Employment Opportunities

The Double H Ranch has made the difficult decision to suspend the traditional Summer Residential Camp 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At this time we are not accepting seasonal staff applications for summer programs.
Read the Double H Ranch’s full statement regarding COVID-19 here.

Spend your summer bringing joy and fun back into the lives of children living with a serious illness. Many alumni counselors describe their camp experience as life-changing. You will work in a community that believes in teamwork, make long-lasting friendships, and discover new talents. You’ll discover how much more you are capable of than you’ve ever dreamed.

The Double H Ranch hires approximately 90 people to fill our paid summer staff positions. As a summer staff member, you’ll not only make a measurable impact on the lives of children living with a serious illness, but you’ll grow as an individual, too. During your time at camp, you will gain valuable skills in working with children and your peers. You will gain professional development that you can take with you to a career in any field. Learn more about our available opportunities below!

Summer Employment

Activities Coordinator (Seasonal)

Prior camp experience needed. The Activities Coordinator supervises camp activities and program areas. This position is part of our leadership team and works alongside the the Camp Director.

View the Activities Coordinator Job Description

Activity Staff

  • High Ropes Assistant
  • Discovery Assistant
  • Arts & Crafts Assistant
  • Barn Assistant
  • Lifeguards
  • Outdoor Extreme (Camping & Nature) Assistant
  • Team Adventure (Sports & Rec) Assistant

View the Activity Staff Job Description

Camp Photographer

Responsible for documenting the week at camp through photo and video. Must have experience in photography and creating slideshows.

View the Photographer Job Description

Leadership Coordinator (Seasonal)

Prior camp experience needed. The Leadership Coordinator supervises the CIT Program and provides counselor support. This position is part of the leadership team and work alongside the the Camp Director.

View the Leadership Coordinator Job Description

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Leadership and Directors

  • Unit Leader
  • Aquatics Director
  • Arts & Crafts Director
  • Barn Director
  • Creative Arts (Talent Show) Coordinator
  • High Ropes Director

View the Unit Leader Job Description

Counselors & CIT's

We hire 80-85 counselors each summer. Counselors are responsible for day-to-day care of campers, providing a safe environment for themselves and our campers, motivating campers to participate in camp activities and providing a fun camp experience. Counselors must be 19 years of age or 18 with one year of college completed.

The Counselor-in-Training program is 5 weeks in length and is residential. CIT’s must be 17 years of age.

View the Counselor Job Description

Notes for Interested Applicants:

Are Summer Staff and CIT’s paid?
Yes! There are various pay rates based on position and experience.

Start Dates
Seasonal Leadership: May 27
Unit Leader & Program Area Staff: June 4
All Staff: June 15

At Home at Camp
Double H Ranch is in the Adirondack Park in Lake Luzerne, NY. All positions are required to live on camp. Camp consists of dormitory style cabins where 1-3 counselors will share a room. All cabins are equipped with bathroom facilities and you will have access to laundry rooms. Double H Ranch is in a beautiful location that provides many opportunities for hiking, camping, and many other adventures during time off.

A Day at Camp
Working at camp is tremendously rewarding, but also very challenging. Camp days are long – remember how much you wanted to stretch out each summer day as a kid?

Camp never stops, so your time off is limited. What is in no short supply are experiences that will strengthen your communication and creative thinking skills. Your heart and your resume will grow several sizes, as will the network of people you’ll have through camp.

When you join the Double H Ranch team, you become a part of a magic making organization with a mission of serving children with serious medical conditions.

Time Off
After each six-day session, all of our staff get two and a half days off. Staff can leave site if they wish, but the campus is open and staff are able to stay on-site during their time off.

Can my experiences fulfill internship requirements?

We are happy to work with you and your university to meet internship guidelines. It is not uncommon that a summer staff member completes an internship in addition to their camp responsibilities here at Double H Ranch. We have previously had student completing internships in fields such as (but not limited to) Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreation Management and Leisure Studies. Please note, we do not have a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) nor a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) available to oversee an internship.

Additional Questions or More Information
If you have additional questions about the application process or summer staff positions, please contact Kate Walsh, Camp Director, at kwalsh@doublehranch.org or 518-696.5676.

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