Work at PDC

This is more than being a counselor -- it's like finding a second home.

Click Here to Submit an Online Employment Application

Are you any or all of these?
  • Fun - loving
  • Sensitive
  • Enthusiastic
If so, let's find out if you're a good candidate to work at Purchase Day Camp.

Never worked with children? Not a problem.

We're kid experts, and we'll give you all the support you need to become part of the

TEAM Member

That's our recipe for great day camping and great summers for everyone - the campers and our entire staff.

Our TEAM Members play in the sunshine, but they also learn increditble skills - for life:
  • TEAMwork (of course)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Positive influencing
  • Caring
  • Safety
Maybe that is why 65% of our TEAM Members return the next year - and the next - and the one after that.

We become a real family, and the family can always use new members.

TEAM Member

Apply for a summer position:
Fill out the Online Employment Application
Download an Employment Application
Request an Employment Application be mailed to you
Call us at 914-949-2636 and request an application by mail
Pick up an application at the Purchase Community House

The completed application can be mailed or dropped off in person at Purchase Community House, 3095 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577, or faxed to us at (914)949-0955.

Here is what the TEAM does every summer:
  • We create a climate of learning and fun to further the development of each camper socially, physically and creatively.
  • We help each child adjust easily to his/her group and strengthen values of teamwork, cooperation and sportsmanship.
  • We encourage a positive self image for each child while teaching skills in a variety of physical and creative activities.
  • We coach and encourage campers in a calm yet also spirited way, free from excessive competition.

We are organized for success:

Our 150+ member TEAM is made up of
  • Program Coordinators
  • Activity Leaders
  • Waterfront TEAM Members
  • Counselors
  • Assistant Counselors
TEAM Members are encouraged to add their special skills and innovations to camp activities.

TEAM Member

Here is what we expect from our TEAM:
  • An excellent on time and daily attendance record from June 28th through August 20th, 2021.
  • Work generally from 8:15am to 4:15pm Monday through Friday.
  • Required attendance at a series of pre-season workshops and training sessions held in the evenings and a Saturday in the weeks before camp begins.
  • All that we said above about the natural skills you probably already possess.

What you can expect in return:
  • An experience unparalleled of learning and teaching.
  • Salary payments will be made 4 times during the season. TEAM Members will be paid only for time worked.
  • A tipping policy will be permitted for the 2020 camp season.
  • Criteria for employment never include consideration of an applicant's religious, racial, and/or ethnic affiliation, background or status.
TEAM Members are encouraged to add their special skills and innovations to camp activities.

TEAM Member

The next step is yours:
If you are an energetic individual who loves to work with children, please send in your application to Purchase Day Camp, 3095 Purchase Street, Purchase, New York 10577. Applicants whose qualifications and background are consistent with the needs of Purchase Day Camp will be notified within a few mailing days of the procedure necessary to schedule a required interview. If you have any further questions about camp, call 914-949-2636.