Summer Posted March 4, 2024

Division Supervisor

New Country Day Camp


New Country Day Camp is an open-tent community that celebrates and sustains joyful, outdoor summer experiences where all can thrive. We maintain a proud legacy as a Jewish camp comprised of a multicultural community, representing and celebrating the heartbeat of NYC. We build meaningful connections with ourselves, each other, and the natural world around us through innovative programming that is rooted in Jewish tradition and guided by universal values.

New Country Day Camp is an 8-week, outdoor summer camp for campers in kindergarten-8th grade. NCDC operates M-F, 8am-5pm, and provides transportation for staff and campers to and from our campgrounds on Staten Island via multiple locations throughout Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. NCDC is a neurodiverse camp community, and all staff members are responsible for supporting neurodivergent and neurotypical campers and staff to have successful summers.


Division Supervisors will be responsible for the overall well-being of approximately 100+ campers at a time within a given age group at New Country Day Camp, which serves a population of campers entering K-8. They will also be responsible for ongoing communication with the families of their assigned age group and the supervision of the counselors within their assigned age division.


Direct client group: Campers (K-8th Grade; Age assignment TBD)

Directly supervises: Counselors, Division Assistant, and any assigned Counselors-in-Training

Serves as direct contact for families in matters directly related to their camper(s)


Camper Care

Be responsible for the overall well-being of approximately 100+ campers and 20+ counselors at a time, including but not limited to physical and emotional needs

Maintain organized systems and records of camper and staff attendance, injuries, accidents, and other important information

Learn, understand, and promote camp’s mission and values (Personal Growth and Responsibility, Empathy, Respect, Passion), including our Open Tent philosophy of inclusion

Consult with leadership staff to plan and execute special weekly division-wide programming

Be present at the pool complex for swim periods and support Swim Coordinator

Logistics and Communications

Attend pre-camp meetings with families and/or staff as needed

Ensure staff/campers follow their daily schedule, guaranteeing each camp day runs smoothly

Communicate with parents as needed through the camp season, including being available via email and cell phone until 6:30pm nightly

Work with Community Engagement Manager to compile weekly division emails to families with pictures and program updates

In collaboration with the Head of Staff Care, write weekly emails to staff detailing important information for the week ahead, with an emphasis on boosting morale and maintaining a positive staff culture

Communicate and effectively partner as needed with Support Supervisors, Aquatics staff, Program staff, and NCDC leadership regarding camper needs and concerns

With Operations Manager, order supplies for division and maintain an organized inventory and balanced budget

Be responsible for overall cleanliness and organization of division shelter and surrounding area

Leadership and Staff Supervision

As a member of the NCDC Supervisory Staff, model professional behavior for campers and other staff at all times

Be present at all days of orientation, camp and staff meetings during the camp season

Create agendas and facilitate staff meetings with assigned division staff

Proactively problem solve and motivate colleagues as difficult moments present themselves throughout the camp season; encourage flexibility and understanding as means to achieve common goals

Establish and promote a commitment to the mission and vision of New Country Day Camp

Learns and implements NCDC’s restorative approach to supervision and behavior management, including regular check-ins and evaluations for supervisees

Partner respectfully with the Support Supervisor on crisis management using a Restorative Approach, working to provide the proper supports for campers within the division.


$25 per hour



Required Knowledge

Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences, liberal arts or equivalent professional experience required

3+ years of experience working with elementary school-age children

Experience as a leader in an inclusive, educational setting, or similar experience

Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred

Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills

Can attend all days of Staff Orientation and camp starting in early June through August 16th

Ability to interact with families, children, and colleagues of diverse cultural and social backgrounds

Fast learner with ability to work independently and collaboratively

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