Raquette Lake Camps

About Raquette Lake Camps

Prestigious Sleep Away Camp in the Beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York

Operating continuously since 1916, Raquette Lake Camps is a traditional sleep-away camp located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.

As one of the oldest camps in the country, we know how to create a rich and rewarding summer experience. The separate Boys Camp & Girls Camp are family-owned/operated and offers campers a nurturing environment and the finest in programs and facilities. Our campers range in age from 6 - 15 years old and attend camp for a nearly 7-week session.

While many of our staff will be returning, we are seeking additional college-aged students to live in the bunks with our campers and work as general counselors or activity specialists in one of our daily activity areas. You and your co-counselors will live with a group of campers in a cabin. You will be their mentor, companion, and big brother or sister as you guide them through their daily activities, including meals, special events, and out-of-camp trips.

We have high expectations. You must be 18 or have completed one year of college. All staff undergo a rigorous background check and thorough interview.

As a general counselor, experience and enthusiasm for working with children are necessities. As a specialty counselor, you need to have a high level of skill in a specific activity, or show an aptitude and strong interest. We hold a mandatory orientation the week before camp; some programs require additional training.

Finally, we expect you to have sound judgment and decision making skills, and be warm, caring, and patient. But most of all we want you to have fun!

Click the link below to apply online:

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Camp Counselor

June 2019 Raquette Lake, NY
“The atmosphere and kids. ”

Camp Counselor

May 2018 - August 2018 Raquette Lake, NY
“Went to NY knowing no one, came back with some of the best friendships. Got to spend time doing something I love with amazing kids. ”
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