Work at Island Quest Day Camp!

Island Quest Day Camp joins the agencies of Commonpoint Queens, Friedberg JCC, Suffolk Y JCC, & Gural JCC to introduce a brand new, innovative day camp located in Wheatley Heights at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds. Whether you want to fly across a zipline, make the game winning assist, or turn your recycled art into a robot, you can design a path that’s perfect for you. Every experience is unique. Every week is something new. Every adventure shapes your future.

Island Quest offers an innovative approach to choice-based experiences that allows our campers to choose their “Quest” (area of focus) each week. Summer 2021 will introduce three core Quests – Seek, Compete, and Innovate, each encouraging campers to dream big, seek solutions, and discover their true self. We remain dedicated to giving all campers the opportunity to establish lifelong friends, learn new skills, gain independence and achieve self-confidence.

We are also the home to passionate, dedicated and inspiring camp professionals! From our Counselors in Training to our Division Heads, Administrators to Specialists – all of our team members receive extensive training and participate in orientations where they learn to collaborate with supportive, like-minded professionals to give every child a rich summer experience and a lifetime of memories.

Camp Dates:

  • 2021 Season: June 28-August 20 (8 weeks)
  • Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30/5:00 pm
  • Available for all pre-season staff trainings (selected days in Spring 2021)
  • Must be able to attend every day of camp 

Open positions for Summer 2021 (please inquire below)

Unit Head (as per Department of Health must be 21+)

Unit Heads are the primary caregivers for each camper. The unit head is responsible for supervising and managing a unit, which is a group of campers in the same grade level as well as all the senior and junior counselors placed in that unit. The Unit Heads is responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities, guiding campers, and staff in their personal growth and daily living skills in a camp day.


Senior Counselor (as per Department of Health must be 18+)

Counselors are the backbone of our camp community and are the primary caregivers for our campers. Seniors Counselors are the real super heroes, ensuring that all campers are having a safe and enjoyable summer experience every day of camp. Senior Counselors are responsible for collaborating with the Junior Counselors in their group to create an engaging experience for all campers throughout the summer. 


Adventure Challenge Specialist 

Deliver adventure challenge activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Assist in the management to the physical operation of the adventure challenge facilities and equipment. Includes Low Ropes and Ninja Warrior Course. Applicants must have current certification in challenge course operation or documented experience and training, as well as certification in First-Aid and CPR.


Water Safety Instructor (as per Department of Health must be 16+) 

Water Safety Instructors are responsible for supervising all swim activities to help prevent and manage injuries at camp. Teach swim to campers groups daily, and ensure campers and staff follow all necessary safety procedures while at the pool complex. Applicants must enjoy working with children, possess the ability to work on a team and work well with others. Be prepared to spend the entire day outdoors, under the sun. Experience working with children with special needs a plus.

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