EMPLOYMENT & Staff positions

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The traditions of AYF Camp Haiastan are brought to life by the dedication and enthusiasm of our new and returning staff.

Being a part of the AYF Camp Haiastan team is a rewarding responsibility. It's also an opportunity to have one of the best summers of your life. Make a positive difference for yourself and the Armenian youth.


Executive Assistant

The Administrative Assistant supports the Executive Director to maintain the day-to-day operations of Camp Haiastan’s upper office including prioritizing incoming calls, speaking with parents, service suppliers, and camp personnel. This position will be work from home/hybrid in office in the off-season and will be onsite daily during the summer camping season. 


Armenian School Teacher
As an Armenian school teacher, you will be the primary conduit to the camper’s structured experience of Armenian History, Culture, Language, and Activism. As an Armenian school teacher, you will be responsible for executing the outlined curriculum by the Camp Board’s Educational Committee while creating engaging lesson plans for widely varying language and cultural knowledge and skill levels.

Aquatics Director
The Aquatics Director position reports to the Summer Director and will at times take direction from the Head Counselor. The Aquatics Director will oversee the instructional and recreational activities at the swimming pool and Uncas Pond Waterfront. You are responsible for the safety and maintenance of the Pool area. In this position, you will work directly with the Lifeguards. Your responsibility is to direct the lifeguards and ensure the safety of the lifeguards, staff, and campers.

Cabin Counselor
The Cabin Counselor position is the surrogate parent for campers assigned to them for two-week sessions. In this position, you will work with and live directly with campers within a cabin group. Your responsibility is for their safety, well-being, and enjoyment by guiding, teaching, and mentoring the cabin group.

Day Camp Director
The Day Camp at AYF Camp Haiastan is intended for younger children to experience AYF Camp Haiastan in a structured and nurturing environment. For these younger aged campers, this first exposure is critical to forming a meaningful connection to Camp and to prepare them to become future campers.

Head Cook
As the Head Cook for AYF Camp Haiastan, you will be responsible for the planning and execution of meals for staff and campers throughout the camping season.

Head Counselor
As Head Counselor, you will be responsible for executing the plans set forth by the Summer Camp Directors. This includes managing the counselors and staff in terms of schedules and assisting in setting up camp activities.

The Lifeguard position reports to the Aquatics director and performs all the scheduled activities with the campers. You are also responsible for the safety and maintenance of the Pool area. In this position, you will work directly with campers. Your responsibility is for their safety, well-being, and enjoyment by guiding, teaching, and mentoring the group.

Staff In Training (SIT)
SITs are our goal is to provide staff continuity by training future leaders to take on positions that help operate our summer camping season. This position will prepare you for just that. SIT’s will work under supervision in three areas of the camp on a rotating schedule: Counselor-In-Training, Kitchen, and Maintenance.

Victoria Ezgilioglu

Counselor 2017 - 2019

Camp is home away from home and every counselor and camper make up a huge family that I’ll always be proud to be part of.

Arev Dinkjian

SIT (2010), Counselor (2011,2012), Head Counselor (2013), Assistant Director (2014), Summer Director Intern (2016), Summer Director (2018)

"As a camper, I believed Camp to be the most magical place on earth. It wasn’t until I became a counselor and then later a member of the administration that I realized I was a part of creating that magic. There’s nothing more rewarding than gifting that feeling of belonging to someone else.”

Peter jelalian

Head Lifeguard 1973-1974

Head Counselor 1975-76

Summer Director 1979-82, 84-85, 88-89, 2002-2009

“AYF Camp Haiastan served as my stepping stone to developing life skills and strategies, such as communication, decision-making, creative thinking, and how to be sensitive and interact with people of all ages. These skills have helped me grow professionally outside of camp, all while making memories with my life-long friends.”