Our Staff


High Quality Staff

The most important aspect of any camp is the quality of its staff. At Camp Herrlich we pride ourselves on our long-standing tradition of hiring caring, competent, and experienced individuals, many of whom return year after year. Our staff is carefully selected from around the world and around the corner based on skills, maturity, ethical values, and the ability to provide a positive experience for all the children we serve. We are a family at Camp Herrlich and we have the highest expectations for all of our staff members.  

We are looking for dedicated, reliable and responsible individuals to join the Camp Herrlich team. Caring for children is a special job that requires patience, creativity, a good sense of humor, and leadership. We go to great lengths to find those persons who will be positive role models, true to the Camp Herrlich mission, uphold our philosophies, and enrich the lives of the campers. Campers will remember their "favorite" counselor for the rest of their lives.

When considering a staff position at Camp Herrlich, remember that we exist for the camper, and their needs always come first. Your role will be challenging and demanding, rewarding and exhilarating at the same time. In short, we like to say, "it's the hardest job you'll ever love!"


School Age Child Care — Carmel, Patterson, Pawling

We are always looking to fill our roster of Before and After School Staff members for our program sites.  

  • Before and After School at Kent Elementary

  • Before and After School at Matthew Paterson Elementary

  • Before and After School at Pawling Elementary

  • After School at Camp Herrlich for students at George Fischer Middle School

Our Before School programs run from 7:00am - 9:00am in the Carmel School District and 6:45am - 8:45am in the Pawling School District. Our After School Programs run from school dismissal until 6:00pm and the George Fischer Middle School students are bussed right to camp from school.  

Must be 16 years of age or older

Must have a minimum of 2 years experience working with children.

Click HERE for our After School Application

Click HERE for our blank Reference Form

Please complete the application and have three completed references, (two professional references, one personal), submitted to


Staff Testimonials

"Camp has changed me in so many ways and given me more memories than I can count" - Luke B., New Zealand

"I want to thank you and the whole program staff for the amazing 2 years. It was the best time of my life and camp made me look different at things now.  I believe I found the real me." - Djan, The Netherlands

"I'm working with an ASD client at the moment who has some really challenging behaviors and I wanted to acknowledge how working at Camp has prepared me to work really well with this client and how well Camp is equipped to work with young people with learning difficulties.  I've had some really great feedback from professionals I've been working with because of the experience and training I've had at Camp." - Chloe, United Kingdom

"I want to thank you, and everyone else (staff, campers, turtles), in the Camp Herrlich family for changing my life. I originally came over to camp to challenge myself and to develop skills and never did I think I would enjoy it as much and end up developing a passion for working with children all while having the time of my life. I am now looking into postgrad study to become a teacher and I would not have the confidence in myself or my skills without this experience... I am always using tips and tricks I learnt from camp to get through to kids and it is working." - Cody S., New Zealand

Summer Camp — Camp Herrlich

We are now hiring for Summer 2018! If you love to work with children, love being outside, love being silly and getting dirty, and want to help build our campers into great human beings, you should apply now for Summer 2018. You do not have to have worked for or been a camper here to apply for a summer camp counselor position!


Orientation for ALL staff - June 16th and June 18th - 20th

Day Camp - June 25th - August 31st, 2018
*Staff ideally commit to a minimum of 6 weeks. If you cannot commit to 6 weeks, please reach out to Jessica at 845-878-6662 x304*

Sleepaway Camp - June 24th - August 17th, 2018

Please e-mail Scott ( with any questions about staffing, room and board, transportation, dates, etc.

Junior Counselor Day Camp - 15 years old

Junior Counselor Sleepaway Camp - 17 years old

Senior Counselor Day Camp - 16 years old

Senior Counselor Sleepaway Camp - 18 years old

Click HERE for our Summer Application

Click HERE for our blank Reference Form