Application Process and Important Dates

We’re glad you’re thinking about working at Camp Onas in 2022!

Overview of Application Process:

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We will be accepting applications for new and returning staff members from December 27, 2021 to January 17, 2022. There are fewer positions available this year than in years past, and we will give priority to applications completed by January 17.

The application process varies by position, so please read the following to see which is most appropriate for you.  If you are unsure which application to use, please email us. We’ll be happy to help!

Senior Counselor – 2, 4, 6, or 7-week position (depending on availability) for applicants who are over 18 and have 1 year of full-time work or college experience.

Counselor – 2, 4, 6, or 7-week position (depending on availability) for applicants who were previously offered a position as a JC and do not have 1 year of full-time work or college experience.

Junior Counselor:  2, 4, 6, or 7-week training position (depending on availability).

Counselor in Training (CIT) – We are delighted to again hire recent graduates of Camp Onas for our summer staff in 2022! CIT positions are open to anyone who would have graduated from our program in 2019 or 2020 and to those who attended our Older Camper Session in 2021. CIT jobs will be either 2 or 4-week training positions (depending on interest and availability).

Please note: Applicants who are under 18 (on the date they apply) will need to verify they have a parent or guardian’s permission to apply.

Application Timeline

Monday, December 27, 2021Applications posted online.
Monday, January 17, 2022Application deadline – we will give priority to all applications received by this date in order to determine which sessions staff will work. If we have remaining available positions, we will continue to consider applications until all positions are filled.
Wednesday, January 19Notification of CIT applicants if they have been selected for an interview.
Saturday, January 22Group interviews in Washington, D.C. for CIT applicants.
Saturday, January 29Group interviews at Onas for CIT applicants.
Sunday, January 30Group interviews in Brooklyn, New York for CIT applicants.
January 31-February 21Conversations with applicants about their availability, interests, and preferences.
Week of February 21Application response and (if applicable) Job Acceptance Forms sent via email. (Please check your spam folders and the promotions folder if you use Gmail, it may end up there).
(10 days after an offer is sent) Job Acceptance Forms due back to camp (emailed or uploaded).
Est. May 1Staff Contracts are sent to all staff via email.
Wednesday, June 1Paperwork (health forms, signed contract, training certificates, etc.) completed and submitted via the staff portal.