SUNY Adirondack, Great Escape team on summer employment

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April 12, 2022

Students offered housing, transportation and jobs for tourist season

QUEENSBURY, New York (April 12, 2022) — SUNY Adirondack and Six Flags Great Escape partner to offer opportunities to SUNY Adirondack students in its collaborative "Work, Learn and Play" program this summer. 

Students can earn up to $16.25 an hour, live on campus (if they choose), take a shuttle between the park and campus, receive free park tickets and meals, and keep a flexible schedule so they can enroll in summer classes. 

"We are so excited to offer this wonderful opportunity to our students in collaboration with Six Flags Great Escape,” said Kathryn O’Sick, dean for Student Affairs at SUNY Adirondack. “This is a great opportunity to earn money while continuing to earn credit this summer, all while having fun.” 

The program allows students to stay on campus for the summer, work in various positions at the 150-acre theme park and continue to earn credits toward a degree.  

“We will work with students to apply for summer financial aid and offer discounted on-campus housing,” O’Sick said. 

SUNY Adirondack’s summer course offerings include several general education requirements, which transfer seamlessly to numerous public and private institutions throughout the country, as well as online courses. Two sessions are offered, the first from May 23 to July 1 and the second from July 11 to Aug. 19. 

Great Escape is a Six Flags property just a few miles from SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury campus that boasts a water park, seven roller coasters, dozens of attractions and an annual Fright Fest experience. The park employs more than 1,500 people during its annual summer season, in positions that include ride operation, lifeguard, admissions, food and beverage, park services and more.   

"We are thrilled to build this exciting new program with SUNY Adirondack,” said Rebecca Wood, resort president. “This partnership showcases the beauty of our community as we work together to grow the next generation of tourism leaders, all while committing our region as the premier location to live, work, learn and play.”