Job Opportunities

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Summer Camp employment opportunities:


Hello! I hope everyone is having a safe and healthy new year so far. We are in the midst of planning for camp this summer which will run from June 28-August 6, 2021 and are now accepting applications for new staff to join us for this upcoming summer.  The following are requirements for each position:

Volunteer (2 weeks, must be 12+ prior to the start of camp)

Junior Counselor (must be 14/15 prior to the start of camp)

Counselor (must be 16+ prior to the start of camp)

Open Camp Counselor (must be a high school graduate)

**Please note that applicants MUST have availability for all 6 weeks of camp**

Rather than filling out physical applications this year, applications can be submitted using the attached Google Forms. Applications are due by February 19th and interviews will be Sundays in March. An email regarding interviews will be sent out during the last week of February.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to message us through this group or email me at         You can also locate the job application on the downloads page.

The Oakland Recreation Summer Camp is run seasonally for the children of the Borough of Oakland. We have a proud tradition of having the best staff and weekly events to make each summer unforgettable and the future summers something that everyone looks forward to. As school is out for the summer, we begin our exciting programs for grades K-5 and grades 6-9. Our k-5 campers attend the Oakland Recreation Summer Day Camp with programs and events that are conducted at the   recreation complex and Valley Middle School. Our sixth through ninth grade campers attend the Oakland Recreation Summer Open Camp. These campers travel to major theme parks, water parks, movies, etc. throughout New Jersey, New York , and Pennsylvania.

Each year at the Oakland Recreation Camp we offer jobs for counselors and junior counselors.  Junior counselor is a position only at the Day Camp.  This position is offered to candidates that are 14-15 year-olds prior to the first day of camp.  As a junior counselor you will be working with a counselor taking direction from them, interacting with the campers and learning how to become a counselor , as well as , being available to work for the 6 weeks of our camp season).

Volunteers looking to complete community service requirements are encouraged to contact the camp director via email .

Counselor positions are offered for both Day Camp and Open Camp.  You must be 16+ years old prior to the start of camp to work at Day Camp and must be 18+ to work at Open Camp.  We look for candidates that are highly motivated(commitment to working for the 6 weeks of our camp season camp) and committed to build upon the camps  positive influence on the community of Oakland.

Job Requirements:

  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to work with others
  • Responsibility
  • Communication skills
  • Participation
  • Leadership
  • Friendly/Outgoing

Volunteer / Community Service

Volunteers must be 14 years of age prior to the start of camp.  They must complete a job application and hand it in prior to the deadline. Volunteers will be contacted after registration to discuss availability and requirements. Community services hours can be achieved by volunteering . A volunteer can be with our staff for one(1) week.