Job Application: Camp Pathfinder

We are seeking dynamic leaders to create and guide opportunities for local youth in the camp setting. 

We know that camp counselors are the ultimate camp professional.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR: folks who know how to initiate activities on a daily basis, engage youth in meaningful social interaction, include everyone, and foster positive relationships in all sorts of settings - indoor, outdoor, active, and passive - among small and large groups.

Camp counselors must be at least 16 years old. High priority will be given to current classroom teachers, educators, and community leaders with experience working with children of all abilities in a creative and flexible environment. 

It is now our privilege to host youth programming on an amazing piece of property (formerly operated by the Boy Scouts at "Camp Nooteeming”). This is a 272-acre camp in the Town of Pleasant Valley, under the new land ownership of Dutchess County Government and operated by the us, the Pathfinder Foundation!

Camp will operate in 2-week sessions for a total of 8 weeks from July 3-August 25. 

Camp times will run from 9am-4pm with AM/PM extended care options.

Camp will include campers of all abilities, from ages 4-17.


🟡Welcome Center
🔵Youth Development Cabin
🟡Staff/Teen Center
🔵Multiple program pavilions & fire pits
🟡Turf soccer field/sports fields
🔵Camping accommodations and tenting platforms
🟡Arts & Crafts Cabin
🔵Archery range
🟡Commercial kitchen
🔵Dining hall
🟡Outdoor classrooms & amphitheater
🔵Hiking trails
🟡Outdoor pool
🔵Gaga Pit & Rock Wall
🟡Parkour fun park


🔵Dynamic camp professionals and current classroom educators on staff
🟡Outdoor experiences, team building, and embedded education opportunities
🔵Sustainability projects, nature play, art, and agriculture
🟡Compassion animals and animal care basics
🔵Sports, exercise and healthy living strategies
🟡Adventure challenges, orienteering, boating, and exploring
🔵Camping and survival basics, including outdoor tenting & cooking
🟡Fine arts, creative expression, portfolio development
🔵Photography, mixed media projects, process art immersion
🟡Relationship building, empathy, and personal goal-setting
🔵Celebrating and encouraging success among self and others

If the above information interests you, please continue with the application below and have your resume ready for upload at the end of the form. We look forward to getting to know you!

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* 1. Contact Information:

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* 2. Camp will operate for a total of 8 weeks from July 3-August 25. 

Which full weeks of camp can you commit to working?

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* 3. Which positions as a camp professional are you interested in? 

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* 4. Staff training and getting to know your team is very important in order to work effectively together! 

There may be a combination of days and/or evenings scheduled for staff training during the dates of June 26th-July 1. 

Please select the best statement that describes you below:

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* 5. 3 REFERENCES: Please list 3 references/contacts who are NOT a relative of yours. Each should include a valid cell phone number AND email address. Also indicate their relationship to you.

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* 6. Tell us WHY working at camp and with children is something you're passionate about!

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* 7. Attach your resume here so we can review your qualified experience:

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