Do you LOVE working with kids? Become a counselor! Do you excel in a sport or art activity? Become a specialist! Do you want to see behind-the-scenes of an organization? Join our operations team!
We offer a wide variety of positions for varying experience levels, interests, and skill sets; when possible, we encourage (and provide) cross-training so staff members can jump in and help in a variety of areas across Camp.
Counselors live with a group of 10 – 14 campers and are their primary caretakers, making sure their daily needs are being met. They facilitate a positive and enriching community where kids can build self-confidence, self-esteem, independence, and strong group relationships. They plan cabin and camp activities, actively participate in specialist-led activities, and jump in to help wherever and whenever needed. They are responsible and mature role models who do everything in their power to ensure the most memorable summer possible for their campers.
Lifeguards maintain the safety of our water-based activities, teach swimming and boating, and ensure appropriate participation from campers and staff. When not at the pool or lake, lifeguards work as cabin counselors; while their unique duties often require a slightly different schedule from other counselors, the importance and impact of the work is no less powerful. Lifeguards must be strong swimmers; training will be provided for those who do not have current American Red Cross LGT certification.
Etgar (challenge course) staff facilitate our high and low ropes elements. They maintain the safety of the program while guiding campers to strengthen community, step out of their comfort zones, and try new things. When not at the challenge course, Etgar staff work as cabin counselors; while their unique duties often require a slightly different schedule from other counselors, the importance and impact of the work is no less powerful. Training will be provided for all Etgar staff.
Program staff plan and teach in an area of their expertise, including visual art, theater, sports, archery, farm, teva (nature), Israeli dancing, photography, music, and more. During the course of the day, program staff teach as many as five different sessions with campers of various age groups. When not in their specialty areas, program staff work as cabin counselors; while their unique duties often require a slightly different schedule from other counselors, the importance and impact of the work is no less powerful.
Gan counselors care for our youngest humans at Camp – the pre-camp-aged children of our staff and visiting faculty. They plan “day camp” programming, coordinate with program staff across Camp, and work closely with parents to ensure the best possible experience for their children. Gan counselors have the unique opportunity to foster a loving and playful exploration of camp programming for a small group of young children.
Office staff members are part of the administrative team that makes Camp run. They answer phones, sort mail, assist with supply ordering and distribution, upload camper photos, and serve as a welcoming presence for campers, staff, and families. This Is a great position for someone looking to gain hands-on administrative assistant experience while spending their summer in a vibrant, joyful, camp community.
Whether working in the kitchen, laundry, housekeeping, maintenance, as a driver, or in other areas around Camp, operations staff members make it possible for Camp to function smoothly and efficiently. These positions are often thought of as “behind-the-scenes,” but we’re looking for team members who are excited to interact with a wide variety of campers and staff as part of the community.
Heads of specialty areas have more responsibility than a typical program staff member. In addition to planning and teaching a variety of sessions, they’re also expected to mentor and supervise staff members in their program area, manage schedule and staffing changes (including being willing to jump in to help at the last minute), and keep track of supplies and activity needs. Specialists generally work in sports, etgar (challenge course), aquatics, visual art, performing arts (music and theater), and more.
Unit heads are responsible for mentoring and supervising counselors, managing camper dynamics, and overseeing programming for approximately 70 campers and 15 staff in one of our age groups. Excellent organizational skills, successful experience as a cabin counselor, willingness to think on your feet, and an ability to keep calm under pressure are all important for this position. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain hands-on management experience in a supportive environment.
As a general rule, counselors, program staff, and operations staff are college-age. Supervisors are typically college graduates and, as appropriate, have the required certifications for their position.
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