Our staff are inspired youth mentors dedicated to supporting each camper as they explore new passions, develop leadership skills, and awaken their sense of purpose and joy.

Our Staff

At Eden Village, our staff provide campers with an incredibly supportive experience. Our low camper to staff ratio ensures that your camper’s health, safety, and emotional well-being are cared for at all times. Our staff are professionals who are dedicated to the camper’s experience throughout all moments of the day. Staff are chosen for their experience, maturity, enthusiasm, and commitment to campers’ growth.

Being a staff member at Eden Village is hard work, and is one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. Our staff community is strong, supportive, kind, creative, and fun. We seek enthusiastic and mission-aligned staff members to work from mid-June to the beginning of August.

Staff Requirements

All summer staff at Eden Village Camp are required to be at least 17 years old.
All staff are required to provide multiple references, pass a background check, and participate in a 9-day staff training.

Questions about staffing? See our FAQ section. Still stumped? Call us at 845-809-0080 anytime or email staff@edenvillagecamp.org with your question, we’d love to answer it!

2023 Staff Dates

6/18-6/26 Staff Training @ Camp*
8/21 Last Day of Camp
*Leadership staff and some staff who need additional training (lifeguards, ropes staff, etc) may be asked to report to camp earlier

Summer Staff Positions

The staff at Eden Village comprise a family with one goal: to create the best summer experience for our campers. This requires a tremendous amount of energy, hard work, patience, and flexibility. The days are long and demanding.

The benefits are enormous. Do you want to make memories and friends that last a lifetime? Are you ready to eat organic, farm-fresh food all summer long? Do you love helping campers thrive and grow? And the rewards don’t end once summer is over. They continue throughout your life as you become part of a network that supports and nourishes you for years to come.

Staff applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply now if you’re interested. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Eden Village provides equal opportunities without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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Staff Positions

Bunk & Program Staff

  • Bunk Counselor
  • Junior Staff (Rising 12th graders)
  • Unit Heads / Tribe Leaders
  • Adirondack Backcountry Trip Staff (July 25 – Aug 14)
  • Nanny / Early Childhood

Program Specialists

  • Culinary Arts Specialist
  • Survival Skills Specialist
  • Art Specialist
  • Herbalism Specialist
  • Climbing Wall Specialist
  • Farm Apprentice
  • Aquatics Director
  • Lifeguard

Kitchen Staff

  • Kitchen Assistant Chef
  • Mashgiach
  • Dining Hall Manager
  • Prep Cook
  • Dishwasher
  • Baker

Wellness Staff

  • Registered Nurse (3 weeks, 6 weeks, or 9 weeks)
  • Nurse Assistant
  • Camper Care Specialist / Social Worker
  • Special Needs Counselor / Camper One-on-One

Administrative Staff

  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Office Staff
  • Driver

Staff Faq

Working at Eden Village Camp is a rewarding and unique experience. Each day our staff change the lives of our campers. Our staff is a strong, close-knit community who love waking up each morning at camp. If you love working with kids and being part of a team, you’ll love working at Eden Village Camp!

At a minimum you need to be 17 years old, have experience working with youth, and excited to work at camp! Many staff positions require additional certifications, training, and experience.

That’s great! You can mark down which positions you’re interested in when you fill out your staff application. Once we receive your application, we’ll be in touch with you about which positions we think are the best fit.
Now! Staff applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Most positions are filled by mid-January. In late-January we will update the staff page to reflect which positions are still open.
You can apply to work at camp by filling out an online application. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Apply Now” button to start your application!
Camp is located on 248 acres in Putnam Valley, New York, about an hour north of New York City. We’re surrounded by forest and the Appalachian Trail runs right through our backyard! We have a pool, lake, miles of hiking trails, teaching kitchen, herbalism apothecary, basketball courts, tennis courts, outdoor playing fields, and a 4 acre farm and fruit orchard. We’re about 7 miles down the road from Cold Spring, the Metro North train line, and the Hudson River.
Bunk staff live in cabins with campers while non-bunk staff live in cabins with other staff. All cabins have electricity, bathrooms, and showers.
Every staff member receives a day off each week to rest, rejuvenate, and build community with other staff. Break time for each staff is built into the daily schedule.

Be A Mentor

The staff at Eden Village are musicians, farmers, artists, ecologists, activists, educators and lovers of life who have demonstrated strong skills in working with children through prior experience. We want YOU to join our team!

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