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Posted on: March 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Summer Employment Applications Counselor in Training (CIT)

Summer Employment Applications Counselor in Training (CIT)

Hamden – The Hamden Recreation Department is announcing that job applications for summer camp employment are now available.  Candidates interested in applying for any of the Town’s part-time/seasonal positions (camp director, site supervisor, arts & crafts specialist, counselors) may pick up an application at the Recreation Department located at the Hamden Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm beginning March 14, 2022.  Candidates are encouraged to download the application form from our website at Completed applications can be dropped off at our “Parks & Rec” mailbox located outside of the Government Center Building.  We do not mail out applications and positions are limited and may close unexpectedly.   

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by June 27th for a paid position.   Each year we may have a variety of positions to fill depending on the needs of each individual camp.  Camp positions can range from working with pre-preschoolers, (ages 2 – 4) up to age 15. If selected, you are required to commit to the entire length of the program, June 27th-July 29th.  Subject to change due to BOE Schedule. Some training will take place June 22th -24th for all summer help and specific training dates will be provided upon hire.

If you are interested in our Counselor in Training program (CIT), applications are also available at this time.  This volunteer program is an excellent opportunity for aspiring camp counselors to gain hands-on experience in a fun and supportive environment.   Participants assist with a group of campers and are paired with counselors who serve as mentors throughout the session.  Completion of the CIT program enables eligible participants to apply for a paid position that may become available next year, however you are NOT guaranteed a position in the future. Candidates must be 14 or 15 and commit to the entire length of camp.  This is a non-paying position.  

All applications should be returned to Recreation Department by April 22, 2022. Mailed applications postmarked after April 22th will not be accepted. Applicants selected for interview will be notified via e-mail.  If you have any other questions, please call the office at 203-287-2579.  The Town of Hamden is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities.

For further information, please contact Recreation Supervisor, Laura F. Luzzi, at (203) 287-2584 or by email at

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