Share Your Passions! Summer Camp on an Island!
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First Photo of Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center located on the beautiful Shelter Island in New York is hiring!

Quinipet is seeking individuals that are excited to make a difference in a young person’s life while having a great time making friends at a stunning beachfront location. Quinipet offers both a day and an overnight camp for boys and girls ages 5-17.

At Quinipet you will:

Have the opportunity to grow and test yourself and gain confidence in your social, emotional, and problem-solving abilities.

Work in a fulfilling and empowering camp atmosphere .

Be a part of meaningful outreach programs for underserved youth including Native Americans.

Gain new friends from all over the world.

Why Quinipet:

Camp is at the beach! located on Peconic Bay provides a strong connection to the natural world.

Generous time off means staff can explore; we’re a short walk to a public beach and a bike ride from miniature golf, a coffee shop, and Mashomack Preserve, great for hiking. And… we provide bikes for the staff!

Shuttles around the island are provided for evenings off, including to the ferry. Nearby Greenport is a great place to hang out with new friends.

We’re 2.5 hrs. from New York City on the Hampton Jitney bus or the Long Island Railroad.

We will work with staff to help them complete internship/practicum required hours.

Most staff members live in cabins with campers and also teach a program activity. Quinipet staff have two hours off daily and a day and an evening off weekly, perfect for enjoying our spectacular beachfront location. We provide laundry facilities, a staff retreat with wifi and fridge, and van shuttles around the island.

What we need:

ACTIVITY COUNSELORS are the primary caregivers for campers, ensuring their overall care and well-being. Activity Counselors are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and leading one or more activities. They will live with campers, lead cabin activities, and guide campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. Minimum age: 19

We are especially looking for Activity Counselors that are confident in leading fishing, robotics, magic, videography, cooking, and outdoor cooking.

WATERFRONT COUNSELORS are responsible for lifeguarding, teaching swimming, and implementing fun waterfront activities. Waterfront/Lifeguard Counselors live and work with campers. Kayak and paddle board experience is a plus! Must hold current American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification (course is offered at Quinipet). Minimum age: 19.

SAILING COUNSELORS are responsible for leading safe, fun, and instructional sailing activities. Sailing counselors live with campers and will guide campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. US Sailing Level 1 certification or the equivalent and lifeguard training desirable. Must be proficient in power boat operation and sailing American 18 Day Sailers, Picos, Optis, and FJs. Minimum age: 19

*Other positions available are listed at
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Waterfront Counselor
Performing Arts
Film Making
Arts & Crafts
Fabric Design
Jewelry Design
Painting And Drawing
Environmental Education
Camp Newspaper
Other Positions
Head of Arts
Head of Outdoor Adventure/STEM
Spiritual Life Coordinator
Head of Senior Boys
Health & Safety
Nurse's Assistant
Water Safety Instructor
Camp Counselor
Maintenance Positions
Office Positions
Food Prep
Salary dependent upon experience. All staff live onsite, receive meals, and have access to a staff lounge. Staff receive 2 hours off per day, 1 night off per week, and 1 day and evening off per week. We also offer various staff appreciation events and activities throughout the summer!

Covid-19 Information

We require all staff to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Testing will be required as needed through the summer.

Summer Address
99 Shore Road
PO Box 549
Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965
(631)749-0430 (tel.)
Winter Address
99 Shore Road
PO Box 549
Shelter Island Heights, NY, 11965
(631)749-0430 (tel.)

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