The Samuel Field Y has been providing a memorable camp experience to thousands of children and young adults in Eastern Queens and Western Nassau counties since 1954. Since its inception, we have been dedicated to giving all campers the opportunity to establish life long friends, learn new skills, gain independence and achieve self-confidence. For 60 years, the Samuel Field Y, along with our caring and dedicated staff, has provided a profound and memorable camp experience to thousands of children and young adults.
Welcome to our Counselor in Training program… or as we call it “C.I.T.”, which was designed for young adults entering the 10th or 11th grade at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds. Here is your chance to learn and work with children under the guidance of our camp professionals. After successful completion of the interview process and the C.I.T. training course, you will be eligible to work in our Junior Camp, where you will receive on-the-job-training. The rewards of working with children will become clear once you experience a day where a young child turns to you for help. While the C.I.T. program offers a wonderful training experience in working with children, it also features special trips including a full day trip to Splish Splash and Six Flags Great Adventure with other C.I.T.’s and our Teen Travel Program.