Westchester Parks Foundation’s Camp Morty is looking for energetic leaders for Mountain Lakes Park this summer

March 28, 2022

Here’s how to apply

White Plains, New York (March 2022) Westchester Parks Foundation, the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting and supporting Westchester County parks, is seeking candidates to work this summer in residential positions at Camp Morty, a traditional overnight camp for underserved children in Westchester County.

Located in Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park, the northernmost park in North Salem County, Camp Morty was founded in 2006 and is operated by the Westchester Parks Foundation in partnership with the Westchester County Department of Social Services, the Department of Community Mental Health and the Department of Parks. The camp provides a quality traditional outdoor summer camp experience for children ages 8-15, many of whom are in foster care, live in homeless shelters or are under protective services. from childhood.

Job openings include work as camp counselors, certified lifeguards, camp nurse, social worker, kitchen staff and more. All staff live on the grounds while camp is in session. Room, board and meals are included with the compensation. Staff are off Friday evening through Sunday morning.

Mary Ehring, director of Camp Morty, said, “This is the first time since the pandemic that we have operated as a traditional summer camp, and we are excited to continue our tradition of cultivating a safe, supportive and engaging environment for new members. staff and those who return. We seek to hire energetic, adaptable and creative role models to lead, encourage and foster the growth of our campers and themselves.

Applicants must be 18 years old as of July 1, 2022, and if nominated and under the age of 18, they must provide age-appropriate work documents to comply with NYS labor laws. Those wishing to apply must register to complete an application here before April 30, 2022.

For more information on Camp Morty, visit http://campmorty.com/.

About the Westchester Parks Foundation

The Westchester Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit philanthropic organization that provides private support to preserve the county’s parks system and improve the quality of life in our communities. The mission of the Westchester Parks Foundation is to engage the public in advocating for and investing in the preservation, conservation, use and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails and open space within the system of Westchester County Parks. For more information, visit thewpf.org.

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