • Alumni Session: Thursday, August 5 – Sunday, August 8
  • Departure Day: Sunday, August 8

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Activity Leader

Number of Positions Available:

  • High Ropes Course: 4
  • Barn: 4
  • Aquatics (Pool & Waterfront): 4
  • Archery: 4

Duration: Sunday, June 20 – Sunday, August 8, 2021
Accommodation: Residential or Non-Residential – Activity Leaders may choose to live either on or off-site for the duration of Summer.

Description:
Activity Leaders are energetic, spirited, talented teachers and coaches who are experts in their activity. Activity Leaders are responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive, adaptive experience for all campers in their program areas. Activity Leaders are devoted to teaching and supporting campers to build skills and self-esteem while making sure all campers are having FUN!  Activity Leaders possess the ability to lead campers while being safe and positive at all times. These positions require specific certification and skill sets to run their program areas. If hired, we will provide the necessary training and certification required to fulfill all Double H, NYS, and SeriousFun requirements.

New in 2021! Activity Leaders are NOT eligible to join a cabin as they have been in prior years.  As an Activity Leader, you will safely interact with multiple cabin pods as they visit your program area. To mitigate unnecessary exposure, you will not re-join a cabin pod once your program area shift has ended. Activity Leaders may choose to be either residential with housing provided, or non-residential and leave site at the end of shifts. Residential Activity Leaders will have additional camp responsibilities outside of your program area, such as helping run camp-wide events and creating content for virtual camper curriculum. Non- residential Activity Leaders will need to follow all camp regulations regarding off-site safety.

Important Summer Dates

  • Leadership Training: Friday, June 18 – Saturday, June 19
  • Unit Leader/ Activity Leader Training: Sunday, June 20
  • All Staff Training: Monday, June 21 – Sunday, June 27
  • Session 1: Wednesday, June 30 – Sunday, July 4
  • Session 2: Wednesday, July 7 – Sunday, July 11
  • Session 3: Wednesday, July 14 – Sunday, July 18
  • Mandatory Summer Training: Monday, July 19
  • Session 4: Thursday, July 22 – Monday, July 26
  • Session 5: Thursday, July 29 – Monday, August 2
  • Alumni Session: Thursday, August 5 – Sunday, August 8
  • Departure Day: Sunday, August 8

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Unit Leader

Number of Positions Available: 6
Duration: Sunday, June 20 – Sunday, August 8, 2021
Accommodation: Residential – Unit Leaders live onsite with housing and meals provided.

Description:
Unit Leaders are responsible, thoughtful, and organized leaders that provide direction to a cabin of staff, volunteers, and campers. Unit Leaders are responsible for managing the day-to-day structure of the cabin and ensuring that all campers, staff, and volunteers are having a safe and fun experience.  Unit Leaders are responsible for coaching staff, providing written and oral feedback, and encouraging growth and goal setting amongst their team. Unit Leaders have strong communication skills and can collaborate with camp leadership, the medical team, and camper parents in an appropriate and timely manner.

New in 2021! Unit Leaders will have smaller teams of campers, staff, and volunteers as we operate at 30% capacity. You must be aware of all COVID-related protocol and prepared to role model and enforce such protocol in your cabin. Unit Leaders will have to ensure that all staff get time off and rest while maintaining safe ratios in their cabin.

Important Summer Dates

  • Leadership Training: Friday, June 18 – Saturday, June 19
  • Unit Leader/ Activity Leader Training: Sunday, June 20
  • All Staff Training: Monday, June 21 – Sunday, June 27
  • Session 1: Wednesday, June 30 – Sunday, July 4
  • Session 2: Wednesday, July 7 – Sunday, July 11
  • Session 3: Wednesday, July 14 – Sunday, July 18
  • Mandatory Summer Training: Monday, July 19
  • Session 4: Thursday, July 22 – Monday, July 26
  • Session 5: Thursday, July 29 – Monday, August 2
  • Alumni Session: Thursday, August 5 – Sunday, August 8
  • Departure Day: Sunday, August 8

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Residential Nursing Coordinator

Our Nursing Coordinator is responsible for triaging and treating acute issues among campers and staff. He/She will care for campers as a cabin nurse and work shifts in our Body Shop. Our Nursing Coordinator works under the supervision of the Nursing Director. Our Nursing Coordinator works closely with the leadership team to ensure that all medical needs are being met. This position assumes the role of Nursing Director when the Nursing Director is off site. A current NYS license and PALS certification are required.

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Residential Nurse

Our residential nurse functions as both a cabin nurse and a staff nurse in the Body Shop. He / She is a resource for the volunteer nurse assisting them throughout the week. Our Residential Nurse works under the supervision of the Nursing Director. A current NYS license and PALS certification are required.

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Non-Residential Staff Nurse

Our Staff nurses are responsible for triaging and treating acute issues among campers and staff. Our Staff Nurses provide coverage in our infirmary to ensure that we have 24 hour nursing coverage. Our Staff Nurses are supervised by our Nursing Director and Body Shop Manager.

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Seasonal Employment

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

Double H Ranch is seeking to hire a temporary, seasonal, full-time Volunteer Coordinator that will run through December 31. 2021. The core purpose of the role is to provide administrative support for all program volunteer efforts including virtual volunteers, summer session volunteers, program volunteers, and family pal volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator will need the ability to work flexible hours, remotely or in person, in response to changing priorities and to assist on evenings and weekends when required. This is a temporary position to help with the post COVID-19 transition. There is a possibility for full-time year-round employment after the temporary period based on program need.

Full Job Description

Seasonal Housekeeper

Seasonal Housekeeper

Our Housekeeping staff must meet the needs of our program by providing clean and sanitary facilities for campers and staff to engage in camp activities and to reside in.

Housekeeper Duties include:

  • Stripping and making beds
  • Cleaning bathrooms
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop rooms
  • Fold and put laundry away
  • Wipe downs tables
  • Wash windows
  • Handling garbage
  • Other cleaning duties as needed.

This is a seasonal position that is anticipated to beginning late May 2021 and ends in August 2021.  The position is expected to average 40 hours per week with work days scheduled as necessary and will include weekends.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Cassie Gebo at Double H Ranch, cgebo@doublehranch.org.

Questions?

While we are working hard to answer all the questions that come along with this new challenge, we know there will inevitably be some unknowns. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this together. Hired Seasonal Staff will be invited to virtual information sessions to ask questions, learn safety protocols, and discuss details of the 2021 Summer Camp Program. In the meantime, please visit our FAQ page for more information.

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