- Attend Staff Development Week (TBA)
- Participate in all aspects on camp programming, including transportation.
- Work scheduled hours.
- Show appropriate enthusiasm and energy – have fun so that your campers have fun.
- Be able to account for the whereabouts of all campers in your group at all times.
- Ensure your campers’ safety and well-being, both physically and emotionally.
- Work as a partner with your co-counselors and as part of your village team, sharing responsibility and authority.
- Working with your village supervisor plan and implement a well-rounded age-appropriate program of activities for the campers in your group.
- Ensure that your group arrives on time to all of their scheduled activities.
- Help plan and implement special theme programs including overnights and late nights.
- Assist and actively participate with instructional/free swim periods.
- Eat lunch with your group every day.
- Assist campers in being responsible for their belongings at all times; help campers with other personal needs (i.e. applying sunscreen and/or insect repellant, being aware of food allergies or dietary restrictions, following up on scheduled medications, etc.).
- Attend regular staff nights every Monday evening.
- Meet with your supervisor regularly and turn in a schedule of your planned group activities in a timely manner.
- Keep your supervisor fully informed about the campers in your group, their adjustment to camp, their participation in your group’s activities and programs. Alert your supervisor and/or camp director/assistant director of any problems individual campers are experiencing.
- Complete weekly Camp-O-Grams.
- Attend regular village late night and overnight campouts.
- Attend additional camp programs including Meet Your Counselor Day (TBA)
- 8:15 am – 4:30 pm (or until your afternoon job assignment completed).
- Mandatory staff nights.
- Additional hours for extended care TBA.
- Late nights and/or overnights as assigned.
- Desire and ability to work with children and young adults in a camp setting.
- Ability to live by Jewish concepts and values in camp community.
- Ability to communicate with, relate to, and serve as an example to all campers
- Ability to take full responsibility for safety and security of campers.
- Ability to give and receive guidance, constructive feedback, and support.
- Must possess the strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
- Must be able to meet the physical demands and responsibilities of camp activities including, but not limited to, swimming, boating, walking on uneven grounds, bending, kneeling and running.
- Must be able to lift and/or carry up to 25 lbs.
- Exercise mature judgment and sound decision making.
- Mature, good character.
- Reliable and dependable.
- Display professionalism at all times.
In addition to the above listed responsibilities, counselors must be flexible with job assignment, and be ready and willing to assume other roles and responsibilities at camp.