Tuesday, February 14, 2023

DEC is Hiring Staff for the 2023 Summer Camps Program

DEC summer camps

The NYS DEC is actively recruiting Directors, Assistant Directors, Waterfront Directors, Cooks, Nurses, EMTs, Counselors, and Camp Aides for the 2023 Summer Camps Program. All positions offer competitive salaries, plus room and board for the summer.

Locations of DEC Summer Camps:

  • Camp Colby in Saranac Lake;
  • Camp Pack Forest in Warrensburg;
  • Camp Rushford in Caneadea; and
  • Camp DeBruce, near Livingston Manor.

Learn more about the employment opportunities at DEC’s Environmental Education Camps.

This is a unique opportunity to work at a rustic and beautiful summer camp in the Catskills, Adirondacks, or Western NY. Our week-long residential programs draw 11–17-year-old youths from across NYS for life-changing experiences in the outdoors. NYSDEC Summer Camps combine environmental education, hunter education, and outdoor recreation to create an adventurous experience for youth. Camp staff engage campers in ecological principles such as field, forest, aquatic, wildlife, and human impact and outdoor skills including backpacking, camping, and canoeing.

How to apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and unofficial college transcript to campemploy@dec.ny.gov.

Email is preferred, but you may mail your application to:

DEC Camps Employment
C/O Camps Administrator
625 Broadway; 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-5256

Attend a DEC Summer Camp Program

Are you a parent or guardian hoping to send your child to one of DEC’s Environmental Education Camps this summer? Registration for 2023 begins on Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. Please prepare for registration by following the instructions on the How to Register for Camps webpage. We highly recommend that families fill out all the required camper forms and waivers before registration opens. Completing all forms and waivers ahead of time will significantly speed up your registration process.


Photo at top: NYS DEC photo.

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Information attributed to NYSDEC is taken from press releases and news announcements from New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.

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