Employment & Internships
SJ Riding Camp
Summer Camp Staff Information
Counselors are 18 and older                 Junior Counselors are 16 and 17*
Do you enjoy the outdoors?  Do you like working with children?
Are you interested in learning new things?  
Do you want valuable experience in teaching, leadership, and working with a team?   
Are you interested gaining communication and people skills that will help you in any career?
Then SJ is the place for you!

*Limited Positions Available
Riding Instructor Internship
Riding Counselor
Archery Counselor
General Counselor
Waterfront Director
Lifeguard and General Counselor
Program Director    

    We hire up to 20 staff every summer. Our camp is unusual in that we have up to 54 girls per
    week so staff have both cabin counseling and program responsibilities.
    As a cabin counselor, staff are role models, best friends, entertainers, inspirations, big sisters,
    and "parents" to their cabin group.
    Program responsibilities include teaching and managing in a specific program area such
    as arts & crafts, sports, or riding.  We look for staff who love working with children and are
    creative, fun, and patient.  We also look for staff with excellent teaching skills, and strong
    skills in at least one program area.  

    Because of our small size, we can create a position specially designed for individuals
    with a variety of interests or talents.  For instance, someone might work in the arts & crafts
    program for a short time each day, then take a group on a nature hike, teach sign language,
    or juggling, and then help with gardening, cleaning, or office work.  This allows staff
    the opportunity to try new things, develop skills in a variety of areas, and to enjoy working with
    a diverse group of campers and other staff. Never a dull moment at SJ!
You should know...
•  Dates of employment include six days of pre-camp training.
•  Some pre-season online training required.
•  Dates for the 2020 season are June 14 to August 23 (Riding Staff - 6/5 - 8/23)
  • Some partial summer opportunities available.
•  All positions are live-in. Staff cabins house 2 - 6 staff and CIT's.
•  You will have one 24-hour day and one night off a week, plus time off each day to relax.
•  Once we receive your completed application, we will contact you to discuss salary,  
answer any questions you may have, and to arrange an in-person or Skype interview.
For more information call Director Julie Morton at
860-872-4742 or e-mail to julie@sjridingcamp.com.
Please apply online
(The application is found on the CampDoc website and is
located in the Health Profile section!)
2005 Staff Including Founder Mary E Haines, at age 91!
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