Seasonal Camp Staff Employment Information

Salaried and Volunteer Information

The Seneca Waterways Council operates three separate camping programs at three camping facilities:

Cub Scout Adventure Camp (J. Warren Cutler Scout Reservation) This 2-night, 3-day program is for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts.  Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes we are just 45 minutes away from Rochester.  We need at least 35 energetic team players to come have fun with our Cub Scouts and their parents.

Boy Scout Resident Camp  - Camp Pioneer at Massawepie Scout Camps – is located in the Town of Piercefield on Route 3, twelve miles west of Tupper Lake.  The 3769-acre camp located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State about 200 miles from Rochester.  More than 70 staff will be needed to provide the quality program we expect to deliver.

Boy Scout Resident Camp – Camp Babcock-Hovey – Located in the midst of the scenic Finger Lakes region of western New York State, the Camp Babcock-Hovey sits on the east shore of Seneca Lake and spans 350 acres of woodlands and fields.  This site serves as a gateway to summer camp Scouting adventure.

Opportunities are available to outstanding applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (some restrictions), marital status, veteran status or the presence of a health problem or disability, unrelated to ones ability to perform the job requested.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • MINIMUM AGE:  Must be 15 on or before contract start date
  • National Camping Standards require minimum ages of 16, 18 and/or 21 for certain seasonal, summer Camp Staff positions.
  • REGISTRATION IN SCOUTING:  All staff members must be registered members of Boy Scouts of America as Camp Staff regardless of current registration status Registration can be secured at the time of hire.  
  • STANDARD OF CHARACTER:  Staff members must meet necessary standards of ability and conduct, as established by investigation of references. The Scout Oath and Law are the “living rules” of the camp community. The staff member is expected to live up to these ideals.
  • Uniforms:  The staff is expected to set an example of excellence, which includes proper uniform wear.
  • Salaries are based on the position, responsibility, and qualifications.
  • Contract length will vary depending on position and needs of the Council at the desired camp. There is no guarantee that you will be hired for your first-position choice. Always put a second choice.
  • TRAINING:      All staff members must report in time for staff training and stay through the entire season.
  • Interviews:  For most seasonal Camp Staff applicants, interviews will be conducted during the months of January and February, but can begin as early as November and December, for both salaried and volunteer positions. Phone interviews will be conducted where distance is a problem outside of the council service area.

Applicants should complete the online application in detail, with complete references. You may indicate your desire to work in a particular area. Applicants should choose their desired position carefully, based on general qualifications listed on this form. Please indicate a second choice as well. You may also wish to attach a resume.

Questions about seasonal camp employment can be sent to camping@senecawaterways.org

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2018 Camp Staff Application