Day Camp Counselor - Chesterfield
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Marilyn Fox Building - Chesterfield, MO


Earn up to $3700 for the summer!

We have openings at the Jewish Community Center for Camp Counselors in our 2021 Summer Day Camp program. This seasonal position is available at our Chesterfield location.  Camp runs Monday-Friday from June 7th to August 20th. J Day Camps include the following activities for the campers: swimming, arts and crafts, sports, drama, music, Israeli culture, cooking, field trips, rock climbing, archery, and nature. Counselors are expected to participate in and at times lead camper activities.


The J Day Camps provide a safe and nurturing camp environment allowing campers to explore new activities, make lasting friendships, laugh (we have fun!) and learn to swim. Our camp counselors work together with Camp Directors, our Aquatics staff, and Camp Specialists to both participate with and lead the campers through activities encouraging the campers to fully experience their camp day. Camp activities include swimming, arts and crafts, sports, drama, music, Israeli culture, cooking, field trips, rock climbing, archery, and nature.

Duties include:

  • Attend mandatory staff orientation and Parents’ Meet and Greet 
  • Engage with campers at all times, plan and lead activities as needed, and guide groups and individual campers to participate successfully in all camp programs
  • Ensure campers are participating and behaving while in specialty areas
  • Assist specialist with teaching and managing activity as needed
  • Swim with campers daily. Assist swim instructors with lessons as needed and engage with campers in the pool during free swim
  • Care for the physical and emotional well being of campers
  • Provide quality customer service
  • Smile and be kind
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving
  • Observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques (we will review appropriate techniques during staff orientation)
  • Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures
  • Attend all staff meetings throughout the summer
  • Maintain good attendance
  • Follow and enforce all JCC and Day Camp rules and regulations

These are not the only duties to be performed.  Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.   

  • Minimum of 16 years of age by June 7th or must have completed the J's Counselor in Training program in 2020
  • Previous camp or childcare experience
  • Auditory, visual, ambulatory and cognitive communications and physical ability to complete major tasks at camp
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with one’s peer group, parents, as well as to campers’ age and skill levels
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity; specialized knowledge required for sports, specialty , and arts camps
  • Ability to assist campers in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self control
  • Past Judaic experiences preferred
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification is required for certain camps (training provided if necessary)

Note that some camps require successful registration on the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry as a condition of employment. If required, this registration must be maintained in good standing for continued employment.

For more information about the JCC and Day Camp, please see our website:

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland eVerify program