Steve & Kate's Counselors At Home–New York · 646-877-0772 · ny.athome@steveandkate.com

Steve & Kate

COUNSELORS AT HOME

New York

Book a vetted counselor in your home whenever you need one. Counselors will support your entire pod of kids in their respective virtual school offerings, and then lead activities for the rest of the day. And just like at our in-person camps, kids are in charge. Our counselors come equipped with supplies and are ready to play, but ultimately the kids control the agenda.

Counselors bring stuff like: art supplies, a custom animation station, an iPad loaded with multi-media apps, games, cardboard construction supplies, water play, sports equipment, and they'll take kids on adventures in the neighborhood when permitted.

Book as many or few days as you need–there are no minimums. Cancel anytime before 4 pm the weekday before, and we’ll refund or reschedule the day—your call.

How It Works

Pair up, or stick w/ the fam

Feel free to expand your pod up to 5* children (grades K-7) from any number of families when a parent is in the home, and up to 2 families when parents are out and about. How you divvy up costs with the other family is up to you.

Looking for a pod? Let us know! We'll connect you with other local families looking to pair up.

book a counselor online

Browse our counselor bios below to get a feel for our staff, or we can recommend a counselor who fits your needs during booking.

Book a counselor for any number of refundable days, Monday-Friday, by filling out our reservation form below. Your local director will be in touch to confirm your booking.

counselor comes to you

Our counselor shows up at your home for 4 hours or 8 hours (exact times between 8 am and 6 pm are confirmed in the booking process).

They’ll help with distance learning (when relevant), and come equipped to lead play-based activities for the rest of the day.

*For more individualized support in groups where children are from different classes and not following the same curriculum, we recommend starting with less than 5 children in the learning pod. Email us to discuss.

Vetted Counselors

After 40 years of running camp, one thing we have a knack for is finding caring counselors who are ready to roll up their sleeves, play hard and champion kids’ inherent passions. Now, this pool of people is available for families to bring into their homes.

All counselors are background checked and CPR/First Aid Certified as you’d expect. More importantly, they are all hand selected by our experienced camp directors who know how to pick ‘em. They also get ongoing training and support from these same directors. You can read bios and see pictures of our counselors, below.

Build Your Dream Pod

We’re here to help tailor our Counselors At Home program to your individual needs. Whether you’re looking for on-site childcare for your business or school, need coverage for specific times, or just have some unique pod needs, we’d love to know. Reach out to your local director to chat about how we can customize our program to you.   

If you're looking for families to pair up with, we might be able to help. Just fill out the pod form below. If we hear from anyone else in your area with similar interests, we'll connect you!

Safety & Health First

After successfully running in-person camps across the country this past summer, we learned a thing or two about keeping families safe during this pandemic. All our directors and counselors have been trained on COVID regulations and best practices, and follow strict COVID policies and guidelines to ensure the safety of our kids, families, and staff members. 

All counselors will wear masks at all times while with children, and will complete a health screening questionnaire prior to each day of care. Parents will be given priority to rebooking their same counselor, giving families the opportunity to book consistent care to limit total exposure. We also limit the total amount of children any counselor can serve during a two week period of time. For more details, check out our Counselor At Home COVID policies.

Fees

Flexible And Fair Pricing

Book any number of days you’d like—there are no minimums. You can even cancel a booking anytime before 4 pm the weekday before, and we’ll refund or reschedule the day—your call. Hours must be booked consecutively between 8 am to 6 pm on weekdays. Both full and half day options cover all materials for children. Additional hours of care may be purchased at $30/hr to help customize our Half Day plan to meet your needs.

Full Day

Covers 8 hours of care and all materials for up to 5 kids

$320

Half Day

Covers 4 hours of care and all materials for up to 5 kids

$200

Available Counselors

Vetted Counselors In Your Area

Read a little about each of our local counselors below. If you'd like to request a specific counselor for your care, please let us know when filling out our reservation form. Alternatively, we would be happy to recommend a counselor for your dates of care, who fits all your family's needs! Either way, families will be given priority to rebook that same counselor for consistent care, whenever possible.

Damien N.

Damien N.

Hey! I have been a counselor in training for five summers, a counselor for one summer, a debate coach for two years, and a babysitter for 9 years. My favorite thing about working with kids is finding common ground with them! It's always so special to find out what interests traverse the generational gap and getting to see and understand what they're really passionate about. I love academics, active games (Tag, Dodgeball, etc.), art, board games/Card Games, Books, and Technology. I also love teaching art techniques! I have lots of little tips and tricks I've picked up over the years. I've always been proud that I'm a creative writer! Something else you wouldn't know about me is that I LOVE comic books; they're one of my biggest interests. I could rattle off trivia about Batman for days!

skylar weidert

Skylar W.

Hi there! I have seven years of experience in childcare, including three years as a teacher's assistant/student intern, and two years as a camp & after-school counseling/teaching artist. I'm particularly interested in academics, board games/card games, books, music, songwriting, theatre, and puppetry, and I love to teach anything relating to the arts! My favorite thing about working with kids is watching the moment the lightbulb turns on, and they get excited about a new passion. When I guide an activity and let it flow wherever the kid's creativity takes it, I am always impressed by the ideas and innovations they create! I'm most proud of myself for doing what I love and being able to encourage children to do that same, and finally, something that most people don't know about me is that I play the Ukulele!

Emma _Bea_ Barrett

Bea B.

Hi! I have experience as a camp counselor for two years, as the head theatre & dance teacher at a summer camp for two years, and working as a private tutor for English & High School entrance exams for two years. Additionally, I have received training in 'playwork' through a circus where I assisted with children's events and parties, and I am currently in school studying children's literature and entertainment. I love kids' capacity to find joy in little things! And I really enjoy fostering a child's passion and watching it evolve as they grow. I particularly enjoy academics, art, board games/card games, books, music, songwriting, theatre, and puppetry, and I love teaching English and environmental science! I'm proud to say that I created a vintage 80's style computer game during quarantine that turned out pretty well! In the game, you have to travel through the woods to find Bigfoot, and when you win, he hosts a tea party to celebrate. People are always surprised to hear that I worked as a freelance 'party princess,' and as a result, I have a deep passion for Disney movies!

Desiree T.

Desiree T.

Hey! I volunteered at my church’s youth center for about 5 years. At the center, I helped children of all ages with their homework and lead them in fun activities. I have also babysat for more years than I can count! I love working with kids because they are unapologetically themselves, and whether people realize it or not, we can all learn a lot from them. I particularly enjoy academics, active games (Tag, Dodgeball, etc), art, board games/card games, and sports. Academically, I love teaching English and Science, but I also love to spread the importance of self-love, which I feel is essential for everyone (especially growing up in a society where social media is everywhere you look). I am extremely proud of the fact that I made it to college and am thriving. I am a dean's list student, and I plan on graduating with honors and continuing on to my masters. When I was really young, my parents taught me how to rewind and press play on our DVD player so that I could watch movies on my own. But, they did not teach me how to switch out the movies in the DVD player, so I faithfully watched Lilo and Stitch every day. To this day, my all-time favorite movie is Lilo and Stitch, and I can recite the movie word for word from beginning to end. I even named my dog Lilo!

Start Booking

To book Counselors At Home, please fill out this reservation form and your director will be in touch within one business day to confirm all details. During the reservation process you'll be able to request one of the available counselors listed above. Alternatively, we would be happy to recommend a staff member who fits all your care needs.

Please note that filling out this form does not guarantee booking. Payment will be due once your local director has confirmed all details.

Don't have time to sort out all the details right now, or need some help with your reservation? No worries. Just fill out your basic contact information, and we'll be in touch to help you with the rest.

$320/day covers up to 8 hours of care in your home or office for up to 5 children in K-7th grade, and $200/day covers up to 4 hours of care. If you’re sharing the cost of service with another family, you will need to coordinate reimbursement yourselves.

Please note that a parent must be in the home for bookings with only one child present.

You can cancel free of charge for any reason by contacting your Director by 4pm the weekday prior to service (i.e. Friday for a Monday appointment). After 4pm the weekday prior to an appointment, there will be a $100 cancellation fee on full-day bookings and $50 on half-day bookings in order to pay our Staff for a portion of the missed booking.

With your consent and subject to local restrictions, Counselors are able to take children by foot on walks or trips to public spaces such as parks. In New York, counselors may supervise up to 5 kids, from two different families without a parent/guardian present.

Still have questions, or are you looking for something a bit different than our standard offering? You can reach out by email or phone to chat with your local Director. If you’re ready to reserve a Counselor, please fill out the reservation form linked below.

Contact Us

Questions & comments? Let us know! We'd love to get to know you and your kiddo(s), and discuss ways that we can tailor our program to you!

Reach out to your local Director, Adam!

Call or text: 646-877-0772 | ny.athome@steveandkate.com

ADAM