Summer Camp 2020

Welcome to Summer Camp 2020!

This is the section of the website that will have all available information about Summer Camp for the 2020 Season. 

Summer Camp registration information, dates, fees and locations are here! 

Registration forms will be available online (here) at the beginning of March. If you attended Camp in the Summer of 2019, you will be mailed a registration form and informational letter for the 2020 Camp Season. That mailing will go out in the beginning of March. 

NEW FOR 2020- IMPORTANT
Due to new Westchester County Health Department regulations, all campers (and staff) will be required to be immunized and provide a copy of their immunization records on Doctor's Letterhead (or something that identifies that the immunizations came from the Doctor's Office). This MUST accompany the camper's registration form (and be handed in at the time of registration) for Summer 2020. 

Camp Rainbow
This is a half-day camp for residents turning 4 by July 1st to entering 2nd grade in Fall 2020. Camp Rainbow consists of various activities in a nurturing and positive environment. Campers will take part in arts & crafts, sports & games, music & dance, and special events. Camp hours are 9:00am-12:00pm.

Camp Galaxy
This is a full day program for residents entering 1st-6th grade in Fall 2020. Campers will participate in sports, games, arts & crafts, music & dance, camp trips, entertainment, camp show and other special events and entertainment. Each grade will participate in swimming at Lake Isle Country Club. Camp hours 9:00am-3:00pm with an extended day option until 5:30pm, for an additional fee. 

Camp Quest
Camp Quest is a travel camp for residents entering 7th-9th grade in Fall 2020. Please see the Quest Information Sheet below for more details. 

Please click here for registration dates, fees, camp locations and dates

Please click here for the Camp Quest Information Sheet- MUST READ FOR CAMP QUEST REGISTRANTS

Summer Camp Employment

We have begun to accept applications for the following positions for Summer Camp 2020. Please note, all returning staff from 2019 will need to re-apply for their position for the 2020 Camp Season. This was indicated in the letter that was in the last paycheck for Summer 2019. Below are the positions we are currently accepting applications for. We will start to contact returning counselors around April 15th via email (so check your JUNK/SPAM). We will start to contact new counselors (applicants who have never worked for the Town of Eastchester before) in late April via email for an interview (again, be sure to check your JUNK/SPAM). Applicants will be contacted in the order they are received. Applications are available on this website in the "Recreation Employment Application" Section.

Teachers/Teaching Assistants
The Town of Eastchester employees several teachers and teaching assistants in both Camp Galaxy and Camp Rainbow. In Camp Galaxy (full-day camp) teachers/teaching assistants will be assigned to assist our camper's that may need an extra hand navigating through camp. In Camp Rainbow (half-day camp) teachers/teaching assistants will be with our youngest campers (4 year olds and campers entering kindergarten) in classrooms. 

Counselors
Must be 16 by July 1, 2020 to apply for this position. We have available positions in our Full day camps (Galaxy Jr. and Galaxy Sr.) and our half-day program (Camp Rainbow). 

Specialists
Must be 16 (preferably 18 years old) by July 1, 2020 for a Specialist position. Our Specialties include, dance, music, art, crafts, jewelry and sports. Please indicate you are interested in a specialists position and which specialty when applying. Please note, these positions are limited and are traditionally filled by employees returning to camp after working a few summers. 

Lifeguards
The Town of Eastchester hires lifeguards specifically for Summer Camp. These guards would work from 8:30am-2:30pm during the weeks camp is open at Lake Isle. If you are interested in working at Camp as a lifeguard, please note you will need a completed (non-expired) Lifeguard certification as well as CPR certification valid within the year (the CPR certification is valid for 2 years, but must be renewed each year in accordance with the Westchester County Health Department Camp regulations). When applying for this position please indicate if you have current lifeguarding certification, and if you do not please indicate when you plan to complete the certification. 

Counselors in Training (CIT)
CIT's must be 15 prior to July 1, 2020 to be eligible to volunteer in the Summer of 2020. CIT's will held to the same standards as Counselors, so they must attend all orientations and required days for the Summer of 2020. If you are applying for the CIT program you MUST apply by May 15th. A meeting will be held with all CITs in early June. In late May, please check your email (Even your SPAM/JUNK) for an email with details of the CIT Meeting. Please indicate on the top of the application "CIT" when applying.