Embrace the Exceptional. Work at Camp Ramapo this summer!


Ramapo for Children


Rhinebeck, NY


Job Title: Embrace the Exceptional. Work at Camp Ramapo this summer!

Employer: Ramapo for Children

Contact Information: Kate Wrightington at 845-876-8423 or staffing@ramapoforchildren.org

Address: 22 Camp Ramapo Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Web Site: www.ramapoforchildren.org

Job Location: Rhinebeck, NY

Salary/Wages: Stipend + Travel

Job Type: Summer

Application Materials Needed: Job Application

Job Description:

  • Based on our 250-acre campus in Rhinebeck, New York, Camp Ramapo is Ramapo for Children’s residential summer camp that serves a diverse mix of children with a broad range of cognitive, social and emotional abilities.
  • Some of our children bring with them the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders or other cognitive disabilities.
  • Some bring with them the challenges of trauma or stress. 
  • ALL of our children are at risk of being relegated to the margins of their schools and communities.
  • As a Ramapo staff member, you will develop the skills you need to succeed with a broad range of children, including those who other adults may find difficult.
  • You will learn to understand child behavior as communication.
  • You will emerge with a heightened ability to meet children’s needs and to teach them new skills.
  • You will learn how to create environments that celebrate strengths and enable all children to feel a sense of belonging. 
  • You will work hard every day you are here, and learn more than you ever thought possible.
  • This is not just any summer camp job—it is an unparalleled opportunity to embrace the exceptional.
  • As a Camp Ramapo counselor, you’ll benefit from:
    • Intensive, evidence-informed training on our Ramapo Approach, which is sought out by educators, school leaders, youth workers and caregivers around the world
    • Daily interaction with children who face varying degrees of social, emotional and learning challenges
    • A network of people within Ramapo for Children’s community, which includes year-round staff members, trainers, board members and counselor alumni, many of whom have gone on to pursue careers in education, social work and psychology
    • Free room and board on our 250-acre campus plus summer stipend and travel reimbursement
    • Up to six credits through an on-site college course, “Fieldwork in Special Education”


  • Many counselors are emerging professionals in the fields of special education, social work, psychology, and related fields, but no previous experience in this type of work is necessary.
  • We do ask you exemplify the following:
    • Leadership
    • Kindness
    • Patience
    • Commitment
    • Respect
    • Passion
    • Ambition
    • Willingness to learn


Closing Date: 

Friday, 1 June 2018