Boys and Girls Group Leaders

Raquette Lake Camps
392 Antlers Rd
Raquette Lake, NY 13436
United States
Summer Camp - Overnight
Sleep-Away Camp
Experience Required
Job Start Date
Job End Date
$4,000.00 to $6,000.00 Per Year
Job Description

Operating continuously since 1916, Raquette Lake Camps is a traditional brother/sister sleep-away camp, located on opposite sides of stunning Raquette Lake, nestled in the heart of the stunning Adirondack State Park of upstate New York. We are family-owned/operated and offer both campers and staff a nurturing environment and the finest in programs and facilities.

Staff members at Raquette Lake don’t entertain campers, we engage them. And to make sure that happens, we are looking for both boys and girls camp Group Leaders who are prepared to be the best big brothers and big sisters they can be. Reporting directly to and working closely with the Camp Director, our Group Leaders are the backbone of the camp, overseeing the counselor staff and directly engaged with the day-to-day life of the campers.


To supervise approximately 30-40 campers and 20 counselors through day-to-day camp life

DATES: June 12 - August 8, 2024

SALARY: Starting compensation begins at $4000 and will increase based on experience. Room and board are included and travel allowances are also available.

BENEFITS: Our dates provide an excellent match to most high school and collegiate schedules, allowing you to seamlessly build Raquette Lake employment into your schedule. Build your resume working with multiple age levels at a nationally-recognized summer camp. Private accommodations with excellent wifi/Internet service. We can discuss camp opportunities for your children, if necessary.

Job Requirements


  • At least three years of overnight camp experience in a camper-facing role

  • Ability to relate to campers ranging from 6-16

  • Ability to supervise staff and manage schedules

  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group

  • Ability to speak with and communicate effectively with parents

  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision

  • Good character, integrity and ability to adapt to camp setting

  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control

  • BS or BA in Education a plus


    • Clean and set up bunk facilities during Orientation

    • Help teach staff their responsibilities during Orientation

    • Conduct daily check of bunk area for safety, cleanliness and good repair 

    • Wake-up campers and staff at Reveille and monitor the morning line-up

    • Supervise the group in the dining hall and assist the kitchen staff when necessary

    • Supervise and assist in bunk clean up, inspecting each to maintain a desired standard of cleanliness

    • Observe and often participate with the group during activity

    • Assist in the daily processing and delivery of mail; and the collection of outgoing mail to parents

    • Monitor the group at rest hour and after dinner hours

    • Interact with parents on an as-needed basis

    • Help organize evening activities and activities for special events

    • Supervise the collection and return of laundry once a week

    • Supervise “on-duty” team at least once a week during rest hour and after-dinner hours, checking out “off-duty” counselors and checking them back in

    • Do everything in your power to make sure that every camper and counselor has a positive camp experience

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David Rafferty
392 Antlers Rd
Raquette Lake NY 13436
United States
Raquette Lake Camps David Rafferty
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