Applicants who can commit to the full summer are preferable to applicants who can only work one session.
Counselor-in-Training (CIT): Must be entering 10th grade in September, 2019. CITs must participate in our staff training program which equips them with many skills including communication skills with campers and staff, how to create successful age appropriate programs and behavior modification techniques. CITs must also attend pre-summer training meetings; dates TBA. CITs are full staff members and are required to help in planning and implementing camp programming. Prospective applicants must be energetic, responsible, work well in a team setting and be ready to work very hard!
Junior Counselor: Must be at least 16 years old and have one year of camp staff experience or counselor in training (or other equivalent program) at another camp. Junior Counselors participate in planning and implementation of group and edah (unit) activities. Prospective applicants must be energetic, responsible, and work well in a team setting.
Senior Counselor: Must be at least 18 years old and/or have two years of camp or related experience. Responsibilities include all those associated with CIT and Junior counselor positions and supervision of Junior Counselor and CITs in your three-counselor home group. Each Senior Counselor has shared responsibility for approximately 18 campers in the home group and is expected to take on more leadership responsibilities. Senior counselors must have good communication skills and be comfortable in the role of supervisor.
Specialist: Must meet all requirements of Senior Counselor position and have extensive experience in an area of specialization. Previous specialty areas include Drama, Music, Nature Science, Arts and Crafts, Sports, Journalism and Dance. Duties include creation, implementation, and supervision of specialty programs. Applicants must exhibit creativity, have experience in leadership and enjoy working with 10- and 11-year-old campers. Positions are available for existing specialties, and new specialties are always considered.
Rosh Edah (Unit Head): Must be at least 18 and/or have graduated high school by June 2019, and have at least two years summer camp staff experience. Duties include all of the responsibilities of a Senior Counselor as well as the following: the Rosh is responsible for a group of approximately 60 campers and 8 staff members. He/she is the assistant to the Program Director and is in charge of coordinating the end-of-day camper logistics, including camper transportation/transition at the end of the camp day. This is a great entry-level management position.
Program Director (PD): Must be at least 21 and have extensive camp background, work experience with children, supervisory experience, and thorough knowledge of Jewish culture, tradition, and history. PDs are responsible for the supervision and welfare of both campers and staff and act as a general resource for all staff programming needs. PDs are responsible for written and oral evaluations of their staff members. PDs must be able to work with their staffs to deal with any conflicts that arise throughout the summer. PDs will participate in training staff and assisting the Director in program planning, theme development, supply purchasing, and general camp operations, including organizing and running one Friday Night Activity. PDs must also attend pre-summer training retreat; dates TBA.