The Best Camp Staff in the World
With 160 staff for only 260 campers Long Lake has one of the best campers to staff ratios of any summer camp. In addition the age, quality, caring and knowledge of our staff make them exceptional leaders, educators and role models for our campers. Unlike many camp we will not hire 17 and 18 year olds to care for your children. We require our staff to either already have passed a degree or masters and already have teaching experience or be well on their way. Our theater directors, music directors and choreographers are 30 years and older with many professional production and teaching credits already before joining Long Lake.
Every staff member new or returning goes through a very in depth back ground checks to ensure they are the safest staff we could hire. Every staff member is personally interviewed by the camps directors and because we have so many returning staff each summer there are few jobs to apply for thus we can be very picky. We hire staff as if they would be caring for our own children (who are at camp) so we only accept the most trustworthy and dedicated staff on earth. Our staff come from America, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, Poland, Hungary, Israel and Italy. The international flavor of the staff compliments the many nationalities of our campers.
All staff go through a rigorous training before the campers arrive, we teach them our proven way of making the campers feel welcomed and cared for. It is not an accident that every summer we maintain such a high level of professionalism and commitment to our campers.
Who Will Live With the Campers
Our bunk staff are ages 20 to 28 and are also our arts, music, rock, sports, waterfront, drama and unit leaders. We have a minimum of 3 staff per room and they act as leaders and role models making sure every camper is eating well, sleeping well, making friends and is getting everything they came to camp for.
Marc Katz and Susan Katz have a combined 70 years of camp leadership experience. Long Lake is the only business they run so they can dedicate 100% of their time and energy towards exceeding every campers and parents aspirations. The camp was found by Marc’s father David Katz and his philosophy has been maintained to this generation.
Carolyn Goodman and Geoff Burnett have a combined 50 years of camp experience. Carolyn is a New York certified music teacher and band leader. Geoff comes from a BA and ma in Fine arts practice and management.
Having long time returning department head is crucial to our success and consistency of delivery the most amazing experience every summer. All our department heads have been with us for 10 years or more and are professionals and educators is their field of study.
Camp Nurses – Learn more here about our health center.
Our 3 full time summer camp nurses are all New York State Certified Register Nurses with pediatric and teen health care experience. Many are parents themselves so they understand the needs of children and how it can be hard being away from home. We only hire American nurses as they offer the best training and quality of care in the world.
Fine Arts, Music, Circus
We have 26 Fine Arts and Film instructors who come from all around the world to share their passion for fine arts with our campers. They are ages 20 to 28 and have proven artistic experience and teaching abilities. They come from the very best arts schools in the world and they are an inspirational group.
Our unit leaders are 22 to 30 year olds with proven experience working with children. Most come from an education background with specialties in the performing or fine arts. and all are exceptional at relating to children, knowing what questions to ask and how to help their campers get everything they want.
Our lifeguards are some of the most experienced and well trained you will find at any camp. They all are Red Cross certified Waterfront Lifeguards with high levels of CPR and First Aid Training (Professional Rescuer and First Responder). They have previous waterfront experience and they undergo our own training before your campers arrive. Each will gain a P.V (Public Vessel) boat operator license. This is the highest level of boating certification for watersports on a lake. Most camps only need the very easy to get boating license. We hire from America England and Australia for our Lifeguards as these are the best countries in the world for waterfront training.
Our sports staff are dynamic 20 to 26 year olds either currently pursuing a sports degree or have already graduate and are sports teachers. Each has a specialties they can teach to a high level and they all are Red Cross Certified in CPR and First Aid to a high level, (CPR- Professional Rescuer and First Aid- First responder). We also have our own 1 week long High Ropes training for our Sport Department. Our horse riding instructors come mainly from England and they will have more than 10 years of riding and skills, accredited horse leaders certification and already taught riding to children.
If you have any questions about our staff please call us at 914-693-7111. If you would like to apply to work for Long Lake Camp for the Arts please click here.