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Eagle Island can’t wait to get a team together for the summer of 2019!  And we are super excited that you are here wanting to join us on this amazing journey!

We are looking for some great people who are as enthusiastic to serve our campers as we are.  This summer we will be operating as a day camp on the island in Upper Saranac Lake in New York.  We will be focusing on sailing and outdoor skills so we need people like you who don’t mind getting dirty and spending time on the water and in the woods with some awesome kids.  Everyone will be trained in water safety if not certified as a waterfront lifeguard (because well… we’re on an island).

Each day you will be responsible for our campers.  Getting them to their activities on time and helping them to learn and grow when they get there (by participating yourself as much as possible, when you’re having fun the campers are having fun!).  You will be asked to clean everything from cuts and scrapes on camper’s knees to bathrooms and floors. But you won’t be alone. On this island, we are a team doing what needs to get done to support the camp.  It will be hard work but it will also be some of the most rewarding.


July 8-July 13: Certification courses and leadership training

July 14-July 19: Staff Training and Development Week

July 22-August 2: Youth Camp

Available Positions:

Grove Counselor (18+): Directly supervise a group of campers.  Assist program leaders in teaching activities and participate in activities.  Entertain campers between structured activities. Salary: $330/week

Grove Leader (21+): Supervise Grove Counselors as well as working directly with a group of campers.  Ensure that campers follow schedule and maintain daily paperwork to care for campers. Must be willing to take Responding to Emergencies first aid and CPR. Salary: $370/week

Waterfront Lifeguard (18+): Work on our waterfronts teaching swim lessons and sailing.  You will need to be certified as a waterfront lifeguard or be willing to obtain the certification.  Experience with sailing is wanted but not required. Salary: $330/week

Boating Manager (21+): Supervise our boating and sailing docks.  Develop lesson plans for campers in the sailing track. Assist the Waterfront Director in scheduling lifeguard rotations for boating sessions. Salary: $370/week

Waterfront Director (21+): Manage all aspects of the waterfront.  This position will be responsible for scheduling lifeguards and lesson plans.  This position will need to be certified in waterfront lifeguarding, water safety instructor, lifeguard management and have experience managing a pool or waterfront.  Eagle Island can help to coordinate courses for you if you need some of these certifications. Sailing experience is great but not necessary. We will also assist you in obtaining a NY State Powerboat license. Salary: $400/week

Assistant Camp Director (21+): Manage camp staff as well as assist with office communication and logistics.  Communicate with parents via social media, email and phone. Organize paperwork including fire drill logs, camper information and hiring paperwork.  Salary: $400/week

Boat Driver and Program Assistant (21+): Responsible for the protection and maintenance of physical property of the island.  Maintain records of maintenance actions. Transport campers to and from the island. Requires NY State Powerboat license (or willingness to obtain) as well as experience operating various power tools. Salary: $330/week

Application Process:

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So you know you want to apply, now what?  First of all you are doing great just by being here!  There’s a button just under this section (and another one at the top of the page).  You’ll start by clicking that Apply Now! This will take you to an application. It will ask you for some basic information about yourself and you will need to provide 3 references.  Once you submit that you should get an email (not quite right away but in the next day or so). This will talk you through the next steps in more detail but basically it will include a creative prompt for you to reflect on and answer.  At Eagle Island we recognize that not everyone learns the same way and therefore not everyone expresses themselves best through writing. So you get to answer that prompt however makes the most sense to you. Maybe in a video or a song, you might write a poem or create a sculpture or art piece.  Perhaps you do express yourself best in an essay. Whatever it is, have fun with it! Once you are happy with your response you will schedule an online video interview.

Questions? Email