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Camp Counselors

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.


 The applicant must be at least 16 years of age for a summer day camp AND

(a.)  The candidate must have at least one season of experience working in a camp situation; OR

(b.)    The candidate must have completed a training course related to camping or the supervision of children.

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.


Camp Counselors shall be at least 18 years of age at a children’s overnight camp and at least 16 years of age at a summer day or traveling summer day camp.

If mowing is required, Camp Counselors must meet standards set by the New York State Department of Labor to operate power mowers.

The Minimum Qualifications and Special Requirements were taken from Chapter 1 of the New York State Sanitary Code, Subpart 7-2, Children’s Camps.  The Statutory authority is Public Health Law, Subsection 225.