One of the greatest hallmarks of our program, Hayground Camp's staff comprises dedicated professionals who love what they do and care about each and every child's experience.  

Each summer, the majority of our staff is composed of returning counselors, many of whom have been with us for five or more years.  Most of our head counselors are seasoned teachers who know how to organize and delegate, and have a strong sense of what is developmentally appropriate.  

In each group, head counselors are supported by a staff of assistant and junior counselors, many of whom began as campers themselves. Hayground maintains a high counselor-to-camper ratio--our youngest age groups have 1 counselor for every 3 to 4 campers; older age groups have 1 counselor for every 5 to 6 campers.  

In addition to our counseling staff, Hayground has professionals in charge of our art, woodshop, kitchen, garden, pool and sports programs. They each have a staff to ensure that these activities are safe and well supervised. 

We have a diverse staff, with counselors from all over the globe.  Many of our high school and college-aged staff are from New York City or the Hamptons.  

There is a strong tradition of mentoring at Hayground.  The fact that many of our campers become counselors reflects the importance we place on creating a caring community where we look for the growth of our children from year to year rather than from day to day.

Hayground Camp Leadership

Jon Snow, Camp Director                                                                                                                                                                                     A founding member of Hayground Camp and School, Jon has over twenty-five years' teaching experience,                                                     and over twenty years experience as a camp director.

Daniella Charlton, Camp Administrative Director                                                                                                                                                With over a decade of real estate and marketing experience, Daniella has a long history with Hayground Camp and School which her children attend currently.         

Doug Weitz, Deputy Director                                                                                                                                                                                A A founding member of Hayground Camp, Doug has been working with children as a teacher, coach and counselor for 25 years. Doug is passionate about learning and motivating young people to find their passions and unique gifts.

David Carlson, Assistant Director                                                                                                                                                                         A tenured physical education teacher and experienced coach, Dave is a founding member of Hayground Camp.  
                                                                                                                                                                                        Counselors                                                                                                                                                                         Hayground Camp employs a diverse, experienced staff of counselors,                                                                                                                 most of whom have classroom teaching experience and have been with us for many years.                                                                                     To ensure proper supervision, each group maintains a high counselor-to-camper ratio.                                                                                             In addition, each activity (sports, woodshop, art, etc) has its own dedicated staff.                                                                                               Overall, we employ over 150 staff members for a maximum of 370 campers.     

If you are a current Camp Counselor please login to the Hayground Camp Staff portal by clicking here.

If you are applying to become a Camp Counselor please go to our Hayground Camp Staff Apply Portal by clicking here.                             

Counselors In Training (CITs)                                                                                                                                             Fourteen year-olds who have previously attended Hayground Camp have an opportunity to become Counselors in Training (CITs).                   CITs work from 9:00 to 1:00, for a minimum of four weeks, and are paid a modest weekly stipend.     

If you interested in becoming a Counselor in Training please email us at