The Town of Oyster Bay is seeking counselors for its TOB Summer Recreation Program, Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson announced.

“Counselors have a unique opportunity to be a part of the Town’s highly acclaimed summer recreation program,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and be available for the duration of the program, which runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from June 28 through August 11.”

Councilwoman Johnson said the six week program is extremely rewarding for the counselors and entails creating an exciting, age-grouped summer experience for kids between the ages of 4 and 12.

“The job is ideal for young people seeking to build up their resume,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “They will have the satisfaction of making a true difference in the lives of others and will have a lot of fun at the same time. Counselors get real-world experience and, many times, they make lifelong friends in the process.”

Depending on their ages, the Town’s Summer Recreation Program participants take part in trips, tournaments, shows and athletic events, including the always popular Tobay Games. “There’s a host of activities that keep both the counselors and the participants busy and entertained,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “Being a counselor is a great first job for many young Town of Oyster Bay residents.”

Councilwoman Johnson noted that the program is held at Marjorie R. Post (Massapequa),Plainview-Old Bethpage and Syosset-Woodbury Community Parks, Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park in Farmingdale, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach in Oyster Bay, and Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing.

For more information and to set up an interview, prospective counselors should contact Diane Ramos the Department of Parks Recreation Division at (516) 797-4125.