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Residential Camp Counselor in Rhinebeck, New York

Job Details

  • Date Posted: April 16, 2022
  • Location: Rhinebeck, New York
  • Company: Ramapo For Children
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $2,000 / season
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: No experience required

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  • Phone: (845) 876-8423
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Ramapo for Children is seeking staff interested in experiencing fieldwork in the world of special education and social work. Based on our 250-acre campus in Rhinebeck, New York, Camp Ramapo is Ramapo for Children’s residential summer camp that serves a diverse mix of children, adolescents, and young adults with a range of cognitive, social, and emotional abilities. Some of our children bring with them the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders or other cognitive disabilities. Some bring with them the challenges of trauma or stress. Camp Ramapo also serves as a training ground for over 100 college and graduate students each year.

As a Ramapo staff member, you will develop the skills you need to succeed with a range of children, adolescents, and young adults, including those who other adults may find difficult. You will learn to understand behavior as communication. You will emerge with a heightened ability to meet young people’s needs and to teach them new skills. You will learn how to create environments that celebrate strengths and enable all young people to feel a sense of belonging. You will work hard every day you are here, and learn more than you ever thought possible. This is not just any summer camp job—it is an unparalleled opportunity to embrace the exceptional.

As a Camp Ramapo staff leader, you’ll benefit from:

  • Intensive, evidence-informed training on our Ramapo Approach, which is sought out by educators, school leaders, youth workers and caregivers around the world
  • Daily interaction with children, adolescents, and young adults who face varying degrees of social, emotional and learning challenges
  • A network of people within Ramapo for Children’s community, which includes year-round staff members, trainers, board members and counselor alumni, many of whom have gone on to pursue careers in education, social work and psychology
  • Free room and board on our 250-acre campus plus summer stipend and travel reimbursement
  • Up to 9 credits through multiple on-site courses, including “Fieldwork in Special Education”