WORK AT CAMP
Thank you for your interest in working at Camp JCC! Working at Camp JCC has the potential to be an incredible opportunity, resume builder and networking experience. Former staff tell us that camp had an extremely positive and life-changing impact on their future and that they learned so much about themselves in just two short months.
It can never be said enough: the job of camp staff is multi-faceted; your spirit, creativity and leadership is paramount. Without a doubt, flexibility, responsibility and stamina are key attributes for our staff to possess. We are counting on you for 100% maturity, reasoning, flexibility, care and overall positive input and attitude to positively impact the kids so that they THRIVE, not just SURVIVE. In addition, you’ll have lots of fun, responsibility, career and life-building experiences.
General counselors are invaluable staff members who spend their whole day with one group of campers. They are role models who assist and motivate campers whether they are trying to learn a new skill or they have concerns about an issue or idea. Throughout the day general counselors monitor and participate in the group's activities and do everything in their power to make each of their campers' summer the most memorable yet. Counselors must be fun-loving, patient and genuinely concerned for the welfare and development of young people.
Specialty staff may be responsible for a single activity or multiple activities depending on their specialty. The staff members have strong backgrounds in their specialty area, organize instruction and implement lesson plans on a daily basis to all ages of camp.
Each camper is successful at a certain skill level and this level allows them to feel confident about themselves and continually build upon that confidence. However, each camper is encouraged to try new skills and disciplines, which promotes growth and confidence to tread in new and unique places in all water sports; as well as in life. As an instructor, you are responsible for providing individual and small group instruction and running a safe, well-maintained pool. Lifeguards and Swim Instructors are required to have American Red Cross or Ellis lifeguard training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and AED certification. Lifeguards and Swim Instructors are required to cover a variety of duties including ensuring a safe environment for all members, campers and guests.
All staff must possess basic office skills of answering the telephone, taking accurate messages, data entry, mailings, etc. Office staff are the first contact point for all people coming into camp, therefore applicants must be friendly and enthusiastic. Great communication skills are essential.
Any questions regarding camp employment should be directed to Kristen Johnson at 610.435.3571 ext. 180 or [email protected].