Work At Camp
The traditions of AYF Camp Haiastan are brought to life by the dedication and enthusiasm of our staff.
As a new or returning staff member, you’ll learn and enhance skills that transcend Camp, help build your resume and benefit you throughout your personal and professional life - leadership, communication, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and mentorship.
And more importantly, you’ll help foster an inclusive, positive environment and directly enhance a camper’s summer.
If you are looking for one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we invite you to be part of the Camp family.
February 16th - Management Positions
Summer Director, MESH Specialist, Health Center Director, Food Service Director
February 20th - Speciality Positions
Armenian School Teacher, Head Counselor, Health Care Provider, Health Center Assistant, Lifeguard, Prep Cook, Summer Office Administrator
March 3rd - Summer Support Saff
Cabin Counselor, Campground Care SIT, Counselor-In-Training (CIT), Day Camp Counselor, Kitchen Operations SIT, Teen Session Counselor,
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.
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.
Arts & Crafts Coordinator
The Arts & Crafts Coordinator will be responsible for creating, executing, and overseeing the arts & crafts program at AYF Camp Haiastan. Your main responsibilities will be those outlined in the Cabin Counselor position with the additional responsibilities listed below. The coordinator will report to the Summer Director.
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.
Campground Care SIT
At AYF Camp Haiastan 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. Campground Care SITs will work under supervision in the areas of camp maintenance.
Counselor in Training (CIT)
At AYF Camp Haiastan 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. CIT’s will work under the supervision of our summer staff as a Counselor-In-Training.
Day Camp Counselor
Day Camp Counselors are assigned to campers for the two five-day sessions of Day Camp. Responsibilities include mentoring them in aspects of camp life including but not limited to: activity participation, daily personal hygiene, dining, and all-program activities. Day Camp Counselors work with and report directly to the Day Camp Director.
Day Camp Director
The Day Camp Director is responsible for developing a curriculum of activites for the two five-day sessions for Day Camp. You will be responsible for communicating with the Executive Director, Summer Director, as well as parents/guardians upon drop-off and pick-up. As Day Camp Director, it is your job to create 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.
Food Service Director
As the Food Service Manager for AYF Camp Haiastan, you will be responsible for the planning and execution of meals for staff and campers throughout the camping season. The Food Service Manager must also maintain and monitor the kitchen and food service equipment and tools with the highest regard to health, sanitation, and safety. You will directly oversee and monitor the Prep Cooks and Staff In Training (SITs) that are assigned to the kitchen.
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. You will also oversee all staff camp committees, as well as prepare all necessary material and equipment for each activity and area on a daily basis.
Health Care Provider
Health Care Providers oversee, evaluate, and monitor the health status of all campers and staff residing in the camp. You will operate and maintain the camp's Health Center as a 24/7 facility dedicated to the promotion of the health and welfare of all camp participants according to the statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the AYF Camp Haiastan Health Center Guidelines. Providers must hold a valid LPN, RN, NP, or PA license.
Health Center Assistant
As the Health Center Assistant, you will report to the Licensed Professional Medical Staff and assist in daily administrative and healthcare related tasks, including basic first aid. Such tasks include, but are not limited to, inventory management and organization of medication.
Health Center Director
The Health Center Director at AYF Camp Haiastan is responsible for managing the health protocols and procedures to ensure the health and safety of campers and staff. The Health Center Director will work both in the pre-season (March-May) and in-season (June - August) to oversee staffing, administrative and nursing responsibilities. You have the opportunity for flexible house and hybrid work in the pre-season months. The Health Center Director reports to the Executive Director and the Camp Health Care Consultant.
Kitchen Operations SIT
At AYF Camp Haiastan 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. Kitchen Operations SITs will work under the supervision of the Head Cook in the Kitchen and report directly to the Summer Director. There will be a total of 6 kitchen staff rotating on a schedule. Kitchen staff will be rotated in groups of 4 to work two of the three meals daily.
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.
AYF Camp Haiastan aims to provide a safe and positive environment for all campers and staff. The MESH Specialist will oversee the Mental, Emotional, and Social Health of campers and staff. The MESH Specialist will play a crucial role in providing resources, training and skills necessary for campers and staff to address the diverse needs of our campers and be successful while at camp. Additionally, this position will require strong administrative and organizational skills to assist the Summer Director in planning, coordinating and executing camp activities. This is a seasonal full-time position that reports directly to the Executive Director.
As a Prep Cook, you will work with the Food Service Manager to prepare meals based on the established menu. Prep Cooks must adhere to sanitation guidelines, monitor the service of meals, and wash equipment used for food prep. You will also be responsible for proper rotation, labeling, and dating of the kitchen's food inventory.
The Program Director is responsible for developing a curriculum to best serve the Teen and Summer Camping sessions. Teens may benefit from different programs than those ages 8-14, therefore the curriculum should support activities to stimulate campers development and enjoyment in sports, social and Armenian related activities. You will work off season to develop the program, and will stay in communication during the season to ensure the curriculum is being implemented properly. The Program Director position is a remote position, with potential on-site training with the staff.
The Summer Director (SD) is responsible for the summer operation of Camp Haiastan. As Summer Director, you will assist the Executive Director in recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating the summer staff. Additionally, you will supervise and coordinate the Support Staff, Counselors, and Program Staff to ensure a smooth, seamless operation of camp activities and schedules. The Summer Director must ensure the summer meets Camp Haiastan's mission of offering the highest standard of safe, healthy, and enjoyable camping while emphasizing the preservation of our Armenian culture and heritage for all campers and staff. The Summer Director reports directly to the Executive Director.
Summer Office Administrator
The Summer Office Administrator supports the Summer Director to maintain the summer operations of Camp Haiastan’s summer office including prioritizing incoming calls, and speaking with parents, service suppliers, and camp personnel. Additional responsibilities include check-in help, inventory management, and social media & PR support. This position will be on-site daily during the summer camping season.
Teen Session Cabin Counselor
At AYF Camp Haiastan, the Teen Session Cabin Counselor position is the surrogate parent for campers assigned to them for the session. In this position, you will work with and directly supervise campers within a cabin group. Your responsibility is for their safety, well-being, and enjoyment by guiding, teaching, and mentoring the cabin group. Teen Session Counselors must be at least 20 years of age and have worked at AYF Camp Haiastan for one summer. Teen Session Counselors report directly to the Summer Director.