2024 Camp Dates

Session 1: July 1 - July 12
Session 2: July 15 - July 26
Session 3: July 29 - August 9
Session 4: August 12 - August 16

Note: Camp runs from 9am to 4pm.

Note: Camp is closed Thursday, July 4th.

Summer Camp 2024 Open House Dates
Sunday, February 11 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Hofstra Physical Education Building

Important Dates

Medication Drop Off Days


A Medication Request Form must be filled out by your child's physician, and must either be sent into the camp office ahead of time or accompany the medication being dropped off.

Medication must be in the original container, including the label with your campers name, dosage, and the prescriber's name.

Hofstra Summer Camp Employment

Summer Camp Job Descriptions 2024

Specialty Counselor

Do you want to share your passions with a group of campers equally excited about the same topic? Our Specialty Camps are a lot like choosing a major in college; campers choose one specialty per session to focus on, and Specialty Counselors are an essential part of their overall camp experience! You will assist the Program Director in a variety of ways, from attendance to daily activities, as well as assisting with bathroom breaks and lunch duties.

You can choose from a variety of available programs that best fit your interests, including art, science, academics, STEM, and sports.

High school seniors and current college students with a background in any of these areas are encouraged to apply.

Recreation Counselor

As a Recreation Counselor, you will play a critical role in creating a safe, fun, and memorable experience for campers while encouraging teamwork and good sportsmanship. You will be responsible for taking attendance, following a set schedule of indoor and outdoor activities that change daily, supervising campers in the locker room, on the pool deck, and during lunch.

Recreation Counselors should be energetic, engaging, and enjoy coordinating and playing recreational games (including gaga, volleyball, dodgeball, etc.) with campers in grades 2-10.

High school seniors and current college students with an interest in working outdoors are encouraged to apply.

Specialty Directors/Teachers

Do you want to spend the summer inspiring a new love of fun and learning in kids of all ages? Our Specialty Camps are rooted in learning – whether that’s learning how to code, how to sew, how to build a gum drop bridge, or learning how to throw the perfect spiral in Flag Football. Specialty Directors and Teachers are at the core of these camps: you will be responsible for crafting and implementing a curriculum that challenges your campers in a fun and engaging atmosphere and overseeing counselors within your program.

For academic programs (Cub Camp, Gifted Camp, and Hofstra Art Experience), New York State certified teachers are encouraged to apply.

For non-academic programs (Tennis, Sports Sampler, Flag Football, Adventure Education), individuals with a background in these areas are preferred.

Sports Academy Counselor

Hofstra’s Sports Academy Camps have been voted Long Island’s Best Sports Camp two years in a row. These unique camps run in one-week sessions and are led by Hofstra’s Division I coaches and their staff. Sports Academy Counselors are each responsible for coaching a group of campers (their team for the week!) in a variety of drills, scrimmages, and competitive play in the Championship at the end of each session.

These are full-day camps where the campers are immersed in their sport of choice from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Athletes are encouraged to apply for the sport they currently play competitively at the collegiate level.

Swim Counselor

Swim Counselors play a pivotal role in our recreation portion of the day – our American Red Cross Instructional Swim Program is a highlight of the summer for both campers and parents. While under the supervision of the Aquatic Director, Swim Counselors provide hands-on swimming instruction for campers of various ages and abilities.

You must be able to:
  1. Assess each camper at the beginning of each session to determine swimming ability.
  2. Teach swimming techniques, strokes, and water safety to campers with different swimming abilities.
  3. Plan swimming lessons that are fun and educational with the help of the Aquatic Director and/or other swim instructors.
  4. Identify incorrect swimming techniques and make corrections as needed.
  5. Monitor campers to prevent accidents and injuries in pool and on pool deck.
  6. Complete paperwork in a timely manner.
  7. Maintain and ensure proper storage of all camp equipment.
  8. Will be required to accept other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates must be able to swim at least 4 lengths of pool using any known strokes, be able to communicate with peers and campers, be passionate and enthusiastic about teaching others to swim.

For individuals with 1-2 years of experience, weekly salary is between $225-$375.
For individuals with 3+ years of experience, weekly salary is between $375-$500.

Registered Nurse

Camp Nurses report directly to the Camp Medical Director and are responsible for helping to oversee the health and safety of campers and staff, and provide healthcare as needed. The essential job functions are:

  1. Organize, maintain and utilize adequate resources for serving the health and medical needs of campers and staff.
  2. Attend to injuries and treat campers who exhibit signs of illness.
  3. Oversee First Aid procedures and supplies.
  4. Establish and maintain the camp's Infirmary and office.
  5. Maintain accurate health records in accordance with NY State and American Camp Association Standards.
  6. Manage the Infirmary staff and provide adequate and appropriate training.
  7. Organize and dispense medications provided by parents.
  8. Provide emotional support for individuals who need it.
  9. Accompany the sick or injured to hospitals or medical facilities if needed.

Camp Emergency Medical Technicians report directly to the Camp Medical Director and are responsible for observing campers for illnesses and/or injuries while participating in their sport or recreation activities. EMTs are to respond to medical emergencies, treat as necessary and assess whether injuries/illnesses require further treatment. They are to report any difficulties related to health immediately to the Medical Director and Camp Director.

Infirmary Counselor

Camp Infirmary Counselors report directly to the Camp RN on Duty, and assist with daily operations of the Camp Infirmary. Infirmary Counselors will assist campers with minor injuries or ailments under the direct supervision of an RN. Infirmary Counselors are often scheduled to be based out in the field to assist Camp EMT’s, or assigned to work with our youngest campers in the Cub Camp program to assist with minor medical issues as they arise. Minimum of one year of nursing school under-graduate education is required.

REACH Volunteer

The REACH Program was developed on the premise that all children of different abilities or special needs should have an opportunity to experience Hofstra Summer Camps with their peers in a safe, inclusive environment that meets their social, emotional and academic needs.

The primary role of a REACH Program Volunteer is to ensure the safety and well-being of their assigned camper in a 1:1 inclusion model. As they support or “shadow” their camper through their daily camp program, the REACH Volunteer provides assistance in their social communication and acts as an advocate for their camper’s needs. While motivating their camper to participate in their program activities, the REACH Volunteer will help manage their behaviors and supervise their interactions with other campers, as needed. Helping their camper feel comfortable, welcomed, and included in their Hofstra Summer Camps program experience is of great importance. The REACH Volunteer is the first line of communication should the intervention of the Specialty Camp Director or REACH Program Director be needed to assist with their camper. Good verbal communication skills with children and adults, and the ability to understand non-verbal cues is vital. The REACH Volunteer position is a highly rewarding role that can make a difference in the life of a child with special needs. We encourage all high school students ages 15 and up to apply.

For More Information
: (516) 463-CAMP (2267)
Email: ce-camps@hofstra.edu

Please note that opening of on-campus summer camp or any on-campus programs will be subject to all then-current New York State and Nassau County Department of Health requirements and guidance. Any individual visiting the Hofstra campus or attending on-campus programs or camps will be required to follow all such rules and University policies relating to health and safety. Participants will be notified of University policies prior to the start of any on-campus program.