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Assistant Caretaker
Surprise Lake Camp
382 Lake Surprise Road
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Principal Responsibilities:

Surprise Lake Camp seeks a year-round, Assistant Caretaker. Option to will live on site. The position offers a chance to live and work in a beautiful location with passionate, dedicated people. Along with the Head Caretaker and seasonal maintenance staff, the Assistant Caretaker works to ensure the safety and integrity of the site and facilities. This is a year-round position with benefits. The ideal candidate will have some skills such as: carpentry, electrical, small engine mechanics, painting, plumbing skills, and experience with facilities maintenance, and be willing to learn more. The ideal candidate will also have good problem-solving skills and the ability to laugh.

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Submit a cover letter, resume, and necessary contact information to

General Information

All candidates have an equal opportunity for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable United States federal or state law. Personal staff information - (application, references, background investigations, medical records) - will not be released, except as may be required by law. Requests for references regarding the staff member's performance will be honored; however, the staff member must authorize the release of such information.


$25,000 - $35,000

Agency Information:

Since 1902, Surprise Lake Camp has provided a haven for children in the beautiful mountains of Cold Spring, NY. What makes SLC the best is the beauty of the site, the richness of the people and the program, the sense of history and tradition, and the magic we create when the whole thing comes together. We blend a commitment to traditional, rustic camp experiences with state of the art recreational facilities and are particularly proud of our open, inclusive community that is sensitive to the needs of interfaith and diverse families.