Chavayah Girls Overnight Camp Staff (Summer 2019)
Locations:Lake DeltonPerlstein Retreat Center
At JCC Chicago’s Chavayah Overnight Camp, Orthodox girls from across the nation break out of their normal routine. They climb a little higher, dig a little deeper and find a home away from home on a private lake, surrounded by 600 acres of majestic woods, with groomed fields overflowing with endless activities, uplifting spirit, kind community and non-stop laughter.
We are now hiring dynamic, high energy staff who will guide our 5th-11th grade girls an our small, family-like camp community develops deep connections. We are looking for staff who will hit the ground running, providing our campers with individual attention and a personalized approach that lets each camper know she is valued for her contributions as she grows more independent, confident and responsible.
June 14-18: Staff training (portion in Chicago and portion in Lake Delton)
June 19-July 14: at Overnight Camp
- Serve as a leader, positive role model, and upstanding member of the Chavayah staff team.
- To be responsible for self and camper care.
- Be present and participatory in cabin, unit, and all camp activities.
- Embody and demonstrate core values of kindness, community and respect.
- Communicate proactively, regularly and openly with supervisors, staff members and camp leadership.
- Adhere to and assist enforcement of Chavayah’s rules, regulations, and policies.
- Serve as a positive role model for campers by following and enforcing camps rules, policies and core values.
- Managing the health, safety, happiness and well being of campers.
- Plan creative and engaging age appropriate activities and programs.
- Working collaboratively with staff and supervisors to ensure positive experience for campers.
Key Essential Job Duties:
- Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 lbs.
- Physical stamina and agility required to stand for long periods of time, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching.
- Ability to run and actively engage physically with children.
- Ability to supervise campers by sight and sound.
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.
- Ability to react with physical and mental alertness in emergency situations.
- Must be able to rotate head side to side to scan the environment.
- Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment and camp activities.
- Ability to demonstrate, motivate and communicate with children and adults.
- Mental alertness; sustain concentration for long periods of time.
- Willingness and ability to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities, with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, etc.
Generous summer stipend, beautiful accommodations and memories of a lifetime!
Entering senior year of high school (Junior Counselor) or high school graduates (Senior Counselor) with experience working with tweens/teens; previous experience in an overnight camp setting preferred. Must have a familiarity and comfort level in working with the Orthodox Jewish community.