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Riding Counselor

Lake Placid, New York 12946
United States
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Date Posted: 03/07/2023 | Last Updated: 03/07/2023
Certified Riding Instructor, Instructor, Summer Camp Counselor
Positions Available:
Annual Salary Range:
$0 - $4,999
Minimum Education Level:
High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Join Us!
Come spend the summer in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Camp Treetops is an overnight camp for children ages 8-14 located just outside Lake Placid, New York. With a freshwater lake, miles of woodland trails, and an organic farm, we offer a spectacular setting, simple, healthy living, and the opportunity for our staff to work collaboratively in a supportive community. We have a large barn with roughly 15 box stalls. We generally maintain a herd of about 15 horses. We have many miles of trails for trail rides as well as two outdoor riding rings.
Job Description
Riding Staff must attend a riding clinic (June 17-June 19, 2023) prior to camper arrival. Riding Staff will be required to do morning and evening barn chores at least 4 of the 8 weeks of camp and give approximately 2 hours of lessons 5-6 days a week. During the other hours of the day, riding staff will be expected to offer other activities with children ranging from crafts, sports and games, nature activities, farm and garden, cooking, and more.
Job Requirements
• The minimum age for counselors is 18.
• Must have at least 1 year of college or completed a gap year.
• A genuine respect for children and a love of the outdoors.
• Qualities of energy, humor, patience, and flexibility.
• A sense of professionalism in working with children and a passion for one’s role at Treetops.
• The ability to accept guidance and supervision with grace.
• The ability to teach by example and serve as role models for children.
• The ability to assist or lead activities offered in our program areas.
Riding Staff:
- Demonstrate safety at all times, from ground and on horseback
- Knowledge of how to safely approach horse, halter, lead, groom, and tack up, as well as conduct safety checks prior to mounting
- Basic knowledge of proper horse grooming, how to take apart, clean and reassemble tack
- Must demonstrate safe mounting, dismounting, emergency dismounting
- Must demonstrate basic position, control at walk, trot, canter as well as a posting and sitting trot
- Must demonstrate knowledge of basic trail rules for trail riding
We provide a competitive salary (starting at $2,700 with additional pay for experience and relevant certifications) plus room, board, and laundry service. Children of staff members are also welcome to attend camp at no cost, if there is space available. Term of employment is June 17 – August 22, 2023. Each staff member receives one day off per week and at least 2 other evenings off.
Description of Housing Provided
We are a rustic summer camp with most staff living in one of our equally rustic cabins. Staff are provided with a bed frame, mattress, bedding, and shelving for personal items.