CITs, Staff and Volunteers

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program at St. Vartan Camp

The Counselor-in-Training program is open to qualified young people 16 and 17 years old.

CITs will participate in a Leadership Training program that includes both “on-the-job” training by working with staff and campers, along with daily leadership and team building classes. CITs must apply for the program and may NOT register on-line. To request an application packet or more information, contact Kathryn Ashbahian, Youth and Young Adult Ministries Associate, at (212) 686-0710 ext. 258, or via e-mail.

Please note: CITs may only apply for one session and must arrive at camp a day before the campers to undergo a special orientation with directors, staff, and counselors.

Session A: June 24-July 8
Session B: July 8-22
Session C: July 22-August 5
Tuition: $600

Click here for a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Application


Seeking Qualified Staff and Volunteers

The St. Vartan Camp staff is an integral part of the quality, integrity, and success of the program. They are expected to serve as mentors and Christian role models, and as such, not only have a positive and lasting impact on campers, but also bear a tremendous responsibility. Accordingly, we are seeking fun-loving, dedicated, and faithful individuals who welcome the opportunity to spend the summer mentoring young Armenian Christians and strengthening their own faith in the process. We also provide a modest stipend in appreciation of their efforts.

Please note: St. Vartan Camp prefers staff available for all three Sessions A, B and C, but will accept staff who can only attend one session, if available.

All staff application materials must be received by March 1; therefore, please act quickly if you are interested in this opportunity. Staff will be notified of acceptance by April 1.

If you are accepted as a staff member, you must arrive at camp on Wednesday, for participation in mandatory training and pre-camp preparations, as required by New York State regulations. This training session is for all staff, regardless of the number of weeks on staff. An alternate training session for non full-summer staff may be scheduled if the need arises. However, until such alternate training session is determined, all staff must plan on attending the pre-camp on-site training, from.
If you have questions, please contact Kathryn Ashbahian.

Information Regarding Children’s Camps in New York State: We wish to inform you of the following information, in compliance with New York State Sanitary Code Subpart 7-2 regulating children’s camps in New York State:

* St. Vartan Camp is required to be permitted to operate by the New York State Department of Health;
* St. Vartan Camp is required to be inspected twice yearly; and
* Inspection reports concerning St. Vartan Camp will be filed with:

New York State Department of Health
Oneonta District Office
28 Hill Street, Suite 201
Oneonta, NY 13820

To find out more regarding the rights of parents and guardians, and the responsibilities of camp directors in New York State, as well as additional information about Children’s Camps in New York State, please visit

Click here to download a Staff Application

Click here to download a Volunteer Application