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We Are Always Looking For Great Staff

If you are at least a college freshman and looking for exciting summer employment, we are looking for you. Our motto says it all: GREAT STUFF! GREAT STAFF! GREAT SUMMERS!

We must be doing something right - every summer 65% of our staff returns! Then we fill in the remaining positions with college age people who think they can make a difference in the life of a child.

Lokanda has been welcoming children ages 6 to 16 for over 60 years. Our philosophy is simple: every summer we use fun and good times to help over 400 young people to get along with each other; to grow and mature together; and to enjoy being outdoors. We do all that, and we do it well.

The proof? Most of our campers have been with us before and feel that Lokanda is their second home. (We hope you feel that way, too!) The campers come back year after year! (We hope that you will, too!) This is truly a unique living experience, one that you really should not pass up.

So Where Is Camp Located?

Our location is one of our best features! We're an upstate-yet-nearby New York State camp, near a cute little (actually, very little!) town named Glen Spey. We're close enough to the Big Apple (about two hours) so counselors can have an opportunity to do some first-class sightseeing. But we're also far enough from the Big City so we can see a whole lot of stars at night and maybe some awesome wildlife during the day.

We're five miles from great rafting and tubing on the Delaware River and we're right on a scenic lake, Loch Ada (boating, sailing, fishing). The city of Middletown (huge new mall, food court, tenplex movie theater) is only forty minutes away.

What Will You Be Doing?

Our counselors do two things: work hard, play hard. They play sports like tennis, roller hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer and much more! They do creative things like arts and crafts, ceramics, drama, singing, dance and much more! They participate in special events like trips, bowling, dances, parties, movies, treasure hunts, carnivals and much more!

The best part of all this: They do it all with their campers, guiding them, laughing with them, and having a great time helping them to have a great time!

When the camp day is done, our staff has plenty of time for their own recreation and we provide transportation for our staff's evening activities - unless, of course, it is your night to be on duty. You'll have the use of all the camp's facilities and the opportunity to really get to know the other staff members. To make the summer even more memorable, we bring counselors here from all over the world to add that special touch of diversity.

Career & Educational Opportunities

What can a summer at Camp Lokanda do for you? A growing number of our staff are involved in child development as a career. Spending your summer with us help you:

  • Learn from professionals in the field

  • Experience East Coast America

  • Gain work experience in the field of child development

  • Build professional references and contacts

  • Experience hands-on teaching/coaching

  • Camp Lokanda staff are experts in the field and can help you define your career

A Good Deal For You - A Good Deal For Us

We go out of our way to find the right people and we pay them top salaries. Before you request an application, however, you need to know a few very important things about us:

  • We expect all staff members to care about the safety and well-being of our campers, visitors, other staff, and themselves.

  • Our camp is a smoke-free environment and smoking is not permitted on campus grounds or even just outside the campus.  

  • Camp Lokanda does not condone alcohol abuse. If a staff member uses alcohol and it impairs their ability to do the great job we expect, that staff member will be dismissed.

  • Camp Lokanda does not condone the use of drugs. If a staff member uses drugs it will result in immediate dismissal.

  • Camp Lokanda expects strict adherence to our curfew regulations. Counselors are expected to be back in camp by 12:30 every night. Extended curfews for staff can be granted by the Head Counselor.

  • Staff members cannot have visitors on camp grounds unless permission is granted by the camp Director.

These rules are strictly enforced for the safety and well being of our campers and the entire Lokanda community. There are no exceptions to these rules.