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Where is Shibley located?

Shibley is one of the premier day camps on Long Island. We are located in Roslyn, New York on beautiful shaded and wooded acres. We are easily accessible by public transportation including bus and train.

What is the difference between a general counselor and a specialty counselor?

A general counselor spends all day with his/her assigned campers participating in their activities and assisting specialty counselors.

Specialty counselors are in charge of a specific activity where they teach and supervise campers for the entire camp day.

What are the meals like at camp?

We have a weekly menu of child friendly lunches, beverages and snacks. We serve hot lunch daily with an array of substitutes offered including healthy options. We offer two snacks daily.

What is the salary and pay schedule for staff?

Shibley salaries depend upon position and prior work experience. The specifics are discussed during the interview process.

Is there a staff dress code?

Shibley will provide each staff member with staff shirts to be worn daily. Staff must wear sneakers and socks and be prepared to participate in every activity in camp. Counselors must have appropriate bathing suits to wear during their group’s swim period and be prepared to enter the pool every day.

What is Shibley's summer camp season and daily hours?

Opening Day is Monday, June 28th and the last day is Friday, August 20th. Staff are required to be at camp before 8:30am and until 4:30pm. Certain positions require alternate or extended hours. This will be discussed in the interview.

Is there training for Shibley Staff?

There are mandatory training sessions held in May and June. Certain positions require additional training and certifications. This will be discussed in the interview.

Is there parking if I drive to camp?

There is a designated staff parking lot adjacent to our summer office.

What are some important policies that I should know?

  • We are a children’s environment, so we have a no smoking, alcohol or drugs policy on our grounds. This is cause for immediate dismissal.
  • Cell phones are allowed on grounds but must be kept out of view from campers.
  • We do not allow staff to leave the camp grounds during our camp day.
  • Appropriate attire, language, and conduct is required at all times.
  • We have campers with food allergies, so we do not permit outside food or beverages to be brought in to camp.

What is a bus counselor?

A bus counselor rides to and from camp on the bus with our campers. He/She supervises and keeps the campers safe while on their daily enjoyable bus ride.

What is a typical day like at Shibley?

Every day is different at Shibley! Younger campers follow a specific schedule which varies daily. Older campers choose among various activity options on a daily basis. Campers swim twice daily and are given hot lunch in addition to morning and afternoon snacks. We have many special event days such as Water World Day, Carnival, Olympics and off ground camp trips just to name a few.

How are campers divided into group?

Campers are divided into groups by age and grade level.

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