Staff Positions at Silver Lake CampStaff Positions

Leadership Positions

Admin:

  • Office Assistants
  • Drivers
  • Bus Drivers
    (CDL)
  • Staff Liaison
  • Special Events
    Coordinator
  • Camp Moms

Department Heads:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Adventure
  • Horseback Riding
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Media Arts
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Waterskiing
  • Pool
  • Waterfront
  • Group Leaders
  • Dining Room
    Manager

Medical Staff:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Medical Director

Silver Lake's leadership positions stretch far throughout camp. Our leadership positions include department heads, medical staff, office assistants, camp moms, special events coordinators, group leaders, and many more.

For these roles we are looking for staff members who are twenty-five years of age and older. You should possess strong leadership qualities, good communication skills, a love for camp, and most importantly a passion for working with children.

Our department heads supervise three to fifteen staff members, making sure each one is working hard and running a successful program. The pool, waterfront, and waterski directors will need to be certified by the American Red Cross and should also hold a Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification. Our registered nurses and doctors need to be New York State Certified; Don’t worry, we will work with you to acquire the proper licensure.

The Staff we hire for these leadership positions play a vital roll in the success of Silver Lake. They are the motor that makes our great program run!

Adventure

Positions:

  • Archery
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Nature
  • Pioneering
  • Ropes Course
  • Skate Park

Silver Lake's Adventure program strives to give our campers a feel of the outdoors along with offering some more extreme sports such as mountain boarding and skate park. Our Pioneering specialist guides our campers in overnight camp outs, helping them start a fire, assisting them in cooking dinner and breakfast, and making sure everything is set for them to sleep under the stars or our lean-tos.

Our ropes course consists of both high and low rope elements. Our course also features a 34 ft. climbing and 300 ft. zip line. Our staff teach safety first and look for progression from the campers each time they are there. All ropes course staff members must attend a pre-orientation ropes certification course given at camp.

We hire six specialists to run our horseback program. We run with fifteen horses for the summer, teaching western and English style riding along with jumping and dressage. Our campers love to take trail rides throughout the camp and even go swimming with the horses in the lake. Horseback lunch outings and overnights are also a big hit!

Athletics

Positions:

Team Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag Football
  • Street & Roller
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Individual Sports:

  • Aerobics
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Spinning
  • Sports Fitness
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga
  • Zumba


Athletics is one of our largest programs at camp. Offering over twenty different activities to choose from, athletics has really taken off at Silver Lake. Between both camps, we have twenty tennis courts, ten basketball courts, three baseball and softball diamonds, two full size soccer fields, and much more. All of our sports fields and courts are equipped with lights for night time play.

We look to hire college athletes and high school coaches as our sports specialists. Experience in coaching and working with all age levels is very important. The specialists work together with the Athletic Director to come up with lesson plans and coaching drills to improve the campers’ skills. Positive attitude and good sportsmanship is a must when teaching athletics at Silver Lake.

While group lessons are the basis of each team sports program, we also offer many inter camp tournaments and games, along with our own intra-camp leagues. Many times we will ask you to help coach these teams, referee games, or assist in setting up for a tournament or special activity. While we always play to win, the main objective is to have fun and learn.

Our individual sports give our campers a chance to work in smaller groups to improve their skills. At golf, we offer a 1600 sq. ft. putting green and driving cages. Our three part aerobics program offers sixteen spin bikes in our spinning studio, traditional aerobics, and the new craze “ZUMBA”! In our new state of the art weight room, we teach our older campers the proper techniques of weight training while the sports fitness program works on cardio. Staff are also allowed to use the weight room on their off time.

Digital Media

Positions:

  • Cartooning & Digital Animation
  • Computers (MAC based)
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Video
  • Radio Broadcasting

Our Digital Media Lab is busy all day every day. In Computers, our staff teaches the campers how to use many different programs while coming up with fun projects for the kids to do. In Cartooning/Digital Animation, we want you to teach the campers how to make their drawings come to life on the computer.

Digital Photography and Digital Video teaches proper techniques in filming and picture taking, as well as editing all the material.

All staff who work in the Digital Media area must be knowledgeable in working on Mac based computers. You should be able to work with programs such as Adobe Photoshop, iPhoto, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Powerpoint, and Word.

FineArts

Positions:

  • Ceramics
  • Cooking
  • Creative Crafts
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Leather Craft
  • Jewelry – Beaded & Metal
  • Magic
  • Needle Craft
  • Rocketry
  • Sculpture/Mosaic
  • Silkscreen
  • Stained Glass
  • Totem Pole Building
  • Woodworking




Our Arts & Crafts area offers many different media. We want our campers to be able to choose specific art studios so they can learn those skills from experienced instructors. Each activity has an individual specialist who must have a strong background in that area.

Campers should let their creative sides shine while they are at the arts areas. It is the staff’s responsibility to come up with exciting and new projects for the campers to construct. Campers make hundreds of t-shirts at silkscreen, dozens of bowls at ceramics, and tons of bracelets, rings, and keychains at jewelry throughout the summer.

Performing Arts

Positions:

  • Circus Arts
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theatre Assistant

Technical Theatre
Positions:

  • Costuming
  • Lighting
  • Set Building
  • Set Painting
  • Sound Technician

The Performing Arts program consists of both on stage and behind the scenes tech theatre, circus arts, and our dance program. In our theatre we put on three shows, one per session, and a camper and staff all star show combined with our sister camp, Chipinaw. Other performances include Mock Rock, Talent Shows and Minute to Win It.

Our staff runs everything from directing the shows and playing live music for the them, to building the sets, running the lights, and ensuring the sound is perfect. The theatre department is one big team working together to achieve the common goal of putting on a great performance. Theatre staff is required to have years of experience either performing, directing, or backstage.

Waterfront

Positions:

  • Boat Drivers
  • Lifeguards - Pool & Waterfront
  • Sailing
  • Waterskiing & Wakeboarding Instructors
  • Water Safety Instructors (WSI)

Silver Lake sits on our own 96 acre lake, in which campers enjoy swimming, playing on the inflatables, boating, waterskiing, and tubing. We hire over thirty lifeguards each summer to oversee our lake and pools. All lifeguards must have experience and pass our American Red Cross Certification course which is given at camp a week before orientation.

We teach swim instruction at our pools and look to hire certified water safety instructors (WSI’s) for the summer. We teach different strokes, safety techniques, and even lifeguarding courses to our oldest campers.

At our waterfront, campers learn to kayak, canoe, sail, row, and fish. We also have a waterski program that teaches skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, and tubing. We have Sea Doo Jet boats with a full compliment of ski’s and wakeboards. We search for experienced boat drivers over the age of 25 and all of our waterski instructors must also be American Red Cross Certified.



Support Staff

Positions:

  • Maintenance
  • Groundskeeping
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Garbage

Support Staff play a very important role in camp’s everyday operations. Though they are very often behind the scenes, camp could not run without them. Silver Lake’s support staff usually hails from around the world, which gives them a great opportunity to experience new cultures, while working hard.

The support staff team consists of kitchen staff, maintenance, groundskeepers, housekeepers, and laundry staff. Staff members must possess a strong work ethic, skills in their specific area, and a willingness to get down and dirty whenever needed.



Leadership

Admin:

  • Office Assistants
  • Drivers
  • Bus Drivers
    (CDL)
  • Staff Liaison
  • Special Events
    Coordinator
  • Camp Moms

Department Heads:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Adventure
  • Horseback Riding
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Media Arts
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Waterskiing
  • Pool
  • Waterfront
  • Group Leaders
  • Dining Room
    Manager

Medical Staff:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Medical Director

Silver Lake's leadership positions stretch far throughout camp. Our leadership positions include department heads, medical staff, office assistants, camp moms, special events coordinators, group leaders, and many more.

For these roles we are looking for staff members who are twenty-five years of age and older. You should possess strong leadership qualities, good communication skills, a love for camp, and most importantly a passion for working with children.

Our department heads supervise three to fifteen staff members, making sure each one is working hard and running a successful program. The pool, waterfront, and waterski directors will need to be certified by the American Red Cross and should also hold a Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification. Our registered nurses and doctors need to be New York State Certified; Don’t worry, we will work with you to acquire the proper licensure.

The Staff we hire for these leadership positions play a vital roll in the success of Silver Lake. They are the motor that makes our great program run!



Adventure

Positions:

  • Archery
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Nature
  • Pioneering
  • Ropes Course
  • Skate Park

Silver Lake's Adventure program strives to give our campers a feel of the outdoors along with offering some more extreme sports such as mountain boarding and skate park. Our Pioneering specialist guides our campers in overnight camp outs, helping them start a fire, assisting them in cooking dinner and breakfast, and making sure everything is set for them to sleep under the stars or our lean-tos.

Our ropes course consists of both high and low rope elements. Our course also features a 34 ft. climbing and 300 ft. zip line. Our staff teach safety first and look for progression from the campers each time they are there. All ropes course staff members must attend a pre-orientation ropes certification course given at camp.

We hire six specialists to run our horseback program. We run with fifteen horses for the summer, teaching western and English style riding along with jumping and dressage. Our campers love to take trail rides throughout the camp and even go swimming with the horses in the lake. Horseback lunch outings and overnights are also a big hit!

Athletics

Positions:

Team Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag Football
  • Street & Roller
    Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Individual Sports:

  • Aerobics
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Spinning
  • Sports Fitness
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga
  • Zumba


Athletics is one of our largest programs at camp. Offering over twenty different activities to choose from, athletics has really taken off at Silver Lake. Between both camps, we have twenty tennis courts, ten basketball courts, three baseball and softball diamonds, two full size soccer fields, and much more. All of our sports fields and courts are equipped with lights for night time play.

We look to hire college athletes and high school coaches as our sports specialists. Experience in coaching and working with all age levels is very important. The specialists work together with the Athletic Director to come up with lesson plans and coaching drills to improve the campers’ skills. Positive attitude and good sportsmanship is a must when teaching athletics at Silver Lake.

While group lessons are the basis of each team sports program, we also offer many inter camp tournaments and games, along with our own intra-camp leagues. Many times we will ask you to help coach these teams, referee games, or assist in setting up for a tournament or special activity. While we always play to win, the main objective is to have fun and learn.

Our individual sports give our campers a chance to work in smaller groups to improve their skills. At golf, we offer a 1600 sq. ft. putting green and driving cages. Our three part aerobics program offers sixteen spin bikes in our spinning studio, traditional aerobics, and the new craze “ZUMBA”! In our new state of the art weight room, we teach our older campers the proper techniques of weight training while the sports fitness program works on cardio. Staff are also allowed to use the weight room on their off time.

Digital Media

Positions:

  • Cartooning & Digital Animation
  • Computers (MAC based)
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Video
  • Radio Broadcasting

Our Digital Media Lab is busy all day every day. In Computers, our staff teaches the campers how to use many different programs while coming up with fun projects for the kids to do. In Cartooning/Digital Animation, we want you to teach the campers how to make their drawings come to life on the computer.
Digital Photography and Digital Video teaches proper techniques in filming and picture taking, as well as editing all the material.

All staff who work in the Digital Media area must be knowledgeable in working on Mac based computers. You should be able to work with programs such as Adobe Photoshop, iPhoto, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Powerpoint, and Word.

Fine Arts

Positions:

  • Ceramics
  • Cooking
  • Creative Crafts
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Leather Craft
  • Jewelry – Beaded & Metal
  • Magic
  • Needle Craft
  • Rocketry
  • Sculpture/Mosaic
  • Silkscreen
  • Stained Glass
  • Totem Pole Building
  • Woodworking

Our Arts & Crafts area offers many different media. We want our campers to be able to choose specific art studios so they can learn those skills from experienced instructors.
Each activity has an individual specialist who must have a strong background in that area.

Campers should let their creative sides shine while they are at the arts areas. It is the staff’s responsibility to come up with exciting and new projects for the campers to construct. Campers make hundreds of t-shirts at silkscreen, dozens of bowls at ceramics, and tons of bracelets, rings, and keychains at jewelry throughout the summer.

Performing Arts

Positions:

  • Circus Arts
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theatre Assistant

Technical Theatre
Positions:

  • Costuming
  • Lighting
  • Set Building
  • Set Painting
  • Sound Technician

The Performing Arts program consists of both on stage and behind the scenes tech theatre, circus arts, and our dance program. In our theatre we put on three shows, one per session, and a camper and staff all star show combined with our sister camp, Chipinaw. Other performances include Mock Rock, Talent Shows and Minute to Win It.

Our staff runs everything from directing the shows and playing live music for the them, to building the sets, running the lights, and ensuring the sound is perfect. The theatre department is one big team working together to achieve the common goal of putting on a great performance. Theatre staff is required to have years of experience either performing, directing, or backstage.

Waterfront

Positions:

  • Boat Drivers
  • Lifeguards – Pool & Waterfront
  • Sailing
  • Waterskiing & Wakeboarding Instructors
  • Water Safety Instructors (WSI)

Silver Lake sits on our own 96 acre lake, in which campers enjoy swimming, playing on the inflatables, boating, waterskiing, and tubing. We hire over thirty lifeguards each summer to oversee our lake and pools. All lifeguards must have experience and pass our American Red Cross Certification course which is given at camp a week before orientation.

We teach swim instruction at our pools and look to hire certified water safety instructors (WSI’s) for the summer. We teach different strokes, safety techniques, and even lifeguarding courses to our oldest campers.

At our waterfront, campers learn to kayak, canoe, sail, row, and fish. We also have a waterski program that teaches skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, and tubing. We have Sea Doo Jet boats with a full compliment of ski’s and wakeboards. We search for experienced boat drivers over the age of 25 and all of our waterski instructors must also be American Red Cross Certified.



Support Staff

Positions:

  • Maintenance
  • Groundskeeping
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Garbage

Support Staff play a very important role in camp’s everyday operations. Though they are very often behind the scenes, camp could not run without them. Silver Lake’s support staff usually hails from around the world, which gives them a great opportunity to experience new cultures, while working hard.

The support staff team consists of kitchen staff, maintenance, groundskeepers, housekeepers, and laundry staff. Staff members must possess a strong work ethic, skills in their specific area, and a willingness to get down and dirty whenever needed.