Camp JCC Staff

Thinking about joining the Camp JCC staff family?

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to join our team. We are committed to providing the best camp experience to our campers, families, and staff. Staff members receive a JCC summer membership (includes access to the gym, pools, fitness classes, and more) and discounted camp tuition for children.

Email campjcc@benderjccgw.org with questions.

NEW STAFF APPLICATION

RETURNING STAFF APPLICATION

Camp positions listed below.

2020 CAMP JCC BROCHURE

 

Staff at Camp JCC

At Camp JCC we pride ourselves on our staff-to-camper ratio, welcoming over 200 individuals to share their knowledge, experience, and love of camp with our campers.

Staff members are selected based on their talents and skills; demonstrated levels of maturity, responsibility and dependability; programming and leadership expertise; ability to relate to and care for children; and sincere commitment to helping campers experience a summer of fun.

Each potential hire is carefully screened, personally interviewed, and individually evaluated on their ability to serve as a role model for children. Positive references and background checks are required. Our week-long camp orientation and training program prepares new and returning staff for their summer experience. Throughout the summer, staff are continuously trained, evaluated and provided with feedback designed to enhance their performance.

 

HEART OF GOLD

Each year, Camp JCC recognizes its outstanding staff through the R. Andrew Helgeson Heart of Gold Recognition Program. Andrew was an exemplary young man who passed away in 2005, just prior to his high school graduation, from sudden cardiac arrest. His kindness, warmth, joy for life, and love for the campers at Camp JCC were remarkable.

To honor Andrew’s memory, his family established the R. Andrew Helgeson Heart of Gold Recognition Program which recognizes those counselors who exhibit outstanding effort and mirror his character.

Learn more about the program

Camp JCC Staff Positions

Work with a group of campers ages 4 through 11 with guidance from a Senior Counselor.

Work with a group of campers ages 4 through 11 while leading a Junior Counselor and Inclusion Counselors. Must be at least a high school graduate.

Work one-on-one in groups with campers with a wide range of disabilities. These positions provide extraordinary experiences for individuals interested in psychology, social work, special education, occupational therapy, medicine, family studies, or recreation therapy.

Work one-on-one with teens and young adults ages 12-21 in a self-contained program. Campers have moderate to severe disabilities. This is an excellent opportunity for high school, college, and graduate students, as well as professionals in the field of special education, therapeutic recreation, psychology, medicine, or other related fields.

Develop and implement age-appropriate activities for a full seven-week summer program in a given specialty area for children ages 4 through 11.

Teach swimming skills to children with a range of abilities and ages. Develop lessons with the assistance of aquatics leadership.

Act as the leadership for each age group or program area at camp. Unit Heads supervise and manage their staff, as well as creating and leading programs. The Unit Head corresponds and communicates with parents and staff.

Assist Unit Heads in the supervision and coordination of each age group or program area at camp. Interact with both campers and counselors.

Capture camp memories through photos and occasional videos. Ability to learn and post photos on web platform for camp families to view. Assist with social media posts on Facebook and Instagram. Ability to engage campers and photograph groups and individuals during activities.

Work hands-on in the camp health room with campers ages 4-21, including those with special needs.

Support campers, staff, and parents, regarding interpersonal, intrapersonal, and behavior concerns at camp.

Implement all out-of-camp trips and daily transportation to and from camp. Work closely with the Assistant Camp Director and Unit Heads to prepare staff for trips

Provide support to Camp JCC’s pre-camp and post-camp programs. Positions are available for one to three weeks:

  • Aleph Week – June 15 – 19
  • Bet Week – August 10 – 14
  • Gimmel Week – August 17 – 21

This position can be held with or without holding another camp position during the main camp season.

Provide support and consultation for the inclusion of campers with disabilities into camp activities. Work with other camp specialists to adapt activities and work with camp staff to facilitate greater inclusion.

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